|SWEAT Work Week (Optional)||May 10-May 16|
|Lake Crew Orientation||May 14 (report at 6pm) – May 16|
|Wrangler Certification||May 14 (report at 1pm) - May 21|
|Pre-Orientation (Certification Classes)||May 16-May 21|
|Returner Orientation||May 21 (report at 6:30 pm)|
|Orientation||May 22-May 30|
|Session 1||May 31- June 13|
|Session 2 & 3||June 13-June 27|
|Session 4||June 27- July 11|
|Session 5||July 11 – July 25|
|Session 6 & 7||July 25 – August 9|
*Note: Summer staff dates are different than camper dates because staff arrive the day before a session begins. Also, Staff working 7th Session will check out Sunday, August 9th, at 7am, as reflected above.
2. Fill out an online Summer Staff Application
Note: You are not required to complete your application prior to an on campus interview but you will be required to complete an application before a Skype interview.
3. Submit your references:
First year staff - 4 references through an electronic link on our website.
I. Professional - employer, supervisor, etc
II. Personal - coach, youth director, teacher, mentor, etc.
III. Family Member - immediate family member
References are sent automatically. After entering their email address in the reference section of the online application, they will receive an online form that they will fill out electronically and submit through their email link. Applicants are responsible for checking with references to make sure they received the link and are able to complete the form in a timely manner.
Returning Staff members must submit 2 references. One must be from a family member and one from the Professional or Personal category.
Camp War Eagle recruits on approximately 40 campuses each Fall and Spring. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, learn more about Camp War Eagle and have a face to face interview. You may visit our Campus Page to find out when we will be on your campus.
If you don’t see your school, you can get started with the interview and application process by clicking here.
If you are a seeking employment at Camp War Eagle and need to submit a reference request, please log onto your Staff Dashboard and scroll down to the References Box to submit your references from there.
If you are trying to fill out a reference for an employee, please email [email protected] and she can send you the automated link.
There are many factors that go into our application and interview process, but there are a few main criteria:1. Must Love Kids!
2. Must have energy!
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
4. Must have a strong work ethic!
5. Must possess some sort of skill that helps our program!
Counselor staff must also have the ability to teach or assist in one or more of the 100 plus activities offered at Camp War Eagle.
After an interview with Camp War Eagle, complete your application and submit your references if you have not done so already.
If you wish to contact your recruiter, you may email or call them directly or send any questions you have to [email protected]
You will hear back from Camp War Eagle by the following dates:
Fall Recruiting: December 15th
Winter Recruiting: April 1st
Essential Functions and Qualifications of Camp War Eagle Staff
The principal mission of Camp War Eagle is to help campers establish and deepen relationships with Jesus Christ. Each employee serves as a teacher and role model of the Christian beliefs, principles and values embraced by Camp War Eagle. Nightly devotionals and evening worship services, plus other aspects of our religious programming, are essential components of what we do. All employees are expected to be able to carry out the relational ministry to campers that is the core of our existence.
The Camp War Eagle program also involves a wide range of sports and recreational activities. Work with Camp War Eagle is very active and physically challenging for staff members. Regular attendance and active participation in daily activities is a requirement. Daily activities include, but are not limited to, swimming, hiking, running, jumping, contact sports, games and other children’s activities, most of which require physical stamina. Most activities are conducted outdoors. A successful staff member must be able to perform all essential functions, which include but are not limited to the following:
Qualifications for Camp War Eagle staff members include, but are not limited to the following:
Due to the fast-paced schedule; sensory stimulating dining hall experience, and emotionally and physically demanding role of a summer staff member,
This list of essential functions and qualifications is not intended to be all-inclusive. A staff member may also perform other functions assigned by Camp War Eagle. The essential functions may be modified by Camp War Eagle at any time.
Pre-Orientation is an important part of staff training when specific area training, instruction and certification are provided to summer staff. Here are the class descriptions:
The only thing that would affect you not doing well in this class would be if you are afraid of guns. Otherwise, regardless of experience, you will do fine in this class.
Summer Staff members are responsible for their transportation to and from Camp War Eagle. There are three main options for traveling to camp:
1. Drive yourself to camp
2. Carpool to camp with a fellow Summer Staff Member
3. Fly into the Northwest Arkansas Airport to then be transported to camp via shuttle bus (only available on limited days)
Camp War Eagle is located east of Rogers, Arkansas on the shores of Beaver Lake. Major cities are also only a short drive away. Downtown Rogers, AR is only thirty minutes from camp, and Fayetteville, AR is about an hour drive. In these cities, you can find almost any entertainment, store, or restaurant for your time off from camp.
View DIRECTIONS to Camp War Eagle, 14323 Camp War Eagle Road, Rogers, AR 72756
Yes! We have a few different types of time off:
Between Sessions - Session responsibilities generally end on Saturday around 1 PM and begin on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.
Days Off - Most staff members will receive a full day off at some point during the 2 week session.
Lunch Off - Cabin Counselor staff will have the opportunity to have lunch off every other day for around 2 hours (This excludes Sundays and Final Fridays)
Nights Off - Staff have a "Staff Time" from 10:00-12 midnight every other day on Monday - Thursday of a session.