Monday, January 13, 2014

HELP! I JUST APPLIED, NOW WHAT? or... "The hiring process from Application to W4."

There is just no short answer to this question...

The first thing anyone interested in a job should do is apply for a position online @ You can find the job descriptions in the 'document center' and after you create an account, you can "make a new reservation" and choose the appropriate staff application (kitchen, leadership, staff). 

When you finish and submit the application, you'll receive an email with a link. Email that link to at least two people who can recommend you for the position. 

Next comes the interview, which will be with the Executive Director and Assistant Director. We travel around the country to do interviews, but we also allow people to schedule interviews over the phone. 

Let's call the entire process detailed above PHASE ONE. 

*POTENTIAL PITFALL: Most people do the interview and application, but never get their references submitted.

*POTENTIAL PITFALL: Often, applicants never follow up with their application. If you've sent out your reference link, follow up with us to ensure they were submitted.

Next comes the hiring process... or PHASE TWO.
This phase starts with a hiring letter in late February or early March. A hiring letter is an offer of employment between the applicant (you) and SECC/PSR CHRISTIAN CAMP. Applicants have nine days to accept or reject the offer.

If you accept the offer, we send you a bunch of paperwork.
   1. A staff contract, which states your position;
   2. Human Resources (HR) paperwork, we need these papers in order to pay you.
   3. Camp documents; like a packing list, parking permit, etc... 
   4. (Please see previous blog post on bonuses)

Some people panic when they don't get an offer of employment in the first round, but there are four rounds of hiring letters that go out between February and June.

We hire in four rounds in order to create the best match between an employee and their position at camp. We want everyone's camp experience to be positive, spiritual, and memorable; and we don't want anyone to feel stuck, lonely, and unappreciated

Nope. Just show up for employment on June 16th, 2014 @ 9:00 am. The address is:

58000 Apple Canyon Rd
Mountain Center, CA 92561

See you at camp!