Monthly Archives: November 2015

Characteristics of an Asbury Hills Must Hire Staff Member

Because we know that having the right people on staff can make all the difference to a summer camper at Asbury Hills, we spend a great deal of time searching for, interviewing, and training the very best. Here are some characteristics we look for in our summer staff:

  1. Growing in his/her relationship with Christ
    In order to help others grow in their relationship with Christ, a staff member must first be growing in their own relationship. We believe that a growing relationship is the first sign of a person who is ready to be a staff member at Asbury Hills.


  2. Leadership abilities
    Every position at a summer camp is a leadership position. A staff member is either a leader of campers as a counselor or recreation staff member, leader of worship in a band or camp pastor role, a leader of staff as a coordinator, or a leader of meals as a kitchen staff member. Having the ability to lead is essential to being a great staff member.


  3. Servant heart
    On the flip side of leading, we also need those with a true willingness to serve. Summer camp is great, but there are less glamorous moments. Occasionally a camper gets sick in the middle of the night, and it needs to be cleaned up.  Or a group finishes late at on the canopy tour, and it’s all hands on deck to get their home-in-woods set up. Having someone who realizes that every moment can be a ministry moment can make all the difference.


  4. Team player
    The summer, we will hire around 70 summer staff members. These staff members not only will work together for the summer, but they will also live and worship together in Christian community. In order to have achieve this Christian environment, having staff members who are team players and realize that it is all about serving Christ instead of serving themselves is critical.


Does this sound like you or someone you know? Check us out and apply today!

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Fall Festival – 2015

Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center held their annual fall festival October 24 on a perfect fall day. Around 300 people enjoyed a fall day in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traditional activities were enjoyed such as face painting, climbing the Alpine Tower, shooting at the archery range, and taking a family hayride. Over 200 plates of BBQ were eaten, and the homemade apple butter Asbury Hills has become known for was served over hot biscuits.

West End String Band2015 marked a year when Asbury Hills had even more up their sleeves to make this fall festival even better. The West End String Band entertained crowds with bluegrass favorites. They also stepped up their food offerings with funnel cakes covered in powdered sugar, apple cider freshly pressed on site, and a whole hog roast. “It was sooooo fun!!!” said Kassie.

DSC_0074 copyDonations were also accepted to help send kids to summer camp, and $1,114 was raised towards the annually needed $20,000 to support the Asbury Hills scholarship program.  If you missed out on the fall festival this year, Asbury Hills would love to welcome you for a tour or a hike.  Call 864.836.3711 for more information.DSC_0060 copy

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