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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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10 Questions with Katie Stanczak

If you’ve called the Asbury Hills phone number, chances are very good you have spoken with Katie.  She handles all summer camp registrations and retreat group logistics.  She is also overall amazing and keeps things running smoothly.

Katie grew up in a small town just outside of Gainesville, Florida with four siblings.  She studied Family, Youth, and Community Science at the University of Florida with a minor in nonprofit management and is about to celebrate her one-year wedding anniversary with fellow Asbury Hills staffer Joseph Stanczak.

superhero weddingHere are 10 questions with Katie:

1. What is your favorite superhero?
Captain America

2. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Hmmmm, that is a tough question. I would have to say the ability to go through solid objects – trees, walls, cars, etc.

3. Have you played any sports?
Yes! I played soccer growing up both for school teams as well as traveling club teams.  I also played volleyball in both middle and high school.

4. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and running, as well as reading and crafting.

snow5. Favorite movie?
I don’t think I can pick one favorite movie.  I do enjoy watching all things Disney!

6. Favorite vacation spot?
Disney World.  I’ve decided I will never be too old to enjoy a trip to Disney.

7. If you had to live off one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Potatoes. I love that potatoes can be turned into so many different dishes. I love mashed potatoes, fries, baked potatoes, chips…

8. Favorite TV show?
Downton Abbey. I enjoy shows that are set in earlier time periods.

9. Favorite thing about Asbury Hills?
I love how peaceful Asbury Hills is.  Stress just seems to disappear here.  The lake and mountain chapels are my favorite spots on camp.

10. What are you most looking forward to about the next year?
I am looking forward to sharing Asbury Hills with new retreat groups, families, and summer campers!


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