Tonto Rim Summer Staff - New Applicants

Tonto Rim · Payson, Arizona
Department Tonto Rim
Employment Type Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $14.00 per hour

Thank you for your interest in Tonto Rim!

This summer could be the best summer of your life! Resting at 6,000 feet, in the pine-filled forests of the Arizona mountains, Tonto Rim Christian Camp is ready to serve churches, schools and organizations looking for a refreshing, life-changing experience.  The goal of the Summer Ministry Team is two-fold. First, we want top-notch people who want to serve Christ and see lives changed as much as we do. Everything we do at TRCC— washing dishes, cleaning cabins, leading recreation, providing hospitality—seeks to point campers toward the message of God’s love. Secondly, we seek to facilitate your spiritual growth through regular staff worship, Bible study, and leadership development activities. When you join the Summer Ministry Team at TRCC, you join a family of believers that seeks to continually be more like Jesus. We want to share your victories, defeats, joys, and tears as we help you grow in your walk with the Lord!

God Bless!

Chris Walsh (TRCC Director)

Important Dates & Compensation

Summer Training begins: Saturday May 20, 2023 at 5pm (Move in time: 1pm to 5pm)

Summer Ends: August 20, 2023

Compensation: All summer staffers are guaranteed a seasonal weekly average of no less than 30 hours per week and are paid no less than $14.00 per hour.  Also, housing and all meals are provided free of charge!  Finally, TRCC has a $100 bonus for all who are hired, completing all required paperwork by March 31, and who serve through the whole summer! In addition, TRCC has a $100 recruiting bonus for those who recruit another individual who applies, is accepted, and then serves out the entire summer season.

 We have three summer staff positions that make ministry happen at TRCC:

  • Food Service… Food Service (FS) team members help in the preparation and serving of meals and assist in the clean up process following meals. Restaurant or food service experience is a plus! This is a great position for those who like kitchen work/food prep/cooking/baking or prefer jobs that are structured and involve routine.
  • Guest Services/Recreation… GS/Rec team members cross-train in several different areas, including general hosting and hospitality services, zip-line, paintball, waterfront, general recreation, office work, maintenance, and accommodations…and may work on the Program Team during two camp sessions in July. All GS team members also assist with Turn Around (TA—camp cleaning) between groups. Lifeguards are also in demand and are a critical part of the GS/Recreation Team with the added responsibility of giving leadership to our lake excursions. GS team members will wear many hats and, TRCC Lead Staff will work to position you in your areas of greatest passion and expertise whenever possible. This is a great position for those who like the outdoors and working with people, and who enjoy variety and are willing to do whatever is needed on any given day.
  • Facilities & Maintenance… Tonto Rim Christian Camp is a "location driven" ministry.  Keeping TRCC in tip-top condition is an important priority.  The Facilities and Maintenance team members help to care for the existing facilities, keep the grounds looking great, and participate in remodeling and construction.  If you enjoy working with your hands and don't mind breaking a sweat, this is the position for you!

Below are just a few of the general qualifications and physical requirements that we place on our employees.


  1. A commitment to Jesus Christ as evidenced by a faithful daily walk
  2. Minimum of a high-school diploma but some higher education is preferred
  3. Agreement and compliance with camp Mission, Vision, Values, Staff Handbook, and Doctrinal Statement

 Physical Requirements

  1. Abilities sufficient to carry out the essential functions of the job – to include leaning, bending over, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, squatting, lifting, carrying, holding, and moving heavy objects
  2. Able to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time
  3. Must be able to lift, hold, and carry a minimum of 30 pounds

Tonto Rim is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Statement of Faith

 The Statement of Faith outlines the beliefs of Tonto Rim Christian Camp. All beliefs are listed and founded in God's Word, the Bible. 


Tonto Rim Christian Camp, in accordance with the historic Baptist tradition, hold to Believers Baptism by Immersion, Liberty of Conscience, the Separation of Church and state, and the Priesthood of the Believer. We also affirm the following distinctive which need emphasis at the present time:


The Bible is the inspired, authoritative and infallible Word of God and is our sole rule of faith and practice. It is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried.


There is only one true and living God who is manifested in three eternal and coequal person; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God possesses holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, love, mercy, and all other perfections.  All humankind owed to Him supreme faith and obedience.


Humankind has been created in the image of God but through Adam’s fall is now sinful, lost and condemned. By deliberate choice all participate in sin which is open rebellion to God’s law. Notwithstanding the fall, all human life through creation has value and dignity.


Human beings can be forgiven of sin and justified solely through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ who died for sinners and rose again from the dead.  Only by repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord can acceptance with God be attained.


Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit by which the believer receives a new nature from God. Christian growth or sanctification is the continuation of the new life principle which begins in the new birth.


The church in its widest sense includes all believers of all ages. The church is manifested visibly in the local body of baptized believers who covenant together to worship, observe the ordinances, and evangelize.


Jesus Christ will eventually return visibly at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people. Believers will enjoy an eternal state of blessedness in heaven while unbelievers will experience eternal separation from God in hell.


The church has been called to preach the gospel so that individual people can receive salvation. Also the church is to become involved in the improvement of society by advocating biblical principles which militate against poverty, racism, violence, and all forms of injustice against humankind.


God’s design is that man and woman either be joined together in a perpetual monogamous relationship or live in a single state. Extra-marital sex, adultery and homosexuality are inconsistent with biblical teaching.

Faith History 

At Tonto Rim Christian Camp we desire to have a distinctly Christian atmosphere and influence. Though campers and attendees come from many Christian and non-Christian backgrounds, all are included in chapel services, prayer, devotions, etc. Ministry team members participate in leading campers, attendees and other staff in these and other Christian activities. In addition, no matter where one works, all staff are expected to live exemplary Christian lives before campers and staff alike. 

In applying for a ministry staff or management position, you are subscribing to a high moral, ethical and spiritual life style and give assurance that you will try to lead campers and staff, in both word and deed, to practical, real faith for themselves. Therefore, to help us better understand your beliefs and Christian experience, please answer the following questions in your own words.  

Applicant Statement 

 I certify that all information provided in order to apply for and secure work with the employer is true, complete and correct. 

I understand that any information provided by me that is found to be false, incomplete or misrepresented in any respect, will be sufficient cause to (i) cancel further consideration of this application, or (ii) immediately discharge me from Tonto Rim's service, whenever it is discovered. 

I expressly authorize, without reservation, the employer, its representatives, employees or agents to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities and educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all information provided by me in this application, resume, or job interview. I hereby waive any and all rights and claims I may have regarding the employer, its agents, employees or representatives, for seeking, gathering, and using such information in the employment process and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information about me. 

I understand that the employer does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law. 

It is my understanding that Tonto Rim Christian Camp is an at-will employer and by understanding this is has been explained to me that if I am hired, I understand that I am free to resign at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, and the employer reserves the same right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, except as may be required by law. This application does not constitute an agreement or contract for employment for any specified period or definite duration. I understand that no supervisor or representative of the employer is authorized to make any assurances to the contrary and that no implied oral or written agreements contrary to the foregoing express language are valid unless they are in writing and signed by myself and the Camp’s Executive Director. 

I also understand that if I am hired, I will be required to provide proof of identity and legal authority to work in the United States and that federal immigration laws require me to complete an I-9 Form in this regard. I agree to a background check, fingerprinting and on-going drug testing.  

Thank you for applying to be a part of the Tonto Rim Ministry Team!

The work done here influences eternity! We are excited about how God is using our ministry to impact people and other ministries throughout the world. If you are hired, we hope that as you get to know us and experience God’s work here, you will love this ministry as much as we do! 

We seek to be a group of people who care for our guests and work as a team. It is our desire that every employee and their entire family feel part of the ministry team here at Tonto Rim Christian Camp. It is important that all employees share the mission and values of Tonto Rim. We hope that all our employees adopt and advance them as their own. 

                           Tonto Rim's mission is to help people see, know and experience God.

Our core values are: 


“Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching.” 


We will seek to protect the safety of our guests and staff. 


“Character is realized not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” 

Saying “YES!” 

We will seek to say “yes” to our guests whenever possible. 

Excellence (Exceeding our guests expectations) 

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.” 


“Together we can accomplish the extraordinary.” 

Initiative/Follow Through 

“What can I do to make it better?” 

Out-of-the-box Thinking 

“Can it be done better, more creatively, less expensively?” 


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”- E.E. Cummings 

Thank You

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  • Location
    Payson, Arizona
  • Department
    Tonto Rim
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $14.00 per hour