Join Our Team
Be a part of something bigger than yourself!
We Are TRO!
Each year the Lord uses over 50 dedicated, student loving, and family oriented high school and college level students to make an impact for the Kingdom of God. Our staff pours out their lives to show and share the Gospel to every student, leader, and family member who comes to TRO. We pray that you would consider coming to be a part of what God is doing at TRO!
Connect – Connect with people from all around the world that is on one mission to show and share the love of Jesus with everyone they meet. This is an opportunity to make friendships that will last a lifetime!
Serve – Being on camp staff is all about serving others to show and share the love of Jesus. Our love for God develops our love for people in the ways we serve each other.
Lead – Develop leadership skills as you work with students and families that you will be able to take with you wherever you go. All our staff are leaders.
Grow – Grow in ways to prepare yourself for who God has called you to be while helping others grow in community. Camp is one of the most challenging but rewarding places to serve.
Cabin Leaders // Facilitators // Support Staff // Worship Team // Camp Nurse // Photo & Video Team
Cabin Leaders invests in our campers through building trust in each activity, leading small groups, and investing into the campers personal walks with the Lord.
Facilitators build trust amongst our campers by providing a safe environment among the recreation activities while applying each activity back to the message of the Gospel.
Support Staff aids in leading our team efficiently by keeping the camp running smoothly through intentionality amongst staff and campers. Their responsibilities include cleaning, kitchen duties, assisting in rec, etc.
Worship Team members create a culture of unity through leading our staff and campers in a time of praise and reverence of the Lord during each worship session.
Photo & Video Team helps to capture the events of camp through their talents by showing others the fun and incredible experiences of camp.
Camp Nurse aids in keeping our staff and campers safe by implementing good health procedures while checking the well-being of every individual at TRO.
When Would I start?
When applying for a summer job at TRO, you will be reporting at the end of May for Staff Training. After our staff training, campers will arrive. Our Summer Camp program will end by the first week in August.
Is it only a summer job?
No! After working a summer with us, there are several opportunities to still work at TRO in the fall and spring. Our retreat season begins at the end of August and ends in the beginning of May, with retreats most weekends throughout the year. There are plenty of opportunites to get paid year-round at TRO!
Where Will I be Living?
Grab your bag! We’re going to the mountains! As part of our staff, you will be staying in our brand new Staff Cabin!
Your cabin has bunk beds for each staff member, private bathrooms and showers, your own laundry room, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas!
What Do I Need to Bring?!
- Sheets/Blanket for a Twin XL Mattress
- Plastic storage dressers for clothing
- Toiletries (Shampoo, Toothpaste, Shower caddies etc.)
- Bath Towels
- Bathing suits, Girls: One piece, Guys: No speedos
- Beach Towel
- Athletic shorts finger tip length for everyone (patagonia baggies are acceptable)
- Light jackets/sweatshirts
- Shirts/Pants (Leggings are acceptable only under long shirt)
- Rain jacket
- Closed toed shoes
- Open toed shoes (chaco, teva, etc.)
- Bug spray
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Some staff shirts will be issued
- Any other personal necessities needed
- Be aware this will be a shared space so pack consciously
Where is TRO?
TRO: 7794 Sheep Creek Rd, Bedford, VA, 24523.
Great! What else do i need to know?!
Will I get paid?!
We pay all our staff. During the summer, you will be getting paid for 6 days of work each week for 10-12 weeks in total! You will also have the opportunity to be paid during retreat season for each weekend you work!
What are my responsiblities/What is my role!?
Anything and Everything
At TRO, it is all hands on deck! You will be working in the kitchen, on the clean up crew, at the lake, on the ropes course, at the gun range, driving vehicles around camp, taking campers on hikes through the mountains and much more!
For our 18+ staff, you will have the opportunity to get certified as a Ropes Course Facilitator, running all of our Rec Elements.
There will also be times that staff is needed to stay in the camper cabins with our campers as a counselor.
Do you need people with musical talents?
One of our biggest needs each year we have camp is a cohesive praise team to lead our campers in worship every night during camp.
We would still love to have you be a part of our normal camp staff, and take on responsibilities throughout each day; however, if you are looking for a strictly worship position, discussions can be had concerning different accomodations.
Call or email us if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you!