Director (or Co-Directors) for Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp

published on 8/22/2023

The mission of the Oregon-Idaho Board of Camp and Retreat Ministry is: We are a people dedicated to creating sacred spaces of Christian hospitality and learning. Our vision is a world of wonder, love, and justice.
About Suttle Lake
Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains fourteen miles west of Sisters, Suttle Lake Camp is a special place where the vivid green of Western Oregon mingles with the sunny beauty of the eastern part of the state. 

Rich in plant and wildlife communities, Suttle Lake is a natural place to explore God’s creation and experience God’s love in a caring community. Suttle Lake Camp’s camping programs include events for both children and adults with options ranging from the classic Christian summer camp experience for kids to specialized programs such as quilting retreats for adults. In all programs, we strive to answer the question, “How will this experience create a community in which lives can be transformed by Christ?”  

We are committed to providing quality experiences and a safe environment. Suttle Lake Camp’s American Camp Association accreditation means that it annually undergoes a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation and program with a keen eye for safety and quality.

Explore the website or contact us to find out how you, your organization, or your child can experience the transformative setting of Suttle Lake Camp. 
Suttle Lake Camp believes that all people are children of God and provides radical hospitality to every person who comes.
The next director at Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp will demonstrate an ability to provide Christian hospitality, work as a team member with the other directors and Board staff, lead the staff members at the site, and work with volunteers, as we step into our next century of ministry.
Responsibilities include:
Following Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries policies
Reporting to the Executive Director
Recruiting and working with volunteers to accomplish mission
Promoting Camp and Retreat programs
Maintaining appropriate certification, accreditation
Overseeing all elements of the site’s operations
Creating a welcoming environment for campers, guests, and visitors
Nurturing the natural environment of the site
Tending to administrative needs both now and for long-term sustainability
Effectively communicating to others about camp and retreat ministry
Growing in your ability to be a leader
Aligning with the values of this Christian ministry
Looking for ways to incorporate wonder, love, and justice in the operation and your life.
On-site housing is provided which includes utilities and meals provided when campers/guests are on site. Pension and health plans are included in the compensation.
Submit your resume, three references (at least one should be a professional reference), and your responses the questions below to Please send all requested documents in PDF format.

  1. What interests you about this opportunity?
  2. What does Christian hospitality mean to you?
  3. Share one way in which you experience wonder
  4. How does the work of justice happen at camp?
  5. What do you anticipate a day is like when camp is full?  What do you anticipate a day is like when no campers are on site?
  6. The following are elements of the role of the director. Please rank them in the order of your comfort of performing these functions from most comfortable to least comfortable.  (they are in alphabetical order).
    1. Administration
    2. Food Service
    3. Hospitality
    4. Housekeeping
    5. Maintenance
    6. Program support
    7. Staff management

Location: Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp

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