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To apply for Tapawingo Staff 2018, or to upload your 2018 Staff Paperwork, CLICK HERE.

(Please note that you will need to create an account. Please save your username and password as you will need to access your account later in the process if hired.)

We seek highly-skilled, deeply-devoted Christian women who are passionate about youth ministry and serious about growing in their walk with Christ. We believe the best, most effective way to witness and disciple young women is through our day-in and day-out lives. We are seeking disciplined, kind-hearted, tender, courageous, Christ-like women. If that describes you, even in part, we hope that you will apply!


We are so excited for Summer 2018! We have been praying for you and really look forward to seeing you in early June!

Please read these instructions very carefully. The more details we can get squared away on time, the more we can pay attention and fully engage in our vital staff training and pouring into our ministry.

Please fill out all of the following required forms and any applicable optional forms by May 14th, 2018!

Required Documents for Tapawingo Staff:

  • Tapawingo Staff Health Form
  • Tapawingo Staff Medical Condition and Medication Disclosure
  • Meningitis Form
  • NY State Tax Form IT-2104 or IT-2104 E
  • IRS Department of the treasury W-4 tax withholding form
  • United States Department of Homeland Security I-9 Form
  • Voluntary Disclosure Statement
  • Background Check Authorization
  • Instructions for Completing Background Check

    Thank you for serving with us at Tapawingo! As part of our commitment to providing a safe environment for staff and campers, we require that every staff member submit to a background check through Protect My Ministry. To apply for this background check, please click here. A background check is required prior to starting work at Tapawingo.

    The application will take about 5-10 minutes if you have the pertinent information with you. To complete it, you will need to know your current and past two addresses, your social security number, and driver’s license number if you have one. When you have completed the application, please submit and accept the terms of background check authorization.

    Tapawingo will be notified of your application and will order the background check. If you would like a copy of your results, please contact

    If under the age of 18 by June 4th, these forms are ALSO required:

  • Read our Working Paper Info Sheet
  • High School working papers
  • -Physical Fitness Certification

    -Application for Employment Certificate

  • Parental Authorization Employment Form
  • Optional Documents for Tapawingo Summer Staff:

  • Transportation Request Form—use this if you need to be picked up from the airport, train or bus station
  • Vehicle Registration Form—use this to register a vehicle you will bring to Tapawingo/CAMP-of-the-WOODS
  • Direct Deposit—use this form to enroll in automatic payroll deposits into your account instead of paper checks
  • Required Reading

  • What to Bring (Staff)
  • Important Staff Information
  • 2018 Memory Verses
  • It is very important that all your documents are complete before we start this summer. Take the initiative to get this done early!

    Make sure you read all of the instructions on the individual forms before filling them out.

    Click here to upload these forms to your staff account (most helpful to us).

    OR you may scan and e-mail to:

    OR mail to:


    Attn. (STAFF FORMS)

    PO Box 250

    106 Downey Ave.

    Speculator, NY 12164

    If you have any questions please email:


    We have a staff of 30 college-age (and older) women, who go through a thorough application and interview process before being hired. We do our utmost to ensure our staff are not only excellently qualified and skilled, but are also deeply committed to the Lord and to ministering to 9-17 year old girls with His love.

    Once hired, each new staff member undergoes a crucial three-week training period on-site. During that training, staff receive their Wilderness First Aid training certification and Life Guarding certification as needed. In addition, staff are trained on our area hiking trails, taken through all aspects of being a camp counselor, including a series of intense and extensive "rehearsals" created to determine their strengths and weaknesses, prior to camper arrivals.


    Miss Joy is a graduate of Gordon College, where she studied Biblical Studies and Communications. She has spent fifteen summers on staff at Tapawingo, serving as a Counselor, Food Service & Maintenance Director, Program Director, and Assistant Director. She became the Director of Tapawingo in September 2008.


    There are many benefits to serving at Tapawingo:

    Enjoy a truly Christian community - without gossip!

    Develop solid, biblically-based friendships

    Be challenged to grow outside your comfort zone

    Deepen in your understanding and love for the Lord

    Develop various activity area skills

    Grow in your camping/hiking ability

    Enjoy facilities of parent organization, CAMP-of-the-WOODS

    Discover your ministry strengths and weaknesses

    There's so much more to share! If you're interested, please apply. If your application reveals the type of staff member we need, you'll be invited to participate in a phone interview with our Director.


    Here is a full list of the positions to consider when applying to the staff of Tapawingo:

    Assistant Director - 1

    Health Director- 1

    C.I.T. Director - 1

    Assistant C.I.T. Director - 1

    Business Manager - 1

    Program Director - 1

    Program Assistant - 1

    Head Counselor - 1

    Food Service Director - 1

    Food Service Assistant - 1

    Handyman - 1

    Arts & Crafts Director - 1

    Counselor/Lifeguard - 12

    Counselor - 6


    Please contact Joy Huseland, Tapawingo Director.

    Phone: 518-548-5091


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