Join Our Staff
Joining the camp staff is a great way to spend your summer. In addition to working hard every day with your friends - doing things that are lots of fun - you’ll become an important part of a child’s life and your contribution will be part of the success of the camp.
Volunteering at Camp Kids Place
Volunteers as young as those just having finished seventh grade can help as assistants on the Activity Staff, doing various things at camp that need to be done well to make everything a success. They also help with activities and games. In addition, some volunteers are high school or college students or other adults who just want to help without being paid. While we have many more applications from potential volunteers than we have room for, we may have a place for you and you may be just the person we're looking for.
Working on our Paid Staff
Others on our staff are paid for their work as they spend their summer in a great ministry job. The pay is comparable to what you would make at other temporary summer jobs. Working at camp, however, is much more than just a summer job. It's a chance to impact kids while serving with friends.
Camp Kids Place is a Christian camp. We are looking for staff members who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior and are committed to living a life as a follower of Him. We want staff who are active in their local churches or in a Christian group (such as InterVarsity or Cru) on their college campus. Nobody, of course, is perfect. But we want staff who are committed to loving God and loving people.
Camp meets every weekday, July 3 - August 25 (except July 4). We prefer workers who can be with us all summer. But if you’re not available the entire time, the more weeks you can join us the more likely we will find a place for you on our staff and the better job you can do for your campers and for the camp.
In addition, there is an Orientation Week the afternoons of June 26-30. Although you are not paid separately for this week (as that's figured into the daily rate once camp begins) we do provide lunch for all the workers at training. Because attending training is mandatory, do not apply for a paid position unless you are available to attend the training week.
During camp, workers meet promptly at 8:15am for the daily staff meeting and stay until 4:30pm. In addition, staff members work at one Early or Late Show each week, either arriving at 7:10am or staying until 5:50pm. You will be paid on an hourly scale, including being paid during lunch.
To be considered for our staff (whether as a volunteer or a paid worker), you’ll need to complete the online application below. If you are under 18, your parents are required to read over what you have written and digitally sign your application.
The application asks for lots of information, so you’ll want to look it over and make sure you have everything you’ll need to complete your application, as everything must be filled in at one sitting.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of something really great. We promise to treat you with respect, provide what you need to succeed, and give you lots of opportunities to do things that really matter in the lives of kids.
So think and pray about it and give us a call if you want to know more before you proceed. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Herb Owen, Director
Camp Kids Place