Summer Staff at Woodland Christian Camp

Woodland's Summer Staff consists of dedicated young men and women desiring to serve in a Christian Camp environment. Summer Staff fill paid summer-long positions; individuals serve in a variety of capacities from food service to life guarding and activity management to maintenance. Woodland is seeking college students who have a servant's heart, work well with others, have a positive attitude, and enjoy working with children (ages 6-18). 

If you are a college student, between the ages of 18 and 23, and are interested in more information for Summer Staff, please contact us at (770) 562-3103. This position requires that employees be in good physical fitness with a high level of energy. Staff must be capable of walking on uneven terrain, lifting 25 pounds, reading and following instructions, and working outside frequently. On-site Summer Staff housing is provided. 

Areas of Service:

  • Food Service
  • Pool & Lake-front Life Guarding
  • Ropes Course Facilitation
  • Maintenance
  • Archery
  • First Aid

Core Values:

  • Christ-centered: Christ is our foundation and our purpose; this ministry belongs to Him. In all things we will be Christ-honoring, committed to ongoing transformation, and to pursing Christ-likeness. 
  • Service: We commit to serve one another, our guests, the community and donors with encouragement, respect, compassion, grace, and honesty. 
  • Teamwork: We acknowledge and celebrate our differences and the unique way in which Christ made us. Individually, we purpose to fully give of our talents in order to strengthen the ministry team and to honor Jesus Christ. We agree to consistently act and speak in a manner that is edifying and promoting of a unified body. 

Required Summer Staff Training Week: May 15-26, 2022

[+] Summer Staff application

Applicant should complete Online Application and have Reference Forms submitted by TWO different individuals.

Please contact with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

  1. Will I be staying with campers? No, Summer Staff have separate housing from campers. 
  2. Is this a paid position? Yes, Woodland provides room and board, along with a generous base pay. Summer Staff will also be provided with marketing material that will enable them to double their base pay through donor funding. 
  3. How many Summer Staff does Woodland hire? We hire 12-14 Summer Staff each summer. 
  4. What are the steps to the hiring process? 
    - Submit your on-line Summer Staff application.
    - Have TWO different individuals complete and submit a Woodland reference form. (Reference Form will be provided during the on-line application process.)
    - After both references are secured, the Programming Coordinator will contact you to setup a phone interview.
    - If you are chosen to move on to the next step of the hiring process, the Director of Programming will contact you to setup an on-site interview and facility tour.

  5. What are the start and end dates for Summer Camp 2023? Summer Camp starts on Memorial Day and ends Aug. 4th. However, these dates are subject to change based on bookings/reservations.  
  6. When does a usual work week start and end? Typical Summer Camp weeks start at 3pm on Sundays for Summer Staff. Most camps conclude at 12noon on Fridays, so Summer Staff should be finished between 4-5pm and will be off until Sunday. (Days/times to be worked during certain program dates will vary and include some weekend days.) 
  7. Will I be able to take off one week for a mission trip? If you already have a mission trip, etc. scheduled, you may be able to take off work, depending on scheduling. This information should be discussed in your initial interview, prior to hiring. 
  8. What does a typical day at camp entail? We can host 4 different groups and up to 410 people on-site at one time. Summer Staff serve & clean-up from meals, facilitate Ropes Course activities, life guard at the pool / lake / slip-n-slide, lead archery, manage the inflatable slide / pedal karts, serve Canteen (snacks), and help with cleaning and maintenance. The schedule changes daily and Summer Staff rotate between the different jobs. Summer Staff serve in a support role, but are pivotal to the success of our ministry! 

Summer Staff... 

  • Serve God by serving others. 
  • Honor and cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ. 
  • Encourage campers and staff to recognize their abilities. 
  • Honor God in everything we think, say and do. 
  • Build trusting relationships with staff, campers, volunteers, and parents. 
  • Promote integrity and excellence in camp programs. 
  • Encourage campers. 
  • Encourage each other. 
  • Manage your time, talents, resources, and influence. 

If you're interested in serving as cabin staff and solely working with campers, please visit our [+] Summer Volunteers page.