Summer Staffing at Woodland Christian Camp

We take our staff positions very seriously at Woodland Christian Camp. We know that the quality of our programming at Woodland depends on the quality of our staff. We seek to hire only those with the highest character, humility, and teachability.


First and foremost, we want a staff that is spiritually mature and service-minded. Our primary ministry at Woodland is demonstrating our love of Jesus and others through excellent hospitality. As a staff member of Woodland, you will be a person of influence to campers and guests.


There are tremendous benefits to serving on our team. With a servant’s heart and willing attitude, you will reap rewards in the form of smiles, hugs, laughter, and life-long friendships because of your impact on others. We strive for positive change in the lives of all guests that come to Woodland. 


Everyone that becomes a staff member here is joining our team for a reason. Please think thoughtfully and carefully about applying to serve in this special place. We will consider your application to mean that you can meet Woodland's expectations.


We are praying for you.

Pete Dockery,
Executive Director

Woodland's Summer Staff consists of dedicated young men and women desiring to serve in a Christian Camp environment. Summer Staff are 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 Christian college-age students who have a servant's heart, work well with others, have a positive attitude, and enjoy working with children (ages 6-18). Our Summer Staff serve in support roles and have separate housing from campers. If you are a college-age student, between the ages of 18 and 23, please consider joining us as Summer Staff!


Woodland is also in need of high school students, at least 16 years of age, to serve as Support Staff. These paid positions are pivotal to the success of our food service ministry! Students will help setup, serve, and clean during meal times and assist with afternoon Canteens (snack-time). Students may also help with some activities, depending on scheduling. Applicant should be a self-starter, confident in following instructions, and can work in a fast paced environment. (On-site housing not available.) Are you looking for "more" - a bigger purpose, a way to make an impact, an avenue to serve the Lord? Live out your faith and join us this summer! 


Working at camp can be physically demanding. All summer positions require that employees be in good physical fitness with a high level of energy. Staff must be capable of walking up to 3 miles per day many times on uneven terrain, lifting 25 pounds, reading and following instructions, serving in warm environments, and working outside frequently. On-site Summer Staff housing for college-age students is provided. 


Summer Staff areas of service:

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


Core Values for all staff:

  • 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 (for college-age students):  May 2024 (exact dates TBD)

Required Support Staff training (for high school students):  May 2024 (TBD)


2024 Summer Staff / Support Staff application

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


Please contact Kim@woodlandcamp.org with any questions.



Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Will I be staying with campers? No, Summer Staff have separate housing from campers and serve in a support role. If you wish to serve as cabin staff, please visit our [+] Summer Volunteers page.

  2. Is this a paid position? Yes, Woodland provides room and board for our college-age Summer Staff, 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. High School Support Staff also receive a weekly salary, but are not able to live on-site. 

  3. How many Summer Staff does Woodland hire? We hire 12-14 Summer Staff each summer, along with 3-6 high school Support Staff. 

  4. What are the steps to the hiring process? 
    - Submit your on-line 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 Programming Coordinator will contact you to setup an on-site interview and facility tour.

  5. What are the start and end dates for Summer Camp 2024? Summer Camp starts on May 27th 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 2:30pm 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 4-5 weekends, but off-days will be rotated.)

  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.