Are you interested in being a member of Camp Joy’s Summer Staff? Feel free to browse for more information about the ministry while you bring the matter before the Lord in prayer.
If you would like to spend a summer as a counselor or operational staff member, download the application and email the completed form back to email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What will I do all summer?
A. Counselors usually have ten or fewer campers in the cabin. They are responsible for camper activities the entire time campers are at camp. They attend services and activities and supervise recreation. During teen weeks, counselors also officiate at sporting events. Operational staff serve in one of the service areas of the camp–kitchen, housekeeping, snack shops, general store, sport shop, grounds, maintenance, and more.
Q. Will I counsel every week?
A. Camp Joy counselors meet the camper’s needs during our largest weeks. Several weeks, however, when the attendances is lower and camp does not need a full counseling staff, the counselor may have a week off or may be able to serve in other areas of camp such as the kitchen, snack shop, or grounds.
Q. Will I have any time off during the week?
A. Counselors are off from the end of Saturday clean-up (usually about 1:00 PM) until the beginning of the next camp (Monday).
Q. What if I need a whole week off during the summer?
A. We try to arrange a week off for each staff member. If you have a particular week in mind, let Camp Joy know as soon as possible.
Q. How much training will I receive?
A. Camp Joy will provide each staff member with reading material prior to coming to camp. Camp also schedules two weeks of training at the beginning of the summer. Operational staff will receive specific training in the various fields where they will be working. Counselor training will cover camp procedures, philosophy and instruction in discipline for the various age groups. The sessions are designed to prepare you to deal with the needs of campers.
Q. Will I get paid for the summer?
A. Each staff member will be given tools to help raise their own support.
Q. How will working at camp benefit me?A. You will receive practical Christian training, enjoy hands-on experience, and be exposed to great preaching. Our former counselors often testify that their summer at camp was the most valuable summer of ministry and personal spiritual growth.