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a summer full of God’s Work
It takes thousands of staff to run Word of Life camps each year. We need teenagers, college students, camp nurses, and other volunteers to make camp a reality each year and to make it affordable for the students coming. Join Word of Life Bible Institute students, full-time camp staff, and other volunteers to make an eternal impact for Jesus over the course of 8 weeks this summer. Experience real ministry like never before, becoming part of a camping ministry dedicated to the Gospel.
College and Career
Are you ready to start college or are in the process of getting your degree and want to serve with a Christian ministry this summer? Maybe you are an alumni of the Word of Life Bible Institute and want to come back to serve at one of our summer camps? Word of Life is looking for staff who are ready to make a difference by serving and leading this summer with the goal of reaching thousands of youth with the Gospel.
Counseling, Unit leading, Supervising Work Areas, Dining Room, Wait Staff, and many other key staff positions are available this summer.
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Are you tired of sitting around all summer being bored? Join us this summer as a camp volunteer with Camp Crew. Each summer hundreds of students from around the country join our camps to volunteer to make a difference in the lives of other students. But it’s not just about the important work you’ll be doing to make our camp run, it’s also about your own personal spiritual growth. Powerful teaching, discipleship, and activities are planned just for Camp Crew. You’ll get experience through on-the-job training and mentoring by
Bible Institute Students
as well as have a huge impact in the ministry that happen with Word of Life camps each year.
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Our Summer Camp Health Centers serve campers and staff with excellent, efficient, and professional care. Use your medical training in a powerful ministry opportunity this summer on one of our summer camp locations.
Duties will include Camper and staff assessment, first aid, medication administration, documentation, health record review, rotate on call, daily shift report, and communication with parents, health center coordinator and camp director.
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These are questions we receive often. Not every question applies to each of the camp volunteer programs.
Do I have to work for the entire summer?
Yes. Exceptions are based on special circumstances and must be approved by the Camp Crew Coordinator & camp director before acceptance into the program.
How old do I need to be to work in the Camp Crew?
You need to be at least 14 years old and must have a valid work permit. Many job assignments have age restrictions so Word of Life will work with you to assure proper placement.
May I take part in the activities at camp?
Activity involvement is arranged by the Camp Crew Coordinators. Camp Crew has a very exciting and fun-filled program designed just for you
How will I be challenged throughout the summer in my walk with the Lord?
Every staff member will be expected to do a daily quiet time, attend weekly chapels/Bible Club meetings, and interact in one-on-one discipleship. Word of Life is committed to the spiritual growth of each staff member and is very intent and direct in the discipleship process.
May I leave Word of Life property?
Yes, but please refer to the Summer Staff Manual for guidelines.
Do I get a day off during the week?
Yes, every staff member is entitled to one day off a week.
What ministry opportunities are available during the summer?
Every staff member will have opportunities to participate in open-air evangelism, discipleship, and serving others. Each camp creates a program enabling you to use your gifts and abilities to minister to others.
If I am taking part in a Missions Trip, may I still work at Word of Life for the summer?
Yes, if your position allows and you have prior approval from the Camp Crew Coordinator and Camp Director you will be allowed to participate in a Word of Life sponsored mission’s trip.
Am I allowed to take time off during the summer?
Special Permission / Leave of Absence – Only Camp Directors or Camp Crew Coordinators may grant special permission for a leave of absence for special circumstances (i.e. wedding, graduation, etc.) when the ministry role of the staff member permits.The normal length of time granted for the absence should not exceed three (3) days.Planned special permissions must be requested through the appropriate Staff Coordinators or Camp Directors prior to the summer camping season.Unplanned circumstances are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Do you provide transportation assistance to your property if fly/ride a bus/train to your area?
Yes, after acceptance you will need to log back into the system to complete the contract and other appropriate forms. One of the forms is an SMP Transportation Assistance Form. Please complete the form and our Transportation Coordinator will arrange details.
How much may I raise this summer for my salary?
Our staff will work with you to determine the total amounts, but you can raise amounts that will give you a weekly salary of up to $150.00.
If I decide to raise support, how will I do this and how do I know how much I have?
Word of Life has a program designed to help you raise support, understand giving policies and even track your support. You will receive a username and password to our Camp Crew Program. From this site you will be able to view your account balance, donor’s, donor’s contributions and donor’s contact information. This will assist you in keeping current with your newsletter and than you cards.
If I am missing some of my paperwork items before I arrive, may I still come to work?
If you are unable to provide proper paperwork before or at the time of registration, you will not be able to work.
I’m having trouble submitting my application. What should I do?
Please contact the Camp Crew Coordinator for further assistance at 518-494-6215.
I cannot remember my username and/or password. What should I do?
Email, email@example.com. Please be ready to provide your full name, email address, and home phone number for confirmation. The Summer Staff office personnel will email you your missing information.
What kind of housing is available for the summer?
Housing is provided for all staff at each camp location. While each cabin has bunk beds you are responsible for providing your own bedding. All guys and girls cabins are separated.
If I am involved with Teens Involved, may I attend camp with my church?
No, but you will be able to attend Teens Involved events. All arrangements must be made in advance with the Camp Crew Coordinator for your facility.
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