Summer Camp Staff
Serving as a Camp McDowell Summer Staff member is very fun and very hard. It involves early mornings and late nights, hot days and loud groups, being a leader and being a friend. It is all about teamwork and living as a model of sacramental ministry, where outward and visible actions are a sign of an inward and spiritual grace.
If all the above characteristics of working on Summer Staff were thrown into a pot and stirred for long enough, the result would look a lot like servant leadership--the Summer staff serves campers and families, each other, and the Kingdom of God with grace, patience, and love.
Every staff member is invited and expected to participate fully in the life of the community. This includes program, worship, and afternoon and evening activities. Whatever the job, all staff positions are valued and important parts of the team. The norm is fulfilling one’s specific role…and then some. The whole staff works together attending to the many details that make summer camp happen in the context of Christian community.
CITs (counselors in training) are an invaluable component of our summer camp experience. They bring new energy, new ideas, and a helping hand to the permanent summer staff and each session. Serving as a CIT is a great way to gain valuable work experience and “try-out” being a staff member.
- CITs are welcome at Elementary, Middler, and Junior High Camps.
- CITs must be high school graduates or a minimum of 18 years old.
Are you familiar with Camp McDowell and enjoy the setting? Then you may be enjoy serving as an adult volunteer at a Summer Camp! There are several opportunities for adult volunteers in all camps including one or a combination of the following roles:
- Program Staff member
- Music leader
- Arts & Crafts leader
- Cabin Counselor
- Skilled Support Staff (doctor, EMT, nurse, counselor, teacher, etc.)
- Personal Care Assistant
- Behind-the-scenes support (set up, administrative, clean-up, etc)
Prayer partners play a crucial role by writing 5 individual letters to the staff to send encouragement, inspiration, and prayers to help them take a step back and see the "big picture" of their work at camp this summer.
Please fill out this form to confirm that you would like to serve as a prayer partner.
Provide a Meal to Summer Staff
Other ways to volunteer at camp
Interested in volunteering in other ways? Contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org