Directory of Hiring Camps for 2018 ( as of November 10, 2017)

1.  MT. CROSS, CALIFORNIA 14.  CAMP LUWISOMO, WISCONSIN
2.  CAMP LUTHERWOOD, OREGON 15.  WALCAMP, ILLINOIS
3.  CAMP PERKINS, IDAHO 16.  CAMP CILCA, ILLINOIS
4.  LUTHERWOOD, WASHINGTON 17.  CAMP WARTBURG, ILLINOIS
5.  TRINITY LUTHERAN CAMP, MONTANA 18.  LAKEVIEW MINISTRIES, INDIANA
6.  LUTHERAN VALLEY RETREAT, COLORADO 19.  CAMP LUTHERHAVEN, INDIANA
7.  CAMP LUTHER, NEBRASKA 20.  CAMP CONCORDIA, MICHIGAN
8.  SHEPHERD'S HILL, NORTH DAKOTA 21.  CAMP PIONEER, NEW YORK
9.  LUTHERAN ISLAND CAMP, MINNESOTA 22.  HEIT'S POINT, MISSOURI
10.  CAMP OMEGA, MINNESOTA 23.  CAMP LUTHERHOMA, OKLAHOMA
11.  CAMP OKOBOJI, IOWA 24.  CAMP PETIT JEAN, ARKANSAS
12.  CAMP IO-DIS-E-CA, IOWA 25.  CAMP DIXIE, ALABAMA
13.  CAMP LUTHER, WISCONSIN 26.  CAMP LONE STAR, TEXAS

Note: Staff size is during summer, number of college aged indicates the number being hired through JR and support roles vary and are included in total staff number.

1.  MT. CROSS MINISTRIES, California, West Central

Mt. Cross Lutheran Bible Camp (original name), began after a group of Lutheran Christians in the northern California region identified this place to enrich youth ministry programs. Since 1948, with the help of numerous pastors, church leaders, and partner organizations, Mt. Cross has remained a beautiful and spiritual home for youth, young adults, families, churches, and outside organizations.

 

Address: PO Box 387, Felton, CA 95018
Total Summer Staff: 25

Total Counselors: 22

Date Staff report to camp: June 6
Date staff are free to depart: August 4

 

2.  CAMP LUTHERWOOD, Oregon, West Central
Camp Lutherwood Oregon serves people of all ages through on-site programs and off-site day programs.  Located on 71 forested acres in the Coast Range between Eugene and Corvalis, campers and staff are empowered to explore and develop relationships with God, others, self and creation through worship, Bible adventure, challenge course and small group interaction.  During ten weeks of summer program, campers and staff also explore adventure trips of rafting, sailing, canoeing,rock climbing, hiking,and camping around Oregon along with service opportunities in local communities.

Address: 22960 Hwy 36, Cheshire, OR  97419
Total Summer Staff: 35

Total Counselors: 25

Date Staff report to camp:
Date staff are free to depart:

 

3. CAMP PERKINS LOM, Idaho, South Central

Deep in the Sawtooth Mountains and 40 miles North of Sun Valley, Camp Perkins offers meaningful adventures as staff play outside and share Jesus with campers and guests. Counselors will also travel to nearby communities to provide Vacation Bible School. Daily activity options include kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, archery, hiking, and mountain biking. Leadership and backpacking roles are available.


Address: 219 S. River St., Suite 203, Hailey, ID 83333
Total Summer Staff: 28

Total Counselors: 14

Date Staff report to camp: May 26
Date staff are free to depart: August 14

4. LUTHERWOOD CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER, Washington, North West
Lutherwood is nestled in the evergreen trees along the north shore of Lake Samish about 10 miles south of Bellingham, Washington.  Since our beginning in 1946, Lutherwood has been running programs for campers of all ages on our 103 acres of beautiful waterfront and forestland.  We offer a wide variety of programs throughout the summer including but not limited to swimming, hiking, campouts, tubing on the lake, archery, bible encounter, worships and campfires.  During our 7-week summer program we serve both on site and day camps at some of our local churches. 

Address:1185 Roy Road, Bellingham, WA 98229
Total Summer Staff: 30

Total Counselors: 22

Date Staff report to camp: June 12
Date staff are free to depart: August 10

 

 

5. TRINITY LUTHERAN CAMP, Montana, North West

Trinity Lutheran Camp is located on Flathead Lake with 40 acres of outdoor ministry opportunities.  We have youth camps for ages 5th thru 12th grade.   We offer 7 weeks of programming for all aged campers.  Youth Camps, Leadership camp, Basketball camp, Volleyball camp.  We have individual cabin living spaces that house 7 campers and 1 counselor.  Trinity Camp is located on the waterfront of Flathead Lake, with a campfire on the beach.  We are 40 miles from Glacier National Park, and 20 miles from Kalispell, and the nearest airport. 


Address:  450 Pierce Lane Bigfork, MT  59911
Total Summer Staff: 10

Total Counselors: 6

Date Staff report to camp:
Date staff are free to depart:

 

6. LUTHERAN VALLEY RETREAT (LVR), Colorado, Central
Come Share God's Grace and Glory through His creation with us out in Colorado, located at 8500ft elevation, 1 1/2 hours from Colorado springs, prepare to be challenged with our wide range of mountain activities.  

Address: PO Box 9042, Woodland Park, CO 80866
Total Summer Staff: 25

Total Counselors: 12
Date Staff report to camp:
Date staff are free to depart:

 

 7. CAMP LUTHER OF NEBRASKA, Nebraska, East Central

Camp Luther of Nebraska sits on 160 acres of rolling hills, Nebraska prairie and thick wooded areas.  Summer staff members will work with youth, people with special needs, and must have a strong committment to their faith in Christ.

Address: 1050 Road 4, Schuyler, NE 68661-7145 
Total Summer Staff: 16

Total Counselors: 14

Date Staff report to camp:
Date staff are free to depart:

 

8. SHEPHERD'S HILL AT THE CROSSROADS, North Dakota, North Central
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads is a year-round outdoor ministry setting in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota.  Located near St John, ND – we are 120 miles from Minot and Grand Forks airports and 50 miles from the Rugby train depot.  We have a Full summer camp program serving kindergarten to high school youth.  We also contract with various congregations in ND for VBS and offer multi-generational events at camp as well.  He offer various horse camps and have opportunities for trail rides for campers from other camps as well.  We also welcome the public in for trail rides as time permits.  There is a private lake in the center of camp with canoes, paddle boats, and kiayaks – along with a beach for swimming.

Address: 502 Shepherd's Hill Dr, St. John, ND 58369
Total Summer Staff: 14

Total Counselors: 10

Date Staff report to camp: June 6
Date staff are free to depart: August 4

 

9. LUTHERAN ISLAND CAMPMinnesota, West Central
LIC is located 31/2 hours NW of the Twin Cities on East Battle Lake.  LIC is a year round camp
offering programs for people of all ages.  Summer program includes children,youth and families.  Unique program offerings include: waterfront, horses, offfsite adventure and VBS, science, drama and traditional camps.

Address: 45011 230th St., Henning, MN 56551
Total Summer Staff: 27
Total Counselors: 12

Date Staff report to camp: May 21
Date staff are free to depart: August 19

 

10. CAMP OMEGA, Minnesota, South Central

Located on Horseshoe Lake one hour south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Counselors share Jesus with children, youth, and adults during on-site and off-site programs.  Lodging includes cabins, outpost villages, and off-site adventure programming.  Activities include swimming (pool), sailing, canoeing, kayaking, low and high ropes challenge course, archery, shooting sports, Bible study, and many others.


Address: 22750 Lind Ave, Waterville, MN 56096 
Total Summer Staff: 30

Total Counselors: 26

Date Staff report to camp: May 20
Date staff are free to depart: August 19

 

11. CAMP OKOBOJI, Iowa, North West

Camp Okoboji is located in Northwest Iowa.  Our closest airport is Sioux Falls, major airport would be Minneapolis/St. Paul.We provide all meals and lodging for our summer staff.  Our programs include off-site VBS day camp, on site day camp, youth camps for ages 9-18, Kids’ Kamp for grades K-2 & an adult and 3 weeks of family camps.  We are looking for housekeeping, maintenance, lifeguards and counselors.

 

Address: 1531 Edgewood Dr, Milford, IA 51351
Total Summer Staff: 35

Total Counselors: 9

Date Staff report to camp: May 13/26
Date staff are free to depart: August 4

 

12. CAMP IO-DIS-E-CA, Iowa, South East

Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, located in eastern Iowa between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, exists to promote and provide Christ-centered education, recreation, and inspiration for individuals and groups of all ages in an outdoor recreational and camping environment.


Address: 3271 Sandy Beach Rd NE
Total Summer Staff: 18

Total Counselors: 11

Date Staff report to camp: June 4
Date staff are free to depart: August 4

 

 

13. CAMP LUTHER, Wisconsin, North

Camp Luther is located near Three Lakes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Its mission is “Building up all people in Christ for service and witness in the World.” Camp Luther employs 40+ staff members each summer to serve as cabin counselors and program leadership staff.

Address:1889 Koubenick Rd, Three Lakes, WI 54562

Total Summer Staff: 45

Total Counselors: 28

Date Staff report to camp: May 29
Date staff are free to depart: August 19

 14. CAMP LUWISOMO, Wisconsin, North
Camp LuWiSoMo is 50 minutes west of Appleton WI. The camp is located on 480 acres that includes wooded areas as well as swimming and beach property on Round Lake. Summer Camp opportunities for youth ages 3 through high school. In addition to spiritual growth, activies include canoeing, archery, horses, fitness trail, and biking. Campers stay in cabins with bathroom facilities nearby.

Address: W5421 Aspen Rd, Wild Rose WI  54984 
Total Summer Staff: 20

Total Counselors: 16

Date Staff report to camp:
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15. WALCAMP, Illinois, North
Walcamp Outdoor Ministries is located about an hour and a half west of Chicago and 40 minutes south of Rockford. Our program is mostly residential with some rustic and adventure camps. We serve children from Kindergarten through high school and people with developmental disabilities of all ages.

Address: 32653 Five Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145 
Total Summer Staff: 14

Total Counselors: 12

Date Staff report to camp: May 29
Date staff are free to depart: August 4

     

 

16. CAMP CILCA, Illinois, Central

Camp CILCA sits on 220 acres of forested hills.  It is just north of Springfield, IL.  There are airports in Springfield and Peoria, as well as St Louis, which is about a 2 hour drive.  Counselors should be prepared to hike trails and participate in moderately athletic activities. Summer facilities are not air conditioned.  There is a Night-Owl camp where some counselors will stay up in the night with campers and sleep during the day.     

 

Address:  4124 Camp CILCA Rd., Cantrall, IL 62625
Total Summer Staff: 10

Total Counselors: 7

Date Staff report to camp:
Date staff are free to depart:

 

17. CAMP WARTBURG, Illinois, South West
Camp Wartburg is a Christ-centered outdoor ministry located about 30 miles east of St. Louis. Camp serves persons of all ages through overnight, day camp, retreats and special needs programs. Camp has a pool, bunk-style housing, canoeing, high ropes and traditional camp fun, with activities for a variety of interests.


Address: 5705 LCR Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298
Total Summer Staff: 26

Total Counselors: 23

Date Staff report to camp:
Date staff are free to depart:

 

18. LAKEVIEW MINISTRIES, Indiana, South Central

Located an hour south of Indianapolis, Lakeview Ministries runs week-long summer camp programs for campers, 2nd - 12th grade, on 197 acres of rolling hills and forest.  Positions available include: Counselor, Lifeguard, High Ropes Coordinator, Wrangler, First Aid Coordinator, Crafts Coordinator, Assistant Cook, Assistant Maintenance, and Media Specialist.  All positions offer competitive wages, and include room and board.  Daily activities include swimming, canoeing/kayaking, ziplining, archery, BB guns, slip’n’slide, crafts, climbing, biking, and lots more.  Our goal is to provide a camp for youth of all ages to grow in their faith, build friendships, and have the best week of their life!


Address: 13500 W. Lake Road Seymour IN 47274 
Total Summer Staff: 42

Total Counselors: 20

Date Staff report to camp: May 25
Date staff are free to depart: August 3



19. CAMP LUTHERHAVEN, Indiana, North
Located 26 miles NW of Fort Wayne, Indiana on 72 wooded acres adjacent to a 40 acre lake.  Both campers and staff live in cabins.  Lutherhaven serves children, teens, families, developmentally disabled, and multi-cultural campers. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, archery, swimming, sports, group building, a Treetop Village, and servant events.


Address: 1596 S-150 W, Albion, IN 46701
Total Summer Staff: 28

Total Counselors: 17

Date Staff report to camp: May 28
Date staff are free to depart: August 11

 

20. CAMP CONCORDIA,  Michigan, West Central
Camp Concordia sits on 60 acres on a chain of lakes 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Campers and staff live in bunkhouse style cabins, use detached bathhouses, eat in a large Lodge overlooking Half-mile Lake. Need to be in physical condition to obtain Lifeguarding certification during training; be able to bike, hike, sail and canoe (training provided); certify as a site-specific challenge course facilitator and in archery safety (also part of training).


Address: 13400 Pinewood Street, Gowen, MI 49326
Total Summer Staff: 20

Total Counselors: 14

Date Staff report to camp: May 29
Date staff are free to depart: August 4

 

21. PIONEER CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER, New York, North West
Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center is located just 25 miles from Buffalo, New York

right on Lake Erie. Pioneer serves youth and teens (ages 6-17), families (all ages), and developmentally and intellectually disabled adults (ages 18+). Hosts many unique program offerings through its Waterfront, High and Low Ropes Adventure Courses, Paintball Field, and 60 acres of woods. Pioneer requires a high level of physical fitness and provides housing accommodations.


Address: 9324 Lake Shore Rd, Angola, NY 14006
Total Summer Staff: 26

Total Counselors: 18

Date Staff report to camp: May 28
Date staff are free to depart: August 11

 

22. HEIT'S POINT LUTHERAN CAMP, Missouri, South West
Heit's Point is a beautiful camp on the Lake of the Ozarks. Our mission statement is "Strengthening the Connection to the Vine," accomplished by sharing the name of Jesus Christ with everyone through Outdoor Ministry. Activities include Bible studies, team-building, challenge course, crafts, outdoor education, lakefront activities, float trips, and more!  Lodging from bunkhouses to cabins, to sleeping under the stars!  


Address: 28345 Heit's Point Avenue, Lincoln, MO 65338
Total Summer Staff: 7

Total Counselors: 6

Date Staff report to camp: May 27
Date staff are free to depart: July 29

 

23. CAMP LUTHERHOMA, Oklahoma, North East
Located 60 miles east of Tulsa. 120 acres along Illinois River, 70% wooded, 30% fields and rolling hills. Swimming pool, disc golf, canoeing, rock climbing, challenge course, mountain biking, adventure trips, on-site day camp. Require moderate-high fitness.
Recommended challenge course training offered in the spring. Work available after camp for fall retreat season. 

Address: PO Box 1672, Tahlequah, OK 74465
Total Summer Staff: 20

Total Counselors: 8

Date Staff report to camp: May 28
Date staff are free to depart: July 30

 

 

 

24. LUTHERAN CAMP ON PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Arkansas, West Central
Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain is a camp and year-round retreat center atop a plateau overlooking the Arkansas River Valley 65 miles northwest of Little Rock.  The camp, with a capacity of 64 campers weekly, borders a 3,500-acre state park and uses the park's ammenities: lake, trails, fields, pool.

Address: 110 Montgomery Trace, Morrilton, AR 72110 
Total Summer Staff: 8

Total Counselors: 4

Date Staff report to camp:
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25. CAMP DIXIE, Alabama, South West
Camp Dixieis a waterfront summer camp and retreat facility located on Perdido Bay in Elberta, Alabama.  Communities close by are Foley and Elberta, AL (15-20 minutes) and Gulf Shores (45 minutes).  Pensacola Airport is also located 45 minutes from camp.  Campers attending will be from grades 2 thru High School.  Dixie also has a traveling VBS program led by summer staff.

Address: 29711 Josephine Dr, Elberta, AL 36530 
Total Summer Staff: 10

Total Counselors: 9

Date Staff report to camp: May 26
Date staff are free to depart: July 28

 

26. CAMP LONE STAR, Texas, South East
Summer staff with Camp Lone Star serve primarily as counselors for children and youth in residential and day camp programs.  Staff may also assist in maintenance, housekeeping, retreat hosting, and as lifeguards throughout the summer.  LOMT (Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas) also operates off-site program opportunities facilitated by summer staff. 


Address: 2016 Camp Lone Star Rd, La Grange, TX 78945 
Total Summer Staff: 43

Total Counselors: 31

Date Staff report to camp: May 28
Date staff are free to depart: August 12

 


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