If you want to make a difference, to be part of an amazing community and to do God’s work this summer consider the opportunities at Camp Wesley Woods. It’ll be a summer that changes lives...both the campers’ and yours.
We offer opportunities for outstanding Christian men and women to be part of an important ministry focused on helping kids grow in faith. Lead a small group and build relationships with young people that help transform their lives in positive ways.
Be challenged to use the gifts God has blessed you with to be the best you can be for the young people we serve. Live, work and spend time in an environment centered on Christian values. Spend the summer with other young adults who passionately care about the kids we serve, each other and their faith.
Benefits of working at Camp Wesley Woods:
What we look for in our team:
Summer Staff Positions
Junior Counselors (JCs)
- Junior Counselors work in partnership with Cabin Counselors to help supervise a cabin. They are in an ongoing training/mentoring program throughout the summer. JC's are also assigned to an Activity Team where they will work part of each day teaching campers.
- Junior Counselors must be at least 17 years of age. Most JCs are graduates of the CWW Leadership Program.
Cabin Counselors (CCs)
- Each summer we hire about 25 Cabin Counselors - 7 at Day Camp/Discovery, 10 at Basecamp, and 5-6 at Adventure.
- Cabin Counselors must be at least 18 years of age. We prefer that they have at least 1 year experience at a camp.
- Counselors are the "front-line" of our ministry. Two Counselors are responsible for safety, fun and growth of the 8-10 campers in the cabin.
- CCs must have a heart for ministry and be ready to lay down their lives for their campers.
- Counselors are also assigned to an Activity Team where they will work part of each day teaching campers.
- Adventure Counselors must be 20 years of age. You will lead adventure activities including ropes course, climbing, caving, and kayaking. Training and experience in adventure activities required.
Senior Counselors (SCs)
- Each summer we hire about 10 Senior Counselors - 1-2 at Day Camp/Discovery, 8 at Basecamp, and 1-2 at Adventure.
- Senior Counselors are ready to help in any camper situation and have expertise in most camp situations. They are ready to assist and substitute for Cabin Counselors at any time.
- Senior Counselor must be at least 20 years of age. We prefer that they have at least 3 years experience at camp.
Service Team (ST)
- Not everyone at camp lives with campers. Service Team Staff help in areas of camp such as: Nurse, Kitchen, Housekeeping, Store, Set-Up Team, Runners, Facility Staff, MIR, and Administration. We hire summer staff in all these areas
- Staff on Service Team assist in camper programs but do not live in cabins or serve as primary counselors for campers.
- Service Team Members must be at least 17 years of age. We prefer that they have at least 1 year experience at camp.
Will I get time off?
- Staff are off from approximately 8pm Friday until 2pm on Sunday afternoons. Time off during the week is limited and varies by the type of job you have at camp.
Can I be gone during the summer?
- Occasionally staff will have mission trips, college visits, or family vacations during summers. We ask that staff carefully consider the time commitment of working at summer camp and pre-arrange any needed time off before signing your agreement of employment. Once you sign your agreement, if you change your dates you will loose your end of summer bonus.
Where will I live?
- Counselors will live in cabins with campers. Staff members who are not counselors will be assigned housing in other camp facilities. Our cabins have electricity. Bathhouses are centrally located on girls side and boys side of camp.
What about meals?
- Our kitchen offers a variety of nutritious meals and can accommodate those with special dietary needs. Staff members receive meals at no cost during camp sessions.
Will I get training?
- Prior to campers arriving, staff members take part in two weeks of intensive training. The training includes a wide range of topics including outdoor skills, child development, and leadership. In addition, staff members will attend weekly training throughout the summer.
What do you expect at a Christian Camp?
- We ask that you be a person of active Christian faith who is excited to share your faith with the campers. We also expect that you live a Christian lifestyle and serve as a role model while you work at camp.
What if I’m not from the United Methodist Church?
- While we are a ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, we welcome staff members from a variety of other Christian churches. About 1/2 of our staff are from the UMC, this reflects our camper statistics as well.
Who will I work with?
- Our summer camp is a team effort between our year-round staff, our summer staff, and volunteers. Our summer staff are primarily college students from around the country. We also have several international members on our staff. Most summers we have about 10 countries represented at camp.
What if I have questions?
- If you have questions or need additional information, please give us a call at (865) 448-2246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.