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New applicants fill out the staff application here!
Returning Summer Staff fill out the staff application here!
Email katie@campwesleywoods.com for more information


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:

      Work in ministry alongside like-minded staff
    Develop your leadership skills
    Grow in your faith
    Test your limits
    Gain practical experience working with kids
    Build lifelong friendships
    Make an eternal difference
    It's the most fun summer you'll ever have!

What we look for in our team:

    Passion for working with kids
    Desire to share your faith
    Ability to live and work in close proximity with others
    Love for the outdoors... in all types of weather
    Willingness to be a role model 24/7
    Desire to grow in your relationship with God
    Willingness to put the needs of others before your own
    Infectious enthusiasm for life
    Strong character and the determination to stand up for what you believe
    Desire to foster self-esteem and responsibility in others
    Commitment to work as part of a team and support other team members

New applicants fill out the staff application here!
Returning Summer Staff fill out the staff application here!

Summer Staff Positions 

Junior Staff
Cabin Counselors
Senior Counselors 
Service Team

Application and Hiring Steps



Will I get time off? 

- Staff will receive a 24 hour period of time-off for each week worked. 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? 

- Staff will be given time off between sessions (when campers are not on site). This will be approximately from Friday evening to Sunday mid-day between sessions. If a staff member needs to leave camp property during a session, they need prior approval from their supervisor.

How much will I get paid?

- Our American summer staff team will make between $240 and $350/week. Your rate will depend on experience and position. This includes your housing and food for all 10 weeks. This will be discussed in more detail during your interview.

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 air conditioned. 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 inservice 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 office@campwesleywoods.com.



New applicants fill out the staff application here!
Returning Summer Staff fill out the staff application here!