Summer Staff

Camp WOW staff consists of about 40 college students who are fully committed to devoting their summers to impacting the lives of the youth who come to camp. Our staff is truly what differentiates us from other camps. They constantly strive to show Christ in every act of service and interaction with campers. Come and get to know the staff that everyone is talking about!

If this sounds like you and you’re a college student interested in serving on our summer staff, or if you’re a high school student interested in serving a Timothy Term, you’ve come to the right place! This is also where Camp WOW staff alumni can reconnect with other former staff members. Finally, if you need to contact one of our full-time staff members or just want to find out more about our staff, your search is over. We’re excited you’re here so feel free to look around and let us know if you have any questions.

We’re very excited you’ve taken an interest in serving with us this summer. If you have an overwhelming love for Jesus Christ, love children and youth, you’re fun, energetic, hard working, servant minded, and have a genuinely positive attitude, Camp WOW may very well be the place for you. As a management team, our heart is to see you serve the Lord where He has called you. Whether that is at Camp WOW, on the international mission field, or at your local job, we will be praying that you recognize and follow God’s plan for your summer. If God has led you to find out more about Camp WOW please take full advantage of this site. Feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions you may have or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

To apply, click here.

 

 

Positions you can apply for at Camp WOW:

    • Rock-Wall Team: Facilitate and oversee the rock wall, high ropes course, and zip-line. Training included.
    • Waterfront Team: Lifeguard and facilitate all water activities (Blob, water-zip, etc). Training included.
    • Support Team: Fill in when necessary on both rock wall and waterfront. Special projects around camp. Manage the snack shack, preparing and serving food, etc. Facilitate Archery Tag for groups during the summer. Training included.
    • Media Team: All photography and videography for Camp WOW. Previous experience preferred.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:3-5

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Summer Staff? The Camp WOW Summer Staff truly is the heart and soul of our summer. The summer staff provide energy, service, and love to every camper that comes through WOW.

How old do I have to be to work for Camp WOW? For summer staff, Camp WOW hires college students who have completed their freshman year. We also have a program for those who have finished their junior or senior year of high school called the Timothy Term program.

What does it take to be on staff at Camp WOW? Being selected to serve on staff at any Christ-centered Camp is an honor. Camp WOW only hires college students who have a genuine desire to serve like Jesus for the summer. Being on summer staff requires a selfless attitude, a loving heart, and a hard-working and flexible outlook. You also must be at least 1 year out of high school.

If I serve on staff at Camp WOW, what would my job be? Camp WOW is divided into four teams: Ropes Team- responsible for running all high  ropes elements; Water Front Team- responsible for guarding the lives of campers at the Lake Front; Media Team- responsible for running sound, photography, social media, etc; Support Staff- responsible for running the camp store, Archery Tag, and filling in when other staff are absent.  The Water Front, Ropes, and Support Teams are also responsible for running recreation activities, late night parties, serving meals, cleaning up, hanging out with campers, and any other service opportunity that arises. Media Team will also have various other responsibilities.

Does Camp WOW Summer Staff get paid? Yes. Although we know those who come to serve with us are not doing it for the money, we also recognize and appreciate the hard work our staff provides and we know financial needs are great among college students. First year staff is paid $200 for work week and $800/session (2 sessions). If you choose to work Full Summer (both sessions), you will qualify for performance based bonuses up to $200! Staffers also receive all meals and lodging at no cost.  Pay does increase for returning staff! Additionally, Camp WOW offers an incentive program, that allows staff to gain bonuses throughout the summer.

Are there any perks that come with being on staff at Camp WOW? There are many perks that come with being a Camp WOW summer staff.  Some of these include…

      • A life-long camp family
      • Experience working with children and youth
      • Opportunities to fulfill college internship requirements
      • Opportunities for advancement -Increased pay for returning staff
      • Bonuses for committing early for next summer and referrals
      • Staff Hang-out Times at the Water Front and on the Ropes Course
      • Opportunities to grow spiritually
      • Accountability opportunities
      • Leadership opportunities
      • Opportunities to disciple juniors and seniors in high school
      • Much, much more!

How do I apply? Click here to be directed to our online application. Someone on the Camp WOW Management Team will contact you to set up an interview. God bless! We’re always praying for our past, present, and future summer staff.

 

 

Thank you for considering another summer of serving with us! We value what you have already done for camp, and can’t wait to see what else the Lord has in store for you. We are adding this form so that we can get feedback from you and improve camp for both the staff and the campers. Please fill out the Returning Staff Application and we will get back to you soon!

Our online app is currently not working. Please fill out the Returning Staff App and return to Jenna ASAP.

Returning Staff App

If you’re in high school, you love the Lord, love camp, and would love to have an awesome experience this summer, you’ve come to the right place. Camp WOW is looking for juniors and seniors in high school who would like to spend 2 weeks this summer volunteering to serve a Timothy Term at Camp WOW. This is a non-paid program, but you will be provided free lodging and food for the duration of your term. As a Camp WOW “Timothy,” you will share almost all of the responsibilities of a full time summer staff member. You will be mentored and discipled by one of our college students and you will have the opportunity to experience what camp life is like behind the scenes. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please fill out a Timothy Term application below. Be careful though, God may just change your life!

Click HERE for a printable, PDF version of the Timothy Term Application.

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  12. A Timothy Term is a volunteer program for students who have completed their Junior or Senior year of high school. A Timothy Term can be 1-2 weeks in length. It is recommended that a Timothy Term be served either the 2 weeks prior or the two weeks following the student's week of camp. Other dates can be scheduled depending on availability. Each student is responsible for transportation to and from Camp WOW.
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  19. We believe that all scripture is inspired by God and is our authority for faith and life. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died to provide salvation for all mankind. We do not condone, or personally use druge, alcohol or tobacco. We believe and teach that abortion, pornography, premarital sex, and homosexuality are in violation of God's Word. In everything we do, our purpose if to glorify Christ and honor His Word.
  20. I agree to serve a Timothy Term at Camp WOW on the dates agreed upon by Camp WOW and myself. I understand that a Timothy Term is a voluneer program. I promise to serve the Lord with all that I have while at Camp WOW and will abide by all rules and regulations set by the camp and its directors. I agree to adhere to the above statement of conduct and to do all I can do to honor the Lord during my Timothy Term.
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If you have been hired to serve at Camp WOW for the summer of 2020, we have a page just for you!  On it, you will find several helpful documents to help you get ready for the summer.  Follow the link below to the 2020 Staff page.  The information is password protected, so if you need the password, contact Jenna if you have any questions.

2020 Staff

Our Adopt-a-Staffer program is a great opportunity for you to support our staff in their service during the summer months.  Every year, we have around 38 college students join us to minister to campers.  These individuals work long days which can be quite exhausting.  They are away from their friends and family for many weeks.  Because of this, there is a great physical, emotional, and spiritual drain on them.  Our goal with the Adopt-a-Staffer program is for you to come alongside these staffers and support them through prayer and encouragement.  We ask our adopters to commit to consistently lifting up their assigned staff member in prayer.  In addition, we love for our adopters to send notes of encouragement and/or care packages to their staffer.  If you feel led to participate in this opportunity, you will be given the name of one (or two) staff member(s), their info sheet, and a picture of them so that you can know more about them.  This is a great ministry project for families – to pray/support a college student in their ministry! If you are willing to help in this program, please fill out the form below or contact Tracy for more information.

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