More Than a Job… It’s a Ministry
If you are looking for a significant way to serve God this summer, prayerfully consider working at Camp Forest Springs. Serving is hard work, but has many rewards. The interaction with campers and fellow staff encourage spiritual growth and lasting friendships.
Qualifications we look for in a staff member
- A sincere love for the Lord and a desire to see campers come to know and grow in Him
- An eagerness to learn, loves campers, and gives evidence of a consistant walk with God
- A willingness to forego personal rights for the common good of the camp and campers
- Flexibility and an ability to work with campers and other staff
Summer Camps are divided into three parts:
Part 1 - CTI & Resident Youth Camps
Counselor Training Institute (May 28 - June 11, 2013) — An extensive two week training program is designed to prepare counselors for their responsibilities. It is a balanced training/work experience with an emphasis on spiritual growth and development.
Resident Youth Camps (June 12 - July 13, 2013) — The four and 1/2 weeks of youth camps (for age 8 through 12th grade consecutively) will each start on a Sunday and end on the following Saturday. Each week will include about 200 campers.
Part 2 - Resident Family Camps
(July 14 - August 24, 2013)
There are seven different family camp events. The pace is different from youth camps, but the opportunity to serve is the same.
Part 3 - Wilderness Camps
(May 27 - August 10, 2013)
Camp Forest Springs also operates week-long canoe trips on Wisconsin's Flambeau and Brule rivers; rock climbing trips to Devil's Lake State Park or Interstate Park; and backpack trips in Upper Michigan's Porcupine Mountains.
Fund Raising For Salaried Positions
Each paid staff member, upon being hired, will be asked to submit 20 names of friends, family members, and churches who might be interested in supporting them financially. The support that camp receives for each staff will be put into an account to help pay for all of the salaried summer staff positions. Your help and involvement in this process is a significant blessing to the overall ministry of Camp Forest Springs.
How will it work?