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College-age Applicants


May 27 - July 12, 2014

Counselor and Camper at Climbing Wall

Application to Counselor Training Institute (CTI) is open to anyone who has been out of high school for at least one year and is serious about serving God. No experience is necessary, because CTI includes two weeks of intensive training prior to five weeks of counseling. Each counselor is responsible for a cabin group of seven or eight campers.

The seven-week Institute will provide room, board, and $1,680. In addition, some students earn up to eight hours of college credit. Additional employment opportunities are available starting in late July through the month of August.

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Support Staff Positions

June - August

Non-counseling summer staff members earn between $1,400 and $2,200 during June, July, and August, in addition to room and board.

Program Instructors

There are six program areas operated by instructors.

Mountain Boarding
  • Handcraft
  • Shooting Sports
    • Air Rifles
    • Archery
  • High Ropes Course
  • Paintball
  • Climbing Wall
  • Waterfront
    • Director (lifeguard experience and certification*)
    • Lifeguards (lifeguard certification*)
  • Mini-farm
  • Archery
  • Program Assistant

Wilderness Trip Leaders


Opportunities include canoe trips, backpack trips, white water kayaking, and top-rope rock climbing trips. Staff are typically chosen from former staff that have counseled for Camp Forest Springs’ resident youth camps. We generally expect adventure trip staff to be 21 years old or older. The qualifications that are needed are received during the three weeks of training. These include Red Cross First Responder training, river swimming and swift-water rescue, facilitation of group dynamics, evangelism and Bible instruction, and much more. Adventure trip staff are not expected to facilitate rock climbing or white water kayaking.

Adventure trip staff are usually hired in December and January for the upcoming trip season which runs from late May through mid August. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Two receptionists are needed to care for answering phones and greeting people at the front desk in the camp office, with other secretarial duties as needed.

Health & Safety

Two full-time healthcare providers (advanced CPR/First Aid, First Responder, RN preferred, able to dispense medicine) are needed. Responsibilities include dispensing medications, assessing and treating illness or injuries, and keeping a log of accidents and treatments.

Kitchen Staff

Food Service

Our kitchen serves hundreds of people every day and requires multiple kitchen staff, including cooks (large group cooking experience preferred), cook's helpers, and a baker.

Camp Store Clerks

Store clerks are needed for the Lodge Cafe, the Gift Shop, and the Coffee Shop.