Summer Staff

Why serve at camp?

  • You'll experience tremendous growth as you live into what it means to follow Jesus Christ.
  • You'll be part of a close-knit community who will become some of your best and closest friends.
  • You'll be led by full-time staff who are committed to your development and support.
  • You'll gain marketable skills through purposeful training and hands-on leadership experience.

A summer on staff at camp means diving into something that's real, that immerses you in what it means to love Jesus and love like Jesus. It's kingdom ministry that's intense, and deep, and life changing.

Positions Available:

*Update: 2/26/2018 All Camp Luther summer staff positions are filled. If you are still interested in working at camp for the summer, there are Lutheran camps across the country that are still hiring and would love to have you apply. Check out a list of camps here.*

Camp Luther hires around 45 college-aged staff, including:

  • Summer Counselors
  • Program Coordinators
  • Specialty Staff (Maintenance, Kitchen)
  • Keweenaw Base Camp Staff

For more information about the different positions available, click here. For information on how to apply, look further down on this page.

Specialty Staff Positions:

*Update: 2/26/2018 All specialty staff positions are filled.*

Camp Luther will be hiring one (1) maintenance assistant and three (3) kitchen assistants for this upcoming summer. Unlike our other summer staff positions which require you to have completed your freshman year in college, these roles are available to anyone who is 18+ years old. These positions also allow you to serve camp and be a part of our summer staff team without the camper-care responsibilities that are the focus of most of our other summer staff positions. To apply for these positions, please request a staff application through the NLOMA website. Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by a member of the Camp Luther staff team to set up an interview.

Staff Training:

All staff undergo two weeks of intensive staff training, covering a variety of topics, including ministry leadership, faith formation, child and youth development, facilitative leadership, program planning, and risk management. This time is also focused on personal formation and community development. Staff training is required for all staff and is May 29 to June 10, 2018.

Program Coordinators, who serve in a variety of leadership roles during the summer, begin staff training on Thursday, May 24, 2018.


The summer begins for most summer staff members with staff training on Tuesday, May 29. Summer programming starts on Sunday, June 10 and concludes on Tuesday, August 21. Earlier end dates may be available, but hiring preference is given to candidates who are able to complete all weeks of camp.

Work and Time Off:

You will work very hard if selected to a part of the Camp Luther staff team. Staff work from early in the morning to late in the evening, with very little personal time. Counselors spend nearly every hour of the day with their campers, while Program Coordinators have grueling and unglamorous duties to fulfill each day. This is the hardest job you'll ever love. All staff will receive on average one day off per week. In addition, all staff receive one hour off each day.


Salaries range from $2,700-$3,000 over the course of the summer, depending on position and experience. All summer staff members are additionally provided with full room and board.

Summer Staff Application Process:

Camp Luther is a part of a national organization of Lutheran camps called NLOMA (National Lutheran Outdoors Ministries Association). You may request a staff application through the NLOMA website. The application will be sent to you via an email link. Once you have filled out the application, if you selected Camp Luther as your first choice camp, we will be forwarded your application and will be in touch to set up an interview.

Program Coordinator Application Process:

Because Program Coordinators serve in important leadership roles during the summer, a separate application is required. If interested in serving in one of our PC roles, please fill out this application. Once you've completed the application, we will contact you to let you know about the next steps of the hiring process.

*Update: 1/17/2018 Currently all our summer Program Coordinator positions are filled. Please check back September 2018 for applications for Summer 2019.*

Hiring Timeline:

  • The initial deadline for Program Coordinator applications is November 1, 2017. Hiring decisions will be made by January 1, 2018 for all initial applicants. After that point, applications will still be accepted for any open positions.
  • The 2018 NLOMA application will be made available on the NLOMA website November 10, 2018. The initial deadline for counselor applications and specialty staff positions is February 5, 2018. Hiring decisions will be made by February 26, 2018 for all applicants who meet this deadline. After that point, applications will still be accepted for any open positions.


Contact Kardia (, Camp Luther's Director of Programs, with any questions or requests for additional information.

Camp Luther
1889 Koubenec Road
Three Lakes, WI 54562
Phone: 877.264.CAMP
Local: 715.546.3647
Building up believers in Christ for service to the Church and witness to the world!
A subsidiary ministry of the North Wisconsin District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Camp Luther is a Christian camp on the Three Lakes / Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Northern Wisconsin specializing in the highest quality outdoor ministry and recreation opportunities including includes location, contacts, programs, summer camp schedule, activities, facilities and rates.
Camp Luther, Three Lakes, WI
Three Lakes
1889 Koubenec Rd.
North Wisconsin District - LCMS