Camp Luther hires around 45 college-aged staff, including:
Leadership Staff (Program Coordinators and Keweenaw Base Camp Staff)
Specialty Staff (Maintenance, Kitchen)
For information on how to apply, look further down on this page.
The application for 2020 Leadership Staff positions is currently available. The NLOMA application for counselors and specialty staff positions will be available November 2019.
Camp Luther hires 24 counselors for the summer. Counselors are required to have completed their freshman year in college, or be the equivalent age. Counselors are responsible for the 24-hour supervision of small groups of campers in a variety of different programs over the course of the summer. This role involves planning and leading daily activities, facilitating community development in their groups, leading faith formation times, and working closely with fellow summer staff members.
Leadership Staff Positions:
Camp Luther hires 17 Leadership Staff positions for the summer. These positions serve the ministry of camp in many different ways but are united by the scope of responsibility and strong leadership required in each role. In addition, the people in these positions are given ownership for mentoring and supporting our summer staff team. Strong preference is given to applicants with previous Camp Luther staff experience or equivalent leadership experience. For more information about the different positions available, click here. The application process for our leadership staff positions is described below.
Specialty Staff Positions:
Camp Luther hires one (1) maintenance assistant and three (3) kitchen assistants for the 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 complete a 2020 staff application through the NLOMA website. (Available November 2019) Once you have completed the application, if you select Camp Luther as your first choice camp, we will be forwarded your application and will contact you to set up an interview.
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 31 to June 14, 2019.
Program Coordinators and KBC Team Leaders, who serve in a variety of leadership roles during the summer, begin staff training on Tuesday, May 26, 2019.
The summer begins for most summer staff members with staff training on Sunday, May 31. Summer programming starts on Sunday, June 14 and concludes on Tuesday, August 25. 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-$3,200 over the course of the summer, depending on position and experience. All summer staff members are additionally provided with full room and board.
Counselor/Specialty Staff Application Process:
Camp Luther is a part of a national organization of Lutheran camps called NLOMA (National Lutheran Outdoors Ministries Association). You may fill out a 2020 staff application through the NLOMA website. (Available November 2019) Once you have filled out the application, if you select Camp Luther as your first choice camp, we will be forwarded your application and will contact you to set up an interview.
Leadership Staff Application Process:
Because our Program Coordinators and KBC Staff serve in important leadership roles during the summer, a separate application is required for these positions. If you are interested in serving in one of our leadership 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.
The initial deadline for Leadership Staff applications is November 1, 2019. Hiring decisions will be made by January 1, 2020 for all initial applicants. After that point, applications will still be accepted for any open positions.
The 2020 NLOMA application will be made available on the NLOMA website in early November 2019. The initial deadline for counselor applications and specialty staff positions is February 10, 2020. Hiring decisions will be made by February 24, 2020 for all applicants who meet this deadline. After that point, applications will still be accepted for any open positions.
Every year, Camp Luther receives more staff applications than we have positions available. For this reason, the earlier you apply the better. The later in the year we receive your application, the more likely it is that we will have already finalized our hiring decisions for the summer.
Questions: Contact Kardia (firstname.lastname@example.org), Camp Luther's Director of Programs, with any questions or requests for additional information.