Summer Staff



Each summer, Cedar Lake Ministries hires around twenty summer staff members to serve our program through eight weeks of day and overnight camp.  These students must have a desire to serve the Lord and a willingness to be a contributing member of a team that seeks to impact campers for Christ.  Serving on summer staff is a challenging yet rewarding experience that pushes the individual to grow in their relationship with the Lord.


What Does a Summer Look Like?




To Qualify for Summer Staff:

  • You must know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. 
  • You must have a willing heart to be used by God wherever He would send you.
  • Your conduct must reflect that of Jesus Christ
  • You must be willing to contribute to a team that seeks to clearly communicate the good news of Christ.
  • You must be willing to commit a full summer to service.
  • You must be 16 years or older.  (Please note that some positions require a higher minimum age.)


Interested in joining our 2021 team?



Available Positions


Program Assistants

Responsible to work under the supervision of Cedar Lake Ministries’ Program Coordinator. Assist in providing an environment for kids to be impacted by Jesus through collaboration with other team members by maintaining the schedule and implementing summer camp programming. This is a role that requires strong servant leadership skills, a desire to support and encourage Camp Counselors, and the accountability of summer staff in dorms. Must be a positive role model. Program Assistants must have previous camp or related experience. Age 21 or older is preferred.



Media Assistant

Responsible to work under the supervision of Cedar Lake Ministries’ Media/Marketing Coordinator. Ensure sound for all sessions, working with speakers and worship leaders on any slide presentations, mics, tv’s, ensuring any and all equipment is ready for sessions. Responsible to play CLM provided soundtrack prior to session beginning. Capture video and photos of camper’s daily activities, including but not limited to small groups, sessions, waterfront, dining hall, specialty camp, etc. Weekly video prepared by Friday every week to be played during closing sessions. Soundtrack must be approved by Program leadership. Prefer media/marketing/communications major in college with at least one year of college completed.


Support Staff

Responsible to work under the supervision of Program Assistants. Come alongside Program staff to assist in the implementation of daily schedule, games and activities. Assist Camp Counselors as assigned by Program Assistants. Will serve daily as Aquatic Observers at the waterfront. This is a leadership preparation role that will work closely with the Program Assistants and will fulfill duties as assigned. This position is for high school students interested in eventually being a Camp Counselor or Program Director. Ages 16-18


Kandy Kabin Assistants

Responsible to work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. Oversee the sales and organization of the Kandy Kabin. Will be responsible for keeping the Kandy Kabin clean at all times, ensuring a fun, safe place for campers, Camp Counselors and guests. Must be willing to engage in conversation with campers and guests, serving with a friendly attitude. Ensure inventory is taken in a timely manner and provide purchase list to Program Coordinator by the due date. Music played through sound system will be provided by leadership. Ages 16-18.

Camp Counselors

Responsible to work under the supervision of Cedar Lake Ministries’ Program Coordinator and Program Assistants. Primary responsibility is the care and supervision of campers during each week of camp, in our Day Camp and Overnight Camp programs. Serve as facilitator of small groups, games and activities, have meaningful conversations with campers while showing responsibility for creating a safe, positive, fun camp environment in our Day Camp and Overnight Camp sessions. Must be a recent high school graduate 18 years or older.


Responsible to work under the supervision of Cedar Lake Ministries’ Program Coordinator. Supervision of all waterfront related activities such as boating, tubing, swimming, ensuring that campers have a fun, safe experience at the waterfront. Ensuring upkeep of facilities and equipment. Requires active monitoring and enforcing rules to ensure the well-being of campers on the lakefront. Lifeguard certification preferred, but will train and provide certification.


What Does a Week Look Like?




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