Great Oaks typically hires 5 male counselors, 5 female counselors, and 1 lifeguard/support staff for the summer.

What to expect:

  • $200  weekly compensation plus the opportunity to raise additional missionary support.
  • The 9 weeks of summer include:  Ten days of staff training & about 7 weeks of camp
  • Training starts around the end of May and ends around the last week of July or the first week of August.

Who can be a counselor?

  • People who have a passionate relationship with God and a desire to make an impact in other people’s lives.
  • Must love working with children and having fun!


  • We require our staff to have a dynamic, active personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • We will not consider an applicant who cannot provide a pastoral reference and a personal testimony.
  • No previous experience necessary: if you have the right heart, attitude, and desire our training will enable you to impact the life of a child from day one, even if you have never been to a summer camp.

Why be a counselor?

  • We offer room and board, a great staff training experience, CPR and First Aid certification, and an opportunity to get to know God better.
  • You will be ministered to through prayer time, bible study, and worship as you in turn are ministering.
  • Very few times in your life do you have the opportunity to devote a whole summer to an intense ministry.
  • Working at Great Oaks helps you take advantage of that time to serve and minister.
  • You may find you like it so much that you will want to come back year after year!

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