Working At Camp: What is It All About?

The mission of Pine Ridge is to share and model the message of Jesus in a safe, innovative, and relational setting. We accomplish this through a team of passionate and dedicated summer team members that are committed to living out their faith in community with our campers. Pine Ridge serves campers from 1st to 12th grades in a variety of programs each summer. We have our Oasis campus that serves elementary campers, and we also have our Ridge campus that serves middle and senior high campers. To run all of these programs a wide variety of jobs are available each summer. See the Job Descriptions links on the side bar of this page.

Most summer staff members are required to live on-site and commit to the entire summer, including a week of training and ten weeks of summer camp. Some exceptions can be made, but those will be made on a case by case basis. The compensation package includes salary, housing, and all meals.

As of June, we are still hiring for male Cabin Leaders!

Summer volunteer opportunities are available to high school students 14 years old and above. Eligible applicants serve on our Support Team (Kitchen, Housekeeping, Grounds) or our Junior Cabin Leader (JCL) Programs. JCL's must be 17 to be eligible. The Support Team and JCL applicants are typically scheduled in 3 week shifts of the summer. Pine Ridge will reward the volunteers with a credit towards a summer camp session for each week of participation in the program with a value of one week of camp earned after the completion of 3 weeks.This credit is not transferable to anyone else, including other family members. Applicants wishing to serve in excess of 3 weeks may do so on a volunteer basis. Other positions (some paid) may be available to high school students that have a certification or skill set that is needed in camp ministry. Interviews for most high school applicants will take place near the spring break time period. 


Please direct Summer Staff questions to or by calling 616.696.8675








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Here are some helpful resources to help you as you seek a Summer Staff position here at Pine Ridge. Please contact us at 616.696.8675 if you have any questions.

Staff Application

Reference Login

Interview Tips

Summer Staff Job Descriptions

Cabin Leader

Cooking Staff

Junior Cabin Leader

Program Coordinator

Program Staff

Support Team Supervisor

Support Team