Summer Staff


Do something that matters this summer.

Serve at camp.

Summer 2020 applications will open NOVEMBER 5th.

APPLY HERE.


How do I apply?

To apply, all you have to do is:

  1. Go HERE to fill out your Summer Service Profile.
  2. Wait to be contacted by your first choice camp to set up an interview (usually within 2 weeks).

The initial deadline for applications is February 10th.  While we may still continue to accept applicants after this date, we make the majority of our hiring decisions in February.

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.

That’s it.  Pretty simple.  If you have questions about it, you can email Danny.


Why do I have to apply through the NLOMA website?

At Lakeview Ministries, we are a partner camp of the National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association (NLOMA).  This organization is made up of more than 25 LCMS camp across the country.  We share a common application with the other NLOMA camps.  This means that when you apply to work at Lakeview Ministries, your application will also be seen by the other NLOMA camps.  Don’t worry, we get first dibs, but if you don’t wind up working here, you have the opportunity to work at many other places across the country!

You can explore the many different camps that make up NLOMA by going HERE.  Who knows?  God may be calling you to a new place this summer!


What kind of people are you looking for?

We want people who love Jesus, love kids, and are willing to put their faith into action to serve in outdoor ministry.  Also, you need to be at least a year out of high school.  If you haven’t ever attended camp at Lakeview Ministries or aren’t a huge outdoor expert, don’t worry!  Each summer we hire people who are brand new to camp.


What positions do you offer?

At Lakeview Ministries, we hire 45+ summer staff.  The following positions are available each summer.  On your Summer Service Profile you will be able to list your top three position choices, as well as any other positions you may be interested in.  We may ask you about serving in a position you did not put as one of your top choices.  Positions offered are:

Camp  Lakeview:
Lakeview Villages:

Summer Schedule and Salary

Support Staff begin training the week of May 18th.  Counselors begin training May 22nd.  The final day of summer camp is July 24th for Lakeview Villages and July 31st for Camp Lakeview.

All staff are paid at least $300 per week plus room and board.


Work and Time Off

You will work very hard if selected to a part of the Lakeview Ministries 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 Support Staff 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.

Any additional time off requests are entirely dependent on the needs of the summer program.  Hiring preference will go to staff who can work the entire summer.


Don’t delay.  Even though it seems early, each year we try to receive all applications, conduct all interviews, and make final selections by mid-February.  If you have any questions or would like more information, call the camp office at 812-342-4815 or fill out the form below.

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