Seeking Summer Camp Staff

We’re hiring now for our 2018 summer season.  Seeking Christ centered individuals with a gift for hospitality.  Come join a fun hard working team to have an awesome summer living and working around the beach!


Lifeguard (paid)- Enjoy the beach while keeping our campers safe! Interested, but not certified? Let us know and we’ll help you find training.

Food Service (paid) – An awesome side of our camping ministry serving savory (and healthy) meals to groups.  We like a fun kitchen and the right staff make it the place to be!

Hospitality (paid) – Help keep our visitors safe and comfortable by maintaining and cleaning facilities. Want to know more? Contact lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org

Summer Camp Dean (volunteer) – The heart of our summer camping youth ministry.  Recruit counselors and develop an unforgettable program that leaves kids: having grown in their relationship with Christ, having had the best summer of their life, and wanting to come back as soon as they can.

Counselors (volunteer for a week or make it part of a whole summer employment at the lake) – Come spend the best week of your year here at the Lake.  Show kids leadership, discipleship, and insane fun!

How to Apply 

  1. Click on “Log In” and create a new account (if you don’t have one)
  2. Paid Positions: Click on “Reservations,” then look under New Reservations and click on Your Name under “Make an individual reservation for.”
  3. Paid positions: Scroll down to find “STAFF All Site” Application. Select this item, then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “REGISTER.”
    Volunteer positions: Scroll down to Lake Michigan and click on “Volunteer,” then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “REGISTER.”
  4. Complete the application. Check off Lake Michigan Be prepared to submit three employer/personal references using their email addresses. You’ll be asked to complete a personal disclosure statement and submit to a criminal background check.

How to Apply via e-mail or snail mail

  1. Download our application here.
  2. Complete it and send it to lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org or mail it in (address on application)


  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Site Directors: Dana and Duane Hunt

    Reservations: Lynn Hayes, 231-869-5317

  • 231-869-5627
  • Directions


5 days ago

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center


HELP WANTED: We have several projects that we would love to have done this camping season and we could use your help! If you are skilled in hanging paneling, we could use help finishing the new family cabins located on in North Camp. OR if you are skilled in cutting down trees, we need a few more trees cut down to finish the new RV dump station. Come for a day, a night or two (we will find a campsite or platform tent for you if needed) Call the camp office at 231-869-5627 or email lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org if interested.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 29th 9am -? this is the date to begin to close down our camp by taking down platform tents and beginning to winterize the camp. Breakfast will be served 8-9 am and lunch will be provided. If interested in camping the night before, call the office or email the address above.

AS AN FYI, if you love fall and winter camping, we will continue to offer RV & tent camping and will keep the North bathrooms open as long as possible. We will post on Facebook when all bathrooms are closed for the winter.

Set-up day for 2019 will be on Saturday, May 4, 2019 :)

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