How to Apply for Camp Staff Positions

  1. Click on “Log In” and create a new account (if you don’t have one)
  2. Click on “Reservations,” then look under New Reservations and click on Your Name under “Make an individual reservation for.”
  3. Scroll down to find Staff Application for the site you want. Select either New Staff or Returning Staff, then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “REGISTER.”
  4. Complete the application. Check off all sites you are interested in. 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.

Employment Opportunities


Working in camping and retreat ministries is an opportunity to change lives and make disciples of Jesus Christ. 

 Michigan Area United Methodist Camping

Albright Park (Reed City)

  • Summer Staff: Lifeguard
  • Follow instructions above to apply.

Camp Kinawind (Boyne Falls)

  • Summer Staff: Cook, Lifeguard
  • Follow instructions above to apply.

Crystal Springs (Dowagiac)

  • No positions at this time.

Judson Collins Center (Onsted)

Lake Huron Retreat Center (Burtchville)

  • no openings at this time

Lake Michigan (Pentwater)

  • 2 Cooks
  • 2 Lifeguards
  • Follow instructions above to apply.

Lakeview Family Campground (Lakeview)

  • Summer Host: responsible for managing the grounds and daily operations. Read complete job description. To apply send letter and resume by April 30 to or mail to Executive Director, PO BOX 120007, Grand Rapids, MI 49528-0007.
  • Summer Staff: housekeeeping, maintenance, office-staff
  • Follow instructions above to apply.

Myers Lake Campground (Byron)

  • No positions available at this time.

Wesley Woods (Dowling)

  • 1 Cook (year round, part-time)
  • 2 Lifeguards (summer only, Mid May-Mid August)
  • Follow instructions above to apply.