Employment Opportunities

UPDATED Sept. 8, 2022

Working in camp and retreat ministries is an opportunity to change lives and help others experience the love of God.  Use the form at the bottom of this page to apply for any position (with the exception of ministry interns, see link below).


See also Volunteer Opportunities

Lake Michigan (Pentwater)

  • Work Camper – hiring two to three work campers for the 2023 season (May-October). Join our fun, friendly crew and help maintain sites, tents, cabins, buildings, bathrooms, and grounds. Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat is a United Methodist Campground extending Christian hospitality to all our guests regardless of any religious affiliation. Work campers enjoy the best sunsets on Lake Michigan and a campsite with electric, water, and an on-site dump station (or honeywagon service) minimum 20 hours/week.

Contact Erik Bengston, site director, ebengston@umcamping.org or 231-869-5627 for job descriptions and details. Use the form below to apply.

Wesley Woods (Dowling)

Learn more about working at Wesley Woods and seasonal job openings

  • Maintenance Manager – Full Time, Year-Round, Benefits.
    Join a supportive team working to change lives through camps and retreats for children, youth, adults and families. Responsibilities include facility maintenance for multi-building camp and retreat center; keeping the grounds safe and clean with necessary mowing, tree trimming, and snow removal; keeping the shop, equipment and project sites clean and orderly; other duties as assigned. This year-round, full-time position includes benefits and a competitive salary. Ideal candidate has a minimum of 2 years of experience working related areas, such as:
    • utility systems: electric, gas, phone, water and sewer
    • construction equipment, materials and applications
    • grounds equipment and vegetation
    • vehicle maintenance

    Qualified candidates are self-motivated and have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.
    To apply, send your resume to nholton@umcamping.org

Lake Huron Retreat Center (Burtchville)

  • no openings at this time

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping

  • no openings at this time
Questions? Please contact the Rev. David Berkey, Executive Director, 517-966-2700 or email.

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Share the joy of camp and retreat ministry as a part of our summer or year-round staff!
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