Employment Opportunities

UPDATED June 7, 2022

Working in camp and retreat ministries is an opportunity to change lives and make disciples of Jesus Christ.  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 workampers for the season (May-October). Join our fun, groovy, 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. Workampers enjoy the best sunsets on Lake Michigan and a campsite with 50/30/20, water and 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 specific job openings

  • Ministry Internships as Summer Camp Staffnew for 2022 — in partnership with the Young Adult Ministry – Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. Paid summer staff, training for valuable ministry and life experience. including programming, lifeguard, or maintenance.
  • Seasonal Maintenance Assistant – March – October, 30 hours/week.
  • Guest Services Coordinator – Year-round, 20 hours/week
  • Program Assistants (Counselors, Lifeguards) – Seasonal
  • Head Cook – Seasonal
  • Prep Cook/Kitchen Assistant – Seasonal
  • Hospitality/Cleaning Assistant – Seasonal

Lake Huron Retreat Center (Burtchville)

Come be part of a terrific team whose ministry of hospitality and excellence is known throughout our state. Competitive wages, great team approach to work, all necessary training provided – and a beautiful location in which to work! We have immediate openings for:
  • Housekeeping (year-round, part-time)
  • Food Service (year-round, part-time)

  • Contact Rev. Ann Emerson, Director at aemerson@umcamping.org or 810-327-6272 for job descriptions and further details. Use the form below to apply

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping

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

Job Application

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