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Summer Camp Internships

More Than a Summer Job

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping announces the return and expansion of its summer intern program. Last summer’s successful internship program, see story, will continue and we are grateful to the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church for the funding grant that fuels the program.

The ideal candidate is someone looking to expand their knowledge and skills in outdoor education, ministry, recreation, administration, or other related fields. “When we hire our summer interns, we look for individuals who are responsible, fun, and good role models,” says Executive Director David Berkey. “These individuals are responsible for the care and support of hundreds of campers throughout the summer and we take that very seriously!”

Applicants should be over 18 years old, have at least one year of college.

This type of summer job can build your leadership skills, understanding of camp ministry and score big points on your resume — and it can be fun and fulfilling! Most of last year’s interns plan to return this summer and talk about how much they enjoyed and grew from the experience. “This was the best summer I’ve ever had,” Mae Wikkerinkk said. “I’ve seen a lot of growth in myself and learned new skills I didn’t realize I had in me.”

Summer Camp Interns work with their supervisor, coworkers and other interns throughout the summer, tailor their learning experiences to their interests, receive specialized training, and support each other through weekly check-ins. Training begins June 1 and runs 10 weeks (with room for some flexibility as your schedule may require). Ideal candidates have at least one year of college and are over 18 years old.

Day Camp Interns

Locations: West Branch and Utica Apply

Help run day camp for children at one of two sites (West Branch First United Methodist Church and Utica United Methodist Church). Camps include crafts, games, activities, Bible lessons, and more. Interns will be trained in all aspects of day camp including curriculum, child safety, instruction, programs, and more. Monday-Friday, hourly pay.

Overnight Camp Interns

Locations: Wesley Woods and Lake Michigan sites Apply

You’ll be guided through all aspects of camp ministry, including, but limited to program leadership, administration, lifeguarding, hospitality, maintenance, team building. Includes housing and meals (room and board), $600 per week.

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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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