Looking for a summer of adventure, challenge, and community? Camp Eagle Summer Staff enjoy the outdoors, make life-long friends, and work hard. At Camp Eagle, we proclaim the Gospel and provide an opportunity for God to move radically in the hearts of every person we meet. If this sounds like your ideal summer, apply now! Let's learn together what it means to serve others humbly and wholly.
Deep. Lasting. And rooted in Jesus Christ.
Enter into a season of trusting and growing in the Lord.
Resume Building Skills
Summer Staff work in a variety of fields, giving you the opportunity to put together a great resume for finding your post-summer job.
Work and play in the Texas Hill Country, surrounded by caliche cliff-faces, and on the banks of the Nueces River.
Summer Camp Counselor
Spend your summer guiding campers on adventures and growing your leadership skills! Our program is designed to build authentic relationships, through shared experience, so we can share the gospel in significant ways with meaningful bonds! You will be paired with a co-counselor, and together, lead your cabin through a life-changing week of camp. Our Summer Camp is broken up into 3 different age groups: Elementary (1st - 5th grade), Junior High (6th - 8th grade), and High School (9th - 12th grade).See Details
Group Camp Counselor
On the Group Camp campus, each week, co-ed partners lead 20-25 junior high and high school students through purposeful and pre-planned experiences using incredible adventure activities at Camp Eagle while displaying to students the love of Christ. Guide campers all hours of the day, building relationships and leading activities that will provide opportunities for scripture to come to life. Group Camp counselors room with other Summer Staff in provided housing, unless they are needed to supervise guests.See Details
Spend your summer at camp, helping out in a variety of areas. You can be assigned a cabin and assist our counselors in making an unforgettable experience for our campers, sharing the gospel with them and taking them on countless outdoor adventures. Also helping behind the scenes with jobs that make camp run, like washing dishes, cooking, and housekeeping needs! A summer as a Junior Counselor is a great way to get to experience all that camp ministry can offer!See Details
International Summer Staff
Spend the summer in the Texas Hill Country! International college-age students can find roles as summer staff counselors, activities staff, kitchen staff, and so much more. We've partnered with IENA to assist our international summer staff through the visa process to make the journey to Camp Eagle as smooth as possible. Join us for a summer full of adventure, new friendships, and deep discipleship.See Details
Wilderness Guides are in charge of a camper’s entire trip and spiritual development within the wilderness. Guides learn to be proficient in backpacking as well as camp activities, first aid, risk management, and group facilitation. Guides participate in every part of the wilderness program; when not with campers they’ll cook meals, make camp a better place, set-up activities, and generally do whatever it takes to make the wilderness program run.See Details
A geographically-diverse position with the main responsibility to set-up, tear-down, and belay adventure activities. Enjoy the flexibility of working with various activities while ministering to students during peak learning opportunities. Must be willing to serve with a grateful heart and provide our guests with the support to conquer big activities.See Details
Assist camp-wide health needs for all guests and campers. Necessary characteristics include organization, attention to detail, assertiveness, and self-motivation. Confident in medical skills and ability to stay calm and in control in all situations. Nurses should be ministry and servant-minded.See Details
Multi-talented people with vocal, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), and percussion (full set and hand drums) experience. Partake in prayerful planning of sets appropriate for staff, campers, and youth pastors from all denominations. Lead in singing in a pavilion setting and on-location throughout camp.See Details
Assist in the operation of The Nest, our on-campus coffee shop and store. Prepare for our guests by servicing and cleaning our camp store and coffee shop. Use your talents to help Camp Eagle run smoothly all summer long. Must be willing to serve with a grateful heart and provide our guests with exceptional customer service.See Details
The cook is responsible for making sure every meal is served hot and on time. Must have a love for kitchen ministry and be eager to take initiative. Manage the entire kitchen throughout the summer including many on-location themed meals.See Details
Videographers and photographers with editing skills are needed for this position to capture the daily adventures of campers on film and create highlight films each session.See Details
Prepare for our guests by servicing and cleaning hotel and dorm rooms and other living/service areas. Use your talents to help Camp Eagle run smoothly all summer long. Must be willing to serve with a grateful heart and provide our guests with exceptional customer service.See Details
Work behind the scenes with a Program Director to assist in everyday office tasks, that help Summer run smoothly and to optimize the guest experience. This position doubles as a valuable internship for anyone with a business major and is also a great resume builder. Must enjoy taking initiative and working in the office the majority of the time. Some experience in business is preferred, but not required.See Details
Grounds & Maintenance
Applicants should be able to work well both alone and with others. Expect long days. Have fun and enjoy a sense of accomplishment while doing hard work. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: * Facility upkeep * Landscaping and grounds maintenance * Special projects as they ariseSee Details
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why work at camp eagle
Working at Camp Eagle means a season of creating deep friendships, growing in your relationship with Christ, and jumping into big adventures. From the top of cliffs to the clear waters of the Nueces River there are endless possibilities for adventure, authentic relationships, and sharing Biblical truth with our campers. Do big things and help our campers have the adventure of a lifetime as you explore God's word together. It's nothing short of ministry work. Upfront and center and behind the scenes, there are all kinds of ways to inspire Christ-like change.
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Summer Staff FAQs
All Camp Eagle employees are expected to maintain personal dress and appearance appropriate for their work position. Please use your best judgment, and dress in a manner that would not be offensive or cause others to stumble. Failure to dress appropriately may be addressed by the employee’s supervisor.
You’ll be in a harness for a good part of most days and one of the most uncomfortable things are short shorts, harnesses, and chafing. For example, the best harness shorts have around a 5-inch inseam.
Good shoes for hiking and walking every day: Chacos, Tevas, Bedrocks, and Tennis Shoes are a couple of examples.
We expect all guests and staff to dress modestly while at camp. You should always be covered by a lifejacket, modest swimwear, and/or clothing unless in a private changing or shower area. Example 1: While swimming, everyone must wear a lifejacket and modest swimwear. Example 2: When removing a lifejacket, everyone must put on clothing immediately afterward.
Wearing your Camp Eagle wristband is required at all times.
Out at camp, we do not have cell coverage and rely on wifi for communication. During the summer, wifi is limited for seasonal staff but available during off time.
A landline phone is available and accessible 24/7.
All meals are provided with the summer staff salary and are served family-style. This includes both when campers are on the property and on off-days. Coffee is made in the morning (of course), along with a cereal bar and fruit. A salad bar is available for both lunch and dinner. Some gluten and dairy-free options are also available. If you have certain dietary needs that are outside the ones listed above then please reach out to us!
The majority of our summer staff will be living in our dorm-style lodging in the middle of main camp. This 2-story lodging space is gender-specific per floor, with 5 bunk beds per room. There is a shared, community bathroom per floor. Lastly, there is a large meeting space for meetings or hangouts!
Note that Summer Camp Counselors live in cabins or yurts. They share cabin/yurt space with campers during sessions. There is a barn with a hangout space and kitchen for our summer staff.
Wilderness Guides live at our Eagle Quest campus in screen shelters and spend nights out in a wilderness environment with our adventure trip guests. Wilderness Guides also have a hunting-style lodge we named, Mi Casa, for hanging out and cooking meals.
Camp will provide washers and dryers which are located close to the seasonal staff summer housing area.
Please bring your own laundry detergent, dry sheets, and laundry baskets!
Off time is a mixture of structured and unstructured free time, including camp-hosted events, spontaneous adventures, and town days. We aim to give at least 24 hours off per week to summer staff. There may also be certain weeks during the summer that will allow up to 48 hours off.
Please note that off time varies depending on the programming area you are working in. For example, Wilderness Guides are out on trips 7 days at a time and have their off days after returning back from a trip. Summer Camp and Group Camp staff follow different programming schedules and will oftentimes have different off-days.
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