Summer Employment

Summer 2018 Staff Applications are open!

 All Camp Lutherwood Oregon staff members are called to create an intentional community that supports and cares for each camper, and values all people as children of our Creator. Staff members are expected to keep campers safe and facilitate fun, creative, and safe activities. Staff members show, through words and actions, a response to God’s grace by their commitment to service, community, and creation.


Why work at camp?


A job like this changes everything! Be changed by new experiences at Camp Lutherwood Oregon this summer!

Transform your resume and enhance your work experience, be a positive role model and make a difference in children’s lives, all while growing personally and professionally by working at Camp Lutherwood Oregon.

Gain valuable skills that can be easily transferred to your résumé, such as leadership experience, interpersonal communication, public speaking, problem solving skills and teamwork. Working at camp doesn’t just help your resume, camp also provides the space for you to grow in your faith and make memories with new friends.

Receive hands-on experience planning and organizing activities, facilitate team building opportunities, lead night hikes and creek walks, and engage with a cabin of campers for the week. Learn to lead and work with people of all ages — kids, adults, and those with special needs.


“Professionally, working at camp equipped me to grow in interpersonal communication skills and the amount of confidence I have about my abilities.”

-Kirsten Larsen, Counselor 2012-14


Applications are open!


*To work at camp you must be 18 (before June 13, 2018). To be a counselor you must be 1 year out of high school. You may work as site support or in the kitchen directly after high school graduation.

First-time staff click here! Follow the instructions and be sure to mark Camp Lutherwood Oregon as your first choice! We are a member camp with National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association (NLOMA), and share in its joint recruitment process.

Return staff click here! Fill out the PDF form and print it (either to a printer or to save as a PDF). Send the completed application to, either as a scanned image or attached PDF.


Positions Available:


Cabin Counselors– lead a group of 8-10 kids through games, activities and bible studies each week

Site Support– help with camp maintence and site projects. Assist counselor when needed.

Leadership Team– plan and schedule weekly camp activities and serve as a leader for counselors.

Program Support– assist the leadership team with programing and planning on-site activities

Head Cook– purchase supplies, plan the food schedule, and prepare meals for the whole camp!

Assistant Cooks– help the head cook with cutting, cooking, and creating all meals

Lifeguard– guard, clean and maintain the camp pool. Must have current lifeguard certificate

Nurse– gain hands on experience helping kids everyday! Must be in nursing school or RN certified

Media Intern– capture the story of camp through photography, videos and running the social media

Crafts Leader– lead daily craft projects and teach kids about art and creativity.

Naturalist– teach daily interactive sessions about Lutherwood’s environment and God’s creation.


“Personally working at camp has taught me to try to be intentional with every relationship in my life from my relationship with myself, others, or God. It is important to be genuine and giving yourself opportunities to grow in all of these relationship areas. Working at camp gave me lots of time to be reflective and to grow.”

– Nathan Tew, Counselor 2013-16


Looking for year-round positions? Click here!

Looking to volunteer? Click here!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I get paid? 

Yes! Summer Staff receive $220 per week and are paid once a month. Summer Staff also receive free room, and three prepared meals a day during the week.

When will I work? 

Staff Training begins on June 12, 2018 and the last day of work is August 13, 2018. Staff Training is a mandatory two weeks.

During the camp week, you will be expected to work from 10:00am Sunday morning to 5:00pm Friday evening.

There are three scheduled weekends of camp programming. Summer Staff will most likely work part of each weekend, or a minimum of 1 weekend.

Do I get time time off? 

Yes! During the camp week all staff receive 1 hour off per day. Staff also have Friday evening (starting at 5:00pm) to Sunday morning (ending at 10:00am) off during non-camp program weekends.

If you need an extended amount of time off, please request the dates at the time of hire.

What does a normal day of camp look like? 

There is no such thing as a normal day of camp! Each day is filled with new adventures and activities. Typically we stick to a schedule of activities such as crafts and creation, free time, Bible study, meals, games, and campfire.

What’s the closest city, and what can I do for fun there? 

Junction City, 17 miles away. Junction City is small, but has all the essentials

Safeway (with Starbucks!), Dutch Bros, Gas Stations, St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store, Goodwill, Scandinavian Festival in August

Eugene, 25 miles away. Eugene is a mid-sized city with everything you could need

Valley River Center Mall, University of Oregon (Track Town USA!), Mini Golf (Camp Putt and Putters), Movie Theaters, Bowling, Winco, Various local coffee shops, Lots of fast food

Florence, 1 hour away. Florence is a cute little beach town on the Oregon Coast

Triangle Lake Rock Slides, Hobbit Beach, Mo’s Chowder House, BJ’s Ice Cream


More Questions? 

Call us at (541) 998-6444 or email

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