Employment Opportunities

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.

Summer Staff

Working at Camp Lutherwood Oregon is an unforgettable and rewarding experience that offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop professional skills for a wide range of potential jobs and careers while serving in a meaningful way. These are skills that you can take with you into any job, internship, or life experience. If you are willing to work hard, practice gracious hospitality, and share in deep laughter and child-like play, working at Camp Lutherwood will be a great way to spend your 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.


Summer staff Positions:

  • Cabin Counselors– The primary responsibility of a counselor is to care for the needs of their campers and to create a safe and engaging environment during their stay at camp. Counselors will be assigned to a cabin of 8-10 youth and will be expected to lead them through the camp schedule as well as plan and participate in activities with them
  • Site Support– The Site Support Team plays a vital role in maintaining the site and facilities of camp. This involves helping with camp maintenance and site projects, joining dish crew, and assisting counselors when needed.
  • Leadership Team– The Leadership Team works with the Program Director to plan and schedule weekly camp activities and serve as a leader for counselors.
  • Kitchen Assistants– Kitchen Assistants work with the Head Cook to prepare all of the delicious meals camp enjoys. Experience is preferred, but those who are willing to learn and be trained are encouraged to apply. 
  • Lifeguard– Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of all participants in around the pool. Primary responsibilities include cleaning and maintaining the camp pool, as well as life guarding the pool and lakefront activities. Secondary duties will include assisting on dish crew, camp activities, and camp cleaning. Applicants must have current lifeguard certificate. 
  • Nurse– The camp nurse will gain hands on experience helping kids everyday! Duties range from administering campers’ medications to putting on band aids.  Applicants must be in nursing school or RN certified.
  • Crafts Leader– The Crafts Leader will be responsible for planning and  leading daily craft projects with campers of all ages. This position requires creativity, various experience, and ability to instruct people of all ages. Secondary responsibilities may include assisting on dish crew, c amp activities, and camp cleaning. 
  • Naturalist– The camp Naturalist will teach daily interactive sessions about Lutherwood’s environment and God’s creation. Ideal applicants will have a background and interest in environmental education. Secondary duties may include assisting on dish crew, camp activities, and camp cleaning.

Please create an account and complete your contact information. The Staff Application can be found under the Document Center.

Contact the camp office at 541-998-6444 or jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Summer Staff are paid once a month and at a rate determined by previous camp experience and staff position. Summer staff also receive free housing and three meals a day when meal service is provided.

Camp programming is subject to change. We are working to ensure a safe and fun work experience that follows all state and federal guidelines, including but not limited to masks, social distancing, personal hygiene, and daily health checks. We will continue to update our policies and programs as new information becomes available. 

2021 Staff Training begins June 23rd.

Summer program runs from July 1st to August 16th.

Yes! Time off will be worked into the schedule to give staff adequate time for rest during their work week. This year, staff will be encouraged to spend their time off at camp on-site so that camp can be a part of the solution to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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

Camp is a great place to build your resume with leadership opportunities, team work, and problem solving skills. Simultaneously, you will be able to spend lots of time outdoors, build lasting relationships, sing songs, lead games, share meals, and work hard! No two days are alike!

While we have hired for specific positions in previous years, this year we are looking for those with a variety of skills ready to work hard in a fast paced and flexible environment.



Applications for the 2021/2022 Internship program are now available. Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org.


Internships can focus on many different areas, including: Environmental Sustainability, Marketing & Media, Business Management, and Program.


32+ Hours per week


Monthly stipend and on-site housing provided.


9-12 Months (Flexible start date, starting as early as June 2021)


Year Round Positions


Summer Program Director


The Summer Program Director will work with and in support of the camp directors within the personnel policies and guidelines of Camp Lutherwood Oregon. The Summer Program Director is responsible for leadership and supervision of the summer staff team members. Summer Program Director should serve as a model of leadership, responsibility, and Christian character for all staff. The Summer Program Director reports to the Executive Director.


This is a full-time, on-site position beginning as soon as April 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021 with the possibility of extending.


Salary is offered $3,000/month. Benefits may include housing, health insurance, IRA contributions, vacation, sick leave, continuing education and summer camp for family members.

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Bookkeeper/Accounts Specialist 


The primary role of the Bookkeeper/Accounts Specialist is to perform the necessary tasks in the overall financial record keeping, payroll, accounts payable, reporting, HR support, and forecasting of the Camp Lutherwood Association.


This is a part-time, year-round, on-site position for up to 20 hours per week.


Salary is offered at $20/hour. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, continuing education and summer camp for family members.

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 Lead Cook


This position is responsible for serving nutritious and well-balanced meals to all of our guests and campers. Meals are served three times a day and require creativity, sensitivity to allergies and special diets, all while being mindful of complete food use and resourceful in reducing food waste. All Camp Lutherwood Oregon staff are expected to work collaboratively with all staff members in order to complete the task of serving our campers and guests in the spirit of hospitality.


This is a full-time, on-site position.


Salary is offered $19/hour. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. 

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Lutherwood Oregon’s Commitment to an Inclusive Work Environment

Camp Lutherwood Oregon strives to be a place that is welcoming and supportive of all people regardless of age, race, religion, gender expression, or sexuality and expect all potential employees to both enjoy and contribute to that environment.

application process

Email a current resume and cover letter to jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org or mail to Camp Lutherwood Oregon PO Box 314 Cheshire, OR 97419

No phone calls please.

Application Process

Camp Lutherwood Oregon is not currently hiring any year round positions. 

Mail, Email, or Fax (541-998-7164) a resume and completed application to jobs@lutherwoodoregon.org. If you believe your resume does not adequately reflect your experience and abilities, you would like to explain any complexities in it, or if it does not show the required experience please include a cover letter addressing those points.

No phone calls please.