Junior Staff

***The application for Summer 2018 is CLOSED. The application for Summer 2019 will open November 1st.***

Applicants will be informed whether they have been selected for the Junior Staff program by March 15th.


Each summer, Lakeview Ministries accepts high school youth to serve as Junior Staff (Counselors, Crafts, Kitchen, Lifeguard, Maintenance, Wrangler) at the Camp Lakeview and Lakeview Villages sites. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and a sophomore in high school. Each Junior Staff volunteers for one cycle at camp lasting one to two weeks.

Who Can Be a Junior Staffer?

Anyone who is at least a sophomore or older and at least 15 years old can apply to be a JS.  Applicants MUST be able to attend a one-day training and orientation session held at camp on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

-Strength of Interview
-Strength of References
-Strength of Application
-Cycle availability during the summer
-Previous history as a Junior Staffer (if applicable)
-Year in school

What Does It Cost?

Volunteering as a Junior Staff is ABSOLUTELY FREE! Lakeview Ministries provides you with room and board, a free T-Shirt, and $10 per week for spending money at the Camp Lakeview and Lakeview Villages canteens. In addition, you will also receive some life-long friendships, wonderful memories, and opportunities to grow in your own faith while sharing the Gospel with others through your words and servanthood.

What is a Junior Staffer?

Good question! Junior Staff are high school volunteers that come to camp for two week cycles to serve in almost every capacity that a camp counselor or support staff member is expected to.  For each week that you serve, you will be assigned to a different counselor or staff member to mentor you as you are put in leadership positions with the campers. You will also assist with some meals as well as minor housekeeping projects. Junior Staffers are an integral part of the ministry at Lakeview Ministries.

Serving at camp as a JS will be two of the hardest weeks of your life.  You will experience long days, be asked to challenge yourself, and have to put the needs of others ahead of yourself.  They will also be some of the best weeks of your life.  Being a Junior Staffer matters.  You will get to share truth and love with campers who desperately need to hear it, and experience living a life that Jesus has called you for.

How do I apply?

Click the link at the top of the page. You will need contact information for three references, and need to have a rough idea of your summer availability so that you can accurately select which cycles you will be available for.  Within a week of submitting your application, you will receive an email asking you to set up an interview date.  Applicants will be informed whether they have been selected or not by March 15th.

Summer 2018 Cycle Dates

Camp Lakeview 
Cycle 1: June 3-17
Cycle 2: June 17-29
Cycle 3: July 1-15
Cycle 4: July 15-29

Lakeview Villages 
Cycle A: June 3-15
Cycle B: June 17-29
Cycle C: July 8-20
Cycle D: July 22-Aug 3

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Special Note #1: This program REQUIRES attendance at a special one-day training and orientation session held at camp on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Special Note #2: Acceptance in the Junior Staff program does not guarantee a future position on Lakeview’s Summer Staff.

Other Opportunities for High School Youth:

Lakeview Villages Camp Sessions