Watch this recording of a Zoom session held Oct. 26 to learn more about Camp Family, Silver Lake's first-year summer staff and leadership development program, open to 16- and 17-year-olds.
Working at Silver Lake will be the hardest, most rewarding job of your life! There are a million reasons why you should work at camp this summer (okay, at least 6):
Learn to be a leader in a real-life scenario. You will have professional responsibilities for the well-being of campers. Whether you are a lifeguard keeping the waterfront safe or a member of the kitchen staff making sure we serve the best food possible, your job will teach you how to take the lead in your field.
Any training or certifications you earn in preparation for your camp job (first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, belaying, ServSafe) are yours to keep! You will be more attractive to future employers with certifications.
Over the course of the summer, you will work with more than 70 volunteer deans who come from a diverse array of professional backgrounds. You will work with more than 200 volunteer counselors from schools and universities all over the state and country. You will meet the parents of our campers, and your co-workers will be from all over the country and world. The connections you make at Silver Lake will last a lifetime. Who knows where they will take you?
Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity -- the skills you learn at Silver Lake will make you stand out to future employers. You'll be challenged to think on your feet and solve new problems every day.
Camp can be a great place to complete an internship! Talk with our Program Director about designing an internship program tailored to meet your needs. From accounting to marketing to program design, there are so many things to learn at Silver Lake to support your degree.
Be part of the the positive Christian growth of young people; make a difference in developing the future leaders of our church, our communities, and our world. Silver Lake alumni make a difference as social workers, teachers, pastors, nurses, engineers...the list is endless. And you could be the reason a conferee develops a passion for helping people!
2022 Summer Staff applications open Nov. 1, 2021. Applications received by January 15, 2022, will be given priority consideration. Applications received after January 15th are reviewed on an as-needed basis.
Before applying for a staff position, read the job descriptions for a full explanation of each job's expectations and the qualifications required. Some jobs have age requirements; preference will be given to applicants who meet the age requirements for the job. Job descriptions can be found here.
To be considered for Summer Staff at Silver Lake, you must complete the application and other forms linked below. The forms are hosted by UltraCamp, the same company that hosts our online registration software. If you have registered for a Silver Lake conference since about 2005, you probably already have an account (it may be your parent’s account; if you are the parent, you will be able to fill out forms for yourself through your existing account). Please log into that account to complete the forms.
If you have not attended a conference or you would like to create your own account (over 18 only, please), you will be able to create one at that link. There is no cost to create an account or to fill out the staff application. We have also moved a number of other forms to UltraCamp, including the Health Form. Please access the Document Center once you are logged in for these forms, or click on the links below to go directly to the form.
For a guide to finding and completing the staff paperwork, check out the video below.
If you have any problems with this system, please contact Program Director Jennifer Kronholm Clark at email@example.com.
The following forms are required to complete your application. When you click these links, you will be prompted to log into your account.
In addition, if you have not been hired by Silver Lake before, you must submit two letters of reference from people who have known you at least 1 year and who are not members of the Silver Lake staff.