Summer Employment



Summer Staff Applications

Stay tuned for information about 2023 summer staff!


Camp Family Info Session Recording

Watch this recording of a Zoom session held Oct. 26, 2021 to learn more about Camp Family, Silver Lake's first-year summer staff and leadership development program, open to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Read the 2022 Job Descriptions

Why Work at Camp?

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):

Join our team! Apply for Summer Staff!


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.

Training and Certifications

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.

Networking Opportunities

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?

21st Century Skills

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. 

College Credit or Internship

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.

Change the World

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!

How to Apply

Stay tuned for information about 2023 summer staff!

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, our online registration software. Create or log into your UltraCamp account to complete the forms. There is no cost to create an account or to fill out the staff application. 


For a guide to finding and completing the staff paperwork, check out the video below.

If you have any problems, please contact

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.

2022 Summer Staff Application OR 2022 Camp Family Application

Summer Staff Signature Page

Voluntary Disclosure

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