Retreat Staff and Internships

Retreat Staff and internships usually work under the supervision of Program Leadership or a Director and are typically responsible program implementation, and hosting groups. Some may be part of Internship Programs with intentional study and training for working in outdoor ministry as a career.


Program Ministry Assistant  – Lutherdale
Elkhorn, WI

General Responsibilities: See Online Job Description

Qualifications: See Online Job Description

Link to Online Job Description:

For More Information:
Jeff Thompson

Deadline: 11/1/2017


Program Intern – Sugar Creek Bible Camp
Ferryville, WI

General Responsibilities:This position will help the Intern grow in their faith, develop valuable camp management skills, experience year-around outdoor ministry including retreat ministry hosting, and serve as a summer Assistant Program Director. This year will help the Program intern to discern if a ministry in outdoor ministries is their calling.

Qualifications: 1. Active faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, open to the work of the Holy Spirit, calling and commitment to Christian camping as a vocation, and a desire and ability to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with campers, retreat attendees, and outreach ministries of Sugar Creek Bible Camp.

Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Don Shunkwiler, Executive Director
or 608-734-3113

Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2017 or until filled

Assistant Program Director – Cross Trails Ministry
Kerrville, TX

General Responsibilities:This is a one year, entry level position beginning at the end of August, which will give the applicant experience in developing summer and retreat programs at both Camp Chrysalis and Ebert Ranch Camp. The Assistant Program Director will help to plan and host retreats in the non-summer season as well as be a part of developing summer program, recruiting staff and serving on leadership staff in Summer 2018.

Qualifications:Applicants must be Christian with a desire to be a camp professional and provide exemplary hospitality to all, must have camp program experience and must be at least 21 years old.

Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Jessica Pina
or 830-257-6340

Application Deadline: When filled. Position starts August 2017

Community Staff – Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp
Lakeside, MT

General Responsibilities:Be a part of the great team at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in beautiful northwest Montana! Each community staff member will have a specialty within the organization, but also be scheduled into cleaning, kitchen work, facilitating teambuidling, visiting and/or leading programs at congregations, office work, and maintenance projects.

Qualifications:Minimum 21 years of age; Steward heart with a willingness to perform a variety of tasks; Christian with an eagerness to share and grow in faith; Camping and/or retreating experience preferred

Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Rev. Nathan Clements
or 406-890-5104

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Servant Leader Internship Program – Crossways Camping Ministries
Waupaca, WI

General Responsibilities: This year-long ministry experience offers young adults an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, grow in faith, gain valuable learning experiences, and explore their vocational call. The program involves living in an intentional Christian community at Pine Lake Camp while serving in a variety of ways for all three sites of Crossways Camping Ministries and area congregations. Areas of focus include but are not limited to retreat hosting, marketing, program development, recruiting, and administrative aid.

Qualifications: Commitment to growing in faith, passion for servant leadership, desire to develop outdoor ministry skills, interest in exploring vocational call, self-motivation, strong work ethic,18 years of age, and a valid driver’s license.Camp or youth ministry experience preferred.

Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Becca Mortensen
or (715)258-3813

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Program Assistant Internship – Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
Hillside, CO

General Responsibilities: Spend 9 months as an intern at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in the mountains of Colorado and experience all aspects of year-round outdoor ministry. Rainbow Trail’s goals are to support and facilitate each intern in his/her decision to make outdoor ministry a career and to enhance the intern’s ministry skills throughout the greater church. Responsibilities include: Retreat hosting, promotion, recruiting, administrative duties, and special events.

Qualifications: A passion for outdoor ministry, an energetic and adaptable mindset, a willingness to learn new things and complete tasks with a positive attitude, a love of working with kids and being outside.

Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Ben Jarvis
or 719-276-5233

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

Ministry Associate – Luther Crest Bible Camp
Alexandria, MN

General Responsibilities:Luther Crest is seeking individuals to work in partnership with Luther Crest and area congregations. Ministry Associates will be working half time at Luther Crest in our program and hosted ministries and half time as a youth director with an area church. Specific details will vary depending on the needs of the church where you are hired.

Qualifications: Passion for youth ministry and for outdoor ministry. Self motivated. Strong work-ethic. Willingness to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ consistent with the teachings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Passion for Christian hospitality. A willingness to learn and a desire to be challenged. Age 21 and college graduate or equivalent preferred.

Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
David Holtz
or 320-846-2431

Application Deadline: Ongoing, Until positions are filled

Spring & Fall Outdoor Education Instructors — Lutherhaven Ministries
Coeur D Alene, ID

General Responsibilities:Six to eight week seasons each April-May and September-October. 15-18 openings for group leaders, instructors, and support staff at both Camp Lutherhaven and Shoshone Mountain Retreat in beautiful north Idaho. Develop and present outdoor classes; group building; special projects; evening programs and activities; kitchen and housekeeping support.

Qualifications: Growing Christian who affirms basic Lutheran beliefs, is passionate about the mission, values and vision of a large, multi-faceted pan-Lutheran outdoor ministry, and is excited to work across denominations and with secular and un-churched participants. Positive attitude; energetic, dedicated, and able to become involved in all aspects of the program. Foster a lifestyle of stewardship for creation.
Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Bob Baker
or 208-667-3459 ext. 111

Application Deadline:Open until Filled

FUEL Intern– Camp Kuriakos
Sylvan Lake, Alberta CANADA

General Responsibilities: Kuriakos Interns serve in all aspects of camp life, and contributing your ideas for the future ministry of Kuriakos. Developing, delivering and supervising programs, administrative projects, marketing, property improvement and more. Interns participate in a guided learning program, formatted to fit your personal goals.

Qualifications: Minimum 20 years of age. Preference given to candidates with at least 2 years of post secondary education and prior ministry, leadership and outdoor ministry experience. Successful Interns will be required to submit a Security Clearance check, Child Welfare check and a valid Standard First Aid Certificate.
Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Laureen Wray


Application Deadline: ongoing until position is filled

Apprenticeship Program — Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio
Westerville, Ohio

General Responsibilities: The LOMO Apprenticeship Program is designed for those who seek greater knowledge, expertise, and practical experience in all aspects of year-round resident and outreach outdoor ministry programs

Age 21, facilitate the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, willingness to actively participate in all aspects of outdoor ministries consistent with the teachings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, strong eye for facility cleanliness and hospitality, enthusiasm, willingness to get hands dirty.
Link To Online Job Description:

For More Information Contact:
Rod Pearce
or 419-864-8030
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015