Serve at Camp

Come Join in the Fun!

Make an Impact

Are you a high school student (at least 17 years old), college student, an adult, a group, or anybody in between? Are you looking for a place to serve and to make an impact on the Kingdom? At Highland Lakes Camp, we believe many people want to serve others, but may be unaware of where or how to get plugged in. We have different ways for you to get involved. Check out the below options:

Summer Staff

Benefits, Dates, & Positions

The Summer Staff program is a 12 week life-changing experience for college students who love Jesus and want to serve Him wholeheartedly through camp ministry.

In order to support you and enable you to devote an entire summer to ministry, you’ll receive:

  • Meals and housing for the summer

  • $300 per week

  • One day off per week schedule

  • A sweet collection of camp T-shirts

  • $500 Bonus for serving the full summer (12 weeks)

  • Free Lifeguard Certification if you serve the whole summer ($400 Value) plus getting an extra $25 per paycheck. 

  • Free Mission Trip at the end of the Fall Semester

​Full Summer | May 20 – August 10

Summer Session 1 | May 28 – July 1

Summer Session 2 | June 30 – August 10

Regular Applications Ends | April 30

(Late apps still accepted)

Summer Orientation | May 20 – May 30

  • Recreation – Our rec staff facilitates the Hexapod challenge course and outdoor ranges – BB guns, archery, and jellyball. They lifeguard at the pool and waterfront and run other rec activities. This position is almost entirely an outdoor job and gets a lot of interaction with the students that come through our camp. If you are an outdoor person who loves to build relationships with students to minister, this is the job for you! 

  • Retail/Sales – The sales and merchandise staff runs the concession stand and gift shop. Members of this ministry team are expected to keep inventory, restock, work the register, maintain cleanliness in the concession stand and gift shop, design fun and interesting displays, and interact with campers with a friendly smile and encouraging words. If you consider yourself organized and enjoy self-directed work and lots of interaction with campers, consider our Retail/Sales staff!

  • House Keeping – This team is responsible for making sure that our camp stays clean and welcoming. Members of this ministry team will be in charge of overseeing bunkhouse operations, particularly helping with any housekeeping needs they may request, ensuring bathrooms remain clean and stocked. Members may also assist other teams with set up and tear down at various times when needed. This team is a jack of all trades and will be leading by example of what servant leadership looks like through ensuring the comfort and cleanliness of our camp and its guests.

  • Food Service – Serve alongside other aspiring chefs to prepare and serve scrumptious meals to a multitude of guests. Members of this staff assist with dish washing, general kitchen clean-up, stocking meal supplies, and food preparation. Teamwork is an absolute must as staffers manage the varied day-to-day kitchen activities. If you feel at home in the kitchen, enjoy working with others, and are ready to feed the hungry, consider joining our food service staff today!

  • Health TechMUST BE 18+ Makes sure our campers’ medical needs are covered by responding to any injuries or illness. Members of this staff are responsible for diagnosing and treating minor injuries, organizing and administering medications, and maintaining camper records throughout the summer. If you are a caring, detail-oriented individual and have an interest in the medical field, consider applying to join our staff today!

  • Media/Production – This team is responsible for telling the camp story through video, photography, and worship arts. Our summer staff receive intense training and hands-on field experience and are held to high standards of performance. It is best if members have previous experience in these areas. On a daily basis, we upload hundreds of digital photos to our website galleries and produce camp videos to be shown in morning worship sessions. This year we will also begin to display IMAG and will need staffers on camera during services. If you have experience with media arts, have a positive attitude, and want to use your creative gifts to honor God, choose the Media Team!

  • Maintenance – Makes sure the campus looks great, replenishes water stations, and removes trash on campus. The maintenance crew is not for the faint of heart. Members of this team provide water around camp throughout the day and collect trash bags as well as responding to bunkhouses in the case of plumbing issues. They rarely stop moving, but the work they do is vital to camp life. If you’re a service-minded, self-motivated individual and like working with your hands, this staff is for you!

  • Programming – This team will assist with programing aspects of camp. Setting up and tearing down special events during camp, helping on stage, helping with invitation during services. This is those who may feel called to ministry.  

For more information about this program: contact us:

Seasonal Staff

Helpful Information

We’re hiring! Highland Lakes Camp is looking for dedicated, mature individuals to serve during the school semester. This position involves working closely with our full-time staff to coordinate and lead our retreat programs as well as providing operational support for the ministry of camp.

The Seasonal Staff position enables you to become a part of our year-round staff community while being encouraged in your leadership and faith. We are passionate about providing people in this role with the opportunity for leadership development, intentional ministry training, and personal growth. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience in a ministry setting.

Start and end dates are flexible for the right persons. Depending on your availability and interest, there is a possibility of serving in this role for the entire school year – September through mid-December, January through May.

If you are interested in serving in this role, let us know your availability, and we will work with you on the details.

  • Serving as a team member of the year-round staff community.

  • Supporting the ministry of camp in a multitude of ways behind the scenes.

  • Have a servant’s heart as we meet the needs of our guests.

  • Be willing to lead all manner of outdoor games, activities, and programs.

  • Be able to independently lead a group.

  • Have a servant’s heart and enthusiastically assist with unglamorous jobs and responsibilities.

  • Be willing to work extended hours some weekends (with time off during the week).

  • Possess a strong, leadership-oriented mentality, with the willingness to operate in a team-focused environment.

  • Affirm and support the ministry beliefs and practices of Highland Lakes Camp.

  • Pay is $300/week.

  • On-site housing is provided.

  • Meals are provided weekly – lunch and whenever groups are on-site.

  • Other amenities include: on-site internet and laundry facilities.

  • Live and work in a beautiful Hill Country setting.

To begin the application process, please fill out the Seasonal Staff form. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

For more information about this program: contact Norman:

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Ways to Get Invovled

Volunteers are important at HLC! You get to help in various capacities depending on your skill set and camp projects. You get to participate in advancing the Kingdom of God and influence the lives of those that will come  through our gates. The efforts and skills of our volunteers have become vital for this mission. Your labor of love will help others to gain a time of spiritual renewal and to focus on God in their lives.

  • Construction

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Welding

  • Drywall

  • Tiling Floors

  • Mechanic

    • Auto & Boat

  • Painting

    • Inside & Outside

  • Groundskeeping

  • Food Service

  • Housekeeping

  • Administration

  • Bus Driving – Summer

  • Crafts – Summer

  • Outdoor Education – Fall & Spring

    • Teachers & Helpers​