Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center


What Is the Summer Missions Team

The Summer Missions Team Program is a life-changing experience for college students who love Jesus and want to serve Him wholeheartedly through camp ministry. Following Christ’s example, Summer Missionaries serve and minister to the needs of others, all the while being grown and shaped in their own walk, to go out from here and further the kingdom.


We're looking for 60 fun-loving, Christ-serving, difference-making college students who are ready to give completely of themselves this summer to make an impact in the lives of others. As part of the team, you'll help make every part of camp -- from the ropes course, to the dining hall, the worship services, and the concession stand -- a fun, Christ-focused, and memorable experience for all who enter our gates.

What's In It For You? We're Glad You Asked:

You will develop leadership and life skills that the Lord will continue to use in you long after camp. You'll get to live and grow in community with fellow believers who will build you up and push you to be your best. You'll have countless opportunities to share the love of Christ through serving others, and you'll leave a lasting impact on the hundreds of campers who will come to know Christ while here. Chances are, it will leave an impact on you as well. This is a physically, spiritually, and emotionally demanding experience, but we think you'll find that it is incredibly worth it.

So if you're ready for one of the most fun, challenging, and rewarding summers of your life, then fill out an application today!

Apply Now for Summer 2020

Want to know more? Keep reading to learn more about the program, or contact Taylor Vela, Summer Missions Team Coordinator:

Email: smt@highlandlakescamp.org

Phone: 512-264-1777, ext. 1082

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Come and See

We could spend forever telling you about how awesome your summer could be, and how important your involvement in this ministry is. Or, you could just watch this video and see for yourself.

"This summer I was so lovingly shown what it means to live both as a follower of Christ and a sister in Christ. More than ever before I understand that God is all that matters, and that every moment we don’t spend drawing even closer to the Lord is a moment wasted. The more I take on Christ’s characteristics the more I wish to dedicate my life to ensuring that others accept the beautiful salvation that He so freely gives us."

Sandy Swanson

Recreation 2018

"This summer of camp has molded me to not only trust in His goodness, but to also walk in the confidence of the Lord. Fighting and persevering through the trials because He WILL finish the good works that He started in us. Having that seared into my soul has helped me gain confidence in who God is and who He has made me to be. I’m ever grateful for the trials and for you stinking wonderful SMT’s."

Taaron Hall

Maintenance 2018

"There's really no way to explain just how much the Summer Missions program has changed me as a person, and I love that each summer I get the opportunity to help others, both campers and Summer Missionaries, experience that change too. You really do make some of the deepest friendships over the summer, and they're always people you know you can turn to. You're challenged spiritually, physically, and mentally, but it makes you stronger as a person and a Christian. My favorite part is getting to watch the campers who have accepted Christ ring the bell -- it really makes all the work we put in worth it."

Cassidy Reddout

Recreation, 2017-18

"With my search to find a way out of my comfort zone, I found a group of people that showed their enjoyment to serve the Lord, wherever they were, and showed love when things got crazy. God really pushed me away from my comfort zone and showed me how I can impact kids even from behind a camera...Above all God really guided me to a place where I saw I could help with everything I offered from talent to attitude."

Mariano Rivera

Media 2018

Benefits & Details

Besides getting to join a fantastic community of fun-loving believers and spending your summer loving on and serving students, you’ll also receive:

  • All meals and housing for the summer
  • A stipend of $60 a week, plus eligibility for a scholarship starting at $1,375 upon completion of program (scholarship increases for returners)
  • One day off per week
  • Certifications for applicable work areas (CPR, First Aid, Food Handling, etc.)
  • A sweet collection of camp T-shirts

The program is a 12 week commitment, beginning May 15 and concluding August 10, and is open to students who are in college or have graduated high school. High School Students, check out our Team Servant Program to see how you can serve for 1-2 weeks this summer!

What to Expect

Summer Missionaries are placed on different ministry teams to serve in a variety of areas. Don't worry -- we'll train you in everything you need to know (and more) and equip you to be the very best. Click on the name of each team below, and see which one is right for you! In addition, you will be assigned a Community Group made up of Summer Missionaries and staff members from various ministry areas. This will be your “camp family” while you’re here, and you'll join with them for weekly Bible studies, hangout times, and evening assignments such as dining hall clean up and concession stand shift. And the family that works together -- plays together! Throughout the summer we'll have opportunities between camps for game and movie nights, trips to town, or just chilling in your hammock with some of your awesome new friends.



Spend your days in the great outdoors sharing the joy of Christ with campers as you facilitate the ropes course, ranges, and other activities, or lifeguard at the lakefront and pool.

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Food Service

Prepare and serve delicious meals hot and on-time to keep guests happy and fueled for the day! The Food Service team literally keeps the rest of camp running, which is a big job, so this team is split into morning and evening shifts.


Media / Production

Tell the story of camp through videography and photography, and create an environment for worship by running lighting, sound, and more during the daily worship services. Some previous experience is preferred for members of this team, though not necessarily required.


Retail / Sales

Manage operations of the Gift Shop and Concession Stand to minister to the needs of guests and help raise funds for the camp. Plus you'll become a master Brown Cow maker.

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Keep the whole camp running smoothly and looking great by serving in areas such as landscaping, building maintenance and repairs, and providing water to all the thirsty guests!


Health Tech

Work alongside the Camp Nurse to ensure the safety and care of campers by responding to any injuries or illness, as well as managing the daily operations of the Health Center.

In order to serve on the Summer Missions Team, you must:

  • Possess a lifestyle that demonstrates a genuine love for and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Be at least 18 years old and have completed 12 hours of college credit, OR be at least 18 years old and have completed 120 volunteer hours at HLCCC.
  • Be in good physical and emotional health, able to withstand the rigors of nonstop Christian service.
  • Complete the application process by the May 1 deadline, and attend a mandatory week-long Orientation at the end of May.
Application Steps

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