How Do Christian Camps Differ?
Overall, all summer camps in America aim to help children grow whilst in a safe and fun environment and most camps are based on some kind of core values. For the Christian camps these values are the same, however, they are rooted in the Bible. Christianity is not the only defining factor of the camp, but is often built into its underlying values. This means that Christian camps can fall under other camp types too, so it could be a Christian private camp or Christian underprivileged camp for example.
How Religious Are The Camps?
The Christian camps we work with are often liberal and modern in their approach to Christianity. Some camps will have a higher level of Christian practice and may require you to be more heavily involved in your faith. However, there are less religious camps which simply look to promote the cornerstone values of the religion. So, even if you’re more culturally connected to Christianity, not directly practicing, or you don't feel comfortable leading Christian elements, that is not an issue and more than likely you won’t ask to be. Camps will work to incorporate you in at a level you feel comfortable and you’re bound to fit in snugly.
Why Work At A Christian Camp?
Being in high demand means you have a greater opportunity to secure a placement at camp- and fast. You will have the chance to experience Christianity from other perspectives and you have the opportunity to see the global progress of Christianity as you have the potential to meet Christians from all over the world. You’ll also gain the opportunity to reform and reconnect with your Christian identity whilst exploring America and experiencing a summer you’ll never forget.
Facilities and Accommodation
Facilities at Christian camps tend to vary from camp to camp, but the classic American summer camp activities will be covered including arts & crafts, sports, swimming and more, with meals taking place in a big lodge or mess hall. You’ll typically share a bunk with a small group of co-counselors and campers, often with a private area for staff.
Campers range from 5-18 years and come from a wide variety of backgrounds and Christian camps often serve the communities they are part of so the full spectrum will be present at the camp. Other camps cater for specific communities and issues; inner city, disadvantaged, foster children and many others as a form of outreach and service.
Applying for a Christian Camp
As part of your Camp Leaders application, you will specify what kind of camp you’re interested in working in and we will then look to match you with your preferred camp. You will have the option to select working at a Christian camp as part of your application and our team will do their magic. Remember that being more open to working at different camp types increases your chances of placement.
Placement Opportunities with Camp Leaders
Camp Leaders works with over 500 hundred of the best camps in America, giving you some of the highest placement chances in the industry. Camps over in the US use a number of UK-based agencies to recruit staff and Camp Leaders has been one of the key providers for nearly 20 years, giving you the security of finding that summer job in America.