Day Camp positions available

We’re taking camp on the road!

Day Camps are an innovative and growing program at SpringHill. Each summer, we reach almost 20,000 K-4th graders in communities around the Midwest by traveling to 130 partner churches and running week-long daily programs. As a summer leader or staff at Day Camps, you'll be part of a tight-knit team, mentoring high school leaders-in-training.


In any of the roles listed below, you'll get to grow in an intentional, fun-loving, spiritual community with other summer leaders and staff. This includes bible studies and worship together, and building relationships that last a lifetime. SpringHill provides a high-trust environment where you can grow in your faith while gaining valuable experience and leadership skills that can translate to a resume and future career.


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Essential Information

As a summer leader, you will work directly with a group of campers for the entire week. From doing activities together to leading bible studies, you'll focus on building relationships with kids and providing them an amazing camp experience. You'll also be responsible for the campers in your group and their physical, emotional and spiritual safety.


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Skills you will acquire:

  • Leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Teaching
  • Time management

We look for summer leaders who:

  • Have completed one year of college
  • Enjoy and have experience working with kids
  • Can effectively provide an environment for children that is physically and emotionally safe, and spiritually challenging
  • Believe in the SpringHill mission

As an area director, you'll focus on programming for campers as well as leading and encouraging summer leaders. You'll be responsible for:

  • Implementing all events and skits for campers
  • Running morning meetings with summer leaders by providing information as well as encouragement from the Bible
  • Spending one-on-one time with your staff and observing interactions between staff and campers each week
  • Ministering to campers through time spent at activities
  • Dealing with behavioral issues with campers that arise


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Skills you will acquire:

  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Children's ministry programming
  • Curriculum training
  • Behavior management
  • Teaching
  • People management
  • Public speaking

We look for area directors who:

  • Enjoy being around and working with kids
  • Enjoy being around and working with peers/college students
  • Can manage an entire staff of college students
  • Can speak articulately to parents
  • Are confident in leading Bible studies
  • Are confident on stage
  • Believe in the SpringHill mission

Inclusion leaders work alongside summer leaders providing one-on-one care for campers with special needs. Inclusion leaders assume all summer leader responsibilities and ensure that campers with special needs are taken care of from a social, emotional, and physical standpoint. Inclusion leaders must look for creative ways to adapt lessons to meet the needs of their assigned camper and ensure their camper is included.


As an Inclusion Leader at Day Camps, you will work with 10 different campers, each with unique needs.


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Skills you will acquire:

  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Working with children with special needs
  • Creative teaching

We look for special needs leaders who:

  • Have a heart for children with special needs
  • Have a servant's attitude
  • Have some experience working with people with disabilities
  • Are willing to accompany and assist campers in changing, toileting and showering
  • Are able and willing to lift/transfer campers
  • Are able and willing to handle possible altercations with campers including biting, spitting or hitting
  • Believe in the SpringHill mission
As a media director at Day Camp you will be responsible for capturing the camp experience through photography and/or videography as well as running sound and media production during large group sessions.


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Skills you will acquire:

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Sound production
  • Stage production

We look for media directors who:

  • Have experience or are majoring in photography, media, video production, or something similar
  • Are comfortable working with a sound board/lighting system
  • Enjoy being around and working with kids
  • Believe in the SpringHill mission

Salary

$175/week ($1,750 for a full summer)

Meals and Housing: Your housing and all your meals will be provided during your time at SpringHill (with the exception of Saturdays at Day Camp). At Overnight, you'll eat in the dining hall with your campers. At Day Camps, you'll have your meals at the church, at your host home, or out with your staff.


Time Off

Yes! You do get time off, but it looks different for each role as well as for Day Camp or Overnight camp.

At Day Camps, campers go home everyday which means that you get to hang out with your staff at your host home, explore the city you are staying in, and get prepared for the next day of camp. Weekends are also a time to unwind and get ready for a new week, a new city, a new church and new campers!

At Overnight, your campers are with you 24/7, but that doesn't mean you don't get any downtime. You do get breaks during the week and on weekends, you will have the opportunity to get some free time to head into town and explore local restaurants, hang out with your staff, do laundry, or simply relax in your hammock.

We do ask that summer leaders commit to working at SpringHill for the entire duration of camp. Exceptions include "once in a lifetime" events like a family wedding or graduation.


Community

The best way to tell you about this benefit is just to share some words from our staff:


"You develop life long friends."

"Some of the same people I worked with at camp during my first summer are still my best friends today. Some of them were even in my wedding."

"They are intentional relationships"

"I know there are people I can count on when I'm going through things."

Professional Development

Internships: We offer most of our jobs as internships and work to make sure that you are able to meet your internship objectives. In every position, we will work with you to help you learn skills and gain experience that you can directly transfer to your professional life post-SpringHill.


Leadership Development

You'll receive training in experiential learning, increased self-efficacy, formal feedback processes, and coaching in several of our 10 identified leadership competencies. This experience during the summer will be a training ground so that you can be even more effective when you go back to your schools and communities in the fall. You will have learned and experienced how to lay down your burdens and pick up your cross as Jesus directs us to in Matthew 11:28-30.



The SpringHill Network

In addition to hands-on professional development experience, after a summer leading at SpringHill you become part of the ever-growing network of SpringHill alumni who are changing the world. Former summer leaders are leading overseas ministries, heading up camps around the country, and running successful businesses.






"When I'm at SpringHill, I feel known and accepted."

"I know that if I need to call someone at 2 in the morning, that my SpringHill friends will be right there to pick up the phone, cry with me, pray with me and walk through the trials of life with me."


"We have fun together, we worship together, we do life together."

"It is a spiritual support system"


Will I get paid?

Of course! $175/week starting salary.


Will I serve at the same location all summer?

That depends. At our Overnight camps you will mostly stay put for the whole summer, but may be asked to travel to a Day Camp location for 1–2 weeks. If you serve with Day Camps, you will travel throughout a region, hosting camp at a different church each week.


What is Day Camp?

In 2006, God called SpringHill to move and go meet kids in their own city, so we decided to take camp on the road! Day Camp is a summer of week-long camps hosted by leading churches where we take local kids on an adventure and share Christ's love. Day Camp means travel, fun, and getting outside your comfort zone.


What is Overnight camp?

Overnight is the classic camp experience—complete with blobs, climbing walls, ziplines, and intentional relationships. SpringHill has been doing summer camp since 1969 and has two locations; in beautiful central Michigan and scenic southern Indiana.

Will I get college credit?

We will do our best to help you earn college credit by working at SpringHill. Many college programs offer internship credit, and we will work to make sure that your job fulfills those requirements.


Where do I stay when I'm traveling with Day Camps?

If we're at a church in your city, you can stay at home! Otherwise, SpringHill's partner churches provide housing for us when we travel in the form of generous host homes. All host homes are background-checked and host at least 2-3 summer leaders.


Where is SpringHill located?

Overnight locations are located in Evart, Michigan and Seymour, Indiana.

Day Camps travel in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

All you need to know about prepping for your summer at Day Camp.

Essential Information

Day Camps


"Working at SpringHill allowed me to explore my giftedness further and see how I could influence those around me for Christ in the future."
Former Day Camp Summer Leader

Not interested in Day Camps? See the opportunities at Overnight.

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