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Work at Camp in the Community

Are you looking for a summer job where you are able to make a difference? Do you have a heart for serving God and others? Camp in the Community is a traveling ministry focused in rural areas in East Tennessee and Virginia. The communities we serve lack many resources that more affluential communities receive. Being part of CITC means you will be serving children who are not used to having opportunities present to them. Your job as a camp counselor is to engage, lead, and love campers. 


In addition to spending your summer with amazing campers, you will be able to work with an amazing group of young adults. The connections made at camp are lifelong. Even outside of summer, our camp network is always there to support one another.

Please, prayerfully consider applying to work at camp and join our team of amazing staff members as we work towards making camp available to all of God's children.

Why work at camp


  • Cultivate strong leadership skills

  • Develop communication skills

  • Gain practical experience working with kids from different backgrounds

  • Work on decision-making and problem-solving skills

  • Create lifelong friendships

  • Challenge and grow in your faith

  • Change the lives of others

What we look for

  • Passion for working with kids of all ages and abilities

  • Desire to share your faith with others

  • Respect for people of all races, cultures, and backgrounds

  • Willingness to put the needs of others before your own

  • Contagious enthusiasm

  • Strong sense of self and drive to stand up for your beliefs

  • Desire to foster self-esteem and responsibility in others

  • Commitment to work as a team and support all members of the team


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When do I have to be there?

Most staff members will need to arrive on Sunday, May 26, 2024, for the beginning of staff training.

When does camp finish?

The last day for summer staff will be Saturday, August 4, 2024.

How much does it pay?

Staff pay varies based on experience but starts at $400/week plus housing and food.


Will I get time off?

Staff members are off from late Friday afternoon after the camp session ends

until we get back together for the next session on Sunday afternoon.


Can I be gone during the summer?

Any time off must be approved prior to the start of the summer

and is discouraged.

Is this a paid position?

Yes. Our staff are paid, and receive meals and housing as well.


Will I be provided with housing?

During each week of camp, the church we are hosting with provides housing for

our staff. We will also have weekend housing available for staff who need

that option.

Is transportation included, or will I need to drive myself to each site?

Each Sunday our staff will meet at the Bungalow, where our main campus is located, and depart from there. Our staff will be taken to each site, and will not need to provide their own transportation.


Will I get training?

Prior to the first camp session, staff members take part in two weeks of training. The training includes a wide range of topics from child development to leadership. There will also be weekly training throughout the duration of the summer.


What do you expect at a Christian camp?

We ask that you be a person of Christian faith who is willing to share your faith with campers. Also, it is expected that you live a Christian lifestyle and serve as a role model during your time working at camp.

What if I am not from the United Methodist Church?

We welcome staff members from a variety of faith backgrounds, though we are a ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Who will I work with?

Our camp is a team effort between our Director, summer staff, church volunteers, and youth development program participants. Our summer staff is primarily college students from around the world.

What if I have questions?

If you have questions or need additional information, please give us a call at (865) 518-2482 or email

Want to hear from our summer staff?

Click the image below to hear stories from our summer staff team. 

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