Summer Camp Staff Criteria

Our mission is to allow every visitor to Camp Westminster to experience God’s love in a fun, outdoor, Christian community!

Our summer camp program is for children and youth ages 7-17 years. We place campers into 3 age groups (7-11 years, 12-15 years and 16-18 years) and provide them with a unique program that is age-appropriate and relevant to the camper’s place in life. As a counselor, your job is to remain with your campers or other assigned group at all times, providing mature guidance, a sense of humor, and leadership. This job will make you very well-rounded — counselors do a little bit of everything! Teach skills (soccer/football, archery, sailing, arts and crafts, games); lead songs, worship and Bible study times; help campers with daily capers (chores); lifeguard (if applicable) and clean the camp between sessions. Yes, it is a hard job, but one that you’ll never forget! Many previous staff have changed their career choices after working at Camp Westminster for a summer or more.

All positions are compensated with a weekly, salaried rate with all housing and food costs covered, while on the job. Staff are provided with 2 staff shirts, a staff fleece, occasional group outings during the summer and laundry facilities. All staff report to the Executive Director and the Camp Committee of Westminster Church of Detroit. We are a Christian camp that accepts people for who they are and where they are in their individual faith journeys. Camp Westminster provides equal-opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

All staff members must be at least 19 years of age and have completed at least one year of study at an university.

How do I apply?

To apply for a summer staff position, complete an online application, 3 reference forms, and submit a resume.

  • Apply online or print the Application for Program Staff pdf.
  • If applying online, click on the Application for Program Staff Position link.
  • Create an account. (All new users must do this.)
  • Complete the application and click save.
  • Direct your references to fill out reference forms- you need 3! References may create an account and complete the online Staff Reference Form, or you may print the Staff Reference Form pdf. For hard copy forms, please have your references email or mail us their reference forms directly.
  • Email or mail a resume to the camp office!

Remember, the terrific staff members at Camp Westminster are one of the big reasons so many campers (and their parents) love to return year after year! Staff are recruited from local churches, area colleges, camp alumni, and from around the world. Through an intensive staff training, this diverse group of individuals bonds and grows together to form a warm and welcoming community to any camper who comes to CW. We look for: enthusiasm; a strong work ethic; people who take initiative; individuals who LOVE children and youth; and someone who desires to know God better and grow in their faith.

Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake
17567 Hubbell Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48235 U.S.A.

Phone: 313.341.8969
Fax: 313.341.2699