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Application Process

First things first… Learn about us. Talk to past staff, explore our website, youtube, and our social media to learn about Camp Carl. This summer opportunity is like none other! However, it’s not for everyone. Be sure to watch our videos on YouTube and get a sense of who we are!

1. Apply Online

Click the link at the bottom of this page to begin your online application. You will be asked to create an account if you don’t already have one, and you will have the option to save your progress and return to the application to complete it later. We will not review incomplete applications.

2. We Contact Your References

We want to know who you are around other people and past employers. Your online application will ask you for 3 different types of references. We will not send you a job offer until all 3 references are completed.

3. Pre-Recorded Video Interview

We will send you an invitation to your video interview through VidCruiter. For this step, you will record yourself answering a few questions and our team will review the videos before your Formal Interview. This allows our year-round staff to see your face and hear about your heart for the Lord and begin to see how you might fit on our summer team!

4. Formal Interview

This is the step where you finally get to talk to a member of our team face-to-face! While we would prefer to meet with you in person, we do offer a virtual interview option if you are not in the area or your schedule doesn’t allow for you to meet with us at Camp. All in-person interviews will happen at Camp Carl or possible on your college campus if we have a visit scheduled, so be sure to ask when/if we are coming to your campus! Come to your interview prepared to discuss past experiences and how they have shaped your character and prepared you to work at camp. This is a great time to ask any questions about our positions or details about the summer.

5. Final Hiring Decision

We will be sending out bulk job offers all at once about once a month, at the end of each month. If you don’t hear from us immediately, we may still be considering you, just not sure what specific job we need you to fill. Our job offers are sent and accepted electronically.

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Unit Leader

Summer Staff

Lead our summer staff by example!

Camp Carl Unit Leaders lead the charge for summer camp by discipling our summer staff, overseeing their specific areas, and setting the tone for a summer of selfless service. It's so important to have this core group who lead the way in maintaining a healthy and enthusiastic staff over a long summer.

Unit leaders are staff with past camp experience, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and spiritual maturity. They will be responsible for mentoring and discipling 10-15 staff members while overseeing the operation of their assigned areas.

The unit Leader positions we are looking to hire for 2023 are Female Counselors Unit Leaders, Male Counselors Unit Leaders, Crew Unit Leaders, Day Camp Unit Leader, Aquatics Unit Leader, Challenge Unit Leader, and Equine Unit Leader.


Summer Staff

Love kids through the fun of camp and share Jesus with them!

Camp Carl Counselors are the heartbeat of our ministry. They are on the front lines of loving and caring for each and every camper!

From high energy rallies to intimate moments around the campfire at night, Camp Carl counselors serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to kids who are longing to be valued and loved. Our counselors have the incredible role of ministering to kids all summer long and engaging with them during a life-changing camp experience!

Day Camp Counselor

Summer Staff

Love on the littlest of campers each day!

Day Camp brings the incredible experience of Camp Carl to kids who might not be quite ready to spend the week away from home.

Day Camp Counselors get to be part of some kids very first camp experience! They will supervise, play with, and care for kids in 1st – 5th grade. From joyful laughter to tears that miss home, you’ll be there to share it with them and point them to a God who loves them more than they can comprehend.

Media Team

Summer Staff

Capture the camp experience through photography and videography!

It's important to tell the stories of what God does through Camp Carl and one of the best ways to do that is through photos and video! Storytelling is a key component to all that we do here.

The media team helps us share the fun, excitement, and life-changing moments that happen at camp every summer. We’re looking for people who have skills and experience in shooting, editing, and telling a story through photography and video. Over the summer you’ll gain great experience and walk away with a portfolio to take with you to future positions.


Summer Staff

Protect the lives of our campers as a lifeguard!

So many of Camp Carl's most popular activities are centered around water - thats why trained and capable lifeguards are such a crucial part of our summer staff! Our team of lifeguards make so many memorable camp experiences possible.

Our lifeguards keep the water safe, perform swim checks, and display love to all campers by providing a safe environment for fun! During the day lifeguards are assigned to water activities, then in the evenings, they facilitate camp-wide group games!

A valid lifeguard certification is preferred, however we do certify all of our lifeguards who are not already certified.

Challenge Team

Summer Staff

Lead and encourage campers on our challenge team!

Camp Carl is a place for so many kids to overcome their fears and experience new and exciting activities they might never get to experience elsewhere!

Our challenge staff gets to encourage campers to push their limits and try new things like climbing the tower, jumping off the zip line, and shooting archery. The challenge team leads and facilitates challenge activities each day, and helps to run and execute our camp-wide programming in the evenings.

We certify all of our challenge staff out at camp on our own equipment, but experience with ropes/challenge related activities is preferred.


Summer Staff

Care for our horses and show kids the love of Jesus!

Wranglers allow us to be able to provide and care for 40+ horses on our property and allow for kids to have experiences with animals, that they may not get to be around elsewhere!

Our wranglers get to create an atmosphere of love and learning in the horse barn as they teach kids how to ride and appreciate horses. Wranglers will spend much of their day in the barn caring for the horses and facilities, but will also participate in our camp-wide activities in the evenings.

Hospitality Team

Summer Staff

Care for campers and staff alike by preparing meals and more!

Camp could not operate with out a dedicated and hardworking hospitality staff!

Our hospitality crew helps to create an environment of community through preparing and serving meals, operating the camp store, and keeping up our staff coffee shop.  We are looking for individuals that are hard workers, want to serve others, and care for both campers and other staff members.

Programming Team

Summer Staff

Get hype and lead Camp in fun programming throughout the day!

From lunchtime skits, to leading camp songs, to planning and running large group evening games, our Programming Team is essential to the Camp experience

Our Programming Team is responsible for creating an environment of FUN at Camp! They plan, create skits, dance on stage, plan games and camp-wide activities, and so much more! If you are on our Programming Team, prepare to get downright silly as you facilitate so much of what makes Camp special!

Equine Counselor

Summer Staff

Love on campers and help them grow in their understanding of horses!

Equine Counselors have the same role as overnight counselors but they also are trained in horses just like our wranglers. Our Equine Counselors, with their campers, will ride the trails and participate in our Equine programming for half the day, and the other half of the day will accompany their campers to the pool, tower, or other Camp activities.  Our Equine Counselors have the incredible role of ministering to our Equine Campers all summer long and providing them a life-changing camp experience.

Night Security

Summer Staff

Protect and supervise our property while campers and staff sleep at night!

Night Security staff are responsible to keep our campers and staff safe each and every night!

Our Night Security team sleeps during the day and works at night, ensuring that proper areas are closed and locked and assist in resolving any unexpected issues or emergencies overnight.

Health Care Team

Summer Staff

Help keep our campers safe and healthy!

With all the activities and adventures happening at camp, health care staff are essential to keeping kids safe and healthy.

Health care staff provide first aid, ensure camper medication is administered and keep health records during the summer. You will be working closely with nurses and doctors from Akron Children’s Hospital. Experience necessary.

Maintenance Team

Summer Staff

Help us maintain the wonderful facilities God has allowed us to use for ministry!

Our Maintenance and Facilities Team is crucial to the day-to-day operations of camp!

We need a hardworking team of people willing to serve and do some manual labor to keep Camp running smoothly. This team allows kids to have the time of their life at camp and hear the gospel!

Summer Admin

Summer Staff

Serve campers, parents, and staff with your customer skills and administrative mind!

Camp Carl wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for our talented, detail-oriented, administrative staff.

Things like daily camper mail, registration, office needs, phone calls, and more needs excellent staff to make sure camp runs smoothly each week. We are looking for attentive people with a love for customer service

Merchandising Team

Summer Staff

Keep our Camp Store and Snack Shop running smoothly!

We need detailed orientated staff to help run our camp store and snack shop. Check out customers, manage inventory, clean and stock.