Join the Stronghold Summer Team! Experience a rewarding summer of working with children of all ages in a Christian camp setting. Our camps offer a variety of activities including:

  • Bible study
  • Hiking
  • High Ropes course
  • Arts & crafts
  • Music and drama
  • Nature study
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Geocaching
  • Rock Climbing adventures
  • Archery

Create friendships that last a lifetime with people from all over the world!

Available Positions

Assistant Summer Camps Director:
Assist the Summer Camps Director in the organization and implementation of day to day operations at Stronghold Summer Camps. A major responsibility is setting an example of Christian leadership for the staff and campers.

Travelling Day Camp Assistant Director:

Assist the Day Camp Director in the organization, implementation, and scheduling of day to day operations at Stronghold Offsite Day Camps. Act as the liaison between day camp staff, church volunteers and church leadership.

Summer Camp Counselor :
Make a difference in a young person's life by guiding them through their week in our Christian community at Stronghold. The daily responsibilities of a Small Group Leader includes Bible study leadership (from a prepared curriculum), recreation leadership, working as a team with other staff members, and supervision of campers through a variety of camp activities.

Resident Lifeguard: Be the head lifeguard during pool activities and canoe trips. Teach water safety on canoe trips and at the pool. Schedule other lifeguards to cover all aquatic events. Keep the aquatic activities safe and the facilities clean and be part of an awesome camp community.

Kitchen Assistants:
A real opportunity to serve! Learn the operations of a professional kitchen while enjoying the fun of summer camp.

Health Officer:
Be a first responder, providing basic first aid, maintaining medical supplies at the health center, administering medication to campers and staff, reviewing and keeping records, and providing emergency care.

Communications Assistant/Photographer:
Take pictures and video of all the great things happening at camp this year, make a newsletter for the campers each week, and make promotional materials for the next years camp, all while taking part in camp activities.

Challenge Course Director:
Lead group building and individual challenge activities on the Leap of Faith, Pole Climb Zip Line, and High Ropes and Initiatives/Team Building Courses. Work with youth and adult groups during the summer.

To Apply:
To apply to any of our summer staff openings, please download the above PDF and mail it to Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center, PO Box 199, Oregon, IL 61061. You must have graduated high school to be elegible to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan at Stronghold today!