Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions below and get those questions answered! As a reminder, you can always reach out to us with any questions you have using the form at the bottom of the page.
You should apply! Filling out an application is just the first step. It’s not a commitment to work. You will have more time to think about your options after you apply. We also encourage you to contact us (use the interest form below) and ask any questions you have. If you are contacted for an interview, that will be another opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for what working at camp would really be like.
The American Camping Association puts it this way: Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills.
Our kitchen team is amazing at helping make sure everyone at camp has something they can eat. Year after year we receive comments thanking our kitchen for their food and being able to work with all sorts of food allergies and food needs. If you have specific dietary needs, lets start that conversation and discuss how we can make it happen!
Pay is competitive in camping (starting pay is $250/wk), plus there are great ways to earn more. Getting certifications (that we pay for and teach), certain roles, leadership positions, and returning pay bumps are all ways to add on to that base pay. On top of that, meals and snacks are provided during camp as well as lodging. Working weekends is great training for working summers and taking advantage of all camp has to offer!
But the best things you get from camp are worth more than money. Friendships, experiences, life and career skills, networking, leadership experience, and growing in faith are all things that recent staff have stated they loved about this special work of helping families reconnect with God and each other.
Sometimes people call us “Lady Lodge Family Camp.” That’s because “laity” is an unfamiliar word these days—and, well, when you say it quickly, it sounds a lot like “lady.”
The word “laity” is related to a Greek phrase—laos theou—that is used in the New Testament quite a bit. It means “the people of God.” Ironically, the phrase came to mean something more like “the common, untrained, not very smart people of God” in the early church.
Howard Butt, Jr., the founder of Laity Lodge, wanted to correct this misunderstanding. He believed that all of God’s people (laos theou) can participate in God’s good and healing work in the world, not just clergy.
Every summer, we invite our campers and staff to remember these truths about themselves—we are all people of God, loved and valued. We can all hear the call of Christ’s Spirit. And we can all minister to one another and contribute to the good work that God is doing.
Yes, and we receive so so much feedback every year about how much people love being disconnected! In general we encourage everyone to stay disconnected and to be present. We are often bombarded with so many messages every day. This may create decision and attention fatigue, and makes it challenging to be present. Being disconnected helps us be present with people and God to build relationships. While screens are at a minimum in the canyon, we do have Wifi and land lines for staff or guests who need to connect, take a class, or even do some research for the crazy games that are about to be invented!
“I don’t want to oversell them, but when I first ate them, I ate 5 tacos. By myself.” – J.G.
“Are these fish from heaven? Am I tasting the food of angels?” – Z.B.
“I just finished our kayak adventure thinking nothing could top that. Then I ate the Fish Tacos at lunch. How can anything else in my life compare? Have I reached the pinnacle of life already??” – A 7 year old
Looking for an experience that will impact your life while also building job skills and making amazing friendships? Open to high school seniors and above, the 2024 Summer Camp experience is going to be one to be remembered!