Our Summer Camp Counselors are godly young men and women who have at least finished with their first year of college by the beginning of summer or are at least age 19. Year after year these are some of the finest and most gifted young adults that you’ll meet anywhere. An LFR distinctive is that each camper receives focused one-on-one ministry from his/her camp counselor during the week. Because we want to provide a personal-touch camp experience for each camper, we are very selective in choosing our staff. We require from all applicants great references, an extensive application, and a comprehensive background check.

If you have recommendations for either camp counselor or for any of our other vital summer support staff positions (lifeguard, photographer, wrangler, administrative assistant, or grounds keeper), then please contact LFR and tell us about it. Nobody benefits more spiritually from the summer camp experience than our summer staff. It is a greenhouse of faith development.


The Workstaff is a special group of young people selected to be mentored by LFR senior staff and to serve Christ behind-the-scenes at LFR in the summer. Most of the applicants for these positions come from young people who have been campers at LFR and who show leadership in their church youth/college ministry groups back home. We will also consider young people that apply who have never been summer campers at LFR.

Through the years we have watched young campers come alive in their walk with Christ, and this is our opportunity to take them even deeper in their relationship with Him through servanthood and mentoring. The minimum age we are looking for to fill these positions for will be 16 years old. Applicants must be age 16 by the beginning of summer in order to be on staff.

If you are aware of a young person in your youth group or your community who would benefit from this, and has much to offer in this kind of spiritual growth setting, please give us a call by the first of the year. Staff applications can be downloaded from our web site. Also see the job description letter that goes with your particular choice. Applications must be received by the announced deadline date.


These students must be a minimum age of 16 and they must have a love for little children. They will live in the cabin with the kids, and the camp counselor in that cabin will mentor them in their ministry to LFR’s youngest campers (ages 7 & 8). It is possible to serve as a Tribe Leader and also be on Workstaff alternating halves of the summer. The staff application will further explain this wonderful new ministry to the littlest of the lambs who come to camp. If you know of young people who have a heart for God and who love younger children, please encourage them to call us or to go to the LFR website to download a staff application.