Work at Carolina Creek

Serving on Summer Staff at Carolina Creek could just be the best decision you’ll ever make. Whether you have a professional interest in camp ministry, children’s or youth ministry, adventure/recreation, or video/photography, or you just want to work hard, play hard, be stretched, love on kids and be part of a missional, close-knit community of Christ-followers, you are meant to be here.
All Carolina Creek Summer Staff share one mission, to help our campers know and experience the love of Jesus Christ. As you love on campers, we’ll love on you. You will be known and valued in this community and enjoy regular times of worship, teaching, prayer, being encouraged and challenged in your own faith journey and building life-long friendships.
Best decision ever. GO apply now. We’re eager to meet you.



The Wild is home to our youngest campers, grades K through 5. Counselors “live in” with the kids and get to enjoy all the fun activities that make this an unforgettable camp experience. Campers this age are eager to learn about Jesus and how to start and grow in their relationship with Him. We max out at 240 campers and about 75 summer staff. We’re also offering our first-ever family camp this summer.


Creekside is for campers grades 6 through 12. This high energy camp has large group sessions with skits, worship and teaching, with small groups for cabin discussion and co-ed groups for more interaction around the scriptural theme of the day. Students choose majors for their activity times, specializing in water sports, adventure, arts or a classic camp experience. Creekside maxes out at 288 campers and about 80 summer staff.


Almost every week, churches are in control of their own general sessions.  This is a great option if you like the idea of being with campers all day, but prefer to have your own space to recharge at night. You’ll have the opportunity to lead campers in activities, process their experience and point out the teachable moments where God is speaking to them.  We can handle up to 344 campers and about 42 summer staff.


Lastly, we are offering a new two-week program for high school students that will focus on cultivating an inner life of abiding with Christ and will include daily hours of service in the community, serving all three camps in routine duties such as cleaning and washing dishes. This will be a small, tight-knit staff serving about thirty campers at a time. If you like to go deep and aren’t afraid of work this might be for you.


You get paid.

Yep- your amazing summer at Carolina Creek includes sharing Jesus with campers, making friendships that will last a lifetime, and consuming ridiculously delicious homemade chicken tenders.  BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!  You’re also getting paid! Check out the job description for your position to learn more about compensation.

Food? Check. Housing? Yep.

All meals during camp are provided, and are crazy tasty. (Meals on your time off are provided by you.) Housing is also provided. Some positions live in with campers, others live in staff cabins with enclosed bathroom facilities. All housing units are air-conditioned and have bunk beds. You provide awesome bedding or a sleeping bag of your choice.


Specialty Training: May 16 June 3
All-Staff Training: May 23 June 3


Term One: June 4 July 9
Term Two: July 8 August 13
Bonus Week: August 13 -19

You get off time.

Yes! There is time off!  Carolina Creek staff usually have off each weekend from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (24 hours-ish).  You can head into town with friends to run errands, practice your laundry skills, eat non-camp food, and enjoy the greater Huntsville metropolis.  BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!  You will also have daily on-camp time off…a break for personal devotion, errands,  phone calls or email, relaxation, snacking, napping or otherwise needed personal time.

Weve got your family covered.

Got siblings?  We’d love them to come to camp!  They can share embarrassing stories about your childhood, and get a 50% discount on tuition.  That’s right…HALF OFF.  (Contact our Registrar for availability.)

Looking for an Internship?

Homemade chicken tenders AND fulfilling a required internship for college?  Oh, yes!  That can happen.  Carolina Creek will be glad to work with your college/university to meet the requirements for your internship credit.


Noun.  A group of people living in the same place.   Nope.  That’s not us.

Noun.  A feeling of fellowship with others who share common attitudes and goals.   Closer, but  still not right.

We are so much more than a “group” or a “feeling”…we are a family.  More than “living in the same place”…we are EXPERIENCING GOD.  Together.  We individually give ourselves, our time, our talents to the Lord, and He weaves all of us together like we’ve never been apart.  We serve, worship, and grow.  Together.  It’s bigger than a noun, verb, adverb…it’s something only God can do. You can’t put it into words, but you want to be a part of it.

Experience Skill Development

Whatever your field of study, your experience at Carolina Creek will stretch and prepare you in ways you can’t even imagine.  The combination of camp ministry and people: every day, every moment, is unique.  It is on-the-job training unlike any other in communication, decision making, leadership, problem solving, interpersonal relationships, and developing a rock-your-face-off work ethic.  Through spiritual growth, character development, and staff synergy, we want to help prepare you for whatever God is calling you to next.