Summer Staff

Are you ready to have the best summer of your life?

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Covenant Harbor has made the difficult decision to delay the start of summer camp for 2020 and cancel all overnight programs. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, but we believe that it is the safest decision. With that being said, hiring for summer 2020 has also been affected. 

We are currently reevaluating what our summer staffing needs will be for our reimagined 2020 Summer Programs. We are not currently taking applications. If you are interested in joining our staff for this summer, please contact us by email or phone. We would be happy to talk with you personally about the available options. 

Thank you for your understanding.

If you have additional questions regarding Covenant Harbor’s health and safety policies in regards to COVID-19 or are interested in our new reimagined 2020 Summer Programs, please see additional information here.


Working at Covenant Harbor is no ordinary summer job. In fact, it will probably be the best job you ever have. – Like ever.

What to expect:
– Be part of a fun, innovative ministry that changes kids lives
– Be part of an amazing community and build life-long friendships
– Spend your summer on the shores of Geneva Lake
– Grow personally, professionally, and spiritually
– Be utterly exhausted from working so hard and having so much fun
– Get paid

If you think God might be leading you to work at Covenant Harbor this summer, take a look around, and be sure to fill out an application.

All the details about working at camp this summer!

Who are we looking for?

The ministry of Covenant Harbor is dependent upon summer staff that are committed to carrying out our mission of loving kids and sharing Jesus. Summer staff, in any role, have the incredibly large responsibility of being a Christ-like example to all campers. We expect summer staff to live a life that honors God at all times, not only while camp is in session. Therefore, it is necessary for all applicants to:

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrate the love of Christ in all of their words and actions
  • Maintain a positive attitude throughout challenging and exhausting situations
  • Abstain from the use of tobacco, alcohol, and/or illegal drugs for the duration of the summer, regardless of personal beliefs
  • Serve wherever needed, regardless of job description
  • Use discernment in choice of dress, appearance, and language
  • Follow all guidelines and abide by the standards listed in the Staff Handbook

Because of the commitment that our summer staff members make to teaching campers about Jesus, it is essential that each staff member believes:

  • The Bible is God’s inspired word
  • Only one true and living God exists
  • Jesus Christ is God’s Son, fully God and fully Human
  • Jesus came to earth for our salvation
  • Salvation is by faith alone

Position: Counseling

Day Camp Counseling Team: Positions Available

*Please note that day camp counselors, like all our summer staff, live on Covenant Harbor’s grounds for the duration of the summer. 

Overnight Counseling Team: Positions Available

Alpha (High School Program) Counselors: Positions Filled

Male Roving Counselor: Positions Filled

Female Roving Counselor: Positions Filled

Read the job descriptions for Counseling Positions

Position: Support Roles

Activity Team Member: Positions Filled

Assistant Activity Team Member: Positions Filled

Administrative Assistant: Positions Available

Day Camp Administrative Assistant: Positions Filled

Audio Tech: Positions Filled

Media Tech: Positions Available

Tech Assistant: Positions Filled

Student Nurse: Positions Available

Waterfront Team: Positions Available

Worship Leader: Positions Filled

Facilities Specialist: Positions Available

Read the job descriptions for Non-Counseling Positions

Position: Program Leads

Program Directors:

  • Pier 30: Position Filled
  • Kishwauketoe: Position Available
  • Day Camp: Positions Filled
  • Alpha: Position Filled 

Assistant Program Directors:

  • Pier 30: Position Filled
  • Kishwauketoe: Position Available
  • Day Camp: Positions Filled

Activity Team Lead: Positions Available

Parent Liaison: Positions Filled 

Men’s Team Counselor: Positions Filled 

Women’s Team Counselor: Positions Filled

Waterfront Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor: Positions Available

Read the job descriptions for Program Positions

Apply to work here!

We are so excited that you feel God is calling you to work at Covenant Harbor this summer!  Again, we are looking for fun, hard-working individuals who have a contagious love for Jesus.  If you think this might be you, apply below.

Application Instructions

        • Pray
        • Fill out the application online
        • Once we’ve reviewed your application, we will contact you to schedule a first interview
        • Direct your references to fill out our reference form

      Reference Form


      You can apply online by clicking the button below!

      Application Form

The Benefits


$210/week (for most positions)

Housing is provided on site, and meals are provided with the exception of your time off.

Time Off

Yes! You do get time off! Time off gives summer staff the opportunity to rest, explore Lake Geneva, worship at Covenant Harbor’s Summer Sunday Worship or another local church, build community with fellow staff, and/or do laundry.

Most staff have 24 hours off each week from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Time off during the week varies by position.

We do ask that summer staff commit to serve at Covenant Harbor from the listed start date to the listed end date. Exceptions may include “once in a lifetime” events like a family wedding or graduation. Each Day Camp staff member will take one week off as determined with the Youth Ministry Team.

Spiritual Development

Throughout the summer, summer staff have many opportunities to grow closer to the Lord. We hire two staff members (Men’s and Women’s Team Counselors) to develop community and coordinate daily devotions for the staff. On weekends, Covenant Harbor encourages staff to find a local church or attend a Summer Sunday Worship service on grounds in the Tent. We also find that staff grow in Christ in big ways as they lean on Him in this job and in this community.


One of the best things about working at camp is the community that develops during the summer. We hire around 75 imperfect people who serve a perfect God, and we all work together to share His message with campers. It’s incredible. Together we learn, overcome challenges, and grow in our relationship with God. The type of community that you’ll find at camp truly is a rare and wonderful thing.

Professional Development

Internships: We offer many of our positions as internships and work to make sure that you are able to meet your internship objectives. In every position, we will work with you to help you learn skills and gain experience that you can directly transfer to your professional life post-camp. Please contact us if you are interested in making a summer staff role into your school internship.

Leadership Development

No matter the career you may eventually choose, camp can help equip you for it. Through summer staff training and hands-on experience, you will learn a variety of skills that you can use inside and outside of camp. When you challenge yourself to try new things like facilitating an adventure activity, comforting a homesick camper or teaching campers a new skill, you can’t help but become a better leader. Please contact us if you have questions about how you can build your resume using your camp experience.


North Park University Camp Grant for current NPU Students: North Park University (NPU) offers $750 to students who attend NPU and return the next school year after working at a Covenant camp in the summer. This Grant must be applied for in the spring semester. Contact North Park University for more information.

Sterner Scholarship Fund: The Ronald Lee Sterner Trust Fund was established by the Sterner family in 1957 in memory of their son who was adopted through Covenant Children’s Home and Family Services. To apply, download and print a Sterner Fund Application Form, then send it to the address listed. Applications will be considered within a few weeks of receipt. You can even apply before you’re officially hired, and the decision will be dependent on your employment.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Covenant Harbor!

Each summer, we rely on former summer staff to come and volunteer in various roles. We appreciate our alumni immensely!

Because Covenant Harbor is a child care provider, we must maintain the highest standards for anyone who works with our campers. Therefore, volunteers must submit a volunteer application to serve at camp in the summer. Volunteers in summer programs must be former summer staff who served in the summers of 2018 or 2019 and have been through our training program.

Former staff wanting to volunteer can contact the Youth Ministry Team and fill out a volunteer application (coming soon), complete with one reference. Once we receive your application, someone will contact you about the details of your role. Thanks again!

Volunteers who don’t meet these criteria can see other year round volunteer opportunities or contact Brad Augustson.


Representatives from Covenant Harbor will be visiting the following college campuses to recruit students for summer staff:

Trinity Christian


We’ll be on your campus Thursday, October 17

Wheaton College


We’ll be on your campus on Tuesday, November 5

Olivet Nazarene University


We’ll be on your campus Tuesday, November 12

North Park University


We’ll be on your campus on Wednesday, January 29

Hope College


We’ll be on your campus on Tuesday, February 25

Don’t see your school?


Contact Kathryn Spencer at (262) 248-3600 or via email.