Summer Staff Interview:

Fill Out a Summer Staff Application

Resident Staff Positions include:


In the interest of serving the many groups and programs conducted at Camp Lakeside, a high standard of quality is used in the selection of summer staff members.  The responsibility and pleasure of providing a wholesome and enjoyable atmosphere for children, youth and adults creates a unique and interesting opportunity for summer employment.

All Lakeside Employees must complete the Safe Gatherings certification of the Great Plains UMC, which includes a full background check, and attended Camp Lakeside Staff Trainings.  Minimum age to work at Lakeside is 18 years.  Positions listed are the primary job assignments.  Employees may be assigned other duties and responsibilities.


PROGRAM DEANS: There are four paid camp leadership positions for United Methodist sponsored camps available at Lakeside.  These individuals will serve as camp leaders each week during the summer season with emphasis in three areas:  General Camps, Wilderness Camps, and Arts Camp.  Individuals must be 21 years old.  Deans, in concert with the Program Director, are responsible for developing curriculum, activities, schedule and devotions for their assigned camps.  Deans will assume responsibility of direct camper supervision and spiritual leadership for their assigned camps.  Deans will assume leadership of 6-8 camps during the summer season.  In addition to basic risk management and staff training, Deans will be trained in specific areas of camper behavior management, meds distribution and spiritual leadership.


LIFEGUARDS: A current Senior Lifesaving Certificate is required.  A lifeguard must be a mature person, capable of providing supervision and camper safety at the swimming pool and lakefront.  This person is responsible for maintaining a clean pool, bathhouse, and surroundings and other duties as assigned.


FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL: The Food Service personnel will be responsible for assisting the cooks in food preparation and in the buffet line as needed, washing and putting away dishes, sweeping and mopping kitchen and dining hall floors, wiping down tables and chairs, setting up dining hall for meals and other tasks as needed.


HOUSEKEEPING PERSONNEL:  The housekeeping personnel will be responsible for daily cleaning of lodging and restroom facilities as well as doing additional cleaning between groups.


COUNSELORS: Counselor positions are available for each camp and are voluntary. Please contact Meg or Amber for information about counselor positions.