Summer Staff at Camp Henry

Summer Staff at Camp Henry

The best summer of your life is waiting for you

Want a summer job that will change your life? Join our Summer Staff team and experience the life changing moments that Camp Henry has to offer - for both staff and campers!

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A little more about Camp Henry

Camp Henry offers summer camp programs to children ages 5-17, with Day Camp, Mini Camp, Overnight Camps, and Teen Adventure Trips. We serve about 2,000 kids each summer. We're located in Newaygo, Michigan, which is about 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids. 

Employment Details

  • Dates
    • Staff Training: June 2-8, 2024
    • Summer Camp: June 9 - August 17, 2024
  • Compensation
    • First-Year Staff - $3,100 per summer
    • Returning Staff members make more depending on their years of service.
    • Junior Staff - $240 per week
    • Meals & Housing included

Questions? Email applications@camphenry.org. Jake, Alysa, Dan, and Fiona can't wait to connect with you!

Positions Available

2024 Summer Staff Position Descriptions

Summer Staff FAQs

  • How old do I need to be to work at Camp Henry? +

    Ages for Positions

    • Residential Food Service & Day Camp | 16+
    • Junior Staff - High School seniors who just graduated | 17-18 years old
    • Counselors & Support Staff - At least one year beyond high school graduation, college-aged | 18+
  • Who do you hire? +

    We hire a wide range of fun-loving, servant-minded, and hard-working Christians from a variety of backgrounds, with a strong desire to provide outstanding guest and camper experiences. We seek staff who are committed to helping make the world a better place by changing lives. The more unique staff we have for summer – the better, as we serve a fun assortment of campers that can’t wait to connect with someone who helps them feel right at home.

  • Why should I apply? +

    A camp role will be the hardest but best job you will ever have! Here’s what summer staff have to say:

    “Camp feels 100 miles away but is always right in your heart no matter where you go. Camp pours everything into you. They love you, love God, love camp. You’re encouraged to grow in your faith, as a person, being the person God meant you to be, being yourself, going crazy during B Field games or flashlight tag, getting out of your comfort zone – all of those joys are bundled into summer. Last summer was the best of my life. I’m counting down the days till camp.” - A. Burns

    “Working with the kids is truly incredible!” - Cookie G.

    “I grew so much as a person and being at camp all summer helped me center myself. The environment is so positive and loving!” - Sophie K.

    “Camp Henry is more than just a job - it’s a family. Be part of our family…” - Danny J.

    “Summer on staff was the best summer of my life! Camp is my favorite place and I love playing a role in the growth and shaping of campers.” - Alexis L.

    “My favorite thing about working at camp is the kids. Each and every one will have a story to tell you. For a lot of these kids, camp is their favorite place ever. Sometimes camp gets challenging but the support network of staff and leadership staff is amazing.” - Matt H.

    “Camp Henry is the best community I’ve ever been a part of!” - Sarah G.

  • Who is Camp Henry? +

    Camp Henry is more than just a great place for campers and guests; it is a great place to work! Our Mission Statement is: to provide life-changing experiences for all in a Christian environment.

    We have served campers, students, families, and guests at Camp Henry since 1937. We believe a camping experience at Camp Henry can transform lives in many ways

    We’re a core mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, MI and love to extend their same welcome: Absolutely everyone is welcome here at camp!

  • What's the length of a typical summer? +

    Lifeguard Training, for those interested in being a lifeguard, will take place from May 22 - 24, 2024 (ending at noon on Friday).

    Wrangler Training, for our summer horse staff, will take place from May 28-31, 2024.

    Our summer season begins with Staff Training on Sunday, June 2, 2024 and the summer schedule continues until Saturday, August 17, 2024.*

    *Junior Staff members commit to 4 weeks of summer, yet it is possible for a Junior Staff member to serve longer.

  • Tell me more about the $500-$1,000 Summer Staff Award! +

    We know it’s a huge commitment to spend a summer at camp pouring into the lives of campers – but that it’s worth it. We never want finances to be a barrier for staff; and that’s where our Summer Staff Award comes in.

    Summer staff who are in college, a trade school, or within 3 years of their graduation with remaining student loans and who work the entire summer season at camp are welcome to apply for an award. Awards typically range from $500 - $1000.

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