Our desire is to gather an outstanding group of dedicated staff who love the Lord with all their heart and have a passion to share that love with kids. Our mission is to not only impact the lives of at-risk children, but help our staff grow in their relationship with God, develop character, and become life-giving leaders.
A Mission Experience
Serving at Camp David is much like a missions trip in the rustic Ozarks, but with inner-city youth, many of whom have never heard about Jesus. We wholeheartedly believe you will find it to be life-changing as you are stretched spiritually, emotionally and physically. You will give your all to show campers the love of Christ. Being on the Camp David Team is a fun, rewarding experience that could change your life forever.
- Overview (this page!)
- Camp Policies
- Statement of Faith
- Write Your Testimony
- Sample Support Letter
Fill out the online application or print it out and send it in. Confidential References. Provide contact info for three people whom we will contact as a reference before your application will be accepted.
- Professional Reference, ex: teacher or employer
- Relative, not parents, over 21
- Spiritual Mentor, ex: small group leader or pastor
Phone interview. After receiving your application and checking your references, we give you a 20 min. phone interview after which we will let you know if you are accepted. Everything is kept confidential.
- Counselors Only- Online Training
- Any Summer Staff- June 2-7, 2019
2019 Camp Theme
Our theme is an African word which means, “To Live.” In a time when so many teens struggle with why they are here and finding hope for tomorrow, Camp David is talking about choosing life and living for Christ. Our theme verse is, “I have been crucified with Christ. I don’t live any longer, but Christ lives in me. Now I live my life in my body by faith in the Son of God. He loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
Basic Camp Schedule
Each week of volunteer service begins at 4:00 pm Sunday evening, and continues through Friday until you are dismissed at 4:00 pm. If you are from out of town, there will be provision for you to stay at camp over the weekends (for those 16 yrs and older). Special permission is needed from the camp director for any times of absence of any staff and should be limited to matters such as a death of a family member (This does not include dentist appointments, or other activities that a staff member wishes to leave for). See a SAMPLE SCHEDULE from a Junior Camp Week.
Prayer and Financial Support
You can prepare for your time of service by praying for lives to be transformed by Jesus Christ, including your own life. You can also help support this non-profit ministry by talking to friends and family about sponsoring campers. It would be cool if they can sponsor some of the kids you get to know at camp!
Share Your Testimony
We need some staff members each week during camp to share their testimony (story) of God working in their life. Hearing from each other will really encourage the campers and fellow staff in trusting God more. Please begin praying about what God would have you share, and fill out the online Testimony Form before camp begins.