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Join the 2019
Serve Camp Team!

Thank you for your interest in serving with the best, most life-giving camp in Loudoun (and the world!) – SERVE CAMP! It is a great privilege to be a servant leader to young people, and honestly a lot of FUN. A camp is it’s team and we can honestly say we have the absolute best. Please note that everyone who wants to be part of the Serve Camp Team, no matter the role, must fill out the application below and complete all of the necessary steps. Be aware that our registration process is detailed and we do require county, state-wide, and national level background checks on all helpers as well as a motor vehicle record check for those who will assist in the transportation of young people to and from love projects. With the popularity of Serve Camp, and the rigid requirements for helping, not all applicants will be able to serve with us. However, we sincerely thank you in advance for your willingness to do so! We’re humbled you even thought of serving with us.

Serve Camp Team Roles

(paid position)

The general responsibility of a camp counselor is the supervision of a specific group of campers (and CIT’s as applicable) with the primary goals of safety and to oversee the implementation of the camp program in order to make life happen! 

A counselor must…

  • Be a follower of Jesus
  • Be a person of high character (have servant-leader qualities including an “others first” & “do first not say” frame of mind)
  • Be at minimum a rising junior in HS
  • Be CPR/FirstAid/AED certified
  • Have at least one year of experience of working in a camp, childcare, youth programs, or youth ministry
  • Have a passion & ability to work with children & youth
  • Be physically & mentally fit enough to endure a summer of high energy, intense outdoor activity (i.e. hard worker, not complainer, takes initiative, respectful, teachable, humble)
  • Be able to communicate well to parents & other staff
  • Be reliable – a commitment is a commitment. Please be sure your schedule is free and clear of any other activities (ie other jobs, sports, family vacations) that will interfere with your role on this team. Serve Camp must take priority.
  • Be able to participate in ALL mandatory training dates and activities.

(volunteer position)

The general responsibility of a CIT is to provide daily support to camp counselor to ensure the safety of campers and the implementation of the camp program of making life happen! 

A CIT should…

  • Be a follower of Jesus
  • Be a person of high character (have servant-leader qualities including an “others first” & “do first not say” frame of mind)
  • Be at minimum a rising freshmen in HS
  • Have at least one year of experience of working in a camp, childcare, youth programs, or youth ministry
  • Have a passion & ability to work with children & youth
  • Be physically & mentally fit enough to endure a summer of high energy, intense outdoor activity (i.e. hard worker, not complainer, takes initiative, respectful, teachable, humble)
  • Be able to communicate well to parents & other staff
  • Be reliable – a commitment is a commitment. Please be sure your schedule is free and clear of any other activities (ie other jobs, sports, family vacations) that will interfere with your role on this team. Serve Camp must take priority.
  • Be able to participate in ALL mandatory training dates and activities.

(volunteer position)

The general responsibility of a junior CIT is to provide daily support to the adult administrative and support teams as needed for the smooth operation of all onsite and offsite camp activity. Junior CIT’s will not work directly with campers. Through involvement in the Junior CIT program, team members will gain a clear understanding of the hard work and service minded spirit required to become a Counselor and to fulfill our mission of making life happen.

A Junior CIT should…

  • Be a follower of Jesus
  • Be a person of high character (have servant-leader qualities including an “others first” & ‘do first, not say” frame of mind)
  • Be at minimum a rising 8th grader. We will consider rising 7th graders on a case by case basis but preference given to rising 8th graders.
  • Be physically & mentally fit enough to endure a summer of high energy, intense outdoor activity (ie hard worker, not complainer, takes initiative, respectful, teachable, humble)
  • Must be capable of completing multiple tasks in a fast paced/dynamic environment while maintaining the standards of Serve Camp
  • Be reliable – a commitment is a commitment. Please be sure your schedule is free and clear of any other activities (ie other jobs, sports, family vacations) that will interfere with your role on this team. Serve Camp must take priority.
  • Be able to participate in ALL mandatory training dates and activities.

(mainly volunteer, some paid)

The general responsibility of a support team member is to provide daily support as needed for the smooth operation of all onsite & offsite camp activity.

A support team member should…

  • Be a follower of Jesus
  • Be a person of high character (have servant-leader qualities including an “others first” & “do first not say” frame of mind)
  • Have at least one year of experience of working in a camp, childcare, youth programs, or youth ministry
  • Have a passion & ability to work with children & youth
  • Be physically & mentally fit enough to endure a summer of high energy, intense outdoor activity (i.e. hard worker, not complainer, takes initiative, respectful, teachable, humble)
  • Be able to communicate well to parents & other staff

(paid position)

A support team member should…

  • Be a follower of Jesus
  • Be a person of high character (have servant-leader qualities including an “others first” & ‘do first, not say” frame of mind)
  • Have a passion and ability to work with children and youth
  • Have at least one year of pediatric experience (school or camp nursing preferred).
  • Must be capable of completing multiple tasks in a fast paced/dynamic environment while maintaining the standards of Serve Camp
  • Be able to communicate well with parents and other staff
  • Be reliable – a commitment is a commitment. Please be sure your schedule is free and clear of any other activities (ie other jobs, sports, family vacations) that will interfere with your role on this team. Serve Camp must take priority.
  • Be able to participate in ALL mandatory training dates and activities.

Certifications Requirements:

  • Valid and active nursing license in the state of Virginia and/or reciprocity in that state if your license is out-of-state. – REQUIRED
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) -REQUIRED
  • First Aid Certification – preferred/dependent on experience
  • Medication Administration Certification (MAT) – preferred/Dependent on experience
  • Diabetes Medication Administration Certification (DMAT) -preferred/dependent on experience

Education Requirements:

  • A certificate or diploma from an accredited nursing or training program [i.e. an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) certificate] is required

Camp References

Those applying for Serve Camp Team Leadership, Counselor, CIT, or Junior CIT roles in Serve Camp must provide these references.

Personal References – 2 required

For those applying for a role as a Counselor, CIT, Junior CIT, or Support Team, please advised that you are required to provide two (2) personal character references. The personal references should not include family and should specifically describe the nature of your relationship and express how you meet the character qualifications listed above in the counselor requirements. If applying for a Junior CIT position, one of the personal references must be a parent.

Faith Reference – one required

Your faith reference can be from someone in leadership at your church (i.e. pastor, youth pastor, small group leader) and should indicate that you are a follower of Jesus and your level of involvement with your church. You can download the reference form here:

References Deadline & Delivery

We must have your references in-hand and verified before we can offer you a position. Please note the dates of camp and allow yourself plenty of time to complete. Please have your references sent directly from those referring you to admin@serve.camp with the following in the subject line, “(Your name) Serve Camp Reference”