Employment

Camp Roger is a special place to invest in the lives of others as a leader in the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education, Apprenticeship Program, and our year-round staff positions. View the latest opportunities to invest in these life giving programs.

Year-round Positions

Our year-round leadership team provides on-going support and staffing to the vital programs of Camp Roger. Currently, we do not have any open positions. If you are interested in serving Camp Roger in other ways, please visit this page to see our volunteer needs.

Summer Camp

Thank you for your interest in working at Camp Roger! To apply for a summer staff position, we need to receive a completed application by you, as well as a reference form completed by you about yourself. We will also need to have 3 other reference forms turned in completed by others who know you well. (i.e. past employer, church mentor, etc.)

RESOURCES:  Online Staff Application  |  Reference Form  |   Review the Community Covenant

Open Positions:

  • Overnight Camp Counselors
  • Day Camp Counselors
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Program/Office Assistant
  • Special Foods Coordinator
  • Waterfront Director
  • Tripping Director
  • Tripping Assistant
  • Photographer
  • Leaders for Voyager Trips (see below)

Returning Staff Re-Applications are DUE JANUARY 15
New Applications are DUE FEBRUARY 15
Save the Date for Group Interview day on Saturday, March 3 at Camp Roger

You may apply early for 2018 Summer Camp by reviewing the community covenant and completing the online application and reference forms (see RESOURCES above). View the Summer Camp Salary information for 2018 and review the Summer Camp sessions for timeline. Staff Orientation for both Overnight & Day Camp begins on Tuesday, May 29 with Staff Commissioning on Sunday, June 10.

Voyager Leaders: We are now taking applications for Voyager 4/5 (July 5-16), Voyager 6/7 (July 19-30), and Voyager 8/9 (July 31-August 11). Voyager leader responsibilities include leading a backpacking trip at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,  preparing devotions, intentionally modeling Christ-like leadership, and training campers to serve as counselors during a 4-day session. Voyager leaders serve in co-ed pairs; you may apply individually or with a partner. Leaders will be hired based on qualification and availability. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Some additional certification may be required. Apply using our online application, or contact [email protected] with further questions.

Outdoor Education Staff

Each year, Camp Roger hires a group of Outdoor Education Day Staff to support the year-round program. We’re always interested in adding folks to our on-call list of ropes course facilitators and Discovery Nature Center teachers during the fall, winter, and spring. If this is an interest of yours, contact Camp Roger by phone at 616-874-7286 or submit an online application.

Apprenticeship Program

Each year, we recruit up to six people to serve in a 9 month gap-year program to live and work at Camp Roger. This position would be heavily involved in Outdoor Education program, retreat and site responsibilities, and many more opportunities throughout their time at camp. To learn more about the apprenticeship program, contact Lauren Harris, Apprenticeship Coordinator, or click here to learn more.