What is a Summer Counselor?
Camp Omega hires qualified individuals at least 18 years old who have completed their first year in college. They have a great love for Christ, and excitement for sharing His word. Summer camp counselors guide campers through their camp experience and guide the traveling day camp programs around southern Minnesota. Summer staff (guides) are trained to care for children, lead games, teach bible studies, and make sure camp happens safely. Camp Guides make sure that anyone who interacts with camp can hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and grow deeper in their faith!
Why are the summer staff called Guides?
A Summer camp counselor supervises the spiritual, physical, and emotional, safety of the summer campers. Guides ensure the guests get the opportunities to have fun, build friendships, and most importantly grow in their faith. A guide is knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy, so is Camp Omega’s summer staff.
Share the Life-Saving Gospel
“Working at camp has helped me to become a better leader and Christian. I’m more open to asking questions, diving deeper into my faith, and sharing the word of the Lord with those around me. Camp has provided me with life-long Christian role models and friends. From being a shy camper looking up to my guides, to having worked at camp for three summers, working at camp has allowed me to give back to a community that has given so much to me”. — Paige Wormer
“Camp gave me some of the best summers of my life. It gave me a safe place to be goofy, grow in my faith, and meet some of my best friends all while having fun with kids” – Makenna Taylor
A Summer in a Christ Centered Community
“Working at camp completely changed the way that I saw, understood, & interacted with God. I finally knew what it meant to have a personal relationship with our Almighty Creator and I got to explore that awesome reality alongside my best friends while living in His creation and sharing it with some of the coolest kids I’ve ever met. My summers at camp are some of my favorite memories and I thank God daily for bringing me home to camp.” — Nina Alley, Camp Omega Summer Staff
“My best friends are people I met at camp. My coworkers during those summers turned into lifelong friends and have been just the most tremendous blessing in my life.” — Johanna Sehloff, Camp Omega Summer Staff
Develop Lifelong Skills
“Once upon a time I was timid, nervous around children, and unsure whenever I had the opportunity to share my faith. I’m not even 100% sure why I applied that first summer, but being immersed in such a loving, faith-filled community drew me in quickly. Now I am quite the outgoing individual, teaching middle school art, and more involved in my church, community, and Omega (#artcamp) than I even envisioned myself 10 years ago.” — A2, Camp Omega Summer Staff
“Summer camp has given me an outlet to not only practice and grow in my faith, but also learn more about myself in a safe environment that is non-judgemental and fun! Especially being around kids of all ages, you really learn how to focus on the present and enjoy all of God’s blessings ”– Jennifer Strawn, Camp Omega Summer Staff
Make a Life Changing Choice
Apply through the NLOMA Summer Service Profile today and select Camp Omega as your first choice. This is a life-changing experience. From the first moment on camp, you will be stepping into a challenging, rewarding, and growing experience.
I Have Some More Questions…
What does a day at camp look like?
There are core activities most campers will participate in that include swimming, archery, arts & crafts, and canoeing. Counselors and cabin groups also have the opportunity to select other program options to fill out their daily schedules. These optional activities may include pontoon rides, kayaking, small group games, soccer, sand volleyball, and nature activities. For more explanation on different parts of the schedule check out the detailed schedule.
How much do I get paid?
A camp counselor does get paid. Depending on experience the pay for a summer of service can vary.
Who do I contact if I have questions about working at camp?
Feel free to call Camp Omega at 507-685-4266 and talk to any of our staff about what a summer at Camp looks like. You could also email the Program Director using this link.
How long do I have to work there?
Camp Omega is hiring for Summer Staff starting May 20th, 2022- August 13th, 2022. If dates off are needed in that timeframe that should not keep you from applying. Camp Staff does its best to be flexible with the needs of the Summer Staff.