Spend Your Summer Doing Something Life-Changing

Are you still not sure exactly how you want to spend your summer? Maybe you’d love to work in missions at a Christian camp but have too much school debt and think you won’t make enough money. You might be surprised to know that TEAMeffort has a competitive Summer Staff employment package in addition to all the other benefits of working at a fun place and doing meaningful work.

What is TEAMeffort?

TEAMeffort is a non-profit inter-denominational Christian mission organization that has been providing life-changing, eye-opening, faith-building mission experiences for youth for 30 years. We offer opportunities for youth groups to put their faith into action through challenging and rewarding mission projects at different camp sites in the US and Puerto Rico.

What does the Summer Staff do?

Summer Staff will work with a youth group each week that will work on projects such as repairing and renovating homes for families in need, building mission and ministry facilities, leading children's programs, working at homeless shelters, responding to natural disasters, and reaching out to individuals and communities through Christian service.

As Summer Staff, you can expect a challenging and rewarding summer working alongside youth groups from all over the United States. You will hold a number of responsibilities around the camp and at the Mission Sites. Basically, you and the rest of the Staff are the ones who make TEAMeffort Youth Group Mission Camps run!
An overview of Staff responsibilities includes:
  • Spending time with and pouring into campers each week
  • Preparing Mission Sites with tools and materials needed for the week
  • Leading a Youth Group and running their Mission Site with the guidance of contractors and other Summer Staff
  • Leading campers in daily devotions on their Mission Site
  • Preparing for and cleaning up after meals
  • Running the camp store, where campers can hangout and purchase snacks or TE merchandise
  • Leading in the nightly Chapel service with your Staff members involving worship, games, and speaking
We desire for all Staff to be challenged in new ways, stretched in their faith life, and leave the summer with a deeper and more mature dependency on Christ.

Is there an age requirement to work on Summer Staff?

To be eligible for Summer Staff, individuals must be college-aged young adults. If in your senior year of high school you are still eligible to apply, however, you must be 18 by the start of training (end of May).

What dates do I need to be available to work?

The end of May to early August.

The summer starts with a week-long Staff Training in Jacksonville, FL at our Office. After Training, there are 8 action-packed weeks of camp! Afterwards, we offer an optional Staff Retreat where Staff from all camps come back together to share about the summer through resting and activities!

How much will I get paid?

Summer Staff receive a total of $2,500 working with TEAMeffort. Those who are in a Leadership position or serve as Return Staff receive additional compensation. This total is broken down into multiple checks throughout your time serving with TEAMeffort. If you’re not enrolled for school, the one check would be in the form of 1099 pay.

TEAMeffort doesn’t require Staff to fundraise their salary. This enables Staff to be fully focused on the people they are serving without juggling the responsibility of raising support.

Another financial benefit of working for TEAMeffort is that during the summer, housing, travel, and the majority of meals will be covered by TEAMeffort.

Where are TEAMeffort camps located and do I get to pick where I will serve?

Click here to see our interactive map with camp locations.

A lot of prayerful consideration goes into deciding on where to place Summer Staff. While we would like to place each person at one of their choice camps, we need to make sure that we put the right balance of skills, spiritual gifts and passions at each location to best serve each community. If you have any specific experience, skills, passion or knowledge of a camp, please let us know and we will take it into consideration when placing the Staff. Staff are never guaranteed to be placed at a specific camp. Even after placement, change is always possible. We encourage all applicants to be flexible and trust that you will be used in great ways no matter what location you have the opportunity to serve at!

What is the application process?

The process begins by filling out the Summer Staff application. The Recruiting Department will contact you when your application is received, and will begin contacting your references. After reviewing your application and contacting necessary references, you will be scheduled for a phone interview that usually lasts 45 minutes. After reviewing your interview, you will be notified about a possible second interview via Zoom. Those interested in a Director position will have an additional interview, and those interested in the Worship Team will be required to send in a video of themselves on their instrument as well as an additional interview.

Click here to complete the application.

If you’d like to hear from previous Staff about their experience, here are some Summer Staff Stories. If you have further questions, we’d love to talk with you! Please contact us at 800.989.1507 or you can get in touch with us here.

TEAMeffort has planned a summer full of missions work that prepare people for a lifetime of missional living. We hope you’ll consider being part of it!