More Than a Job… It’s a Ministry

Deep Connections

If you are looking for a significant way to serve God this summer, prayerfully consider working at Forest Springs. Serving is hard work, but has many rewards. The interaction with guests and fellow staff encourage spiritual growth and lasting friendships.

Qualifications we look for in a staff member

  • A sincere love for the Lord and a desire to see guests come to know and grow in Him
  • An eagerness to learn, loves guests, and gives evidence of a consistant walk with God
  • A willingness to forego personal rights for the common good of the ministry and guests
  • Flexibility and an ability to work with guests and other staff

Summer Overview

Summer Camps are divided into three parts:

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Part 1 - CTI & Resident Youth Camps

Counselor Training Institute — An extensive two-week training program is designed to prepare counselors for their responsibilities. It is a balanced training/work experience with an emphasis on spiritual growth and development.

Resident Youth Camps — The four and 1/2 weeks of youth camps (for age 8 through 12th grade consecutively) will each start on a Sunday and end on the following Saturday. Each week will include about 200 campers.

Part 2 - Resident Family Camps

There are six different family camp events. The pace is different from youth camps, but the opportunity to serve is the same.

Part 3 - Wilderness Trips

Forest Springs also operates week-long canoe and kayak trips on Wisconsin's Flambeau and Brule rivers; rock climbing trips to Devil's Lake State Park or Interstate Park; and backpack trips in Upper Michigan's Porcupine Mountains and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. 

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Fund Raising For Salaried Positions

Each paid staff member, upon being hired, will be asked to submit 20 names of friends, family members, and churches who might be interested in supporting them financially. The support that the ministry receives for each staff will be put into an account to help pay for all of the salaried summer staff positions. Your help and involvement in this process is a significant blessing to the overall ministry of Forest Springs.

How will it work?

Simply go online to enter 20 names and addresses of the individuals that you would like to ask and we will do the rest. WE will take care of sending a letter inviting people to partner with you and Forest Springs for the summer. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).