Camp Staff
Experience

The Camp Staff Experience is an 11-week opportunity to serve as a camp counselor at Camp Impact, which takes place in the lower part of the state on the edge between Allendale & Hampton County. Camp Impact is a summer camp led by two local churches in the community that seeks to invest in the area's youth, with the goal of making followers of Jesus Christ who can have a positive impact on their community. Camp staff interns are responsible to coordinate programming for the summer, as students from Grace Church help provide weekly hands-on support. In addition to working camp, the experience includes pre-camp training in Greenville, SC and a camp staff retreat.

It’s hard to describe what Camp Impact means to me. I think overall Camp Impact has been a place where God continued to make more of Him and less of me. Camp Impact is where I have been at my worst, and where I’ve been at my best. Through all the ways I change, I’ve gotten to see the steadiness of the Lord. To recognize that He doesn’t need you to make this ministry happen is humbling and freeing because you get to see how He moves through you, even at your worst, to accomplish His mission. Working at Camp Impact has helped me see with clarity the provision, strength, grace, and love of our God!

savanna camp staff
Savanna Moore
Camp Director 2021 & 2022

Apply

The Camp Staff application has closed for Summer 2024. If you have any questions or if you would like to be notified when the Summer 2025 application becomes available, please email Margaret Middleton at mmiddleton@grace.sc.

Frequently Asked

Questions

WHEN & WHERE DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

Camp Impact is held in both Hampton and Allendale County, SC. However, the Camp Staff Experience will begin in Greenville, SC with pre-camp training and conclude with a post-camp staff retreat in South Carolina.

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS FOR BEING ON CAMP STAFF?

Yes. You must be at least 18 years old or have completed one year of college by June 1, 2024. Additionally, priority will be given to applicants who have been a part of developmental programs and/or biblical community at Grace Church.

If you don’t quite make the cut in regards to age, contact Margaret Middleton at and ask about our high school internships at Camp Impact!

WHAT DOES A WEEK LOOK LIKE?

Camp staff works a 7-hour day of camp Monday–Friday. Additionally, there will be team meetings that take place on Sunday afternoons that are mandatory for each staff member to attend in order to prepare for the following week of camp. Outside of camp hours, staff will also meet together on certain weeknights for development training, staff devotionals, and small groups.

WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

Applications for Camp Staff 2024 are open until December 31, 2023. Camp Staff positions will be filled on a rolling basis as we prepare for the upcoming summer program. After you have submitted your application, you will hear from us regarding scheduling an interview.

CAN I PICK THE SPECIFIC POSITION THAT I WANT TO SERVE IN?

During the application process, you will have a chance to indicate which position you are most interested in serving as. However, as we try to accommodate your request, we ask that you be flexible and prepared to serve in any position at Camp Impact.

AS A MEMBER OF CAMP STAFF, DO I GET PAID FOR THE SUMMER?

Yes! You will be paid $3,600 for the summer. Camp Staff will also be expected to raise $1,250 of outside support to help cover staff housing and program costs.

WHERE WILL I LIVE DURING THE SUMMER?

During the short stay in Greenville, each staff member will have a host family to welcome them to Greenville and provide a place to stay! However, while working at Camp Impact, camp staff will live in gender specific houses in the Allendale and Hampton area.

CAN I HAVE ANOTHER JOB, OR TAKE SUMMER CLASSES IN ADDITION TO CAMP?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to work another job. It is recommended you do not take any summer classes. Life at camp can be demanding, and we want each staff member to be able to focus solely on their responsibilities at Camp Impact and serve well throughout the summer. If there seems to be a conflict, please let us know beforehand and we will see if something can be worked out.

DO I NEED TRANSPORTATION?

Yes.

Camp Staff

Positions

CAMP DIRECTOR & Assistant Director

A Camp Director is responsible for all oversight of Camp Impact. They oversee and maintain camp structure, including scheduling, logistics, culture and policy, as well as lead camp staff. They communicate regularly with the current and incoming short-term volunteer team, perform administrative duties, and provide hands on support to the short-term team lead and family group leaders. Considered “the principal of camp,” they are primarily responsible for camper discipline issues and manage all communication with parents. To apply for the camp director role, you must be 21 years old by May 2024 or have completed your junior year of college. However, preference will be given to college graduates.

JUNIOR STAFF SUPERVISOR

The Junior Staff Supervisor serves as the supervisor for those participating in our Junior Staff Program. Junior Staff are ages 13-18, and act as “camp staff in training.” This role includes providing oversight for program participants through weekly feedback, assisting in program development components such as leadership class, life skills development, and bible study. This role includes planning and implementing group projects for participants to work on together to contribute to camp. To apply for the Junior Staff Supervisor role, you must be 21 years old by May 2024 or have completed your junior year of college. However, preference will be given to college graduates.

SPORTS COUNSELOR

The Camp Impact Sports Counselor is responsible for the planning and execution of all sports activities during the camp. This includes assigning four sports focuses for each week of camp, as well as incorporating creative components to keep campers engaged and involved in their sports rotation. Sports Counselors will work closely with the mission trip Team Lead to make sure all equipment and supplies are prepared ahead of time to ensure smooth running of four sports rotations each day. This position will have the opportunity to build relationships with campers through creating an energetic, teamwork based sports environment to further the overall goal of Camp Impact.

CURRICULUM COUNSELOR

Curriculum Counselors are responsible for the development and implementation of all spiritual curriculum and small group time. These staffers will be working towards making sure summer camp has a lasting impact and the campers leave the summer knowing more about Jesus. This will take the form of coordinating chapel times, organizing crafts and lessons for small group time, and being knowledgeable about all of the campers in designated family group. Curriculum Counselors will be responsible for equipping the short term mission team members on how to best serve and love the family groups they are responsible for. They will learn about working with children from a variety of backgrounds, group management, efficient communication and the Father’s heart towards discipline.

ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR

Activities Counselors will be responsible for the scheduling and planning of all non-sports related activities to help make the camp educational, inclusive, and a memorable experience for the campers. You will work closely with the short term mission trip Team Lead and local volunteers to utilize skills and talents in the community that will lead to an educational and beneficial camp environment. Activities can range from Just Dance classes to Spanish lessons, and the goal is fruitful communication with the local churches in the community to provide opportunities and responsibility for local volunteers to take on. Activities Counselors will learn about cultural differences, work between churches and denominational lines, and use strong interpersonal skills.