In this place, not only do you experience Creation and all of its beauty, you experience the beauty of people, and that’s what makes [Krislund] so wonderful

Olivia, Counselor and Worship Leader


Are you a young adult looking for professional development in a fun environment? Want to kick off your career in education, ministry, recreation, or a specialized area like media, music, or art? We have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that and so much more! Take a look at the tabs below to learn about our Summer positions and apply today!

Mission & Impact
“My daughter struggles a lot with anxiety and being away from home. Krislund has been very instrumental in helping her manage her homesickness and enjoy the opportunities offered at camp. She feels loved, taken care of and accepted at Krislund! She is already making plans for next year!”

2022 Camper Parent

Each year, Krislund serves hundreds of campers through residential and day camp programming that emphasizes spiritual growth and renewal through small-group living, adventurous experience, presence in Creation, and intentional, faith-based programming. Campers of all backgrounds enjoy Krislund’s adventure course, wagon rides, big group games, all-camp worship, and especially the Thursday night bonfire. Are you interested in furthering Krislund's mission to be a place where all people can encounter God, build relationships, and experience Creation? If so, check out the tabs below to see how Krislund can invest in YOU.
Skills & Certifications
One of the greatest benefits of working at Krislund is the opportunity to gain professional skills and certifications from industry professionals. No matter what field you enter after a Summer at Krislund, your experience here is sure to make you stand out!


  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
  • American Red Cross Epi-pen and Anaphylaxis Skills Boost
  • Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Training
  • Site-Specific Challenge Course Training
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (for those interested and able)

Professional Skills:

  • Team building facilitation
  • Small group instruction
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Oral communication
  • Interpersonal skills
Typical Daily Schedule

Residential Camp

  • 7:00 Wake Up
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:15 Bible Study (counselor-led)
  • 9:30 Activity Block 1
    • Activity Blocks can include high adventure (ropes course, giant swing, rock wall, zipline), arts and crafts, STEM projects, team building, pool time, hiking, or other counselor-led activities
  • 11:00 Activity Block 2
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:15 Rest Time
  • 2:15 Activity Block 3
  • 4:00 Activity Block 4
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 All-Camp Evening Activity (Led by Leadership Staff)
    • Some favorite evening activities include Messy Olympics, Skits, Wagon Rides, Ultimate Red Light/Green Light or other wild and wacky games!
  • 7:30 Worship
  • 8:30 Open Evening Activities and Campfire
  • Note: We do offer residential counselors multiple breaks during the week, during which their campers are watched by another counselor or leadership team member

Day Camp

  • 7:00 Wake Up
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 7:50 – 9:15 Camper pick-up in State College and Lock Haven
    • Only staff age 21 and over drive vehicles, other counselors are support staff and manage campers during the drive
  • 9:45 Song and Dance
  • 10:00 Morning Activity
    • This is typically a counselor-led activity such as nature play, STEM project, hiking, arts and crafts, or blacklight dodgeball, all of which are covered during staff training!
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:15 Bible Study (counselor-led)
  • 1:00 Pool
  • 2:30 Afternoon Activity
    • This may include another counselor-led activity or high adventure (rock wall or giant swing)
  • 4:45-6:15 Camper drop-off in State College or Lock Haven
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:15 – 8:30 Be a resource to Residential Camp counselors and/or meet with the Day Camp Coordinator to discuss the next day’s activities
Pay and Benefits

Typical Pay Structure

  • First-year Counselors: $220/week
  • Returning Counselors: An additional $10/week for up to three years
  • Program Staff and Lifeguards: $245/week
  • Lifeguards may receive hourly pay dependent on their hours and/or housing
  • Summer Coordinator: $280/week
  • Health Officer: $375/week

Additional Remuneration

All staff members at Krislund are provided lodging and meals for the entire Summer, as well as use of Krislund’s laundry facilities and other resources with the Program Director’s permission. Lodging and meals are provided at an estimated value of $2,000 per staff member. Certifications provided during staff training add additional value of roughly $250 per staff member


Summer Camp Staff

Krislund is now hiring for Summer 2024! Available positions are listed below, and more detailed descriptions can be found within the application itself. We look forward to receiving your application!

Counselors: Residential(Community) and Day Camp

Program Staff: Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Music & Worship Coordinator, Media Staff, Auxiliary Staff, Adventure & Activity Staff, Lifeguard, & Health Officer

Internships: We are happy to offer any of the positions above as internships if they fit your university’s standards and expectations. Questions about internships can be directed to Lindsay at

Apply Here!

Part Time Year-Round Positions

Summer Kitchen Staff
See link below for job description

Retreat Host/Activity Staff
Retreat Hosts and Activity Staff is a great position for those looking to gain experience in hospitality or recreation. These positions help serve our retreat groups year round.

Kitchen Staff
We are looking for cooks that are available Thursday through Sunday to help cook and serve our retreat guests.

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact John Hargleroad at Please also include a resume and cover letter.


Full Time Year-Round Positions

Executive Director - Click here for the Job Description

To apply email John Hargleroad

Send Resume and Cover Letter



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