Interested in Becoming a Camp Staffer?


Being on staff...

is hard work but very rewarding. The hours are long and demanding, yet the gratification of making a difference in campers' lives is priceless. Each day, staff members lead campers in numerous activities as well as supervise them in cabins. Staff must work closely with other staff members, possess a strong Christian work ethic, and be fully committed to Christ in their faith journeys...and along the way, they meet and talk with missionaries from around the world! 

There are many opportunities at Camp La Vida to develop leadership skills as well as learn more about missions. South Carolina WMU is especially looking for high school seniors and college-aged women who are committed Christians and want to work with children, youth and missions. There is also one and ½ weeks when college-aged men are needed for coed camping. All those applying must also be a member of a Southern Baptist church.

The positions available are Cabin Leaders, Cabin Leaders in Training, Lifeguards, Sales and Food Service Assistants and Unit Leaders. Cabin Leaders in Training are recent high school graduates who work with a Cabin Leader. These paid positions require a 8-week commitment, offer room and board and a spiritually rewarding experience.

If this sounds good to you and you feel God nudging you to give camp a try, then you are invited to apply! If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Cindy Skelton, South Carolina WMU at (800) 723-7242 or (803) 765-0030, ext. 8521.


A camp staff member must be a:

  • mature Christian

  • rising college freshman or older

  • and an active member of a Southern Baptist church with a love for children, youth, and missions.

Camp Staff Positions

All positions work with campers

  • Cabin Leader

  • Cabin Leader-in-Training

  • Lifeguard

  • Waterfront Director

  • Sales/Food Service Assistant

  • Special Activities/Media Coordinator

  • Nature/Recreation Coordinator

  • Unit Leader/Program Team Member

Pay begins at $190 and up!

2019 Employment Dates

Female Staffers: June 3-August 2 (Holiday week off: June 29-July 7)
Coed Staffers: July 16-26

Please note: Summer staff are off some weekends. Staff must report back to camp on Sundays at 5:45pm.