LaVerne Griffin Camp Summer Mission Staff

Application here:

Summer Missionary Staff provide their own airfare to and from Alaska!

Come join our camp family and serve on summer staff with us! Our summers are very busy and LOADS OF FUN! We work hard and we play hard! We can’t do what we do at LaVerne Griffin Camp with out the help of our Summer staff. What better way to spend your Summer break, than to serve as camp staff in Alaska! Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?! We are looking for individuals that are 18 years or older, love the outdoors, love people, love Jesus, and love to share the love of Jesus with everyone! Throw in some fabulous, jaw-dropping sightseeing in the beautiful state of Alaska, and you will never want to leave! If that is YOU, check out more info below!

LaVerne Griffin Camp is nestled on 58 acres with a 125-acre lake stocked with rainbow trout and silver salmon. It is an incredible place to spend your summer. Each week, you will have the opportunity to serve campers of all ages and work with mission teams from all over the United States. This position will allow you to work hand in hand with kids, youth, and adults in a Christian setting through weeklong camps and mission projects. You will also serve behind-the-scenes assisting with daily cleaning tasks, working in kitchen and dish room, helping to serve meals, and maintaining grounds. You are asked to commit to at least 8 weeks of service (Usually Last week of May – End of July).

Those who serve at the camp become a part of our family. We live and serve together. We pray and study God’s Word together. We walk together, laugh together, cry together, and rejoice together throughout the summer. Each day begins with staff devotion and prayer time. You will be surrounded by wonderful Christian leaders who encourage you to use your gifts and talents to serve others in unique and out-of-the-box ways. You will be encouraged to stretch yourself, search yourself, and strive to grow personally.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with all aspects of camp ministry such as daily cleaning, grounds maintenance, food preparation and service, assisting mission teams in completing projects, serving as a part of leadership team for kids and youth camps, lead staff/camp devotions, as well as any other duties necessary to serve campers. Serve as a cabin leader if needed, assist with worship and recreation times, use specific gifts and talents (playing an instrument, singing, art, computers, photography, videography)


Must be 18 years or older
A sincere love for the Lord and a desire to see others come to know and grow in Him
An eagerness to learn and grow both personally and spiritually
Evidence of a consistent walk with God
A servant attitude and ability to work together for the good of the ministry and staff
Work well with others
Follow instructions
Show initiative
Work without constant supervision
Good communication and people skills
Willing to try new things
Problem solving skills
Ability to multi-task
Must be able to complete duties that require standing, squatting, lifting, and walking
Flexibility and a willingness to work with leadership, fellow staff and guests

Typical Weekly Schedule:

Our schedule will be based on the camp calendar and retreat schedule of that particular week.
7:30-8 a.m. – Breakfast preparation
8:30-9:30 – Serve breakfast and clean up
9:30-10:30 – Staff devotion/delegating daily duties

10:30-11:30 – Clean bath house, boats, and free time
11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch prep if needed. (Free time, if not needed.)
12:30-1:30 – Serve lunch and clean up
1:30-3:30 – Camp duties or Free Time
3:30-5:00 – Recreation duties (taking campers in canoes/kayaks, managing snack shack)
5:00-5:30 – Dinner prep if needed. (Free Time, if not needed.)
5:30-6:30 – Serve Dinner and clean up
6:30-Until – Free Time, Attend Worship, Evening games with campers, check bath house

Our camps run either Monday through Friday OR Sunday through Thursday. After cleaning camp on last day of camp for that week, we do our best to rest and do sightseeing on weekends. However, sometimes, there are a few jobs that must be done in preparation for the next camp. We do our best to give everyone a chance to recharge and get laundry done during the weekend.

Other Information:

Summer Mission Staff is responsible for airfare.  The work is not difficult, but often physically challenging because of the hours we put in.  Staff should be physically able to do daily tasks.  Most sightseeing is free, except for meals and souvenirs. You’ll need money to purchase snacks you want and any meal off the campus. If time allows, we may be able to schedule some other excursion type trips that will cost some extra, but that is optional. 

WIFI is available when needed. You must bring your own laptop or devices.  A stipend of $1000 will be given at the end of summer!  The application process includes providing a nationwide background check, references, and a written personal testimony. 

Contact Information

Tracy Simmons


We provide housing, bedding and linens, local transportation, and most meals(except when off campus).


Bring personal items for an extended stay!