Summer Staff



Summer Staff Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Garden City Chapel and Retreat! God is blessing this ministry in an incredible way and the summer staff is such an integral part. Please read the following as you determine whether this might be where God would have you serve during the summer.

  • You must be graduating from high school or attending college.
  • Job description includes, but is not limited to, yard and building maintenance, housekeeping, snack bar, pool, and security.
  • Ministry opportunities include sharing your testimony, leading devotions, leading worship, leading at The Gathering, and one on one sharing with students and adults on campus.
  • Housing and utilities are provided along with competitive pay.
  • The summer staff also has the opportunity to grow in the Lord by participation in staff led Bible studies. Garden City Chapel and Retreat is a mission field. You will see firsthand God working and lives being changed. If you feel led to pursue a summer job at Garden City Chapel and Retreat or for more information, please feel free to contact us.


Job Overview

At Garden City Chapel & Retreat, we are not just looking for employees, we are looking for fully devoted servants of Jesus Christ. Everything we do here is all about glorifying Christ. Every job that is performed, every song sung, every testimony given, is done with the sole purpose of honoring God.

You will be a part of something big, something that will impact thousands of teenage lives for Jesus and it will impact your life too. The experience will stretch you as a person and encourage you to trust the Lord in new ways. The role of a summer staffer is a demanding one. The job is full of variety and it’s a guarantee that you will learn a lot while you are here.

  • Please read the following as you determine whether this might be where God would have you serve during the summer.
  • You must be graduating from high school or attending college.
  • Housing and utilities are provided along with competitive pay.
  • Ministry opportunities are many and varied.
  • Ample opportunities to grow in your own faith.


Job Description

Garden City Chapel is a retreat center that provides facilities to church groups. These groups are responsible for their own programming and retreat. We provide quality facilities and are here to assist groups with any needs they have while on campus. The Summer Staff position is not a traditional camp counselor role because groups provide their own chaperones, counselors, music, and programming. Summer Staff work behind the scenes ensuring that everything is just right for our guest on campus.

By fulfilling your responsibilities as a Summer Staffer, you will teach and model Jesus Christ. Working together with your staff team, you will maintain the overall operations of the facility. Your focus is to display Jesus and encourage those around you to a deeper love and relationship with Christ.

Carry out duties such as yard work, building maintenance, housekeeping, Sea Shack duty, pool duty, night watch, and anything else necessary for the overall success of the retreat center as directed by the Camp Director and Facilities Director.

Qualifications are that a person of integrity and good moral character, who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Someone who is in good physical health, is emotionally mature and willing to accept responsibility. And has the ability to work well with others and desires to be a servant in all capacities as it relates to the ministry of Garden City Chapel & Retreat. Eligibility is limited to graduated high school seniors, current college students, and graduate students.

Summer staff is a salary position which includes competitive pay, housing, utilities, and other benefits. Weekly work schedule varies. Your personal summer schedule will be made available during orientation. Staffers will have 1.5 days off per week which includes 1 day off during the week and a half day off on Sunday after Chapel services and light duty. Summer Staff will also have 1 weekend off during the summer.