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Change a life at Camp this summer!



Each summer we seek to gather a ministry team who...

  • have given their lives to Jesus Christ;
  • desire to grow in their knowledge of and fellowship with God; and
  • love kids and want to make a real difference in their lives! 
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Application Materials

Statement of Faith

 Standard of Christian Living


Position Descriptions 

Summer Camp Director

Program Coordinator





Why work at Joy of Living Camp

Change a life! Make a difference! Have fun!

If this sounds like a meaningful summer, then you should work at JOY! We want to help disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth experience Christ in an environment that fosters loving relationships and memorable experiences. Every summer JOY provides a Christian camp experience at little or no cost for children whose families would never be able to afford this formative opportunity. We'll provide you a summer job with a weekly salary,plus food and housing — and of course, an amazing amount of fun.




Apply now

Summer Staff applications are now being accepted.  Links for staff applications are above. Position descriptions and related information can be found on the left side of this page and at the top of the applications pages.


  • First Day of Pre-Camp Staff Training - June 3
  • First Day of Camp - June 11th
  • Last Day of Camp - July 21st

Pay Rate

The base rate of pay for first year collegians and adult staff is $200 per week for seven weeks (6 weeks of camp plus staff training week). Some positions are required to arrive early at camp and are compensated for the additional time at the same rate.

INCREASE YOUR SUMMER EARNINGS:  Joy of Living is a not-for-profit, missionary ministry. Staff members have the opportunity to increase their summer compensation by raising missionary support to double the amount of their summer salary, minus taxes and fees. As an added blessing to the children we serve, support you raise beyond the "double salary" amount will be directed to the camper scholarship fund.  

Although raising missionary support is not required, it serves the dual purpose of increasing your prayer support as well as your salary. More information will be provided to you in your staff packet  when you are hired.


Volunteers are a big part of the program here at JOY! Our volunteers help us reach more children by augmenting our paid staff without diverting money away from the scholarship fund. We need help in all areas of the summer ministry - grounds keeping, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, program, and more.

For those interested in volunteering a day, a week, or any other amount of time - call the camp office at 740-599-7707 or send us a note at


Please call us at  740-599-7707 or e-mail We'd love to discuss the Joy of Living summer staff experience with you!