Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya is an all-volunteer organization that relies on volunteers to run smoothly throughout the year, as well as the summer.

Summer staff positions still needed for summer 2019

High School Week: 1 Boy’s Senior Counselor, 2 Dining Room Staff, 3 Dish Room Staff, 2 Maintenance Staff, 1 Lifeguard, 3 Janitorial, 1 Groundskeeper

Middle School Week: 2 Boy’s Senior Counselors, 1 Girl’s Sr. Counselors, 5 Food Prep Staff, 2 Dining Room Staff, 3 Dish Room Staff, 3 Maintenance Staff, 2 Lifeguards, 2 Health Staff, 3 Janitorial Staff, 1 Groundskeeping Staff

First Class Week: 3 Boy’s Sr. Counselors, 3 Boy’s Jr. Counselors, 2 Girl’s Sr. Counselors, 3 Dish Room Staff, 3 Maintenance Staff, 2 Lifeguards, 1 Health Staff, 3 Janitorial Staff, 2 Groundskeeping Staff

Elementary Week: 3 Boy’s Sr. Counselors, 2 Girl’s Sr. Counselors, 3 Food Prep Staff, 1 Maintenance Staff, 1 Health Staff

Requirements:

  • Complete a staff application OR complete a returning staff application, if you’ve volunteered as staff within the last two (2) years.

    • References given must be non-relatives. Please include one pastor and/or spiritual mentor.

  • Complete short, online training course.

  • Arrive at camp by at least 4 pm on the Saturday before the week you are serving.

Staff-in-Training

High school students work alongside adult volunteers, learning to serve God and campers. These junior staffers take leadership skills home to serve God and others within their local churches, schools, and communities.

Requirements:

  • Attend High School week of camp

  • Completed Freshman year of high school

  • Complete a staff application OR complete a returning staff application, if you’ve volunteered before.

    • References given must be non-relatives. Please include one pastor and/or spiritual mentor.

  • Complete short, online training course.

  • Arrive at camp by at least 4 pm on the Saturday before the week you are serving.

Summer Interns

Interested in being even more involved with how Camp happens? Feel God calling you into a deeper level of camping ministry? Apply to be part of the internship program!

Requirements:

  • Attend a week of Intern training, prior to summer weeks

  • Attend all weeks of summer programming, and at least one rental group

  • Complete an internship application

  • References given must be non-relatives. Please include one pastor and/or spiritual mentor.

C.A.i.r.n. Program

Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya desires to develop next generation leaders through the unique setting of Christian camping. Participants will commit to a 17-month long internship that will prepare them as disciples in four key areas: Spiritually, Vocationally, Relationally, and Recreationally.

Learn more about the C.A.I.R.N. Program here.

Staff Training

Our staff training is run the Saturday and Sunday before each week, beginning at 4 pm on Saturday. We gather all our staff together for that week to go over both Camp and State of Michigan rules/regulations, child safety, and our theme for the year, as well as get better equipped to teach and care for the kids that show up. It’s a great time of fellowship and fun as we prepare for the upcoming week.