Abbreviated Seasonal Staff App

All positions at Lake Retreat Camp are considered ministry positions. Applicants should be in alignment with Lake Retreat's statement of faith, doctrine and ministry goals. Lake Retreat hosts Adelphia Discipleship School and interacts in a ministerial capacity throughout the year as they work with the Adelphia students.

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Because of Lake Retreat's proximity to children, all staff must pass a national background check.

All Around - Kitchen/Rec./Housekeeping/Snack Shack: This position will rotate between kitchen, running recreation activities, housekeeping and snack shack shifts (they may also lifeguard if applicable).

Lifeguard: Oversee Patron safety at the waterfront. Dock and waterfront maintenance. Hours will usually be from about 12:45-5:30 PM.

Volunteer: This is an unpaid position in which you will help with Dock Duties, housekeeping and grounds care as needed. Other projects may be assigned.


The descriptions here do not specify all duties that may be assigned. See job descriptions for details.

All positions require staff to be able to lift up to 50 lbs and be on their feet for extended periods of time.

I am applying for the following Position(s): 

All Around - Kitchen/Rec/Housekeeping/Snack Shack

You must be 18 years old or older to apply to live on campus.

(Our Season runs from mid-June through August with some hours available into September)

Lake Retreat Statement of Faith

(Adopted by Baptist General Conference 1951

THE WORD OF GOD: we believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that is has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

THE TRINITY: We believe there is one living God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

GOD THE FATHER: We believe in God, the father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death, all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

JESUS CHRIST: We believe Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.  

REGENERATION: We believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.

THE CHURCH: We believe in the universal church, living spiritual bodies of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost world.

CHRISTIAN CONDUCT: We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be faithful in the stewardship of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

THE ORDINANCES: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church; baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. We believe that Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered.

RELIGIOUS LIBERY: We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

CHURCH COOPERATION: We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperation with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or distinct conference, exists and functions by cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.

THE LAST THINGS:  WE believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. WE believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteousness, and the endless suffering if the wicked.


Lake retreat is committed to being a Christ-centered ministry. Our purpose is to develop safe, fun and spiritually rich environment so all campers will have an opportunity to encounter Christ. We desire that His encounter will result in new life along with spiritual, emotional and social growth and development. Each staff position is intended to carry out and further this purpose.

I authorize all my previous employers to furnish my records, including the reason(s) for leaving and any other information they may have concerning me. I also allow Lake Retreat to request a criminal history report and to notify future employers about my performance with Lake Retreat. I herby release my past employers and Lake Retreat from all liability or damage arising there from. I understand that in the event of my acceptance to Lake Retreat, I shall be subject to dismissal if I have given false or incomplete information within this application. In the event of my acceptance I agree to abide by all present and subsequent issued rules of Lake Retreat.