Lead, Learn, Laugh, and Love at Summer Camp!

Do you love being with kids? Do you enjoy the camping experience? Is your faith leading you to a path of discovery and challenge? Do you wish to share your knowledge and experiences? Do you want to make a positive impact on a kid’s mind, body, and spirit?

This job is not easy nor for the faint of heart. There are physical and emotional demands, long days and challenging relationships. But there are rewards too: smiles, laughter, achievements, confidence, friendship, understanding, and, of course, S’mores!

We are seeking young men and women who exemplify their Christian faith by practicing patience, kindness, honesty, respect, and love. We are searching for those who can give unselfishly of themselves, who can teach without lecturing, who can redirect without anger, who display enthusiasm, courage, patience, and creativity in the face of rainy weather and unforeseen circumstances.

What are your special talents? We want team members who can lead in multiple roles. For example: can you sing or play an instrument? Can you lead kids in arts and crafts? Can you show kids how to swim? What can you teach kids about outdoor backpacking? Bring your skills and talents to the camp, you are a treasure for all to share.

If you are accepted, we start with two weeks of staff training: on the trail, on the water and in the classroom. We will get to know one another and begin to work as a team. We will learn the skills to be safe in our activities. We will learn to be leaders.

Please see the job titles and descriptions on this page. You may also refer to the Personnel Policies to familiarize yourself with our camp policies. If you would like to apply, you can find the link to the application forms on this page. Thank you for your interest in Holston Camp.

Volunteering at Summer Camp

Yes, we need experienced, talented, and enthusiastic Volunteers.
Opportunities include:

  • Chaplain of the Week
  • Van driver (must be at least 25 years old)
  • Landscape/Maintenance
  • Adult Counselor/Oversight
  • Specialty Teaching Skills/Topics i.e. Ecology
  • Naturalist/Biologist/Astronomer/Geologist/etc.
  • Arts and Crafts Instructor
  • Music Instructor
  • Dance Instructor
  • Drama Instructor

Please review and complete Volunteers Application.  Our policy required all volunteers to be subject to a background check! If accepted, we will provide you with room and board for your services. Please note that if you bring family members with you, that we will have to charge for their meals.

Download and complete the application. You can forward the digitized image to Holston by email or send by mail to: PO BOX 428, Banner Elk, NC 28604.

Volunteer Application

To apply, complete the following form:

Instructions for download and completion:
Click on the application link. The document will open in your browser as a PDF. Download and save the document to your hard drive. Open the document using Adobe Reader. Complete the application. You may then send the document through the Adobe Reader application or save the document and attach to an email addressed to the camp.

Staff Application 2020

Staff Application 2020 interactive (complete with Adobe Reader)

If you have questions, contact us! We hope to meet you soon.