Camp Counselors, Directors, & Summer Volunteers


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Get Involved As A Counselor

At Impact 2818, most all of our camps rely on volunteer counselors. Over 1,000 volunteer counselors make the life changing experiences possible for the more than 3,000+ campers. Church leaders who want to participate in their student’s camp experiences DO NOT pay to attend our camps.

As a counselor, you will have the best week of your summer leading your campers through exciting activities, worshiping alongside them and sharing God’s love with them. Simply put, you spend a week “loving on kids.” In the same respect, you may also have the most difficult week of your summer as God makes you uncomfortable in your spiritual journey and stretches you to learn and grow. It’s absolutely unreal how exciting and eye-opening the experience is.

Counselor Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Follow the program (both spiritual and activities) set forth by the directors and event leadership team; lead in your role as part of a team of counselors
  • Be the embodiment of Christ to the students you will care for and lead
  • Maintain an environment that is spiritually, emotionally and physically safe
  • Display the characteristics, attitude and maturity of a positive Christian role model to everyone at camp
  • Provide spiritual mentorship to your students
  • Do everything possible to make sure that every camper is included, feels valued and has the best opportunity to have one of the greatest weeks of their life
  • Assist in all aspects of care (nourishment, hygiene, sleep, spiritual, safety, fun, etc.) for the students over which you are given charge

Counselor Registration

Our counselors are recruited and selected by each event’s team of volunteer directors.

If you have not yet spoken with a Site Manager or a specific event’s volunteer directors, please contact us.  Let us know the site and dates for which you are interested in volunteering.  The Site Manager will put you in touch with the Volunteer Directors to begin your application process.  Once you and the directors have found the perfect fit for your talents, they will ask you to click the links below and begin your registration process.

If you have already spoken with a Site Manager or Volunteer Director, and are ready to complete your Volunteer Registration, please click on the appropriate link below to begin your volunteer registration.  Please complete all steps, using your full legal name; and double check to be sure all your information is entered correctly on both the initial form and the second step that follows – the background check.  This will speed the approval process.

Step 1 – Registration

Volunteering at more than one event? Select all the events you’ll be at, and only complete the background check once!

Adult Volunteer Registration – Click Here (for those who are, or will be, 18 years old by the start of the event for which they are volunteering).

Minor Volunteer Registration – Click Here (to be completed by the minor’s parent/legal guardian, for those who are, or will be, ages 14-17 at the start of the event for which they are volunteering).  If the volunteer’s parent/legal guardian is also a volunteer, please use a different email address when possible.

Step 2 – (for adults 18+ only) MinistrySafe Background Check (check spam folder if you don’t see the email within 10 minutes)

See your unique link on your Step 1 confirmation email from Impact 2818, INUMC Camps <> with the subject line Impact 2818, INUMC Camps Background Questionnaire Notification. To volunteer, you must complete the Background Check Screening through that emailed link at least 3 weeks before your event begins.

Step 3 – Training (2 parts)

3.a MinistrySafe Awareness Training (check spam folder if you don’t see the email within 10 minutes)

You will also receive an email from with the subject line Awareness Training. This training should be completed at least one week before your first event.

3.b Teachable Training

In order to be better stewards of our time on-site before the campers arrive, we require that once every two years, every program volunteer (counselors, directors, jr. counselors, etc.) must complete the online training with Teachable prior to the start of camp.  Complete the at-your-own-pace course online at: at least 2 weeks prior to the start of your event.

Counselor Interest

If you haven’t been approved by a camp manager or director yet, but are interested in finding an event and team to join, send the camp manager of the site you would like to plug into a note from the links below.

Camp Adventure | Epworth Forest CC | Camp Indicoso | Camp Lakewood | Pine Creek Camp | Camp Rivervale