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Jobs For College StudentsCollege students have a plethora of choices when it comes to summer jobs, and working at a summer camp stands out as a particularly enriching option. Camp counselor positions offer a unique blend of responsibility and fun, allowing students to mentor and guide young campers while participating in exciting outdoor activities. 

This experience not only fosters personal and professional growth but also provides a break from the typical academic routine. From organizing team-building exercises to leading nature hikes and facilitating arts and crafts, college students at summer camps have the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the campers they engage with.

Beyond summer camps, college students can explore various opportunities in the hospitality and service industry. Jobs in restaurants, hotels, and resorts offer valuable experience in customer service, time management, and teamwork. 

Many students find employment in retail, gaining skills in communication and sales. Internships related to their field of study are also popular options, allowing students to apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings. Additionally, gig economy platforms provide flexibility for those looking to earn money on their own schedule, whether through ridesharing, food delivery, or freelance work.

Moreover, some college students choose to spend their summers engaging in research or academic pursuits. Interning with research institutions or companies in their field of study allows them to gain hands-on experience and build connections within their industry. 

Overall, the array of summer job choices for college students reflects the diverse interests and aspirations of the student population, providing opportunities for skill development, networking, and personal fulfillment.

Advantages Of Working At Summer Camp As A College Student

College students working at summer camps can enjoy a multitude of advantages, contributing to both their personal and professional development. Here is a list of many of those advantages:

  • Leadership Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Problem-Solving Abilities
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability and Resilience
  • Interpersonal Relationship Building
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Resume Enhancement
  • Positive Impact on Others
  • Outdoor and Recreational Skills
  • Cultural Competence
  • Sense of Community


College Students, Come Work At Tekoa Foothills!

We know you have many summer opportunities from which to choose: internships, travel, school, and work, but Tekoa's summer employment opportunities are unlike any other. Our mission here at Tekoa is "Touching hearts, changing lives, sharing the light of Christ." 

Tekoa Foothills has a unique hybrid summer opportunity for young adults to experience both Missions and Summer Camp in two unique sessions! Summer staff will develop leadership and communication skills, equipping them for a lifetime of good while nurturing their faith among the community. Applicants may apply to work for either or both of the following sessions:

  • Session 1: Missions, May 26-June 28, Mission Team Coordinators
  • Session 2: Summer Camp, July 7-August 2, Family Group Leaders (Counselors)

Possible job positions include:

  • Program Director
  • Program Assistant
  • Kitchen Manager 
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Grounds & Maintenance Assistants
  • Adventure Facilitators
  • Lifeguards
  • CDL Drivers
  • Nurse (RN)

Through fun programming and outdoor ministry, our staff are able to meet the mission of Tekoa Foothills and help make a difference in many camper's lives.

As a staff member at Tekoa Foothills, you will gain a tremendous amount of leadership experience, explore and share your faith with campers of all ages, and make friendships that will last a lifetime. We encourage you to take the time to explore the rest of our website and contact us if you have any questions regarding our summer employment opportunities.

More Information About Tekoa Foothills

Tekoa Foothills is a United Methodist Summer Camp and Retreat Center located in Casar, North Carolina. The property of 117 acres of land is filled with an abundance of beautiful nature, open fields, and hiking trails, along with a swimming pool, multiple natural bodies of water, and a bamboo forest- all for you to enjoy and explore! 

Tekoa Foothills is the perfect place for you to grow your resume and learn life-building skills while making a difference in a child’s life. We would love to have you as part of our Tekoa Foothills family.