Work at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp

2 Great Ways to Help - Work Weeks and Summer Staff


Summer Staff


Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteer staff is the backbone or our ministry.  Over the past 80+ years volunteers have built and sustained Gitche Gumee Bible Camp.  If you are interested in volunteering for the summer at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.  Positions include but are not limited to: maintenance, grounds, food service, hospitality, housekeeping, laundry, and IT/AV.  


Paid Opportunities

We are accepting applications from qualified candidates for the 2021camping season.  Our positions fall into two main categories: Counselors and Service Workers.  


Counselors - June 13-July 7 (July 8-August 14 if you opt to stay as a Service Worker)

At Gitche Gumee Bible Camp, we have high expectations for our Counselors.  You will be the main source of Biblical friendship, encouragement, and accountability for your campers.  Although we have solid Bible speakers that will pour truth into their lives, you will be modeling this truth on a daily basis.  We do not expect perfect people, so please don't be hesitant to apply. Counselors will facilitate overnight campers during our three Youth Camp weeks.  Juniors 8-10yrs, Junior High 11-13yrs, and Teen 14-17yrs.  Dates required: June 9th-July 7th.  If you would like to stay the whole summer, June 7th-August 19th, you may counsel for the first three weeks and then act as a service worker the remainder of the summer (Please indicate this option on your Counselor Staff Application).


Support Staff - June 13-August 14

Service Workers play a vital role in our day-to-day operations at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp.  These positions will be determined by: skill and preference of the individual, need of GGBC, and availability of the applicant.  These positions generally fit into these roles: grounds, maintenance, food service, and nursery.  Some roles will overlap as needs require. 

Other Positions

Cook/Food Service: June 9-August 17 (Flexible Weeks)

Laundry Tech: June 17-August 18

Certified Lifeguard: June 20-July 9

Certified Nurse: June 20-July 9


How to Apply

1. Download and print application. 

2. Complete all forms.

3. Mail completed forms to:

Gitche Gumee Bible Camp

5189 Garden City Road

Eagle River, MI 49950



Work Weeks

May 9-15, and 16-22

Each spring we offer 2 great weeks for our volunteers to come and be a part of the preparation for our camping season.  Volunteers may wish to arrive Sunday night of May 9 or May 16.  Housing and meals provided.  

Projects for May 2021:

-Maintenance Building Addition

-Cabin remodel

- Remodel Minniehaha Cabin

-Constructing New Bed Platforms for Various Cabins

-New Windows installed

-Various cleaning projects

- Hazardous tree removal

- Re-Roofing Lounge and Whoopee Teepee

- Other smaller projects.  As the snow melts we'll undoubtedly find a few things that will need to be worked on.