Barefoot Republic is looking for Christ-followers to serve at our summer camp. Our volunteers function as counselors, instructors, and support staff. As a volunteer, you are critical in helping our campers experience diversity and community through sports, fine arts and a variety of other camp activities. As role models and mentors for campers, volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and ethical manner in order to guide campers with love and firmness.
Our staff/volunteer application is now online. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO START YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION.
Summer staff positions can range from a one-week volunteer role to a 10-week paid position. The 10-week positions will include involvement in both day and overnight camp, with training starting May 18 and the first session of overnight starting May 26. The last week of the summer is a day camp session that ends July 31. We also have paid positions specifically for six weeks of just day camps and for seven weeks of just overnight camps. Day camps run Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm (for staff), and overnight sessions require overnight availability.
Requires staff training. Republic Leaders will be assigned to a Republic of up to 14 campers and be in charge of facilitating the Bible study and other group discussions throughout the week, along with the help of a counselor. May also assist with specialties and free time.
Requires staff training. Counselors will work with a Republic Leader to oversee Republic of up to 14 campers. May also lead or assist with specialties and free time.
CIT (Counselor in Training)
Requires staff training. CIT’s will work with a Republic Leader and Counselor to oversee Republic of up to 14 campers. Will also participate in daily leadership training, preparing them to return as a Counselor in future years. May also lead or assist with specialties and free time.
Requires staff training. Support Staff’s primary role is to serve as kitchen staff and help behind the scenes in various ways, including but not limited to activity setup and teardown, administrative office tasks and/or grounds and facilities tasks, or childcare. May also assist with specialties and free time.
Instruct a specialty and/or free time elective (minimum of 2-5 hours/day). Day or overnight availability. Most overnight staff will either be expected to lead or assist with an activity. See below for possible classes.Instruct a specialty and/or free time elective (minimum of 2-5 hours/day). Day or overnight availability. Most overnight staff will either be expected to lead or assist with an activity. See below for possible classes.
A variety of internships are available, including Audio, Video, Marketing, Lifeguard, Administrative Office Assistant, Grounds/Facilities Assistant, Kitchen Assistant, Republic Leader, and some of the other above roles depending of staff needs.
“I came to Barefoot last year and so I knew how much fun I was going to have this week. Last year really touched me and helped me get to know who God really is. This week I’m learning a lot about myself and other people and how much God loves us all.”
Drawing & Painting
Water Sports (skiing, knee boarding, tubing)
Other needs: Camp nurse, head chef, child care providers, speakers, and worship bands.
How to Volunteer
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO START YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION. If you have any issues with the process, please let us know.
You will be contacted in order to set up an interview via skype, phone or in person to see where you fit best based on your desires and the camp’s needs. All volunteers must attend a mandatory training session prior to camp