Summer ministry Team

We are putting together a powerful team of young leaders who are going to change the world by working hard, talking faith, and caring for others. Kids need camp - they need a community where living and growing in Christ is contagious and fun, and we need you to make that happen!

The NLOM Summer Ministry Team provides leadership for our day and residence camp programs. Carol Joy Holling Camp, Ashland, Neb., and Sullivan Hills Camp near Lodgepole, Neb. offer programs for first through twelfth graders as well as programs for adults and youth with special needs. Staff assignments are made weekly - based on camper numbers, needed expertise, leadership skills, and team cohesiveness. 

Being on the NLOM Summer Ministry Team will change the way you think, work, interact with friends, worship, pray and serve for years to come. And we have a lot of fun doing it! 

If you are in need of experience to fulfill an academic or internship requirement, we are willing to work with you to modify a position to fit your needs.

Want to know more or know someone who needs to hear about this great opportunity? Contact Jacqueline Goering, Summer Camp Director, at or call at 402-944-2544.

2023 Positions

Salaries for positions are set at a weekly rate. All staff also receive room and board throughout the season. Weekly salaries are modified if pre-approved time off is needed.


Village Leader

Help a group of 8-12 campers plan and implement their daily program while providing continual support and supervision. Serve as a positive role model for campers by listening, teaching and spending time in the outdoor setting. 

Positions Available: 15

health care staff

Carry out the physician approved NLOM Health Care Plan. Review health care records, assess needs, keep daily logs of medications and treatments, care for the sick and injured and complete required reports. Responsibilities also include maintaining health care facilities, inventory of supplies, and parent connections. Prefer LPN, RN or healthcare students with previous healthcare experience. Must have a valid driver's license.

Positions Available: 3


Teach care and stewardship of God’s creation through environmental awareness activities, hikes, trail maintenance, and outdoor living skills. Serve as a resource for campers and staff encouraging the exploration of God’s creation. Naturalists are responsible for teaching archery and gardening.

Positions Available: 3


Teach basic western horsemanship including ground school, riding in the arena, and trail rides with 4th-8th grade campers, at Carol Joy Holling Camp. Care for a herd of 30 horses and a variety of small animals plus maintenance of the barn, riding areas, tack, and other equipment. Keep appropriate records on horses, riding schedules, and performance.

Positions Available: 4


Lifeguard at the pool and lake. Supervise, and maintain swimming and boating activities (kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats) including special events and off-site aquatic activities. Responsible for the care and maintenance of the pool, lake, aquatic equipment, shower house, and surrounding area. NLOM will pay for lifeguard certification for those serving in this role that is not currently certified.

Positions Available: 3


Ropes Staff guide camper groups through our high ropes and group challenge courses. They are also in charge of logging and caring for all challenge course equipment. 

Positions Available: 4

creative arts specialists

Serve as teacher and helper with campers as they participate in the creative arts program. Create, plan and implement creative arts projects. Store and monitor supplies, making sure supplies needed for projects are available in advance. Involve campers in clean-up and proper storage of supplies and equipment. 

Positions Available: 1

marketing Interns

Assist with video, photography, communication with camper families, maintaining the camp store, special events, and other marketing and communication projects.

Positions Available: 3

service project coordinator

Organize and store supplies for the camper service project.  Serve as teacher and helper to summer staff and campers as they participate in the annual summer program service project. Work with volunteers and provide them with hospitality.

Positions Available: 1



Available to current high school seniors and older. Serve as a role model for campers. Work with the kitchen to make sure all campers and staff get fed and all eating areas are clean. Prefer candidates with current driver's licenses.

Positions Available: 4


application process

Who Can Apply?

  • Staff must be at least 19 years of age OR one year removed from high school.*

    • *Current high school seniors are eligible to apply for the Camp Hand position.

  • Staff are hired for the full summer season with few exceptions. 

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete the application online.

  • Select three individuals to serve as references. Do not use family members or peers. List the references on the application. It is your responsibility to contact your references and have them complete the reference form found on our website. Follow up to be sure they do this promptly; you will not be hired without references being received.

  • An interview will be arranged. Most interviews will happen via Zoom.

  • If for some reason, you decide you are no longer interested in a position with NLOM, please notify us so we can withdraw your application.

  • Because forms are submitted online, we recommend you contact NLOM to be sure your forms have been received, if there is any question.

What Comes Next?

  • NLOM will check your references.

  • NLOM will review your public internet spaces (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, TikTok).

  • NLOM will check the Nebraska Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry to confirm there have been no substantiated referrals of child maltreatment and may contact courts and law enforcement agencies to gather necessary information concerning past violations and arrests.

  • If you decide not to accept the position, notify NLOM immediately so we can proceed with other applicants.

  • A Service Agreement, job description, personnel policies, summer schedule and other necessary documentation will be issued following your verbal agreement to accept the position. Signing your Service Agreement means you will be at camp on the designated date and agree to follow the rules, policies and regulations of NLOM.

How Do I Prepare?

  • You will receive a variety of program materials including a staff handbook. Read the materials thoroughly and respond promptly.

  • Volunteer to help at NLOM program events. Check out the upcoming events section of the web site for details.

  • NLOM offers Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR classes during pre-camp training. Other duties will be assigned during training to those already certified. 

  • Tell others about your summer plans and encourage friends to join the fun and adventures of the NLOM Summer Ministry Team.


If you have questions about summer employment with NLOM or about the application process, email Jacqueline Goering at


2023 Summer schedule

Please make note of this important information related to the 2022 summer camp schedule. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Any time off during the summer season must be approved in advance. Time off is not guaranteed. 

December 12, 2022   
Site Coordinator applications are due.

May 18, 2023            
Site Coordinators and Specialists report for training.

May 21, 2023           
Village Leaders report for training.
Training runs May 21-June 2.

June 4-9, 2023         
Week 1 of camp!
Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

June 11-16, 2023       
Week 2 of camp!
Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

June 18-23, 2023      
Week 3 of camp! Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

June 25-30, 2023
Week 4 of camp! Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

July 2-4, 2023            
Mid-summer break.
Staff is to report to camp by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

July 5-7, 2023             
Week 5 of camp! Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

July 9-14, 2023        
Week 6 of camp! Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

July 16-21, 2023          
Week 7 of camp! Staff is on break from Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 11 a.m.

July 23-27, 2023        
Week 8 of camp!

July 28, 2023           
End-of-summer cleaning and packing.

July 29, 2023              
Quilt Auction. All staff is expected to work this day.

July 30, 2023            
Staff depart.