Returning Counselors


Change the World, One Life at a Time!


Join our 2021 Summer Staff as a Returning Staff Member!

Greetings from camp! Whether you are striving for excellence at school or working hard at your current job, we hope you are seeking the Lord in your life. Wherever you are at this time in life, please know that your work here in the past continues to make a difference in the lives of the campers that came through the gates of the camp! Thanks! We appreciate you!


It is that time of year again when preparations are being made to hire the staff for the upcoming summer ministries. It’s always amazing how fast time goes by. As you know it is our goal to have a Christ centered staff committed to the Lord’s service. We are thankful for the time that you have spent with us, and we hope that you will prayerfully consider another summer serving the Lord at Ingham Okoboji.


Our 2021 Summer theme is “Brand New” based on Romans 6:4, which challenges us to live in the new life that is ours in Christ. Believers have a new source of hope, new community, and new ways of looking at the world. Together we'll discover more about our new identity in Christ.

We also want to remind everyone that we always need lifeguards. You can be certified FREE if you come to lifeguard training May 23-28, the week before staff training. (The costs for the week of lifeguard training are paid for by the camp, but this is not a paid week of employment). Lifeguards also receive a $20 per week bonus for each week you work during the summer. Please consider it and sign up!


Every returning counselor has to apply. Applications will be acted upon as they are received, so the earlier you complete the application, the earlier we can process the application. There are two ways to apply.


  1. Click on the Online Application button below to begin filling out the application right here on our website. (Please allow 30 minutes with reliable internet access.)

  2. Click the Returning Staff Application Packet button to download a PDF document version of the application. Please print it out and send it in.


This returning counselor application is also the application for leadership positions. I encourage every person interested in serving in a leadership position to apply. Knowing that there are a limited number of leadership positions, we pray a lot that God would put the right people in leadership and counselor roles to form the team that would serve Him most fully. Returning counselor apps can be received anytime, however applications for leadership positions must be received by November 15.


First year Senior Counselors will be paid $225 per week. Returning Senior Staff members will make $250 per week. Staff are hired for 11 weeks, beginning with staff training on May 29, and ending on August 15. Day Camp Leaders and Program Directors earn $275 per week and are hired for 12 weeks. Leadership training begins May 23.


If you have any questions please give me a call or e-mail me at  Please be in prayer with us about where God will lead you this summer.  We will be trusting in His guidance as well. Continue with either the online application or downloading the application packet.







In His Service,

Dan Antoine


Director of Programs

Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps

712-337-3306 (ext. 119)