Summer Staff

  Staff Pile
Look below for job descriptions and application

"Glisson joins with the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to nurture leadership by creating experiences in Creation and in Christian community that encourage transformation, growth, and renewal for all people."

Since 1925, summer staff have worked to carry out this mission by providing life-changing summer programming for youth. Summer staff work hard, play hard, get dirty, sweat a lot, serve a lot, lead others and each other, participate, facilitate, cooperate, educate, inspire, and encourage for nine camp weeks each summer. We're looking for people who are willing to put themselves last... for competent and creative leaders... for team players who are willing to love and accept children and youth as they are, to appreciate procedures, to embrace small-group camping philosophy, and to serve with a selfless desire to share God's love with everyone. 

Apply for Summer Staff

Follow the link below to view job descriptions for the Glisson Support Team (including Crew), Glisson Counselors, Grow+ELI Leadership Team, and ELI Participants (rising 11-12th graders). Once you have familiarized yourself with the various leadership opportunities, follow the online application link.





Hiring Papers

If you have received a contract to serve with us this summer, congratulations! We are excited to have you as a part of our team, but you must return the completed contract along with the rest of the staff hiring papers by April 1st to complete the hiring process. For more details and access to these documents, visit Hiring Papers.


Retreat Work & Other Jobs

If you are a summer staff alumni and have the skills and desire to run our Challenge Course elements, lifeguard at the pool and lake, or facilitate our archery range, we need you! Contact Emily Luke at with any questions you may have or to let us know if you would like to serve.

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Staff Training

For certain Summer Staff positions, additional training is required.  If needed, these trainings are outlined in your staff contract.  If your position does not require these trainings, but you are interested in becoming certified in these areas, email the Program Team or call the front office (706-864-6181)


"Our son looks forward to camp all year long. He is already asking when he will be going back. We are so appreciative of the amazing job you do with our special kids!"

Anne, parent of a 2013 Sparrowwood camper