This is not just a summer job. It’s a life-changing, soul-shaking, plan-wrecking experience.
Want to be challenged like you’ve never been challenged before? Want to see Christ working in you and through you in brand new ways? Want to be part of a community of Jesus-lovers, giving your all each day in worship to Him? You could be used by God this summer to bring good news to kids & teens, while making lifelong friends and gaining valuable experience to add to your resume. Oh, and don’t forget about the super fun activities you’ll be doing ;) You can serve God anywhere, but maybe he’s calling you to join our team and make a kingdom impact at RVR!
|Leadership staff arrive for three weeks of training
|Specialty staff arrive for two weeks of training
|All remaining staff arrive for one week of training
|Start of 1st Term
|1st Term is camp weeks 1-5 (ends on July 19)
|Start of 2nd Term
|2nd Term is camp weeks 5-9 (ends on August 16)
|Last Day of Camp
|End of Summer Celebration!
RVR has 2 different residential camp centers operating on our beautiful 500-acre property in northern Maryland, and an offsite day camp program 15 minutes away. Because we have so much room to spread out, we’re able to separate our camps by age in order to provide a better experience for our campers and create more age appropriate programs.
Program Directors and Counselors are hired to work in a specific camp location, while Support Staff work all over depending on their position, responsibilities and schedule. Learn more about each of our camps by clicking the names below:
Classic camp is our traditional summer camp experience and is our largest camp program. This program is great for those wanting to experience the variety of what RVR has to offer. Whether you’re new to camp, or just like mixing it up each day, this could be a great place for you to serve.
Classic Camp is offered at each RVR campus.
Not for the faint of heart, Adventure Camp is for those who like to chase thrills, overcome challenges, and reach new heights. Your days will be spent coaching campers on adventure activities and your nights will be spent in the woods. Huh?!? That’s right, Adventure campers and staff live in super cool platform tents and teepees in the woods!
Adventure Camp is offered at Fort Roller & Frontier Town.
"The toughest job you'll ever love!"
Click each position below for a brief job description.
At RVR you have the opportunity to get paid doing what you love! In addition, you’ll have lodging and great food provided all summer long. Pay is based on several factors like position, experience, education, and certifications. Here is a basic run down:
*Returning staff receive a pay increase each year.
"Quality, caring staff is one of RVR's pillars."
What if I’ve never worked at camp before?
Do I have to work the whole summer or can I only do part of it?
Can I get internship credit?
Will I get time off?
What can I do on my day off?
Am I allowed to have visitors?
If I get hired, what will I need to bring?
Why should I work at camp?
"Camp is calling!"
Hopefully by now you’ve got all the info you need and are ready to get started. If so, click “Apply” below! Still have questions? We’d love to hear from you. Click “Contact” and leave us your info.
After we’ve received your Application and References, our staffing crew will determine if you’re a good fit for the RVR team. If so, we’ll reach out to schedule an interview. We prefer to interview in person, either at RVR or one of the college campuses where we recruit, but if that’s not possible we can use video chat. Thanks for taking the time to prayerfully consider a summer of ministry at RVR!