Summer Staff/Counselors

2009playground 800x510Our volunteer counselors are the major role models in our camp setting. Children need godly examples of Christian attitudes and lifestyles.

Counselors must be high school age (and a minimum of 13 years old by June 1) or college age, have a personal relationship with Christ and demonstrate patience, love and caring skills required to work with children. A prospective counselor may volunteer for one to five weeks of service. On the front lines of this declaration of love for Jesus are our counselors.

They make a sufficient investment in ministry by attending a summer staff orientation. Our orientation goes beyond many by focusing on sessions such as Camp Purpose, Importance of Prayer and Scripture, Respecting Faiths, Testimony Writing, Lead Them to Believe, Counselor Expectations, Theme Programming, Small Group Facilitation, Health And Safety, and Discipline and Praise. Counselors experience Jesus’ love through campfires, fellowship, and building community. We do all of this to prepare them to show Christ’s love to kids.

Five Pines does not provide housing to our summer camp staff, except for scheduled day camp overnights.



SONIC Counselor Team is a group of seIMG 5323nior counselors committed to serve five to seven weeks. The minimum age is 17 and prior Five Pines counseling experience is required. They also have the potential to earn up to $300 per week. Five Pines does not provide housing to our summer camp staff, except for scheduled day camp overnights.

Application Steps:
- Consider prayerfully God's will for your life this summer.
- Complete your application before May 15.

- After we recieved your application, we will schedule your counselor interview.
- Be available to attend the week-long orientation (SONIC & Counselors)

- To receive a counselor application in the mail, please send your name, address, and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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6597 Smith Rd
Berrien Center, MI 49102

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(269) 815-5527 Office

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