LOOKING FOR THE BEST SUMMER JOB EVER?
We’re looking for exceptional young men and women who want to use their gifts and talents to contribute to a life-changing camp experience for youth and young adults. We want people who are motivated to show others the love of Christ, and to facilitate unforgettably fun and impactful summer sessions for campers and fellow staff. We work hard to create an environment where relationships grow deep, where campers can be themselves, where we laugh a lot, and where everyone encounters God and grows in faith. You will build lifelong friendships, make sweet memories, be stretched in new ways, and be part of something so much bigger than yourself.
The atmosphere of LLYC is like no other. We are located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, in the beautiful Frio River Canyon, where our 1,900-acre playground clearly displays God’s handiwork.
From a late-night Rodeo Dance to deep conversation. From jumping off a cliff into the Frio River to jumping up on stage and acting ridiculous at Roundup. From sitting and taking in stunning views of the canyon walls to sitting with a camper and getting to know who they really are. Every job at camp offers an opportunity to help create an environment for campers where God’s love is on full display in the context of relational ministry. Working at LLYC is undoubtedly a life-changing way to spend your summer.
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You should apply! Filling out an application is just the first step. It’s not a commitment to work. You will have more time to think about your options after you apply. We also encourage you to contact a director and ask any questions you have. If you are contacted for an interview, that will be another opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for what working at camp would really be like.
Our year-round offices are located at 719 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, TX 78028. Our summer campground is 50 minutes away from our offices. Camp is situated along the banks of the Frio River on the 1,900-acre H. E. Butt Foundation property deep in the Texas Hill Country, 13 miles north of Leakey on U.S. Highway 83. Camp is approximately 120 miles northwest of San Antonio and 60 miles west of Kerrville. Visit our contact page for the exact address and a google maps link.
Here’s a link to our Summer Staff Job Descriptions.
Check out our pages on Singing Hills (for campers in grades 2-5) and Echo Valley (for campers in grades 6-10)!
At LLYC, we are all about relationships, so you will make great friends. You will be accepted, affirmed for who you are, and challenged to grow. You will learn invaluable life and leadership skills. You will get to live, play, and work in a spectacular river canyon. You will get to go on adventures. You will save money because there are very few expenses at camp. You will have the opportunity to impact others in profound ways.
The American Camping Association puts it this way: Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills.
Also check out this post on 13 reasons why every Career-Driven Millennial should work at camp for a summer.
LLYC offers weekly wages that are competitive with most other summer camps. Pay ranges vary depending on the job and your level of experience. Pay is increased for every year you return to work. You can also increase your earnings by coming to our pre-summer trainings and becoming certified in one or more of our specialized activities. Additionally, camp covers room and board and the camp life requires little to no expenses, so staff members frequently report saving more money at camp than they would have living and working somewhere else.
Yes. Every position at camp requires at least some training and certifications. It depends on the position you are hired for. If the position you are hired for requires a certification of any kind, LLYC will ensure you are properly trained at no cost to you. Please see our summer job descriptions for more details on the trainings and certifications required by each position at camp.
No. LLYC is an interdenominational Christian youth camp. Our staff come from many Christian denominations and backgrounds.
Check out our Staff Packing List.
Campers are encouraged to bring everything in a hard-sided camp trunk. If you already have a trunk, you are welcome to bring it. Duffel bags work fine as well. Plastic drawers and plastic bins are often used by staff who prefer the ability to divide and organize their things.
LLYC has limited laundry machines available at camp. It usually works best to do your laundry on your day off. You can go home, go in town and visit a laundromat, or go to a friend’s house to do laundry.
Anyone is welcome to send you letters and care packages while you are on staff with us! Please share our contact page with friends and family so they can learn how to address your mail.
Use the same method of addressing mail if a purchase is made online and needs to be mailed to you at camp.
Camp is disconnected and we love it! We will happily grant you brief access to these things if there is a pressing need to contact friends or family. For casual or extended calls and Wi-Fi, you will need to wait until you can go into town on your day off.
You will get one overnight day off per week. On days off, camp staffers are encouraged to rest, relax and recharge somewhere away from camp. If you live far from camp and going home isn’t an option, there are frequently staff members who live nearby who offer up their homes as a place to crash and hang out for anyone else on their day off. Days off are a great time to connect with other staff members that you don’t directly work with or see often. The nearest day off destinations are Leakey (15 mins) or Kerrville (50 mins). Leakey is very small, but has a few restaurants and a small market. Kerrville is where you can do laundry, shop, eat out, or see a movie. Some other fun day off ideas include – floating the river in Concan, visiting Garner State Park, going to San Antonio (about 2 hours drive) or Austin (about 3 hours drive), or going to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels (about 2 hours).
You will only need your car at the beginning and end of camp, and on days off. Most staffers bring their cars to camp, but it is certainly possible to carpool with friends or be dropped off at camp. If you catch a ride to camp, there are always groups of people going on their day off who have room in their cars.