One of the best things you can do during college is to spend summer serving in a ministry setting. It can truly be life changing! Here is a list of summer ministry opportunities that we know about. If you have other opportunities to add to this list, please let us know.
Camp Horizon is a United Methodist church camp located 3.5 hours south of Manhattan in Arkansas City, Kansas. Each summer, the camp hires a dozen college students to be camp counselors. It is a great way to gain experience working with children and youth. Also it is a great opportunity for students unsure where God is leading them to explore and discover your calling. Go to their website at http://www.horizoncenter.org/camp-counselor-page/
Micah Corps – Great Plains Conference
The Great Plains Conference is once again sponsoring the Micah Corps, a 10-week young adult summer internship program. This experience helps young adults deepen their walk with God, learn about connecting their faith with social justice, and practice leadership skills throughout the conference. For more information visit: http://www.greatplainsumc.org/micahcorps
Camp Chippewa is a United Methodist camp located near Ottawa, Kansas. Spend this summer at Camp Chippewa in a dynamic and rewarding community making a difference in the lives of children. We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking staff to work in a variety of areas including cabin life, our horse program, the kitchen and the grounds. More info just visit: http://campchippewa.org/work-for-us/
Summer College Internships – Great Plains Conference
There are a variety of ways to get involved with our annual conference through summer internships For more information or an application, visit: https://www.greatplainsumc.org/internships
Here are more summer and seasonal internship opportunities across the country:Mountain T.O.P.
Tennessee Outreach Project affiliated with the United Methodist Church. We worked with Mountain TOP during Spring Break 2011 – it was awesome. Join their summer staff – it will rock your world! https://www.mountain-top.org/
Project Transformation TEXAS
Each year, 100 college students serve in one-year and summer internships providing Christian programs for inner-city children and youth, exploring various opportunities in ministry, and developing leadership skills.
Project Transformation TENNESSEE
Right now we are looking for Christ-centered young adults seeking a summer of hands-on ministry with underserved children and youth in Nashville. Internships involve: working in groups to coordinate programs for underserved children and youth, living and worshiping in Christian community with other interns who share a passion for ministry and service, visiting area nonprofits and agencies to explore different forms of lay and ordained ministry, and forming lasting relationships with the children, families, and other interns. Applicants must have completed their first year of college or be 19 years or older. For applications or more information, visit: www.pttennessee.org.
Camp War Eagle
A Christian Sports and Adventure Camp for Underserved and at Risk kids ages 7-17 in NW Arkansas (about 5 hours from Manhattan). They are looking for college students that Love God first and foremost, Love Kids, Love the outdoors, and Love making a difference in the lives of others! Most of our kids come from pretty hard homes and really need a positive role model in their lives and that role model could be you. About 40% of those are from an unchurched background. So it’s an amazing ministry opportunity to show and teach kids about Christ. Check out their website for more info, our application, interview info, and fun Videos!!! www.campwareagle.org