Be an Adventure Counselor at Shoshone Mountain Retreat!
Spend your summer leading campers in the great outdoors! Our Adventure Counselors take the lead in our new Explorer summer camp programs. Take kids overnight to our brand new McPherson Meadows, go day hiking, and add in all the Shoshone classics: floating the river, ziplining, the giant swing, and horseback riding. Each week is a new crew of campers to love, lead, and serve. Nothing is better than sharing your faith with campers and coworkers, outdoors in the beauty of North Idaho. You’ll be amazed at the impact camp has on people… campers, guests, and staff!
Applicant requirements, frequent questions, pay, and dates
- A loving, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Willingness to work hard, be flexible, and serve in a variety of ways.
- All applicants must be high school graduates, 17 years and older. Preference is given to applicants with a year of post-high school experience. Not a high school graduate? See High School leadership opportunities
- Some positions have specific age requirements due to insurance requirements.
- All summer staff must submit to federal criminal background and national sex offender checks, provide personal references, and agree to abide by all Lutherhaven Ministries Personnel Policies.
- Some positions require additional certifications such as CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding, or a Food Handler’s Permit.
- All applicants must submit a completed, signed summer staff application.
- Preference given to applicants 21 or older
The 2021 Summer Season runs from late May or early June through mid-August. Not available the whole time? That’s ok! If you can commit to at least three weeks of summer camp, contact us to work out your training and summer camp schedule. We also have some opportunities into September.
Salaries range from $220-$260 a week, depending on position and experience (that’s $2,325 – $2,700 for the summer). Camp also provides lodging and meals all summer.
The application (above) is good for positions at Camp Lutherhaven, Shoshone Mountain Retreat, Idaho Servant Adventures, and Shoshone Creek Ranch–all part of Lutherhaven Ministries,. Your application will be seen by directors of all four program locations.
Commonly Asked Questions
Do I get paid?
Yes! The average salary ranges from $2,325-$2,700 (2020) for the summer + meals and lodging.
What are the hours worked?
This is a tricky question! The straight answer is 23 hours a day, 6 days a week. The reality of camp is that you spend time with campers and are responsible for their safety and well being the entire time they are with you. So, you may be eating, hanging out at the cabin, swimming in beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, tubing the river at Shoshone, riding horses, worshiping on the beach or in the woods, sleeping, hiking, cleaning bathrooms, singing, and more throughout your “work day”.
Do I work weekends?
All staff are contracted to work 2 weekends during the summer. Weekends are assigned during staff training. This is in addition to the weekend in between the two weeks of staff training. We welcome guest groups and run Family Camp programs each weekend.
What’s the weather like?
Summers in North Idaho are incredible. June is typically in the 60’s and 70’s with chances of rain. July and August are in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s with lots of sunshine and hardly any rain.
Where is Lutherhaven, Shoshone Mountain Retreat, Idaho Servant Adventures, and Shoshone Creek Ranch?
Camp Lutherhaven sits on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in the North Idaho panhandle on 60 beautiful acres of timbered hillsides. Spokane, Washington is the nearest airport, 45 minutes from camp. Lutherhaven has a beach and waterfront, homestead mountain village, tree houses, cabins and lodge space for 200, a 30-element high and low rope challenge course with climbing tower and zip-line, Frisbee golf, mini-golf, lots of hills and more! Lutherhaven is a tremendous place to share the grace and love of Jesus!
Shoshone Mountain Retreat & Ranch
Idaho Servant Adventures Program and Shoshone Creek Ranch are both located at Shoshone Mountain Retreat, 28 miles up the scenic North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. 1.5 hours from Coeur d’Alene, and 60 miles from Lutherhaven, Shsohone is surrounded by acres of lush National Forest, and sits at the confluence of Shoshone Creek and the Coeur d’Alene River. Shoshone is a mountain wonderland. Floating the river, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and ziplining are all part of the summer experience!
Contact Clint Kunze, Idaho Servant Adventures Director
Local 208-667-3459 ext. 114