work with us at oakridge
Oakridge Camp offers its staff the tremendous opportunity to live on a Christian camp property, become involved in a camp ministry, experience personal discipleship and Bible study/memorization, and to serve the Lord, other staff, and retreat guests in various ways. Whether it's a day, week, summer or full year, your time at Oakridge will be a wonderful opportunity to unplug from your normal environment and focus on the Lord Jesus.
Oakridge hires teenagers, young adults, and even families to become a part of our Staff.
It is the chance to complete ordinary tasks like raking, serving food, washing dishes, cleaning messes, painting, etc. for an extraordinary purpose: honoring the Lord by serving people and living in community.
Staff responsibilities Include:
Assisting in Oakridge Ministry development in areas such as food service, housekeeping, recreation, camp maintenance, landscaping, office assistance, Snack Shack and concessions, summer camp counseling, Oakridge programs, music, church ministry, etc. Your assigned responsibilities will depend on your personal gifts, abilities, and experience. All Staff will be given opportunities for personal growth in the areas of discipleship training, Bible study and memorization, and spiritual disciplines.
To do before arrival
To partner with the Oakridge community and stay on the property, you must:
- Fill out an application - either volunteer or staff, depending on your intent, age, length of time you wish to spend at camp, and other variables
- Submit a signed Release of Liability form (included in your application)
- Submit a background check from your state of residence if you are an adult (18+) living in a state other than Oklahoma
- Be ready to engage in Christian community with Bible study and memorization, uplifting speech, hard work and positive relationships
- Read and agree to the information below for your stay at camp. These are general descriptions and specific guidelines of what your experience will include.
Interns and Full-Time Staff: 18 and older Summer Staff: 16 and older volunteers: 14 and older
Volunteer: Fill out this form if you are a youth or adult interested in serving for a short, specific length of time (less than a month), or are younger than 16 years old. Parental consent is necessary for minors. These are volunteer positions, not paid positions.
Summer Staff: Fill out the Staff Application form if you are 16 years or older, and desire to stay longer than 3 consecutive weeks in a paid position. You must be a committed Christian, regularly involved in church, who wants to serve the Lord and is willing to work hard. Summer Staff must be available from the last week of May through Mid-August. Oakridge realizes that summer staff may need a couple weeks off for other commitments and we try our best to accommodate. Applicants must be able to provide references from pastor/youth pastor and a previous employer (if any) – see application for details.
Full-Time Staff/ Interns: Fill out the Staff Application if you are a young adult seeking an internship, or an adult seeking a full time ministry position. You must be a committed Christian, regularly involved in church, who wants to serve the Lord and is willing to work hard. Interns must be generally available from Labor Day through the first week of August of the following year. Must be able to provide references from pastor/youth pastor and a previous employer (if any) – see application for details.
Full-Time Staff and Interns: Weekly salary plus lodging, utilities, local phone, some meals, and some access to computers, recreation, and vehicles, plus a bonus during summer months.
Summer Staff: Ranges from $50-$200 per week based upon age, ability, experience, leadership, length of commitment, etc., plus meals and snacks, lodging, and recreation.