The experience lasts 10 weeks, which includes pre-camp training, camp set up and break down, and the camp staff retreat at the conclusion of camp.
Staff will begin their time at Grace Church in Greenville for training and planning, and spend the following eight weeks living in Allendale, SC. At the end of camp, camp will travel to the coast for a camp staff retreat.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 – Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Sarah Worsham | Camp Director 2018 | Clemson University
Camp Impact brought me to a place of dependence upon God that I had never experienced. Working in Allendale for six weeks opened my eyes to the idea that God is doing much bigger things than I could ever imagine doing on my own. Instead of working to attain my own value and significance in this world, I was able to experience the worth and value that comes from giving your life away for his name to be known. A truly humbling summer that I am incredibly thankful for!
Bryce Bridwell | Chapel Coordinator 2022
Going to Allendale this summer was an incredibly humbling experience. The only way to get through it was to rely on God and trust that He is in control. It was also super cool to see how the Junior Staff and Impact Students from Allendale have grown the past few years as leaders and in their relationship with God. I’m super thankful that I got to work at Camp Impact this summer!
Savanna Moore | Camp Director 2021 & 2022
It’s hard to describe what Camp Impact means to me. I think overall Camp Impact has been a place where God continued to make more of Him and less of me. Camp Impact is where I have been at my worst, and where I’ve been at my best. Through all the ways I change, I’ve gotten to see the steadiness of the Lord. To recognize that He doesn’t need you to make this ministry happen is humbling and freeing because you get to see how He moves through you, even at your worst, to accomplish His mission. Working at Camp Impact has helped me see with clarity the provision, strength, grace, and love of our God!
The Camp Director & Assistant Director are responsible for the oversight of Camp Impact. They are responsible for the supervision of camp structure which includes but is not limited to camp culture, policy, and discipline, as well as a majority of camp logistics and administration. The Camp Director & Assistant Director will work together with the Camp Impact Supervisor to lead Camp Staff, communicate with weekly volunteer teams, plan and execute aspects of camp (weekly sports, activities, chapel), and provide hands-on support for the weekly volunteer team lead and family group leaders. They are also responsible to work together to handle camper discipline and facilitate communication with parents of campers. To apply for the Camp Director or Assistant Director role, you must be 21 years old by May 30, 2023 or have completed your junior year of college. However, preference will be given to college graduates.
The Junior Staff Supervisor serves as the supervisor for those participating in our Junior Staff Program. Junior Staff are ages 13-18, and act as “camp staff in training.” This role includes providing oversight for program participants through weekly feedback, assisting in program development components such as leadership class, life skills development, and bible study. This role includes planning and implementing group projects for participants to work on together to contribute to camp. To apply for the Junior Staff Supervisor role, you must be 21 years old by May 30, 2023 or have completed your junior year of college. However, preference will be given to college graduates.
The Camp Impact Sports Counselor is responsible for the planning and execution of all sports activities during the camp. This includes assigning four sports focuses for each week of camp, as well as incorporating creative components to keep campers engaged and involved in their sports rotation. Sports Counselors will work closely with the mission trip Team Lead to make sure all equipment and supplies are prepared ahead of time to ensure smooth running of four sports rotations each day. This position will have the opportunity to build relationships with campers through creating an energetic, teamwork based sports environment to further the overall goal of Camp Impact.
Curriculum Counselors are responsible for the development and implementation of all spiritual curriculum and small group time. These staffers will be working towards making sure summer camp has a lasting impact and the campers leave the summer knowing more about Jesus. This will take the form of coordinating chapel times, organizing crafts and lessons for family small group time, and being knowledgeable about all of the campers in designated family group. Curriculum Counselors will be responsible for equipping the short term mission team members on how to best serve and love the family groups they are responsible for, and will act as a mediator for any problems that occur between the two parties. They will learn about working with children from a variety of backgrounds, group management, efficient communication and the Father’s heart towards discipline.
Activities Counselors will be responsible for the scheduling and planning of all non-sports related activities to help make the camp educational, inclusive, and a memorable experience for the campers. You will work closely with the short term mission trip Team Lead and local volunteers to utilize skills and talents in the community that will lead to an educational and beneficial camp environment. Activities can range from Just Dance classes to Spanish lessons, and the goal is fruitful communication with the local churches in Allendale to provide opportunities and responsibility for local volunteers to take on. Activities Counselors will learn about cultural differences, work between churches and denominational lines, and use strong interpersonal skills.