Are you ready to make a difference?
God has used Ness Lake Bible Camp since 1953 to introduce thousands of children and young people to Jesus Christ. Over the past several years we have grown significantly. Last year NLBC hosted over 1,400 campers. We hope to give each one an opportunity to experience unconditional love, fun and excitement, laughter and joy. More significantly, we want to challenge children to respond to Jesus Christ’s invitation to “Follow me”.
Christian Camping is one of the most effective tools of evangelism in North America today! If you have a passion for God and a desire to serve Him by loving children, NLBC may be the place for you. This year NLBC has over 90 Summer Team openings plus 45 Work Crew spots. Don’t let this summer pass you by without making the most of it. Follow His leading and be part of what God is doing in the lives of others… He is able to use you beyond your wildest dreams!
Summer Volunteers are selected following an application process. Each applicant is required to submit three references (two for re-applications). Once accepted, volunteers must submit a current Criminal Record Check.
Before the camping season volunteers are trained to provide quality instruction and guidance in their job area.
Be sure to check out Work Crew for volunteers finished grade 9.
Weekly Volunteers are housed in The Motel, a three bedroom house with kitchen and bathroom, or the Founders' Cottage, an 8-bedroom lodge featuring a beautiful Great Room with a vaulted pine ceiling. Rooms are comfortably furnished and most have en suite bathrooms. The Great Room has leather couches, a gas fireplace and a beautiful view of the lake, making it a fabulous place to sip a coffee and curl up with a good book, or chat and unwind at the end of a busy day!
This year we are looking for 10 First Aid attendants (Nurses, Firemen, Ambulance Attendants, Doctors, or OFA III), plus 18 Speakers, and 9 Camp Grandparents.
The First Aid Attendant or Nurse is expected to:
- Distribute medications throughout the week
- Be "on call" for medical emergencies throughout the day and evening
(a radio is provided)
- Treat minor scrapes, cuts, contusions and the odd sprain
- Assist in the event of a major trauma
- Assist the Camp Grandparents with homesick campers
- Pray for the campers and Summer Staff
The Speaker is expected to:
- Pray for the campers and Summer Staff.
- Deliver the Gospel to campers through a series of age appropriate messages (1 per day).
- Hang out with campers and establish positive rapport.
- Be available for campers who may have questions throughout the day / evening.
- Be available during morning Leadership meetings to pray, discuss camper response, and to encourage Summer Staff.
The Camp Grandparent is expected to:
- Assist with homesick campers.
- Be present and available during Skills and free time
(circulate & help kids out, etc.)
- Assist with Dining Hall clean up (approx. 20 minutes each meal) & "Mug Up"
- Attend morning Staff meetings following breakfast
- Pray for the campers and Summer Staff throughout the week.
Homesickness has been known to affect our younger campers, and for the most part this can be overcome by spending time with "grandma" or "grandpa".
"...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
Often a kind word or a little one-on-one attention from someone without a full agenda will give these kids the encouragement they need, allow them to relax and have a great week, and open the way to discussing questions they might have.
Food Services Manager
Guest Services Manager
Board of Directors
Al Reimer (Chairperson)
Brad Shauer (Secretary)