Camp Tilikum Internship Program


Have you tried college, maybe have a degree, but still you want more –

· more practical experience,

· more mentored training,

· more than just a job?

Our Revitalized Program.

Camp Tilikum offers a one-year Internship Program beginning September 1st. Specialized areas of concentration enable an Intern to focus on one or more areas of interest.

· Executive Leadership & Administration

· Youth Programming

· Challenge Course Management

· Marketing and Development

· Adult and Family Programming

· Guest Services

Internship Core Experiences.

Core Experiences are primarily in the fall and are designed to challenge you spiritually, relationally, and emotionally while gaining practical ministry tools. Core Experiences are for every Intern regardless of their area of concentration, and include:

· Weekly Intern Meetings

· Cairn Series Courses (Training from Christian Camp & Conference Association)

· Leadership Book Studies

· Camp Tours

· American Camp Association Fall Educational Event

· Management Team Retreat

· Christian Camp and Conference Association Sectional Conference in February

· Tilikum Board Meetings

In addition to the Core program, Interns will serve alongside year-around staff in the planning, budgeting, staffing, management, and guest service aspects of their area of concentration. Interns gain hands-on-training and experience while providing the ministries of Camp Tilikum.

Upon successful completion of the Internship Program, Interns will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation. Job/ministry placement assistance may also be provided.


Financial and Lodging

Interns work at least 40 hours a week in various areas of Tilikum’s ministry. This involves departments such as: Food Service, Housekeeping, Grounds, Challenge Course, Recreation, Registration, Office. The final three months is during May, June and July and will be as a leadership staff in the summer camp program. The salary is $2,500 for the month, with deductions made for rent and utilities equaling $1000. Housing provided is individual apartment sized lodging on-site.


Schedule Outline.

September – October: This two-month orientation period of the internship will concentrate on learning and growth including: weekly intern meetings, Cairn Series Courses, leadership book studies, camp tours and other fun recreational outings. Interns will also work in various departments depending on the needs and season.

November to April: Interns will work with their primary instructor in an area of concentration as well as in various departments depending on the needs and season.

May – August: Interns participate in a leadership role in the summer ministry of Camp Tilikum.


Application Process.

Prospective Interns are asked to fill out a full-time year-round staff application. For more information about the Internship Program, contact:

Dennis Littlefield Grant Banham
Executive Director Program Director
[email protected] [email protected]


Start with Summer Staff!

Prior to the internship with Camp Tilikum, consider applying for the College Summer Staff program! Click here and learn more.