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In addition to providing a great experience for the campers, Special Friends Camp is a wonderful opportunity for young people to work on the camp staff. 


Each summer, about 60 young people invest two weeks to work as Special Friends Camp Counselors.  With a staff to camper ratio of 1 to 3, they form lasting bonds with campers and learn that they receive through selfless giving to campers who need their help.  Counselors grow closer to God and to each other as they tap hidden resources they didn't know they had.


  • $225 a week starting salary

  • Free housing and food

  • Reimbursements for travel expense

  • Life-long Friendships



  • Co-ordinate cabin activities

  • Assist nurses with your campers

  • Conduct Bible studies

  • Keep campers safe

  • Encourage involvement

  • Intentionality with campers

  • Attend training and both weeks of work

  • Uphold Christian Standards



  • Born again Christian and active Church member

  • 15 years or older

  • Some experience with those with special needs



Camp Counselor Training

July 8-10, 2022

(At Camp Carson)

Camp Carson

July 11-15, 2022

Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center

1120 Carson Springs Road

Newport, TN  37821

Camp Linden

July 18-22, 2022

Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center

1225 Baptist Camp Road

Linden, TN  37096


Be a Camp Counselor!

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