Bethany Farm has been recruiting volunteer counselors for the past 20 years.  We are devoted to clearly communicating the gospel through the teaching and preaching of The Word of God.  We believe that good Bible teaching combined with a unique experience allows campers to remember their time at camp and ultimately to retain what they learned during the week.

Our summer camp ministry provides potential counselors with a grand opportunity...

Together, each year we develop a theme and create an entire camp experience based on that theme.

We design sets, write skits and songs, create games and make costumes in order to tell the truth of the gospel in an exciting and unforgettable way.

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ISU student volunteers from The Navigators paint a "miniature" replica ship to be sailed by campers on the camp's lake.

Inner city Chicago Pastor James Owolabi teaches a night session on the back deck of The Barn during high school week.

Iowa State student Josh Benton teaches an evening session during our "Wizdom Of God" themed camp.

Eternity Bible College student David Seehusen preaches from Psalm 24 during the camp themed; "Gateway To The Highlands"

The cast members of "Yeti or Not" from the camp themed;
"The Spirit Of Adventure".

College students engage in purposeful conversation with a camper.

Do you love Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? Are you in college?
Are you looking for a way to serve God through local missions by using the talents and abilities God has given you?  Whether you are a student, musician, athlete, carpenter, actor, underwater basket weaver or lion tamer, we are looking for energetic young people who want to give of their time (3 1/2 weeks the month of June) to bring the gospel to kids ages 7-18.

Join us as a counselor for our Summer Camp 2018!

Frequently Asked Questions

So... where is Bethany Farm?
We are HERE!

How do I become a counselor?
Fill out an application, or contact us HERE

What does compensation look like for a counselor?
All Bethany Farm camp staff (including the cooks) are volunteer.  However, counselors will receive compensation for their travel fuel as well as dorm space and meals for the duration of the camp.

How long are the camps?

Check out the calendar for next year:
There are 3 camp groups:
Primary 1 (7-9 years of age) - Monday morning till Wednesday evening the 4th-6th
Intermediate (10-13 years of age) - Monday morning till Thursday evening the 11-14th
Jr. / Sr/ High (14-18 years of age) - Monday morning till Thursday evening the 18th - 21nd

What do I do on the weekends?
The weekends are a time for you to rest and get ready for the next week.  We suggest that you spend time at home.  If you are needing a place to stay (for counselors who live far away) we can make arrangements for you.

Can I be a counselor for just one of the weeks?
We would really prefer if you could join us for all 3 1/2 weeks, but if you would like to talk to someone about helping out for a week, you can contact Casey (Director) to make a possible arrangement!

What is the 1/2 week?
We have a 3 day mandatory counselor training that precedes the 3 weeks of camp, this is a very important part of the process.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email Casey Groves.