Work with us
Each year, thousands of Christians give up a week of precious annual leave to help out on Camp.
Because they have discovered it to be a rewarding experience that offers as much as (or even more) to them than it does to the teens alongside whom they work and play.
Time and again new leaders return from an admittedly exhausting week, bowled-over by having seen God work through them in ways they never imagined.
But don't take our word for it, come see for yourself!
Can you use me?
Yes! As long as you are at least 18 years old, a professing and active Christian, and able to endorse our Statement of Faith fully. If that's you, then you do not require any particular skills or experience to get involved in our camps. There are dozens of different roles to be filled on a typical camp, and with no previous experience necessary, and no particular aptitude sought, there's no reason not to get involved.
Whether you're in your late teens, or your late 70s; whether you're a bold extrovert at ease leading a group of 50, or the retiring sort who would rather work in the background - we want you, and need you!
You'll need to submit to a Disclosure & Barring Service check (what was formerly called a 'CRB Check', an provide us with at least two independent character references who can attest to your spiritual commitment nad maturity.
What will I be doing?
There are lots of jobs that need doing. For the most part, volunteers sign-up first, and offer to help wherever the need may be. Naturally, we will do our best to find a role for you to suit your skillset, so whether you are more at home in the kitchen, strumming a guitar, serving as a pool life-guard, or delivering Bible talks, there is certain to be a way in which you can make a valuable contribution.
Some roles will require a fair amount of Bible-study leading; others will require none. Some will mean you spend just about every conscious hour of the day working and playing alongside teenagers; others will mean you barely see them!
In short, don't ask "What will I be doing?" Rather, ask "How can I help?"
What's required? What about money?
We expect you to commit yourself not only to working hard "as unto the Lord", but also to be faithful in praying for the camp on which you serve, and the young people who will be attending.
At an operational level, you'll be expected to submit to a Disclosure & Barring Service check, provide references, and probably attend a one planning session.
You'll be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of camp, if you are able to do so. Most of our team pay the same going rate as do the children, but for students and the unemployed we do recognise this will be hard. In such cases, at the very least we expect you to pay for the usual living costs you would have incurred at home.
How do I apply?
If you'd like to find out more, just call us! We're passionate about what we do and would love to chat with you.
But if you've heard enough, and are ready to offer your time (along with your blood, sweat and tears!), download the application form, fill it in, and post it off to us.
You'll be glad you did. And so of course will we!
We're sorry, but Camp XL is unable to offer any paid work opportunities.That's because all our camps are staffed exclusively by volunteers who not only give freely of their time and energy, but who in most cases actually pay the full going rate themselves to join us on camp. All our volunteers are committed Christians prepared to give-up some of their annual leave to share their love for God with young people.
If this sounds like you, then read the other section on this page to see what's involved, and how to go about it.