Make an eternal difference

If you’re a college or high school student who’s interested in investing in people through Christian camping, then Camp Judson would love to hear from you! A job at Camp Judson gives you the chance to serve others and make a difference in the lives of children, teens and adults who attend our youth, family and adult camps throughout the summer. 

We’re not only committed to helping you develop valuable leadership skills while you’re here, but we also want to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus. One evening a week, staff meet for a Bible study. It’s a great opportunity to study God’s word with your peers, reconnect and just have fun after a busy week. The people you work with at camp could become lifelong friends! 

There’s plenty to do around here when you’re not working. The beautiful grounds of Camp Judson cover 160 acres of mountain terrain that border the Black Hills National Forest. Several hiking trails lead out of camp to such popular places as Mount Rushmore, Mount Baldy and Horsethief Lake. There’s also canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. 

Salaries for the summer staff positions range from $280/week to $325/week for 16-year-olds and up and from $310 to $375 for 18-year-olds and up, in addition to a $25/week bonus upon completion of work agreement. Housing, meals, limited medical insurance and partial mileage to and from camp are also provided.

Download an application for summer employment.

Download a background check consent form.

For more information about applying for a summer job at Camp Judson, see the list of summer staff positions below or contact Camp Director Tracy Koskan at (605) 574-2314 or

foodservice, housekeeping, 
maintenance and more

KITCHEN MANAGER: Responsible for overseeing and leading summer kitchen staff, planning menus and ordering food. 

Download summer kitchen manager's full job description.

KITCHEN ASSISTANTS: Assist in preparation, serving and clean-up after meals. Work in camp store and perform other assigned duties.

MANAGER'S ASSISTANTS: Responsible for lawn and grounds care, working camp store, laying campfires and other maintenance tasks as assigned by manager.

DISHWASHER: Washes dishes, assists in kitchen, cleans and performs other assigned duties.

DINING ROOM SUPERVISOR: Supervises dining room procedures during mealtimes. Responsible for clean-up, table re-setting, keeping the dining room clean and filling in in the kitchen as needed.

LIFEGUARD: On duty at the waterfront during swimming and other water activities. Responsible for lake care, grounds and cleaning. Must have current Lifeguard Training Certificate.

CRAFTS/ALBUM DIRECTOR: Directs crafts program, films and photographs camp life and compiles weekly camper albums.