About Our Staff
Camp WorldLight employs a staff of 22 young women and 9 young men each summer who are responsible for implementing the program and providing a safe and caring environment for the campers.
The staff of Camp WorldLight is made up of high school seniors, college and seminary students, and school teachers.
Applicants should be at least 16 years of age and have experience in working with young people ages 6-18. Each applicant fills out a thorough application, is interviewed by the camp director, and submits a fingerprinting and background check. Applicants must also be available for 60 hours of training provided through the pre-camp training week prior to camp.
Since Camp WorldLight hires our own staff, we do not require or allow parents or church staffers to stay on campus while our camp is being held. This is for the protection and safety of all campers. We assure you that all of our staff are highly trained and that we follow strict safety regulations as required by the American Camp Association.
Camp WorldLight Mission Statement
Camp WorldLight exists to enable campers to experience Christ, through the uniqueness of the camp setting, and to respond to His unique, individual plan for them to radically impact their world with the good news of His gospel.
Staff Mission Statement
Changing the world, one light at a time.
"Camp WorldLight first made an impact on my life when I was eight years old. The week I spent there started a lifelong journey as I was introduced to a world that needed to know Christ. Many, many years later, God allowed me the opportunity to become a staffer at Camp WorldLight. I tried to put it off. I tried to fight what I knew God was calling me to do. Thankfully, God was persistent and I ended up being exactly where He wanted me to be.
"Transitioning from a camper to a counselor was a challenging task, but I firmly believe that God has used this camp to reshape my selfish mentality and reveal His ultimate plan. Being with the campers created an incredible environment for spiritual learning and growth. They all come from various backgrounds and upbringings, but they are all searching for the same thing – a relationship with Christ.
"As a staffer, I was able to witness God working miracles in everyday lives, including my own. Camp challenged me to evaluate my own relationship with God and it became a safe, encouraging place to worship with other believers, create lasting friendships, and most importantly, present the Gospel. The realization of a broken, lost world has remained with me throughout my entire camp experience, but as I have returned all these years, the one thing I know for certain is that there is hope.
"God can and will use anyone who is willing to follow Him. As I think back to how unprepared and uncertain I felt my first summer on staff, I can see that God had plans far beyond what I could comprehend. That’s one of the truly amazing things about a relationship with Christ – if you surrender all to Him, He will use your light to illuminate His wonderful, perfect plan.
"If anything I have learned from camp has translated into my 'normal' life, it would be that a healthy, growing spiritual life requires a conscious, daily mindset of 'Here am I. Send me!' [Isaiah 6:8]"
—Mary Beth Majors, Camp Staff