"The greatest among you will be your servant"

Matthew 23:11

Summer Missionaries

Being a summer missionary is your opportunity to invest yourself deeply into the ministry of Camp Joy. Summer Missionaries serve as the program staff and lead counselors necessary to run the ministry of Camp Joy. 

Are you interested in being the hands and feet of Camp Joy? We are currently accepting applications for the summer. Our Summer Missionaries commit to leading the programs and fun of the ministry and also serve as lead counselors in the cabins.

To be a summer missionary you must demonstrate a love for Jesus and possess a desire to love children. Additionally we are asking that you are at least 18 years of age in order to apply for this unique position.

Please apply by contacting Matt Larson at 218-234-5948, or through email at:


Senior and Junior Counselors

Camp Joy believes in demonstrating Christ’s love by how well we serve our campers. An opportunity exists for men and women to volunteer a week of their time to Camp Joy this summer and serve as a cabin counselor. If you are at least 13 years of age and are interested in this opportunity you may email us at

Kitchen Staff

 At Camp Joy we are known for having a fantastic food program for our campers. We need men and women to boys and girls that have an interest in serving our campers and staff delicious meals. Food is the fuel for activity and we want to make sure that our campers never go hungry! If you are at least 13 years old and are interested in serving in this area, please contact us at

Maintenance and Groundskeeping

At Camp joy we strive to keep our facilities and grounds in good shape. With that in mind, we have numerous opportunities for anyone that can help us in this important area. If you can paint, weed, mow, plant flowers, fix a window, do light carpentry work, plumbing, sweep sidewalks, or hundreds of other jobs to keep our camp looking great, we need you! Whether you can help for a few days to all summer, everyone is welcome to be apart of our maintenance and groundskeeping team! If you are interested in serving in this area, please contact us at

Work Days

Every spring and fall, we have work days to get ready for camp and to clean up at the end of the season. We encourage individuals, church groups, and organizations to consider serving with us in this area. Dates will be listed on the website and Facebook with additional information. Contact if you have questions.


At Camp Joy, we have a unique opportunity for you to be part of a sponsorship program for our buildings and grounds. This includes sponsorships for cabins, dining hall, chapel, staff house, bathrooms, storage sheds, sports field, lakefront, and other areas of camp. The sponsorship program would entail you or your group taking on the upkeep, improvements, and financial support for these areas. If you would like to sponsor a part of camp, please contact us at