International Support Staff

The 2024 Summer International Support Staff Application is Open! We may be too late to get visas for the 2024 summer season at this point, but please contact us to see.


Mount Carmel Ministries is a place of rest, renewal, and recreation where people experience Jesus. Every summer Mount Carmel calls 30 college-aged young adults to serve our family camp guests. Serving at Mount Carmel is a discipleship experience in which staff gets to try on leadership, live out their faith, develop a servant’s heart, grow in their knowledge of the Bible, and develop a close Christian community. International Support Staff attend daily devotions, lead worship, organize games, wash dishes, clean cabins, and partner with families in prayer and support. Mount Carmel is unique in its intergenerational approach to camp, serving guests ranging from newborns to folks in their 90s concurrently while providing tailored programming to each group. Due to the nature of Mount Carmel’s family ministry, those who serve on international support staff differ from camp counselors as they are never directly responsible for youth. Instead, they can focus entirely on building relationships with campers through service and leading activities. 

Mount Carmel celebrates Christians around the world who proclaim Jesus. We invite international Christians to come and join us in our mission to be a place where people experience Jesus through rest, renewal, and recreation and to lift up our ministry with special perspectives from those abroad. We help those interested in Mount Carmel discern their call and with transportation costs to Mount Carmel. 

The following steps must be taken in order to be considered for a international support staff staff position at Mount Carmel. All hires are subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. The applications and deadlines may vary by year.

Call or email our program director, David Blackstad, for the latest information:, (320) 815-5218.

Apply to serve as an international support staffer here:


  • Previous employers
  • Pastors or youth directors
  • Ministry leaders under whom you have volunteered
  • Peers who you have served with
  • Teachers/professors/adults involved in a student organization you belong to (especially if they have seen you in a leadership role)
  • If you have worked at another outdoor ministry, you must include your former employer or immediate supervisor as a reference
Click here for the reference form:

Be sure to tell each person to email the completed reference at your earliest convenience to, or mail to:

Mount Carmel Ministries
Attn: Program Director
800 Mount Carmel Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308


Once your application is received and reviewed we may set up a video call interview for potential candidates. If you have questions, or if it seems like we are taking too long to get back to you, please feel free to email

Thank you for your interest in Mount Carmel. We bless you as we discern God’s calling for you.


Mount Carmel Ministries 

Phone: (320) 846-2744


Address: 800 Mount Carmel Drive NE, Alexandria, MN 56308

Scroll to 

Scroll to top