Welcome to Mount Carmel Ministries!

Summer Staff – (Youth Staff / Counselors)

Is God calling you to serve Him through outdoor ministry? Each summer Mount Carmel calls 25 college age adults to serve our family camp guests. Summer Staff have the opportunity to develop their own gifts, leadership skills, and faith while growing relationally with other staff in a close Christian community. Free room and board along with a stipend, Summer Staff help teach youth, lead worship, organize games, wash dishes, clean cabins, life guard, and mentor other youth in the context of family camp.

The following steps must be taken in order to be considered for a summer 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, email, or text David for the latest information: program@mountcarmelministries.com, (612) 859-1340.

For Returning Summer Staff

  1. Download the Mount Carmel Ministries Returning Summer Staff application.
  2. Complete the application and email to program@mountcarmelministries.com.
  3. We are working hard toward filling the staff for the summer, please fill out your application as soon as possible.
    (If you have circumstances which prevent you from turning this application in on time, please let us know so we can work with you.)
  4. Once your application is received and reviewed you will be contacted by phone with information about next steps.

For New Summer Staff

  1. Download the Mount Carmel Ministries 2021 Summer Staff Application and Summer Staff Reference Forms.
  2. Read, complete, and email completed application to program@mountcarmelministries.com
  3. Send the Summer Staff Reference Forms to TWO people you know well and who could give an objective assessment.


  • 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

Be sure to tell each person to email the completed reference at your earliest convenience to program@mountcarmelministries.com, 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. 

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