The Junior Staff program is designed for those graduating high school before Summer 2023. It is an opportunity to work alongside college students from all over the country before before starting college classes, gain valuable work and leadership experience, and be exposed to the premier Ozark leadership and excellence culture before you go to college or join the workforce. There are also opportunities for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to come and work designated sessions. 

The full Junior Staff experience for graduating seniors is 2 sessions (4 weeks) and priority is given to those who are able to work two consecutive sessions. We do understand that there are vacations, college orientations, and other events that may be hinder Junior Staff from working 2 full sessions. For those only available to work one session, we ask that it be 5th session (July 21st – August 5th). Other sessions may be an option based on availability. 

Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are asked to work one full session but are able to work longer based on session availability.

All Junior Staff positions are paid positions. Junior Staff receive $150 per week and Camp Ozark provides free room and board for all staff (valued at $500 per session). Junior Staff working 5th session receive $250 per week.

For graduating high school seniors, camper eligibility is up to the discretion of the camper team. If you are a rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior and  eligible to be a camper in Summer 2023 , you can apply to be a Junior Staff member in the same year, for a later session (5th session strongly encouraged). 

The Junior Staff Program provides a unique opportunity to grow as a leader and learn the value of selfless service…all in an incomparable Christian environment. Our J-Staff work alongside 750+ college students from around the globe, developing skills, experiences, and connections that will serve them well in college and future careers. J-Staff have a total blast growing, learning, and having a life-changing impact on others. 

Working at Camp Ozark is a great way to build your resume before college or any future career. Check out our sample resume to learn more the opportunity and how it can impact you and your future! 

1. Sign up for an Interview

2. Fill out your online Junior Staff Application

3. Submit your References
First year staff – 4 references through an electronic link on our website.
I. Professional – employer, supervisor, etc.
II. Personal – coach, youth director, teacher, parent, friend, etc.
III. Personal – coach, youth director, teacher, parent, friend, etc.
IV. Family Member – immediate family member

References are sent automatically. After entering their email address in the reference section of the online application, they will receive an online form that they will fill out electronically and submit through their email link. Applicants are responsible for checking with references to make sure they received the link and are able to complete the form in a timely manner.

After an interview with Camp Ozark, complete your application and submit your references if you have not done so already.
If you wish to contact your recruiter, you may email or call them directly or send any questions you have to [email protected]

You will hear back from Camp Ozark by the following dates:
Fall Recruiting: December 10th
Winter Recruiting: April 1st

We offer two positions for Junior Staff: Junior Staff Operations and Junior Staff Counselor.

Our current availability for female Junior Staff Counselors is 5th Session only. Male Junior Counselor positions are available for 4th and 5th Session. 

No. Your camper account is separate from our staff accounts and a staff account must be created when filling out a Junior Staff application. 

Summer Staff members are responsible for their transportation to and from Camp Ozark. There are four main options for traveling to camp:
1. Drive yourself to camp

2. Carpool to camp with a fellow Junior Staff member or be dropped off at camp 

3. Fly into the Little Rock Airport to then be transported to camp via shuttle bus (only available on limited days)

4. Ride a charter bus from one of our available cities. A list of our available cities will be sent to you prior to your sessions. 

More information on specific travel instructions will be provided on the My Ozark Staff Dashboard after applicants are hired.


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