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Counselors are cabin leaders for campers during the week, 24 hours a day for the week. They are role models for their campers and CITs and are encouraged to participate in the camp program with enthusiasm and support, so that campers join in as well. Counselors prepare and lead cabin Bible studies each day, supervise and take part in tons of free time activities such as canoeing, paintball, zip line, archery, swimming, climbing wall, mountain biking, among other things.

Applying to be a Counselor is open to anyone who has completed 12th grade by the start of Summer!

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Become a Camp Counselor

Yes, yes, and yes! The seeds you are planting in kids' lives cannot be done anywhere else. You get to build long-lasting eternal relationships with campers and staff that you can have here on Earth and in heaven someday! This is a bigger investment compared to making money working a summer job.

SquintsCounselor ('18)
Squints – Counselor

Trout Creek is a place where I have formed some of my best relationships and a place where I have had the chance to tell people about Jesus. There is no other place where I get to hang out with 13 new kids every week and love on them.

GoldilocksCrew ('16), CIT ('17-'18), Counselor ('19)

I had incredible fun, I matured spiritually, and most importantly, I watched God do amazing things in the lives of my campers.

KeaneCounselor ('20)
Keane – Counselor ’20

In a season of uncertainty and worry, God used this summer to show me how to trust in him. He blessed me with an amazing community that poured into me and the opportunity to love God's children. Camp has helped me through so many seasons throughout my life.

CrashCounselor ('20)
Crash – counselor ’20

The people make it fun! Hanging out with kids is a blast, and people who love Jesus are so much fun to be around.

Cha ChaCIT ('17), Counselor ('18-'19)
Cha Cha – Counselor

Imagine living with people who are following Jesus with everything they have, while never ceasing to laugh. That is Trout Creek.

FlipCrew ('15), CIT ('16-'17), Counselor ('18)
Flip – Counselor

I get to spend my summer hanging out with kids in nature and telling them about Jesus! I mean how is that even real life?? It's the best.

LalaCrew ('16), CIT ('17-'18), Counselor ('19)
Lala – Counselor

One of my favorite things about Trout Creek is the community. Campers are always so excited to come to camp and the staff are so loving and caring.

JiminyCrew ('15), CIT ('16-'17), Counselor ('18-'19))
Jiminy – Counselor

I have met so many people who amaze and inspire me at camp. Every summer I go to camp I leave in awe of the new ways that I have seen Jesus work. Not only am I given the chance to speak into the lives of young people, I am challenged in my faith and get to learn from the people around me. Being in creation, with no electronics and people who also love Jesus gives me the space to really listen to what the Lord has to say. I have learned how to take the teachings of God and really learn and understand them.

GoldilocksCrew ('16), CIT ('17-'18), Counselor ('19)