Campus Life

Are You Sticking Around?

By Cally Arnett

Do you plan on staying around the area for the summer? Maybe you’re looking for a decent yet cheap place to live and a place to work? If you look around, there are plenty of tremendous opportunities at any one of the numerous surrounding camps. Some camps offer room and board while others do not offer housing and may only offer food at meal times, depending on the camp of your choice. Just to name a couple, some of the camps in this area include Quaker Haven Camp and Camp Crosley.

Quaker Haven Camp is located on Lake Dewart in Syracuse, Ind. They offer room and board and three paid days off during the summer as well as one paid day off per week. Some of the jobs include kitchen duty, lifeguarding, housekeeping, and grounds keeping. Quaker Haven offers camp for kindergartners through high school seniors and also provides specialized camps to groups each year. Camp Manager Brandon Dennis is always looking for new faces, kind hearts, and good workers, and also currently he has a shortage of lifeguards for the upcoming summer. For more information about Quaker Haven Camp or for an application, you can visit their website at quakerhaven. com

Camp Crosley is located on Lake Tippecanoe in North Webster, Ind., and is a camp run through the YMCA programs. This camp also offers room and board and has different positions currently open, including waterfront positions, kitchen staff positions, camp counselor positions, and numerous others. Camp Crosley offers camp for children ages 7 to 15. They pride themselves on the fact that they try to have at least one international summer staffer each year and that they offer a variety of activities for campers such as canoeing and horseback riding. For more information about Camp Crosley or for an application, you can visit their website at

There are numerous other local camps in the area such as Camp Ella J. Logan Girl Scout Camp in Syracuse, Ind.; Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Ind.; and Camp Adventure in North Webster, Ind. These are just a few of the numerous camps around the area that offer a great opportunity for responsibility, and many of them offer a chance to grow closer to God. Many of the camps made their applications available on February first, so don’t wait, apply today.