Summer Staff General Information

2018 Staff Applications will be on the website around 2018.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Are you still accepting Staff Applications.

We are still accepting Staff Applications and will until positions have been filled.

When is the Required Staff Training for 2018? (Training is required for New and Returning Staff).

Impact Team Training: Will begin Friday, June 15 and go until Tuesday, June 19.  There will be a break on Sunday, June 17 for Father’s Day from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Senior Counselor Training (Ages 18+): Saturday-Tuesday, June 16-19.

Counselor Training (Ages 16-17):  Sunday, June 17 at 5:30 pm-Tuesday, June 19.

CIT Training (Age 15): Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19.

CAP Training: Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19.

How old does someone have to be to apply to be on Staff at Camp Harlow? 

The minimum age is 13 by the end of June.  We may possibly make an exception if you have a later June or July birthday if you are going into the 8th grade, but is not a guarantee.

How can I apply to be on staff at Camp Harlow?

You can fill out an application online via the Camp Harlow Website or a paper form.

If I have been on Staff before, do I still need to fill out an application for this year? 

Yes, you will need to fill out an application each year, even if you are serving just one week! (such as High School Camp).

How will I know you have received my application?

If you applied online, you should get an automatic e-mail confirming your application has been submitted.  If you don’t get one within a couple of hours or so after applying, please contact us (  If you applied on paper, you should receive an e-mail from us within a week of submitting your Application.

I didn’t receive the Reference Forms when I applied online. How do I obtain the required Reference Forms?

Reference Forms should have attached to the e-mail that you should have received within a few minutes of submitting your online application; Let us know if you didn’t receive the e-mail or the Reference Forms were not attached (

Should I send in my Reference Forms with my Application?

For the sake of confidentiality for those filling out your Reference Forms, we prefer that those who fill out your Reference Forms send them to us directly, via mail, fax, or scanned copy through email.

Which Reference Forms are required to be sent in?

All three Reference Forms are required whether you are a New or Returning Applicant. Your application will not be submitted for review until we have received all three Reference Forms. NOTE: Dave Mertz and Andrew Bullock cannot be References for you. We prefer that the Personal Adult Reference Form is filled out by someone at least a few years older than you that knows you well. However, do not have family members fill out this Reference Form for you.

When will I find out if I am accepted?


You should hear back from us within 3 weeks of completing your entire Application including Essay Question responses and Reference Forms.

What are typical arrival and departure times for Staff during the Summer?                                                                            

CAPS (Day Camps Only): Sunday, 7:00 pm-9:15 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, CAPS will be at camp 8:00 am-5:30 pm; Thursday from 8:00 am-9:45 (stay for Dinner and Evening Campfire). CAPS will not be staying overnight unless they live far outside the Eugene-Springfield area.

-Day Camps: Staff will arrive at 7:00 pm on Sunday and will stay at camp until 7:00 pm on Friday. All Staff (CITS and Older) will be staying the night during Day Camps as well will spend the evenings in our Small Group Bible Studies, Worship Times, Times of Fellowship and so forth.

-Overnight Camps: For most of the Overnight Camps, Counseling Staff needs to report by 1:30 pm on Sunday and will be done at 5:00 pm on Friday (except Thursday for Junior Camps).  CITS and CAPS will not be serving at Overnight Camps.