Thank you for your interest in Summer Staff 2022

    Please Note: If you have not received an email confirmation within one week from submitting this application, please contact us by email at or by phone at (910) 278-9501.

    Summer staff is a unique summer job opportunity that is vital to the success of summer camp. Since 1950, young adults from across the state and beyond have been a part of the staff under the guidance and direction of both full-time employees, and their own peers. Saffers come for the fellowship they experience and to grow spiritually in service to the ministry Christ has for them and Fort Caswell. It is everyone's prayer that each summer staffer leaves having gained valuable experiences and cherished friends.

    Space on summer staff is limited to approximately 70 people.

    Steps to the application process:
    1. Fill out and submit this application.

    2. If you have never worked on summer staff before, ensure that all of your required references have filled out and submitted our Online Reference Form (send them the link). Your application will not be processed until all of your references have been received.
    If you are an applicant who has worked at Caswell previously, you may skip the references step.

    3. When you are contacted by email with more information, call and schedule a time to interview for a position on staff.

    Please fill out each part of the form below and press submit at the end.

    Basic Information

    First Name:

    Last Name:



    Age at the time of application:

    Your Email (required)

    Repeat Email Address:

    Mobile phone number:

    Will you have your own car for personal use?

    Parent(s) Names:

    Current mailing address

    Are you currently enrolled in school?

    Will you be enrolled in school during any part of the time you plan to work?

    Name of school:

    Undergraduate Class Year (only if in college):

    Major (if decided):

    Tentative Vocational Choice:

    Church you currently attend:

    Are you a member?

    Position Details

    Have you previously applied here (summer or off-season)?

    Prior positions held at Caswell (if applicable):

    Position Applying For
    For position descriptions please click this link. Please keep in mind that while we try to honor your wishes, staffing needs may require that we ask you to work in a different position than applied for. We ask that you make a first, second, and third choice below:

    First Choice:

    Second Choice:

    Third Choice:

    Summer Staff runs from (roughly) the last week in May to the second weekend in August, exact dates vary from year to year. In hiring, we first look for individuals who are able to commit the entire season to summer missions at Caswell.

    Please indicate the date range you are available to work:


    Previous Employment Experiences:

    Are you aware of any reason that you might have to leave early from Summer Staff? We have guests all the way through our contract end date and it is important we have staff who are available throughout the entirety of the summer, if you have other commitments (RA, Sports Team, Etc.) please let us know in the space below:

    Skills and Hobbies (please list number of years experience with each):

    Please give the complete name, address, and daytime phone information for each of your references. In addition to filling out this section telling us who they are, you must also ask them to submit a reference form to us.
    NOTE: If you are a RETURNING APPLICANT, you do NOT need to submit references, you may skip this section.

    Home Pastor:

    Campus/Youth Minister:

    College/High School Instructor:

    Former Employer:

    Adult Friend of Family:

    Former Staffer (optional):

    Short-answer Questions
    Please answer the question(s) that apply to you:


    Briefly describe your initial encounter with Jesus Christ and relate how continuing experiences have affected your life.

    How have your home, church, and school helped or hindered your growth as a person?

    In light of your own experience and attitudes, what are your strengths and weaknesses as a group member? A leader? One working under authority? Working with the opposite sex?

    Are there matters with which you are now occupied (family, friends, finances, etc.) that could claim your attention this summer? Discuss briefly.

    What is your understanding of the position(s) for which you are applying? Why have you applied for this/these position(s)?

    What goals have you set for the summer and how do you hope to achieve them?


    (Second Year): What is the primary motivator behind your desire to return to Summer Staff at Caswell?

    (Third Year): How would another summer here on staff benefit you? How might Fort Caswell benefit if you are rehired?

    (Fourth Year): Describe the importance you've seen in the roles of Servant Leadership and/or supervisors over the years.

    (Fifth Year and beyond): Can you say your life is different in any meaningful way as a result of your experience on Summer Staff? If so, how? If not, why?

    Please read the following:
    I certify that the statements given in my application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that consideration for employment is conditional upon the results of a reference check. I hereby authorize you to verify all information contained on this application with former employers, references, appropriate personnel, or resources. I further authorize that any personnel at listed place of employment or references may disclose any and all information regarding my work history, personal characteristics, work habits, or areas of importance to this organization.
    I furthermore waive the right to bring a lawsuit against the aforementioned references for releasing such requested information.
    I understand that misrepresentation or omission of facts called for shall be considered sufficient to cause for dismissal if employed. I understand this authorization and agree to the release and verification of this aforementioned information.

    Please select the appropriate statement:

    I agree to the terms stated above.I do not agree to the terms stated above.

    Please type your name in the box as your electronic signature that this form is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge:

    If you have never been employed with us, please remember to send your references to the following link: Online Reference Form, so that they may fill out your reference online. If that does not work, email us for a physical form that they can mail to us. New staff applications will not be processed until all references have been received.

    If you have worked on Caswell summer staff in the past, you do not need to fill out references.

    If you have further questions you may contact us at (910) 278-9501 or email us at

    If this online application is filled out correctly, hit the submit button to complete your application.

    Please allow one week for your application to be received and processed. Once processed, you will receive an email confirmation.

    If you have not received an email confirmation within one week from submitting this application, please contact us by phone at (910) 278-9501 to ensure that we have your application.

    Thank you.