Camper spots still available at the end of the summer.

Staff FAQ

Everything You Need To Know


SWEAT Work Week (Optional)May 12 – May 18
Lake Crew & Wrangler Orientation May 16 (report at 6pm)
Top Staff Arrival May 17 (report at 6pm)
Returner Orientation & Crafts Extreme Serve Orientation May 18 (report at 6pm)
Orientation May 19 – June 1
Session 1 June 2 – June 15
Session 2 & 3 June 15 – June 29
Session 4 June 29 – July 13
Session 5 & 6 July 13 – July 27
Session 7 July 27 – August 4

You may apply for either partial or full-summer employment. Staff members must work a minimum of 4 weeks AND attend Staff Orientation in May. Exact session dates are listed above.

1. Sign up for an Interview

2. Fill out an online Summer Staff Application

Note: You are not required to complete your application prior to an on campus interview but you will be required to complete an application before a Skype interview.

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, mentor, etc.
III. 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.

Returning Staff members must submit 2 references. One must be from a family member and one from the Professional or Personal category.

Camp War Eagle recruits on approximately 40 campuses each Fall and Spring. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, learn more about Camp War Eagle and have a face to face interview. You may visit our Campus Page to find out when we will be on your campus.

If you don’t see your school, you can get started with the interview and application process by clicking here.

If you are a seeking employment at Camp War Eagle and need to submit a reference request, please log onto your Staff Dashboard and scroll down to the References Box to submit your references from there.

If you are trying to fill out a reference for an employee, please email and she can send you the automated link.

Camp War Eagle recruits over 600 college-age students from many schools and universities across the country, as well as internationally, for our summer staff. Check out our Campus Page to see when we might be at your school.

There are many factors that go into our application and interview process, but there are a few main criteria:

1. Must Love Kids!

  • Able to develop fun, positive relationships with campers
  • Concern and proactive approach to camper safety (emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual)
  • Focus on kids and show them God through your life example

2. Must have energy!
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

3. Must be a positive, upbeat Christian role model!

  • Strong Christian faith and an active relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability

4. Must have a strong work ethic!

5. Must possess some sort of skill that helps our program!
Counselor staff must also have the ability to teach or assist in one or more of the 100 plus activities offered at Camp War Eagle.

After an interview with Camp War Eagle, 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

You will hear back from Camp War Eagle by the following dates:
Fall Recruiting: December 15th
Winter Recruiting: March 15th


Please check out our Positions Page  for a listing of all positions we offer as well as further description on what each job entails.


This is for all Top Staff and will be held April 5th – April 7th, 2024

Orientation is made up of two main parts: skills training and general orientation. Skills training certifies people in one of the major areas of camp, and general orientation acclimates staff to all the ins and outs of their role as a summer staff member.

Please check our Staff Session Dates for a listing of all dates and arrival times.

Skills Training Areas Include:

Ropes Training:
You will be certified on our ropes course and climbing wall at Camp War Eagle. The class includes belaying, initiative games, and high ropes course instruction. It is a challenge but a great one.

You will get a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for this class at no charge to you. (This class normally would cost you around $250—so that is a pretty good deal!!!) This certification is good for 2 years and you can use this at any pool that accepts a Red Cross LG Certification. The skills required for this class are:

o   Swimming continuously 300 yards without stopping (Breast and Freestyle Strokes are the only allowed strokes)

o   Retrieving a 10 lb brick out of 9 feet of water and swimming on your back with it for 20 yards.

o   Treading water for 2 minutes using only your legs

o   Holding breath underwater for 10 seconds

o   Performing all skill tests/rescues and passing a written test for LG and CPR with 80% accuracy

Shooting Sports:
This class is so much fun and has a huge variety of things you will learn!!! They include:

o   Archery

o   Riflery

o   Skeet

You will arrive several days earlier than all other areas of training to ensure certification in all safety protocols. We will certify you to work in our horse program.

You will get certified in multiple Camp War Eagle crafts including: Pottery Wheel, Ceramics, Hand Molding, Jewelry Making, Candle Making, Wood burning, Tye Dye T-shirts, Beads, etc. If you like crafts, you will love this class!

You will be certified in all aspects of our Nature Program at Camp War Eagle. The Camp War Eagle Nature Program is a program that allows us to use God’s Creation in teaching kids about nature, ecology, conservation, camping, wilderness survival, and the outdoors. There is no prior experience needed for this class, but it would be good if you had a passion or interest in the outdoors and nature.


Summer Staff members are responsible for their transportation to and from Camp War Eagle. There are three main options for traveling to camp:
1. Drive yourself to camp
2. Carpool to camp with a fellow Summer Staff Member
3. Fly into the Northwest Arkansas Airport to then be transported to camp via shuttle bus (only available on limited days)

Camp War Eagle is located east of Rogers, Arkansas on the shores of Beaver Lake.  Major cities are also only a short drive away. Downtown Rogers, AR is only thirty minutes from camp, and Fayetteville, AR is about an hour drive. In these cities, you can find almost any entertainment, store, or restaurant for your time off from camp.  

View DIRECTIONS to Camp War Eagle, 14323 Camp War Eagle Road, Rogers, AR 72756


Each day is a different day at Camp War Eagle, but you can check out and look at what a day in the life of all our staff positions typically looks like at by watching our position videos on our Positions Page.

For many of our staff members, Camp War Eagle provides opportunities to fulfill internship requirements for a variety of majors and academic programs. Contact to learn more.

Some majors and academic programs include:

  • Agriculture
  • Art Studies
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biology
  • Carpentry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Counseling
  • Dietetics
  • Education
  • Global Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Horsemanship
  • Hospitality
  • Kinesiology
  • Life Science
  • Marketing
  • Missions
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Training
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Management
  • Videography

Yes! We have a few different types of time off:

Between Sessions – Session responsibilities generally end on Saturday around 1 PM and begin on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.
Days Off – Most staff members will receive a full day off at some point during the 2 week session.
Lunch Off – Cabin Counselor staff will have the opportunity to have lunch off every other day for around 2 hours (This excludes Sundays and Final Fridays)
Nights Off – Staff have a “Staff Time” from 10:00-12 midnight every other day on Monday – Thursday of a session.