Employment Opportunities
Camp Director

Camp Pine Lake, a Church of the Brethren camp which borders Pine Lake State Park near Eldora, Iowa, is seeking an enthusiastic, multitalented individual to serve as Camp Director. The position is open as of January 1, 2020. The Camp Director position includes working with the camp board, general operation of the camp (including program, office and business management, personnel management, maintenance, etc.), district/public relations, and other responsibilities. In addition to hosting Church of the Brethren camps and events, Camp Pine Lake’s facilities are available for rental by other church groups, families, and individuals. 


Qualifications for this position include strong hospitality, program, administrative and accounting skills, enthusiasm for the mission of Camp Pine Lake, leadership skills, a spirit of cooperation, and a desire to promote the ministries provided to the Northern Plains District through outdoor experiences. The Camp Director should be a committed Christian who supports the principles of the Church of the Brethren. A college degree is preferred, along with experience in Christian camping leadership, education, public relations, promotional activities, and communication.


Health benefits are not included, but a salary, on-site housing (in the form of a separate dwelling), and utilities are provided for the Camp Director. For more information, please call 641-751-0998.


To apply, send a cover letter and resumé to Camp Pine Lake, 23008 W Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 or by email attachment to Camp Pine Lake Joint Committee Chair, Paul Neher, neherfamily@prairieinet.net. 

Summer Staff

Summer Staff at Camp Pine Lake do it all, from facilities to food to program. In the course of the season, Summer Staff learn what it takes to make camp happen. Half of the summer is spent facilitating camp for the Church of the Brethren campers, with a primary focus on program, and half of the summer is spent providing support and logistics for rental camps that utilize the Camp Pine Lake facility. As a small camp adjacent to Pine Lake State Park, we thrive on the creativity of all our staff and look to empower each Summer Staff member that comes to Camp Pine Lake.


Summer Staff arrive at camp somewhere around the last week of May or first week of June and work through the first week of August.


Qualifications: The person filling this position:

1. Needs to respect the ministry of Camp Pine Lake and be willing to work toward the fulfillment of our Mission Statement.

2. Needs to have an understanding of their own faith journey and be on a track to continue to work at their faith during their time of employment.

3. Must be 19 years old and needs to be at least two years older than supervised campers. One full year out of high school. Work schedule and assignments will be determined by age.

4. Needs to have an attitude compatible with servant leadership.

5. Must be able to work with persons of all ages, and willing to work in all areas of operation.

6. Needs to have appropriate emotional maturity and stability.

7. Needs to accept the Responsibilities of Summer Staff.


If you are interested in a summer position for next season, please contact Camp Pine Lake at camppinelakecob@gmail.com or by phone at 641-939-5334.

Summer Staff Job Description

Kitchen Staff

If you love to work as a team preparing great quality food for fun loving campers this job is for you.  Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to food preparation, dish washing, keeping kitchen organized and clean, food ordering, working with vendors and local food bank, and developing and planning healthy delicious meals. 


Food service experience is not required but is a plus.  If you are interested in applying please contact Camp Pine Lake at camppinelakecob@gmail.com or by phone at 641-939-5334.

Camp Pine Lake

23008 W Ave Eldora, IA 50627