Life Enrichment Center & Warren Willis Camp Christian Camp and Retreat Ministry Internship


The Life Enrichment Center and Warren Willis Camp are a 1000+ bed United Methodist camp and retreat center in Fruitland Park, Florida. Throughout the year they work with diverse groups seeking spiritual and personal retreat as well as running Christ centered programs and camps on weekends and throughout the summer for adults, youth and families.

We are currently seeking individuals interested in a career in camp and retreat ministry looking for development lead by professionals with years of experience in this field. This is a one-year long internship designed to give interns a broad overview and work experience in camping leadership. At the end of the internship, successful interns can expect to present themselves as viable and experienced hires within the camping and retreat industry. This experience will focus on two main vital areas of camping ministry; program and operations.

Internship Program Tasks would include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, planning and implementing summer and weekend camps and retreats
  • Facilitating the challenge course
  • Lifeguarding
  • Assisting with the After School Adventures program
  • Organizing recreation equipment
  • Registration of program participants
  • Social media and marketing

Internship Operations Tasks would include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with meal preparation and clean up
  • Housekeeping of guest cabins and rooms
  • Maintenance of building and vehicles
  • Grounds care
  • Reservations and guest preparation
  • Hospitality and hosting responsibilities
Interns may expect to work up to 40 hours per week. This will include some evenings, weekends or holidays as needed.

  • Strong relationship with Jesus and a willingness to live in Christian community
  • Experience and passion for camp and retreat ministry
  • Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, gifts in hospitality, creativity, flexibility, and ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Applicant must be 21 years or older
Internship Benefits
  • $290 gross per week paid bi-weekly
  • Housing, including private bedroom and shared bathroom, living, and kitchen space
  • Medical Insurance
  • Utilities in living space
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Challenge Course Certification
  • Attend educational events and trainings
Interns will meet weekly with a supervisor who will oversee scheduling and personal development. Interns will be expected to participate in regular spiritual and community growing functions to provide Christ-centered education and fellowship opportunities with camp staff.

Internship Start Date: May 13, 2019 and August 12th, 2019

Interested applicants should email resume and availability to

Contact: Tanner Smith

Address: Fruitland Park FL


Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011