Apply here to be Higher Ground Staff

Our volunteer staff is what makes a life-changing summer experience possible.

Higher Ground has been creating summer camp memories since 2002 and this is the first year we are electing to create an experience solely for high schoolers. This will allow us to focus specifically on their stage of life and needs.

This year we’ll be even more selective with our staff as it is our intention that as much as possible we’ll build deep relationships at camp but also be available to walk alongside those youth in the years after.

If you are passionate about God (and your life shows it) and are passionate about helping high schoolers deepen their faith, we’d love for you to apply.

Here are our volunteer opportunities:

Kitchen Director

Assistant Kitchen Director

Cabin Leaders (1 per 10-12 youth)

Group Games / Events Director

Assistant Games / Events Director

Medical Professional

General Staff (help with office, errands, activities, setup, kitchen, photography, acoustic worship, leading discussions/devotionals, etc.)

If you are a new applicant we will run a background check on you if you are 18 or older and require two recommendations from those who can vouch for your good character.

We hope you consider joining us at Higher Ground Adventures. It will change your life!

Apply here to be Higher Ground Staff


Q: Does it cost anything to volunteer at Higher Ground

A: No, and we even provide you with FREE t-shirts, lodging and food!

Q: How old do I have to be?

A: Typically, we accept volunteers beginning at age 18. We have staff in all decades up to their 60s who come to camp.

Q: How much free time will I have? Can I check some emails daily?

A: Depending on your position you will have a 2 or more free hours during the day. We realize you might be taking time off from work so we are flexible if you need to get on your laptop for a couple hours each day to get some business done. We have good wi-fi at camp and there are some great little cafes in town about 10 minutes away if you’d rather get off campus to get a little work done. However, just know that at camp our cell reception isn’t the best.

Q: Will I have to walk a far distance in the dark at night if I have to make a middle-of-the-night potty stop?

A: All our cabins have bathrooms inside.

Q: Do you have cabins where husbands and wives can bunk together?

A: We do have a “camping area” onsite if you wanted to pitch a tent or bring a camping trailer.

Q: I like things a bit more comfortable. Is there a nice hotel nearby I can sleep in at night and come volunteer for the day?

A: Absolutely! We are 10-15 minutes from some very comfortable lodging in Black Mountain or Asheville. It is a very popular tourist destination for its nature and beauty.