How old does someone have to be to apply to be on Staff at Camp Harlow?

View Answer The minimum age is 13 by the end of June.  

When will 2015 Staff Applications be ready?  How do I apply? ? 

View Answer 2015 Staff Applications Should be on the Camp Harlow Website by December 19, 2014 at the latest.  You will be able to apply online or by downloading a paper application under quick downloads on the home page of the website.

Do I need to fill out a separate Application if I want to serve at Spring Break and Summer?

View Answer No, the Application applies to both Spring Break and Summer.

If I have been on Staff before, do I still need to fill out an application for this year?

View Answer Yes, you will need to fill out an application each year, even if you are serving just one week! (such as High School Camp).

I didn't receive the Reference Forms when I applied online. How do I obtain the required Reference Forms?

View Answer 1) Reference Forms should have attached to the e-mail that you should have received within a few minutes of submitting your online application; Let us know if you didn't receive the e-mail or the Reference Forms were not attached (

2)You can go to the Quick Downloads on the Home page of the Camp Harlow website ( and download and print the Reference Forms included in the paper versions of the application.

Should I send in my Reference Forms with my Application?

View Answer For the sake of confidentiality for those filling out your Reference Forms, we prefer that those who fill out your Reference Forms send them to us directly, via mail, fax, or scanned copy through email.

Which Reference Forms are required to be sent in?

View Answer All three Reference Forms are required whether you are a New or Returning Applicant. Your application will not be submitted for review until we have received all three Reference Forms.
NOTE: Dave Mertz and Andrew Bullock cannot be References for you. We prefer that the Personal Adult Reference Form is filled out by someone at least a few years older than you that knows you well. However, do not have family members fill out this Reference Form for you.

How will I know you have received my application?

View Answer You should receive an e-mail from us within a week of turning in your Application. The e-mail will inform you if there is any paper work we still need from you before we review it. If you have not heard from us within a week, please contact Andrew.

When will I find out if I am accepted?

View Answer If you have applied to serve at the Spring Break Day Camp, applicants will receive notice of acceptance by March 1. For those of you applying only for the summer, you should receive notices from us by April 8 for Senior Counselors, April 15 for Counselors, and April 22 for CITS and April 29 for  CAPS.
NOTE: Turning in an application does not guarantee you will serve at Camp Harlow this Spring Break or Summer. We will have a lot of applicants for a limited amount of spots.

Is Training required for New and Returning Staff?

View Answer YES!

When is the Required Staff Training for 2015?    

View Answer -Senior Counselor Training: Thursday, June 17. Check-In begins at 9:00 am.  Training will go to Monday, June 22 or possibly Tuesday, June 23 (ending time still to be determined).   Senior Counselors will stay overnight throughout Training.  Those of you counseling Elementary Overnight , you will stay at camp through Friday, June 26 until about 5:00 pm. Exact start and end times are subject to change. Meals served throughout training.  There will be a break in Training on Sunday, June 20 for Father's Day.

-Counselor Training:  Friday, June 18-Monday, June 22. Check-In for Counselors will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, June 18Training will go to Monday,)
June 22 or possibly Tuesday, June 23 (ending time still to be determined)Counselors will stay overnight throughout Training.  If you are serving during Elementary Overnight you will stay the night through Friday, June 26 until 5:00 pm. Meals served throughout training.  There is a break in the Training 12 pm-5 pm on Sunday, June 21.  However, in order for you to leave camp at that time, a parent or guardian will either need to sign you out, or we will need written permission from your parents to leave camp at that time.

CIT Training: Saturday,  June 19 at 9:00 am-Monday, June 22 or possibly June 23 (ending times to be determined). You will stay at camp Saturday and Sunday Night of Training. Meals provided all through training.  There will be a break in Training for Father's Day, June 20.

CAP Training
Saturday, June 19 from 9:00am-9:00pm (Lunch, Snack, Dinner Provided)

Sunday, June 20.  Start and end times to be determined.  If we do have training, it would be in the evening since this is Father's Day.

Monday, June 22 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. (Lunch, Snack, and Dinner Provided). Note; There may be training on Tuesday, June 23.  TBA. 

Due to limited available cabin space, CAPS will not be staying overnight during Training unless they live far outside of the Eugene-Springfield area. CAPS will Check-In the gym on Saturday, and must sign-out at the Gazebo before leaving Saturday night. On Sunday and Monday, CAPS must Sign-In when arriving, and Sign-Out when leaving.

What are typical arrival and departure times for Staff during the Summer?

View Answer CAPS (Day Camps Only) : Sunday, 7 pm-9:15 pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, CAPS will be at camp 8:00 am-5:30 pm; Thursday from 8:00 am-9:45 (stay for Dinner and evening campfire).

CAPS will not be staying overnight unless they live far outside the Eugene-Springfield area.

-Day Camps: Staff will arrive at 7:00 pm on Sunday and will stay at camp until 7:00 pm. on Friday.  All Staff (CITS and Older) will be staying the night during Day Camps as well will spend the evenings in our Small Group Bible Studies, worship times, times of fellowship and so forth.

-Overnight Camps:   For most of the Overnight Camps, Counseling Staff needs to report by 1:45 pm on Sunday and will be done at 5:00 pm on Friday (except Thursday for Junior Camps 1 and 2).