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.  We are no longer accepting Applications for 2014.  2015 Applications will go on our website in mid-late December. 

Are you currently accepting applications for 2014? 

View Answer No, see above.

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 9 for Senior Counselors, April 16 for Counselors, and April 23 for CITS and April 30 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?     

View Answer -Senior Counselor Training: Thursday, June 19. Check-In begins at 9:00 am.  Training goes until Monday, June 23 to 5 pm.  Senior Counselors will stay overnight throughout Training.  Those of you counseling Elementary Overnight , you will stay at camp through Friday, June 27 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 22 from 12 pm-5pm

-Counselor Training:  Friday, June 20-Monday, June 23. Check-In for Counselors will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, June 20.  Training will be completed at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 23.  Counselors will stay overnight throughout Training.  If you are serving during Elementary Overnight you will stay the night  through Friday, June 27 until 5:00 pm. Meals served throughout training.  There is a break in the Training 12 pm-5 pm on Sunday, June 22.  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 21 at 9:00 am-Monday, June 23 until 5:00 pm. You will stay at camp Saturday and Sunday Night of Training. Meals provided all through training.  There is a break in training, however you must sign out with a parent or guardian, or have written permission to leave with an older sibling.

CAP Training

Saturday, June 21 from 9:00am-9:00pm (Lunch, Snack, Dinner Provided)

Sunday, June 22.  5:00 pm-9:00 pm. (Dinner provided)

Monday, June 23 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. (Lunch, Snack, and Dinner Provided).

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 6:45 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).