Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Looking for a summer job that gives you plenty of time outdoors, great fun with friends and opportunities to grow in your faith?  Working at camp is an incredible experience, and we are still hiring caring and enthusiastic young adults to be on staff at Camp Tanako.
If you’re interested, apply online today! If you are 18 years old or older and want to have the best summer of your life, we want to talk to you! Staff positions are available in areas of cabin leadership, activity leaders, kitchen and maintenance help.  All seasonal staff receive room and board as part of their summer experience!

Job descriptions can be found below.

Junior Counselor

Camp Tanako has created the new position of Junior Counselor for rising 11th and 12th graders to replace the former CIT camp. Introducing Jr. Counselors will give those individuals who want the opportunity to work at camp, but are not yet old enough to be counselors, a chance to actually be on staff. They will attend staff training in full, be present in cabins, count for ratios, help with work around camp, lead activities, and practice servant leadership.

Junior Counselors are to be rising 11th or 12th graders, have a driver’s license, and be able to commit to at least 3 – 4 weeks of work (more if you’re willing and able). It is a volunteer position, and you will not pay to attend like CIT camp. There are benefits including but not limited to room and board, opportunities for leadership growth and development, opportunities for personal and spiritual growth and development, being active in the realization of Camp Tanako’s mission by participating as a member of genuine community, and opportunities to change and influence young lives.

Candidates must apply and interview just like paid staff. The application link can be found below.

The Counselor-in-Training program at Camp Tanako has been an invaluable tool for helping high school students develop early in their journey of self-discovery. The program was not designed to create leaders. The idea was to plant seeds which, at an undetermined time, would fruit into something original, new, and beautiful. It was also a time for some to realize that leadership wasn’t for them. And that’s ok. Society often emphasizes an unhealthy importance on leadership, but followers are just as, if not more important. The goal of leadership development is to give young people the tools they need to think for themselves as leaders and followers as both are essential to the church.

“Tanako is my home away from home.  It’s the place where I knew I belonged, and where I could be myself without feeling judged.  Most importantly, it’s the place where I fist experienced God’s love.”

Erin M.

lifelong Tanako camper and former staff


4301 State Hwy 290
Hot Springs, AR 71913





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