CLAYTON, Ga. – Not only will 30 young Southern Baptist ladies be chosen to spend summer break in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, they’ll also get paid for it.
That is if they’re chosen to work at Camp Pinnacle, the Woman’s Missionary Union get-away just outside Clayton, a resort town in north Georgia.
Interested candidates can apply at camppinnacle.net. The job description calls for applicants to be female, at least 16 years old, in a growing relationship with Jesus, and a member of a Southern Baptist church.
Positions are filling up fast.
Danielle Williams, a former Pinnacle camper and summer staffer who will be returning from mission work in England to serve on the leadership team this summer, said she expects great things.
“God is alive and at work at Pinnacle,” she said. “God reveals Himself and calls girls to him every summer. I know that I am going to get to rejoice in new salvations and in God calling girls to missions.”
Churches that plan to send groups to Camp Pinnacle can find dates, rates and registration information at camppinnacle.net.
Williams said the campers aren’t the only ones who grow as Christians during their summers at Camp Pinnace. She said summer staffers grow and deepen their relationships with God, as well.
Williams, a University of Georgia graduate, said Camp Pinnacle has had a big impact on her life as a former camper who spent summers here since third grade. During college, she also spent two summers as a cabin leader and on the media team.
“Camp Pinnacle is unique in its focus on God’s love for the world and his work among the nations,” she said. “Every week, we have missionaries who live at camp, share their testimonies with the campers and even join in all the fun camp games and activities. As a camper and staffer, this shaped my view of God in amazing ways. It was in Vesper’s Worship at Camp Pinnacle, an outdoor worship service, as a former IMB journeyman shared her testimony that I was struck and burdened with the heart God has for the nations and reflecting on the chapter I would write in God’s story of sharing his gospel with the world. This led me to serve overseas for a semester with the IMB before serving at Camp Pinnacle this summer. Through Camp Pinnacle’s focus on missions, God showed me more of His character and called me to serve him internationally.”
Tabitha Ferrell, camp director, said the summer positions are filling quickly. At this point, she said, only six cabin leader positions and two media team positions remain open.
“A summer at Camp Pinnacle is a transformative, unforgettable experience,” she said.
Ferrell said serving at Camp Pinnacle immerses summer staffers in a Christ-centered environment.
“Staff members grow in their own walk with Jesus while leading girls and teens to him,” she said. “Staff learn more about ministry and the body of Christ as they work together to create an environment where girls can experience God. They develop interpersonal and professional skills that serve them in school, jobs, and ministries outside of camp. They build relationships with other staff to create lifelong friendships, and they make connections with other personnel such as missionaries that can lead to opportunities in ministry later. They become disciple-makers, and some answer the call to be career missionaries.”