Counselor and Staff Information


Attendance at one of the Camp Counselor & Staff Orientations is Required (click here for dates)


The qualifications of a camp counselor/staff are:

  • Must by 19 years of age
  • Wait for completed background check to be submitted to the Registrar (this information will be forwarded to the camp coordinator)
  • Completed Ministry Safe Training
  • Have a pastor that has observed you working with children fill out a Pastoral Recommendation
  • Be ready at any random moment to play, eat, laugh, & worship with our campers!
  • All hands on deck - be ready to serve one another at all times.


The responsibilities of a camp counselor are:

  • Consider your abilities to pray with a child, lead your cabin group in bible exploration & spiritual conversation, &/or share your faith experience with campers—A counselor would be expected to be comfortable with all of these.
  • Hang with your campers—being responsible for their safety and connectivity.
  • Accompany campers to activities & be ready to interact with them.
  • View mealtime as a "family time"; sit together, talk together & be together.


Counselor & Staff Camper Discount

  • If parent, legal guardian, or grandparent is selected as a counselor or staff for KCD Children's Camps, your child(ren) may attend camp at half price.


Location & Directions of 1st & 2nd grade camp:

  • Miracle Hills Ranch is located in Bethany, MO
  • Facilities: Miracle Hills Ranch has facilities for chapel, swimming, waterslide, crafts and canoeing
  • Directions: Do not trust your GPS. Take I-35 North to Exit 88, this is Hwy 13. Turn left on Hwy 13 and go about 1 mile. After you cross over the second bridge, turn left at the "Miracle Hills Ranch" sign. It's a gravel road. Continue following the "Miracle Hills Ranch" signs for about 3 miles. You'll come straight into the campground and follow registration signs.


Location & Directions of 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade camp:

  • Wheat State Camp in Augusta, KS (near Wichita)
  • Facilities: Campers will participate in chapel, swimming, crafts, the blob, zip line, and indoor rock climbing. Paintball is available for 5th, 6th & 7th grade students only
  • Directions: From I-35 South take the Andover exit. At the toll booth turn right onto 21st Street. Drive approximately 3.5 miles until you come to a stop sign. Turn right onto Santa Fe Lake Road, drive 1.5 miles until you come to the camp ground entrance on the right.

Camp Questions?

Contact Camp Coordinator: Dar Hartshorn at

Registration Questions?

Contact Camp Registrars: Menda Tyler at