We are delighted that you are interested in applying for a position at Oakcrest. We hire a staff of 50 employees each summer.  The following positions are available:

  • Director  (filled for 2021)
  • Assistant Director  (filled for 2021)
  • Head Cook (filled for 2021)
  • Assistant Cook
  • Counselor
  • Craft Specialist/Counselor
  • First Aid Specialist/Counselor
  • Range Master/Counselor
  • Service & Indexing Specialist/Counselor
  • Kitchen Duty Specialist

Please visit the Job Descriptions and Requirements page for more information on each of these positions.

Employee Requirements

We ask that you check your summer calendar carefully and speak with your parents about your plan to work at Oakcrest.  All training meetings are mandatory, as is daily attendance at camp for all 11 weeks.  This means sacrificing family vacation time and other summer activities.  Exceptions are made only for sibling weddings and missions and funerals for family members.  If you cannot fully commit to the time commitment required, we cannot consider your application.  KD’s whose last week of school conflicts with pre-camp week (May 31-June 4) should still apply.

All Employees Must:

  • Be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Be worthy to hold a temple recommend when applying for a job at Oakcrest and continue to hold a temple recommend throughout the summer.
  • Be a high school graduate (with the exception of Kitchen Duty Specialist who must be at least 16).
  • Be willing to work hard and be self-motivated.
  • Possess good organizational skills.
  • Be in good health and able to function on lower amounts of sleep.
  • Be able to work under pressure and handle stressful situations.
  • Be able to attend the mandatory staff trainings (March 27, May 8, May 15), pre-camp week (May 31-June 4), and the entire 10 weeks of camp (June 7-August 14).
  • Make a commitment for the entire summer to work at Oakcrest.
  • Be able to work and live at Oakcrest Monday morning through Friday afternoon.
  • Have a place to stay on the weekends within a reasonable travel distance from the Salt Lake Valley.
  • Have transportation to and from camp (near Kamas, Utah) or to various car pool meeting spots in the Salt Lake Valley.
  • Comply with the guidelines given in the “Employee Handbook”.
  • Pass a background check.

For requirements specific to each position, please visit our Job Description and Requirements page.


Please visit our Staff Application page for complete details on filling out the online application.

Application Deadlines:

In order to be considered for 2021 employment, completed applications and reference letters MUST be received by the following dates:

  • Director: (position filled for 2021)
  • Assistant Director:  (position filled for 2021)
  • Head Cook:  (position filled for 2021)
  • Counselors & Counselor/Specialists:  January 17, 2021
  • Assistant Cooks & Kitchen Duty Specialists (KD’s): January 17, 2021

After your completed application is reviewed, you may be contacted for an interview.  Members of the Oakcrest Directorship and Oakcrest Women’s Committee conduct the interviews.  They will spend some time getting to know you and asking questions about your application and essay.

Interview Dates:

  • Director:  (position filled for 2021)
  • Assistant Director:  (position filled for 2021)
  • Head Cook: (position filled for 2021)
  • Counselors, Specialists and Assistant Cooks: Saturday January 30, 2021
  • Counselors, Specialists and Kitchen Duty (KD’s): Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Counselors, Specialists and Kitchen Duty (KD’s): Saturday, February 20, 2021

Note: These dates are tentative and are subject to change.