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Camp Hanover's Interns are MVPs

Part internship in outdoor ministry and part intentional community, Camp Hanover’s MVP program is an opportunity to learn the many aspects of year-round camp and conference ministry, vocational and spiritual discernment, and developing community. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 program are now open!



Support Camp Hanover’s mission by serving in the various roles of camp and conference ministry: programs, hospitality, food service, maintenance, and outreach.



Develop skills to help in your future. Receive guidance in discerning what is the “next yes” in your life.



Be who God created you to be while building community and developing your own spiritual habits.

While you invest in Camp Hanover, we invest in you.

Receive a stipend of $175 per week, plus room and board (including laundry, internet, and some meals). Upon completion of the program, participants receive a $3000 bonus to invest in whatever comes next.








Common Questions

What are the dates of the internship?

MVP is a 10 month program, running mid August to early June. For the 2024-2025 program year, MVPs arrive at Camp Hanover the week of August 12, 2024 and serve until June 2025 with the possibility of extending to August 2025 as part of our summer staff.

How many hours per week does an MVP serve?

MVPs work approximately 40 hours per week:

  • 30 of onsite service at or for Camp Hanover, including at least one weekend per month
  • 8 hours of offsite service with a community partner
  • 2 hours of spiritual and community development

What types of jobs are included in “onsite service”?

Participants  serve in all areas of camping and conference ministry, including but not limited to: program (retreats, after-school, challenge course, lifeguarding and/or ropes course as applicable, environmental program, hosting), kitchen, site maintenance, housekeeping, office and administrative, and outreach.

A portion of the onsite service time also is devoted to a passion project of each intern's choosing to dive deeper into what they are interested. A Camp Hanover director will partner with each intern to help them develop their passion project and provide support along the way.

Where will I live?

MVPs live in a two bedroom house on Camp Hanover's property. The house is fully furnished and has a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a large common space.

Have other questions?

Have another question? Just ask! We will get back to you soon.








Join our community

In our application, you will be asked to provide basic contact and background information, a few short essays about intentional community and service, and references. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.