What about qualifications? We require our counselors to be committed Christians with a personal testimony of the leading of Jesus Christ in their lives and have the desire and ability to lead a child to put his or her faith in Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior. We ask that our counselors have been Christians for at least two years and be at least 21 years of age. Counselors must commit to reading the Counselor Training Handbook and attending our Counselor Training Seminar in the spring within a year of becoming an approved counselor. Every counselor’s first season of training is probationary. It’s a time for us to get acquainted with you and you with us to see if this ministry is the right fit. Learning to be a counselor comes mostly by experience, but the training is a tremendous help. The only additional requirement is a sincere desire to work with these hurting children.


1. Fill out application and send it to us

2. In-person Interview

3. Process references

4. Background check

5. Training & handbook

6. Sign up for camps

It will test you, it will stretch you, but most of all it allows you to take part in God's ministry at Camp Alandale. We are so excited that you would like to come alongside of Camp Alandale in ministering to abused children.

What Would You Like To Do?

Apply to Be a Counselor

Sign Up For a Camp

Read the FAQs about Counseling

Read Counselor Testimonies