Missions for College and College aged Students

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does…” Ephesians 6:7-8

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The Summer Missions Team program is a life-changing missions experience for 12 weeks during the summer months. Through this unique ministry, college students who desire to participate in summer missions are encouraged to follow the example of our Savior, who came to serve and minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people.

None of this would have been possible without the dedicated Summer Missionaries who tirelessly sacrificed themselves to meet the needs of these campers.   We at Highland Lakes invite you to see how Christian students from colleges and universities across Texas and surrounding states can ministry together to significantly impact the lives of adults, youth, and children.


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A Servants Heart is Required

The Summer Missionaries also travel in teams to churches in Central Texas to share the gospel in fun and creative ways.   As a Summer Missionary you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of many children, youth, and adults throughout the summer, as well as grow personally from the experience of serving others in Jesus’ name.

Being a Summer Missionary requires having a daily devotion to putting aside self so campers can experience Christ’s love through their service. The hours are long and the work is hard, but the rewards are great. Working at Highland Lakes is a physically, spiritually, and emotionally challenging experience that few people walk away from unchanged. If you are looking for a place where you can serve God and others, all the while reaping the benefits of a generous scholarship, then apply today to serve as a Summer Missionary at Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center.

What Should I Expect?

College students accepted into this program will be placed onto one of six teams according to their gifts, talents, and abilities. Service on these teams can include responsibilities such as providing recreation, preparing meals, working with media/production, managing the gift shop and concession stand, maintaining campus facilities, and helping campers in the health center.


Recreation / Support Staff


Team with other certified lifeguards to watch over swimmers at the lakefront and pool, and help campers have a blast by pulling them on water toys behind one of Highland Lakes’ many boats. Assist campers as they participate in the Challenge Course, BMX track, archery and BB gun ranges, and other outdoor activities.  Work behind the scenes to clean and set-up equipment for guest or programs.



Roll up your sleeves and work to repair broken and/or damaged equipment.  Then hop on a mower, grab a chainsaw, or take hold of other equipment to help beautify the Camp grounds.

Food Services


Serve alongside other aspiring chefs to prepare and serve scrumptious meals to a multitude of guests.  Team work is an absolute must as staffers manage the varied day-to-day kitchen activities.

Health Tech / Medical


Minister to sick and injured campers by bandaging their wounds and administering their daily medications.

Marketing / Concessions


Work together with other creative salespeople to supply clothing, drinks, and snacks to campers anxious to spend Mom and Dad’s hard-earned money.

Media /Production


Use your creative abilities and technical expertise to design videos, photograph campers, and write news articles and produce the live worship services.

Why Serve HereSummer Missionaries strive to accomplish the following objectives…


  • Work behind the scenes, serving others and ministering the love of Christ in many exciting ways.

  • Share the gospel message with students and adults who attend Highland Lakes Camp.

  • Serve on a community group that serves churches and missions ministries throughout Central Texas.

  • Develop lifelong friendships

  • Learn practical, hands-on work experience

  • Experience the joy of serving Christ and others

  • Each Summer Missionary will receive…

  • Free housing, meals, and limited health and accident insurance

  • A weekly stipend of $60

  • A substantial scholarship made to the college of your choice (upon successful completion of the 12 weeks of service)

  • Four Premium Sliders

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Interested in Applying?In order to serve as a Summer Missionary you must…


  • Possess a lifestyle that demonstrates a genuine love for and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

  • Be at least 18 years old and have completed 12 hours of college credit, or be at least 18 years old and have volunteered 120 hours of service at HLC&CC.

  • Be actively involved in a Baptist church, Baptist college, or a college Baptist Student Ministry program.

  • Possess a passion to share the gospel with individuals in need of salvation.

  • Possess a willingness to use your God-given gifts to serve as part of an evangelism team.

  • Be in good physical and emotional health, able to withstand the rigors of nonstop Christian service.

  • Complete the application process by the May 1 deadline or when Team is full.

  • Attend a mandatory week-long orientation end of May.

  • Support Staff Lifeguard Training and Media/Production Staff move in early.

Apply now to be a SMT!

See what some of our past Summer Missionaries have to say!

Serving as a summer missionary is a great experience, hard work, challenging, and becoming family. You will build friendship that last forever!


“WOW – This is the best Camp Ever.”

WOW – I dont really know what else to say. This is the Best Camp I have ever seen. I am a full time student, and this camp blows me away. I wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I am really looking forward to next year! I think you thought of everything and then some. Thank you so much, WOW- AMAZING!” – ServingJesus


Life Changing Summer!
Aajami, Rec team
Amazing camp, as a first time missionary, Jesse helped me above and beyond. They love to see you grow in Christ and serve Jesus!.. highly recommended HLCCC and being an SMT!
Lucasgriffin, Food Services
Love serving students and helping with their health needs.Changed my life forever!
Gojcus, Health Tech
O loved woking on the marketing staff and I got to share Jesus with so many students!.I met some of my new best friends here at HLCCC! I would recommend going the team!
William Genske, HLCCC Marketing Team
Hardest good work I have ever done. I learned so much.
Stuartyboy, Maintenance

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