Camp 1:27 looking for male staff members

Published 10:20 am Tuesday, April 24, 2018

With Camp 1:27 just around the bend, Raleigh’s Place is on the lookout for four young men to join its intern staff as camp counselors this summer.

“Mostly what I’m looking for are people who love the Lord and who love children,” camp director Mike King said.

Camp 1:27 is dedicated to providing foster children with summer fun centered on Jesus Christ.

“We have two big goals for every year of camp, and the first one is that every camper knows and experiences the love of Christ. That’s our primary goal,” King said. “Then, our secondary goal is that campers have the best week of their lives.”

Last year’s camps brought 173 campers from both inside and outside Chilton County.

“Most of our campers have been in foster care — some for a long time, some for a short time — and so their lives are pretty bad. So, we want them to come and have a great week,” King said. “For some, it really will be the best week they’ve ever had in their life.”

According to the ministry’s website, qualifying Camp 1:27 counselor applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, possess outdoor skills and be able to reach all physical areas of camp facilities and grounds, have a mature Christian faith, love and work well with children and youth and be able to facilitate small group, worship and recreational activities.

Raleigh’s Place also welcomes applications for high-school aged junior counselors.

Further position details, including compensation and a complete list of responsibilities, can be located under the “Camp 1:27” tab on the website.

To apply, make a donation, or for more information about Raleigh’s Place, visit or the Raleigh’s Place Facebook page.

Raleigh’s Place is located at 391 County Road 1028 in Clanton.