Meet Joe Sprenkle - Director of Program at Camp Penn
My Experience with Camp & Retreat Ministry:
I first started spending weeks at Camp Penn sleeping in the infirmary before I was old enough to eventually attend as a camper and counselor. I met my wife when we were both elementary campers at Camp Penn, and many years later, we married in the Camp Penn Chapel.  Professionally, I have lead adventure camps, tech camps, and traditional camps before I was called back to the Susquehanna Conference to be the Director of Program at Camp Penn.

My favorite things about being involved in Camp & Retreat Ministry are: seeing that programs, buildings, and faces may change, but God doesn’t. Camp Penn, and all of the Conference Camps, have such a rich history of bringing young people closer to Christ, who remains constant. I am excited to serve a ministry that has been so important in shaping my life.

Things I like to do with my family: My wife, Kristen, and I love to be outside. We hike, climb, and canoe with each other as much as we can. We are quite competitive and like to play a lot of new board games. We also have a large extended family and take a lot of weekend trips to keep in touch with everyone.

Things I like to do in my free time: I enjoy fishing, golfing, and have recently started biking.

Joe Sprenkle

DEANS: These adults, including both clergy and lay people, provide leadership and supervision for one camp event. They recruit, train and supervise the counselors for their session of camp and plan and lead the worship experiences.
COUNSELORS: Counselors are adults, 18 years of age or older, who are responsible for the direct supervision of the campers. Assistant counselors ages 16 and 17 are allowed to assist with the elementary camps, but do not have supervisory responsibilities.
SUMMER STAFF: These young adults work at camp before, during and after the campers attend to ensure a safe and clean physical environment. They serve as lifeguards, supervise the challenge courses, staff the nature resource programs, and perform many other vital duties. They work  under the supervision of the site directors.

Positions available at Camp Penn are:
Craft Person: Design, maintain, and present the craft program, and to aid in the kitchen.
Food Service Manager:
Food preparation, serving, managing kitchen staff, menu planning, placing food orders, and inventory control.
Kitchen Assistant:
Food preparation and Kitchen duties.
Maintenance Assistant:
Maintain grounds, clean and repair buildings, and dishwashing.
Lifeguard, maintain the pool, and aid in the kitchen before, during and after meals.

If you are interested in a paid position go to Camp Penn - Summer Camp - Forms and print an application. Mail your completed application to Rusty Gift Jr., Camp Penn Director of Facilities & Operations, PO Box 511, Waynesboro, PA 17268
If you want to be a volunteer at a particular camp session, please send your application to the Dean of that event. If you want to be a volunteer, but don't know which session, contact the Camp & Retreat Ministry Office at 800-874-8474 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All staff and volunteers responsible for overnight supervision of campers are 18 years old or older, and at least five years older than the oldest youth under their supervision.