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Make a Difference in the life of an inner city child or teen!

 Give a week, change a life!

You can make a difference in the life of a child or teenager by being a Camp Dynamite counselor! You will spend one week with a small group of kids who need you. You will be their mentor, coach, advisor, and mom or dad from the moment you meet them on Sunday afternoon until the moment you return them to their parents on Friday evening. Your main purpose will be to see each camper make a decision to follow Jesus Christ.

What do we do at camp?

Counselors and campers develop new friendships while enjoying various activities at Camp Dynamite, including:

  • Exciting Bible classes and chapels
  • Creative and performing arts
  • Swimming, basketball, and other sports
  • Interactive life skills lessons
  • Arts and crafts
  • Eating!
  • Having lots of fun!
Where do we stay?

Camp Dynamite is conducted at Potomac Park Retreat and Conference Center in Falling Waters, WV, only 75 minutes from Washington DC. You will stay in an air-conditioned dormitory-style or motel-type room with your campers.

How do we get to the campground?

On departure Sunday, staff and campers meet at Anacostia Gospel Chapel (1217 Alabama Ave., SE, Washington DC 20032) in the afternoon and travel together in vans or buses to West Virginia. We return to the same location on Friday evening.

How do I sign up?

Make sure that you meet all of the qualifications:

  • Are you a mature Christian who demonstrates a godly lifestyle?
  • Do you have a sincere desire to work with children and youth?
  • Are you committed to Camp Dynamite’s main purpose?
  • Are you at least 18 years old?

If you answered “yes” to all of the qualifications, complete and submit an application and background check authorization.  If you have attended camp in the past as a staff member, complete the application for returning staff. Return the completed application via email to, or by mail to 1100 Savannah St., SE, Washington DC 20032.

We’ll contact you for an interview. Everyone who successfully completes these steps will be required to attend one day of leadership training and orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need to raise money in order to be a counselor?

While Camp Dynamite is certainly a short-term mission trip, you do not need to raise funds to participate. In fact, you will receive a stipend for your week of service. All we ask is that you keep the funding in prayer, as we depend on God to provide through donors for our expenses.

Do the campers pay a registration fee?

Yes. However, their registration fee is subsidized by donations so that we can keep costs as low as possible for the families.

In addition to being a counselor, are there other ways to serve?

Sure! We also need nurses, drivers, videographers, junior counselors and even volunteers to help with the preparations in DC prior to camp.

Is there a maximum age limit to be a counselor?

There is no maximum age! All that you need is energy to keep up with the campers. Also, we do have a camp especially for senior adults. Click here for more info.

Do you have any brochures about being a counselor or a camper?

Yes we do! Click on the links below to view the brochures electronically, or to download and print a hard copy.