Both SURGE and SONBURST need mature Christian applicants who have a significant and active relationship with the Lord. Applicants need to have a solid prayer and devotional life in order to effectively minister to children and youth at camp. This application is for both SURGE and SONBURST programs. You will be placed in the program that best suits your age, experience, abilities and the personnel needs of the two programs.

To Apply:
Completely read and fill out the appropriate application, available on the right side of this page.
Submit the completed application in one of the following ways:

  1. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and the word “application” in the subject line
  2. Mail it to
  • Hope Church at Silver Lake
  • 11329 23rd Dr. SE
  • Everett, WA 98208
  1. Fax it to 425-357-1394.

In addition to the application, you will need to have two references, using the provided form. Your pastor, youth pastor or youth worker MUST submit one. This is absolutely required! The second one should be submitted by a Christian friend or mentor. It is your job to make sure references are filled out on your behalf. You will not be considered without a pastoral reference and priority will be given to those with two.

Lodging and meals for the entire week are included for both SURGE and Sonburst counselors and they are only responsible for the $35 registration fee.
If accepted, register online at by June 9th or you may be replaced. Register as, "Deposit only", with $35.00 payment by credit or debit card."

Applications and reference forms are due May 1st. Applications may be submitted after this date but priority will given to those that have paperwork in by that date.
Counselor Training will take place at Warm Beach Bible Camp’s Maple Center beginning the Sunday before camp at 7pm and go until campers arrive on Tuesday.

New applicants should download and print the following application form (pdf) or application form (doc).

Returning applicants from last year should download and print the following application form (pdf) or application form (doc).

The Reference form is also available for download in pdf or Word format.