Summer Staff -- Camp Chickagami, Presque Isle, MI (Diocese of Eastern Michigan)

Camp Chickagami is a special and joyful place, where lives are changed and where you can make a difference that can be carried out into the world. We are a ministry center in the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, with camps for children, youth and families. We are part of the Episcopal church, and believe all people are loved by God no matter who they are or what their life is like.

Christian Formation is an important part of our program; we share stories, learn together, say prayers and sing every day. Campers and staff members of all (or no) faith backgrounds are welcome. We also canoe, fish, have campfires, sleep outside, create art, do chalk murals, play sports and wacky games, and explore the natural world around us. Serving on a camp staff is a formation experience in itself; while care and safety for campers is always a staff member’s first priority, personal, faithful and professional growth results from serving and living in community.

We are intentional about hiring a camp staff that is reflective of the campers we serve. Counselors from any or no faith backgrounds, all socio economic statuses, people of color and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.

Staff members have a deep impact in the lives of campers. At Camp Chickagami, the expectation is that each summer employee serves as a model of sacramental ministry, fulfilling an example of loving and servant leadership to the campers and to one another. Every position on the Summer Staff must be approached as a ministry to the campers (rising 1st-11th graders), one that requires constant energy, enthusiasm, integrity, patience, and perseverance. We welcome young adults who are seeking to live into their own potential in this way.

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Summer Staff -- Phoebe Needles Center, Callaway, VA (Diocese of Southwest Florida)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with leading/instructing campers in day-to-day group activities, high/low ropes course elements, backpacking, caving, small group discussions, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, construction, climbing wall, hiking, nature lore, arts and crafts, camping and experiential initiatives. Additional opportunities for program design and development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be at least 18 years old (preferably one year of college) and interested in working with youth, environmental and outdoor activities, and should be a good communicator, flexible, mature, responsible, energetic, hard- working and good humored. Instrumental/musical skills a plus.

BENEFITS: $300 weekly stipend, room, board, worker’s compensation provided. First Aid and CPR certification, Red Cross Lifeguard certification (for those able and available before May 26th), ropes course and rock climbing training will be provided.

AVAILABILITY: Nine weeks (May 26th - July 28th)

APPLY IMMEDIATELY:, 540.483.1518


Summer Staff -- Procter Center, London, OH (Diocese of Southern Ohio)

Spend your summer at Procter Summer Camp! We are the Episcopal camp in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, 30 minutes south of Columbus, in beautiful Madison County, Ohio.

As a Procter staff member you will build friendships, create community, and learn valuable life skills. Our counselors help youth ask hard questions, engage with people outside their neighborhood, explore and share their faith. You’ll help families connect with each other and the natural world. You’ll work hard, play hard, and spend your summer outdoors.

Procter runs a variety of camp programs for all ages. Four family camps, including a bilingual Spanish/English camp offer intergenerational space for toddlers through grandparents. Our youth camps are for 3rd-12th graders, as well as grief camp for children and youth who have had a family member die from drug use.

Procter Summer Camp depends on counselors dedicated to a fun summer of service and ministry, growing in faith and learning together. We are intentional about hiring a camp staff that is reflective of the campers we serve. Counselors from any or no faith backgrounds, all socio economic statuses, people of color and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.


Operations Manager for Summer Camps and Retreats -- Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

Camp McDowell is looking for a positive, self-starting, and supportive team member to come live, work, and thrive in the beauty of God’s backyard! This person will oversee and implement logistics and registration for our summer camp ministry, Camp McDowell Service Corps, and annual retreats.


Summer Staff -- DaySpring, Parrish, FL (Diocese of Southwest Florida)

DaySpring summer camp in southwest Florida is hiring the following summer staff positions for summer camp 2019.

Minimum Requirements for all staff:

  • Complete required background check,
  • Successful completion of Safeguarding God’s Children (Camp Modules),
  • Full participation in staff training (May 30-June 4)
  • The ability to be a team player and be emotionally and spiritually mature,
  • Completion of all six sessions of summer camp.

Head Counselor

  • Mentor counselors and junior counselors to ensure that they are prepared and equipped for all responsibilities,
  • Lead Junior Counselor Orientation for all new junior counselors at 12:30pm on Opening Day of each session,
  • Lead and facilitate daily junior counselor meetings and training,
  • Lead the part of the “Closing Day” staff meeting to coordinate which counselors will volunteer to lead the various Counselors’ Programs for the upcoming session (such as Counselor Hunt, Skit Night/Talent Show, Prayer Stations, etc.),
  • Work with counselors during session to ensure successful preparation and implementation of Counselors’ Program each evening,
  • Eat meals with counselors and campers and provide informal check-ins with counselors to discuss progress,
  • Support cabin counselors each night to ensure that they are prepared for cabin devotions and all camper needs.

Camp Nurse

  • Work with Camp Director and Associate Camp Director to ensure health and safety of all campers and staff,
  • Offer an opportunity for all parents/families at check-in to discuss camper medical needs,
  • Manage all camper and staff medicine and treatment,
  • Manage all medical files and documentation for dispensing medicine and treatment,
  • Return all medicine and devices to parents after Closing Eucharist at end of session,
  • Manage “Lost and Found” table in Program Center during session and help all items return to parents after Closing Eucharist at end of session,
  • Supervise daily Clean Cabin Award and announce winner at lunch to determine order of sign-up for Camper’s Choice,
  • Provide ongoing check-ins with staff to discuss physical and mental health.

Counselor- Music Leader

  • Lead music in mornings after energizers (sometimes), after dinner, during Chaplains’ Program if requested, during Compline, and the Closing Eucharist of each session,
  • Plan all music for each session in advance of Opening Day; email the plan for music to Associate Camp Director and Camp Director by Opening Day of each session,
  • Prepare slides to project all music in Program Center and work with another staff member to advance slides during music,
  • Lead music team and meet daily after lunch to briefly discuss music for evening and the next day; practice songs as necessary,
  • After Compline each night, escort campers to cabins with other counselors and carry out nightly responsibilities.


  • Be fully present at all activities, programs and meals,
  • Attend all staff meetings as required during the camp sessions,
  • Sleep in the cabins and supervise campers and junior counselors at all times,
  • Take on specific leadership tasks, such as leading games, arts and crafts, ropes course, and waterfront recreation,
  • Work with other counselors to plan and lead Counselors’ Program each evening and ensure that all campers are safe and having fun in a Christian environment,
  • Plan, work with other staff, and lead other programs in mornings and afternoons and ensure that all campers are safe and having fun in a Christian environment.
  • Meet individually with Camp Director and Associate Camp Director for regular “check-ins” to reflect on and discuss overall performance and development.

Junior Counselor

  • Be fully present and engage in all camp programs, activities and meals,
  • Supervise campers at all times and assist counselors, including cabin nightly devotions,
  • To serve as mentors and positive role models to campers, especially in Ohana groups and during Chaplains’ Program,
  • To support the work of the counselors with the intention to learn how to be a good counselor in the future.