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2021 Summer Staff applications are now open!
Check out the Summer Staff FAQ to learn about health & safety adaptations that may be in place this summer to reduce COVID-19 risk.

Staff Basics  -  Quick Facts

WANTED: Young adults looking for a challenging and skills-building opportunity to work with kids in an outdoor Christian camp setting. Camp is perfect for hardworking college-aged individuals looking for a better-than-average summer job or internship to boost their resume with real-life skills.

You probably imagine that a summer camp job is like getting paid to play outside all summer, and that's definitely one part of the job. Working at camp not only offers a unique and rewarding summer experience; it also provides real-life, hands-on opportunities to develop the skills employers are looking for NOW: complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management, emotional intelligence, negotiation, judgment and decision making, cognitive flexibility... all that, and the knowledge that you are changing the lives of the campers you are serving. What more could you ask for in a summer job or internship?

Working at camp is life-changing. Check out this video shared by Project Real Job at the American Camp Association (ACA) to hear directly from people whose lives were impacted by working at camp.


Staff Basics 

Read the Summer Staff FAQ for more details and important info for your application!

  • Pecometh offers both overnight and day camp programs for campers aged 5-17. Some summer staff positions are assigned full-time responsibility for a cabin of campers (counselors) and some positions facilitate camper programming (adventure, lifeguards, music, arts & crafts). Others perform support tasks like office or facilities work (sales, office, photographer, maintenance). Leadership staff (coordinators, managers) provide staff support and mentoring, program planning/facilitation, and other administrative tasks.
  • Pecometh is an inclusive and affirming community - we do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual identity, national origin or church affiliation. While we don't require staff to identify as Christian, we expect enthusiastic and open-minded participation in all aspects of our Christian community.
  • Most positions require staff to have graduated high school by June or be at least 18 years of age.* 
  • All staff contracts include paid, mandatory staff training. Training requirements vary by position.
  • Most contracts are mid-June through early August, Sunday through Friday including overnights, with time off most weekends from Friday pm to Sunday am. Contract dates vary by position.

*Very limited positions may be available for individuals who will complete 10th grade or be 16 years of age or older by June. Contact Megan Sweeney for more information before applying.


Quick Facts



Most contracts will be June 13 through August 6, 2021. Some positions require certifications or trainings that occur earlier in June. Some positions may be available through mid-to-late August, including Summer Respite contracts through August 10. 

Training Schedule

Pay Details

Pay starts at $260/week. Benefits include room & board, trainings and certifications, and paid time off. Bonuses and pay bumps are available for extra qualifications, specialized positions, and experienced staff.

Staff Payscale


Work Hours

Report Sunday at 10:25 am and "clock out" after closing meeting on Friday (typically by 5 pm). Some weekends are required, and that varies by position. Daily hours are typically 7:30 am to 10 pm.

Sample Schedule



Each week, you will be assigned to a different cabin with at least one other staff member and 6-8 campers. Most cabins are rustic: there are lights & fans, but no AC! Cabins are in groups called "hills." Cabins are single gender, and hills may be all gender. 

Camp Map



What do we do at camp? Here's a quick sneak-peek at some of our activities!

Camp Pecometh 2019 Video



Summer Staff FAQ

Want ALL the details, from free time to time off, uniforms and dress code to nitty-gritty policy? Here's our staff FAQ.

Detailed FAQ