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As one of the longest running non-profit Summer Camps and Outdoor School programs in the region, our spring, summer and fall jobs are a great way to gain great experience, expand your own skill set and join a team where staff members are valued as the heart and soul of what we do.
We are proud that 2021 is our 99th year offering summer camp programs and our 48th running our spring and fall Outdoor School program. We are committed to making excellent programs accessible to children from ALL socioeconomic backgrounds, and to guaranteeing that no child misses out on the summer or school field trip of a lifetime because of inability to pay.
We recruit a dedicated, talented, driven, diverse staff who are encouraged to be creative and think big – to bring their own ideas and skills to each of our programs. We have a wide variety of jobs available, and bring in staff from all over the USA and around the globe to bring our programs to life.
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College Settlement’s culture is progressive, embraces diversity, and is rooted in deep seated traditions of treating people with dignity and respect. Our programs are carefully designed to be focused on quality, not quantity. Above all else, we value the positive connections and contribution each year’s staff and campers make. We do not run a “canned” program – instead, we encourage our staff to share their own experiences and skills to make each season unique.
Our Camp Community is a very accepting one. We are tolerant of the differences among all people. We feel that the diversity among our campers and staff enhances the camping experience.
All of our summer program fees are heavily subsidized, thus ensuring that all children can afford to attend our camp. For many of our campers, College Settlement is the only opportunity that they will get to experience the joys of camp. Our staff leave at the end of the season knowing they made a HUGE positive impact on children and that their hard work and dedication was important and very much appreciated.
Our Outdoor School Program is also priced to keep the programs accessible to public schools. Our scholarship fund is supported financially by several local businesses who help teachers bring students to us for 1, 2 or 3 day field trips. Although COVID has momentarily paused this season, we are looking forward to fall.
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All camp jobs are intense and require stamina and dedication – College Settlement is no different. We look for folks who can make good judgement calls, are hard working, self motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and prepared to dive into any and all activities that we offer. We recruit staff who will be positive role models, who are patient, compassionate and genuinely committed to the welfare and development of young people! We put together a fun, inspirational, very capable crew. Because of the rich diversity within our camp community, we welcome open minded and open-hearted staff members who thrive in a culturally vibrant environment.
Our ideal staff members exhibit enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, integrity, self-motivation and adaptability. They are collaborative, spontaneous, willing to be goofy but also have a good head on their shoulders! Our staff members treat others with respect, and work though the tougher moments treating everyone with dignity and grace.
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Other than the great work environment and rewards of being able to make a real difference…
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College Settlement’s beautiful 235-acre Horsham camp is conveniently located 15 miles outside of Philadelphia. Our 235-acre facility includes a 4-acre pond, wetlands, many small streams, meadows, fields and woodland trails. We also have a real organic farm on site run by partner organization Pennypack Farm. There are several pavilions, two nature centers, 2 dining halls/multipurpose buildings, and cabins for our Overnight Camp programs. We also have two swimming pools, both low- and high-ropes courses, a climbing tower and two tree houses. We also have Spruce Run Outpost, our 75-acre campsite in the Pocono Mountains which is used by our Teen Adventure Program as a base for hiking, camping and rafting.
Being centrally located, College Settlement is a great place to spend a summer. Staff members can bring personal vehicles or bikes to camp; and there is easy access to great local entertainment, and easy access to public transportation to Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Camp runs a regular shuttle to local train stations for staff.
Movie theaters and restaurants are a short 3-minute Uber ride away. We also have a fleet of staff bikes that can be used to get to nearby stores, restaurants and libraries.
As a College Settlement staff member, you’ll have the opportunity to experience MANY of the following: hike beautiful waterfall trails, mountain bike, climb, zipline, white water raft, catch dinosaurs, visit the organic farm, cook, paint donkeys, perform in talent shows and counselor fear-factor, lead night hikes, play in a famous camp band, wrestle chickens, get painted, make candles, speak other languages, learn cricket and rugby and hurling, star gaze, dance, sing, camp under the stars, make s’mores, tube the Delaware, invent new games, attend Philly sporting events, visit Philly (best city in the USA!) and have the best summer of your life.
New/Returning Staff 18+ Summer application
This application is for summer staff including counselors, nurse.
Kitchen Spring and Summer
Maintenance 18+ Spring and Summer
Counselor In Training 15-17 years CIT 2021 (former campers only).
CIT Application (registration begins March 1, 2021)
If you have further questions, please call 215-542-7974 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
We work with several international recruiting agencies who provide J-1 visas for our overseas staff members. If you are interested in working with us but are not a US citizen, please register with one of the following organizations before completing our online application: