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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 skillset, and join a team where staff members are valued as the heart and soul of what we do.
We are proud that 2022 is our 100th year offering summer camp programs and our 49th running our spring and fall Outdoor School program. We are committed to making excellent programs accessible to children from ALL socioeconomic backgrounds, and to guarantee 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.
We have residential (live at camp) and day-only (live at home) positions for each seasonal position. ALL staff members share counselor duties when not running their specific program activities.
We are planning to run both Overnight and Day Camp programs 2022 and are hiring for all positions. Please be aware dates may change, as COVID rates may affect season length.
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Counselors work directly with their own group of 7-12 year old campers. Counselors spend summer participating in all the activities with their kids, and get to lead activities they have expertise in. Counselors have the most vital position of the summer – and are the staff member making the magic happen for the campers! Bus counselor positions also available (ride the bus to / from Philadelphia with campers as supervisors)
Coordinate all aspects of a Camp Village, typically consisting of 50 campers plus 8-10 staff. Schedule and organize Village activities, mentor and supervise counselors, act as Village lead and support staff in their daily programs. Experience with camp programs, youth work, supervisory / leadership experience required.
Environmental Education specialists lead small group activities such as creek crawls, nature hikes, and other fun environmental activities. They are responsible for and teach about our Camp animals collection – donkeys, goats, chickens, snakes, etc. Experience with teaching, environmental education, science education or other relevant experience required.
TAP staff lead our 13 and 14 year old campers through their 5 or 12 day epic adventures – hiking through beautiful Pennsylvania gorges, white water rafting, ziplining and high ropes, mountain biking, and camping at our Spruce Run Outpost. Experience with youth work, outdoor recreation required.
Coordinate all aspects of our Spruce Run Outpost program for our 13 and 14 year old Teen Adventure Program campers and their counselors. Camp cooking, hiking through beautiful Pennsylvania gorges, white water rafting, ziplining and high ropes, and mountain biking. Experience with youth work, outdoor recreation, supervisory / leadership experience and clean driver’s license required.
Bike Program Leaders (Age 19+) lead mountain biking activities around Camp, teach campers bike safety, teach campers how to ride a bike, and perform basic bike maintenance on fleet. Experience with basic bicycle maintenance desired.
High Ropes Program Leader (Age 19+) Previous experience required. Lead climbing tower and high ropes activities, teach basic belay skills, set up and take down equipment and perform all safety checks. Experience with climbing belay systems and high ropes required.
High Ropes training sessions are offered during Summer Orientation.
Provide safety coverage at our two pools and coordinate swim lessons, pool games, and create fun aquatic events. Previous swim teaching and or lifeguarding experience and current Lifeguard Training / CPR certification required (or be able to complete by summer).
Lifeguard training sessions are offered during Summer Orientation.
Provide support to Camp staff to assist campers with any behavioral or emotional concerns while at camp. Lead workshops on positive communication and esteem building activities. Previous experience in counseling, special education, behavior management or youth development required.
Work in our Camp Office assisting with parent calls, filing and data entry.
Overnight and Day Camp positions available. Our Camp Nurses operate under the guidance of 2 local pediatricians who supervise our healthcare policies, provide guidance and are a 24/7 resource.
Counselor In Training positions are intended for former campers ages 15-17. Find out more on the Counselors-in-Training / Jr Staff page.
Prepare daily meals for 50 – 250. Previous experience and current Food Safety Handling certification required. Prepare food, plan menus, order and restock supplies. Various start dates May through June with jobs running through August and September.
Help serve meals, prep food, clean up. Daytime, dinner and weekend flexible shifts available. Various start dates May through June with jobs running through August and September.
Assist with grounds keeping, mowing, basic cleaning. Various start dates May through June with jobs running through August and September.
Lead small and large group activities in environmental education, team building and outdoor recreation for school students ages 3-10th grade. Experience with teaching, environmental education, science education or other relevant experience required.
Prepare daily meals for 50 – 250. Previous experience and current Food Safety Handling certification required.
Help serve meals, prep food, clean up. Daytime, dinner and weekend flexible shifts available.
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:
600 Witmer Road, Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044
office: 215-542-7974 | fax: 215-542-7457 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We require all campers and staff to be fully vaccinated, including the Covid vaccine. There are no exceptions or exemptions. Our Vaccination Policy is outlined in the 2022 Parent & Guardian Handbook.