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The backbone of camp. The primary role of counselors is to connect with kids. Among many other responsibilities is keeping campers safe, creating and leading memorable activities, learning each camper's faith story, and caring for them. This position is one of great responsibility and intense meaning as you lead children through their (and your) individual growth at camp.

This is a paid position at $425/week with one 24-hr day off per week (Saturdays). Housing and meals provided. Applicants must be high school graduates. Employment begins June 9, 2024 and ends July 27, 2024.


Position requirements:

  • Be a follower of Christ and adhere to His teachings

  • Demonstrate a Christ-like attitude of service (and patience)

  • Display an energetic, intentional personality that excites camper participation

  • Maintain a high level of physical and spiritual energy six days a week

  • Respect, appreciate, listen to, and reflect upon the needs of campers

  • To the best of your ability, spiritually lead campers. To include; preparing/leading devotionals, leading singing, leading Bible studies with campers, learning their faith story, facilitating a confidence course, mentoring

  • Be open to expressing needs, strengths, and faults to fellow staff and camp leadership

  • Adapt well to changing environments

  • Supervise campers throughout the camp schedule. To include; meal times, in the cabin and during scheduled activities as well as free time (hikes, rec activities, arts & crafts, devotionals, around the lake/creek, etc.)

  • Provide guidance to junior staff members

  • Create and lead recreation and arts & crafts activities

  • Willingness to perform/share other “as needed” tasks


Camp WaMaVa seeks counselors who are spiritually active, experienced working with children, and college experience is strongly preferred but not required. 

All applicants must agree to a criminal background check. 

CPR/First Aid and CPI De-escalation training will be provided.

Reimbursement for beginning/end of summer travel cost is available.

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2024;

Applicants will be notified of employment prior to March 15th

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