"Dear Ann, I just want you to know that you were an amazing camp parent to me. Ever since my first year at Roots & Shoots, you have made me feel so secure and welcome.  Manners, trust and most importantly friendship are the three main things you have taught me over the years, and you have been a huge part of my life."   - Camper | Newport News, VA

Our Camp Family!

A summer at CMS can be the most rewarding, enjoyable job you will ever have. All staff members must apply, interview, and submit to a background check annually. Our staff is enthusiastic, motivated, hard working and dedicated to the well being of children. We have a devoted group of staff who return summer after summer because of what this camp means to them. Camp Mont Shenandoah boasts a high rate of returning program staff, almost all of whom are former campers or junior counselors. Counselors are selected based on their maturity, stability, dependability, leadership skills, ability to relate to girls of all ages, sense of humor as well as their knowledge and demonstrated skills in the activity for which they are hired to teach. The camper-to-staff ratio is five to one, assuring each girl ample individual attention.

Meet our Management Team

Meet our Counselors

Meet our Healthcare Team

As always, the counseling staff at CMS is made up of amazing young women with a variety of skills, many years of experience, and a love for camp! For the six-week session, the staff is 25 strong – 21 counselors, 2 counselors-in-training (CITs), 1 Assistant Program Director and 1 Program Assistant. A few more familiar faces will be coming on board for Roots and Shoots. If you are interested in learning more about being a member of our outstanding counseling staff, visit our employment page.