“I know without a doubt that I am a different person than I would have been had I never attended CMS, and I am so grateful to CMS for having molded me into someone whom I genuinely enjoy being. – Former camper | Lynchburg, VA

Employment

Being a summer camp counselor or a staff member can be one of the most rewarding and fun yet demanding jobs you will undertake. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore your potential and gain experience as a leader, teacher and mentor.

Each summer, Camp Mont Shenandoah boasts a high rate of returning program staff, most of whom are former campers, junior counselors and counselors-in-training. The camper to staff ratio is five to one. Counselors are selected on their maturity, stability, dependability, leadership skills, ability to relate to girls of all ages, sense of humor and knowledge and demonstrated skills in the activity for which they are hired to teach.

Counselors live in cabins with the campers with bathhouses located a short distance away. All counselors lead or help teach activities during the day and supervise activities at night.

Although formal summer camping experience is not required it certainly is a plus in our consideration of applicants. Salaries are based upon duties assigned and number of years of counseling experience.

Camp Mont Shenandoah seeks young women who are highly motivated, capable, intelligent, fun and flexible to work in an outdoor environment and be a role model for girls between the ages of seven and sixteen.

To apply to be a camp counselor at Camp Mont Shenandoah, you may contact Cathy Hutchins, our Director, at cathy@campmontshenandoah.com. Please note that the application packet includes three reference forms, which must be completed by someone who knows you and can personally attest to your character and ability. At least one reference form must be completed by a past supervisor/employer. A family member may NOT act as a reference.