Summer Staff Jobs
My name is Derek Hodne and I’m currently putting together a team of strangely talented college-age young people to spend their summer at Camp Orchard Hill in Dallas, PA. If you love the Lord and are passionate about sharing the Gospel with kids, then this may be the place for you!
Camp Orchard Hill is located in Northeast Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains – just 2 hours north of Philadelphia and 2.5 hours west of NYC. We have been running summer camp for kids since 1972.
Campers come from all over the East Coast, from all church denominations and all walks of life – elementary, middle school and high school students – up to 180 at a time! They arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave Saturday morning – and our goal as a summer team is to make every hour of those 6 days amazing, memorable – and most importantly spiritually transforming.
Every morning dozens of campers ages 4 – 15 from the local area descend on the gymnasium for a full day of swimming, boating, bike riding, day trips, worship and WORD time. All the amazing fun of camp, packed into 9 hours/day. Some come for a week, some for the entire summer.
Staff Orientation: June 9 – 17
SUMMER TEAM DETAILS:
Each summer, COH is home to 35-40 college age team members. We prefer team members who are available for the full season, June 9 – August 25, but special exceptions can be made. Internship credit is available through Eastern University and Lancaster Bible College and for all college students, through Pilgrimage Educational Resources.
We’ll give you name tape on the first day, but by the end of this two weeks, you’ll be like family! Orientation is a time for the staff team to bond, coordinate their wacky talents for the good of the campers, plan summer activities and train on the basics of camp life.
The staff Amazing Race is always a fan favorite!
WHAT COH IS ABOUT…
The Camp Orchard Hill program ministry will use God’s gifts of Creation, His Word, and His people to help children, youth, and their families grow towards Christ.
Here are ways we do ministry:
Camp Orchard Hill is a safe place. We will create an atmosphere where physical, emotional, social and spiritual safety is our #1 objective to meet the goal of helping people grow towards Christ.
We offer an environment and opportunity for Biblical Spiritual Growth consistent with the EFCA articles of faith.
We will offer a hands-on educational experience. All experience at COH is an opportunity to learn and all experience offered here will be viewed that way.
Camp is fun. It is a place where smiles and laughter are the norm and we won’t take ourselves too seriously.
HERE’S WHAT THE SUMMER STAFF FROM THE PAST HAVE HAD TO SAY:
“Camp Orchard Hill has been used by God to give me the 2 best summers of my entire life, which included great spiritual growth and life-long friendships with people from all over the country.”
“The campers were so much fun and I loved having talks with them about their faith. The trust between counselors and campers was amazing.”
“I have left camp as a completely new gal, I have never wanted or respected God in the way I do now. I really want to serve and do His will in anyway I can.”
“Life changing experience and utterly uplifting!”
“This is the best job I’ve ever had! I can’t believe I get paid to do this! The people are easy to work with, the staff is flexible and if you’re willing to be stretched, God will use you!”
“God is so present here and I know he has done great things through this place. COH has played a huge role in my faith and has taught me so much. I’m positive it means as much to all of the campers.”