We are now accepting applications for 2019 Summer Camp staff, including senior counselors, junior counselors, camp nurses, chaplains, and adult volunteers!
Camp depends on a team of dedicated people who are willing to share their time, energy, and faith with children and teens. This ministry is life-changing for staff and campers alike, and it is at the heart of Claggett Camp's mission and that of the Church as a whole. We are sincerely thankful for your interest.
Please make sure to read the position descriptions below before submitting your application.
The priority deadline for applications are:
- Friday, March 1 - Senior Staff
- Friday, April 12 - Junior Staff and Adult Volunteers
We will accept applications until all positions are full. Please e-mail your questions to Rita
. Click here for our summer camp dates
. Senior staff training is June 12-22. All staff training is June 14-16, beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday morning.
All staff must complete Safeguarding God’s Children Abuse Prevention training, and all staff over 18 must consent to completion of a background check. First Aid/CPR/AED training is required for paid staff positions.
Senior Staff Counselor
The ministry of Senior Staff is to plan, develop, and implement all camp activities and programs for the entirety of the camp season, supervised by the Programs Coordinator (Camp Director). Senior Staff members must be at least 18 years old and one year out of High School. Senior Staff work in cooperation with their fellow members of Senior Staff, Junior Staff, Adult Volunteers, Chaplains, and the wider Claggett Center staff to create a fun, safe, centered, and cohesive Christian community with and for children, youth, and young people ranging from 2nd-12th grade.
Senior Staff must attend training June 12-22 and must be available for all camps.
After hire, Senior Staff may request one of the following weeks off; requests will be granted in order of seniority based on participant/staff balance for the week: Sutton Scholars (July 1-5), Adventure Camp (July 21-28), Special Challenge Camp (July 28-August 1), Camp for children impacted by opioid addiction (August 11-16).
The ministry of junior staff is to assist and support camp programs to create a fun, centered, and cohesive Christian community with and for children and youth ranging from 2nd-8th grade. Junior Counselors assist with all camp activities and are mentored by senior staff, chaplains, and volunteers to grow their skills as counselors. They are supervised by the Programs Coordinator and Assistant Camp Director. Junior Staff members must have completed at least the 9th grade, be at least two grade years older than the camp for which they are applying, and be registered to attend Senior High camp.
Claggett camps are enriched by the presence of adult volunteers, who are able to share their time to be in community with the rest of camp! Volunteers may have a particular skill they’re willing to teach or share, or may apply to be a supporting member of the counselor team. Volunteers are supervised by the Programs Coordinator.
The camp nurse stays on site and is responsible for dispensing camper medications, standing-order medications, maintaining the healthcare suite, and responding to onsite medical issues. Current RN license in Maryland or Compact State required. Great for school nurses! Compensation includes discounted camp registration for dependents.
Chaplains provide spiritual leadership to campers and staff by designing and leading Chapel services based on the summer’s theme and curriculum, and providing pastoral support to the camp community. Chaplains may be clergy or lay (with relevant training/experience). They work with the Programs Coordinator and Senior Staff team to implement faith formation activities, and when possible, work in teams of two chaplains per week.