Join the Summer 2017 Team!

Working at camp involves a lot of long hours and hard work, but the rewards are eternal! We’re looking for fun and responsible students who love God, kids, and the outdoors. While you are shouting silly songs, teaching how to roast the perfect marshmallow, and leading an Adventure Ball attack, you will have the chance to love kids as Christ loves them…and that can be life-changing for both you and your campers!

Have you always wondered what it is like to be a part of the summer staff of Camp Cedar Cliff? Well watch this video to find out…for the most part.

Positions Available:

Assistant Counselor in Training (ACIT)

*Update: All ACIT positions have been filled for 2017.

The ACIT program is our leadership program designed to transition campers into counselors. You will be challenged to grow in your relationship with Christ  as well as practice servant leadership. You work in the Dining Hall, Trading Post, and camp-out equipment room. You also complete two classes during your six-week program: a foundation for understanding what you believe and why, and a class that equips you to lead as Christian camp counselor. You’ll even get a chance to put your new knowledge into practice by assisting a Day Camp pod for a week.

  • Must be at least 15 years old to participate by the start of summer
  • Cost: $750 for the seven-week program
  • Required staff training week: June 3-9, 2017
  • Camp dates: June 10-July 29, 2017

Assistant Counselor (AC)

*Update: All female AC positions have been filled for 2017. Male AC positions still available!

ACs are counselors in either a residential cabin group or a Day Camp pod. You will be directly involved in camper’s lives, teaching them camp activities and leading them spiritually through devotions and group discussions, as well as leading by example. You will work on a team with a college-aged Senior Counselor.

  • ACIT program completion preferred
  • Must be at least a rising senior in high school or have completed the ACIT program
  • Required staff training week: June 3-9, 2017
  • Camp dates: June 10-July 29, 2017

      Senior Counselor (SC)

      *Update: All female SC positions have been filled for 2017. Male SC positions still available!

      SCs are the lead counselors in each residential cabin group or Day Camp pod. You will be directly involved in camper’s lives, teaching them camp activities and leading them spiritually through Bible studies and group discussions, as well as leading by example. You will work on a team with a high school-aged Assistant Counselor.

      • Previous camp experience preferred
      • Must be at least one year out of high school (ie. college freshman year completed at start of summer)
      • Required staff training week: June 3-9, 2017
      • Camp dates: June 10-July 29, 2017

        Senior Staff

        You are the management and support staff of camp. You set the tone for the counseling staff as the oldest summer staff leaders. You will have the opportunity to mentor younger staff as well. There are 24 Senior Staff positions available during summer; responsibilities range from running the Work Crew to managing the ACs to making videos. You may apply for a specific position, but we will determine place of best fit. For more information on the positions listed below, please contact the camp office.

        • Previous camp experience preferred, but not required
        • Must be at least 21 years old
        • Required staff training weeks: May 26-June 9, 2017
        • Camp dates: June 10-July 29, 2017

        Senior Staff Positions Available:  (* denotes position has been filled)

        • Program Specialist: Male *
        • Program Specialist: Female *
        • Program Assistant: Videographer/Photographer (2) *
        • Assistant Counselor Coordinator: Male
        • Assistant Counselor Coordinator: Female *
        • ACIT Coordinator: Male
        • ACIT Coordinator: Female *
        • Mountaineer Coordinator: Male *
        • Mountaineer Coordinator: Female
        • Day Camp Coordinator *
        • Horse Wrangler *
        • Kitchen Manager *
        • Kitchen Co-Manager *
        • Nurse Assistant *
        • Work Crew: Lead
        • Work Crew (1 of 3 positions available)
        • Skills Instructor: Archery (must be qualified in this area) *
        • Skills Instructor: Crafts-Pottery/Leather Stamping/Wood Carving (must be qualified in this area) *
        • Skills Instructor: Swimming (must be qualified in this area) *
        • Skills Instructor: Wilderness (must be qualified in this area) *
        • Lifeguard *

        Ready to apply?

        Click here to apply online now!

        Note: You’ll be required to set-up an account for yourself before beginning the application.

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        Once applications are submitted, we will review them and set-up interviews accordingly. The earlier you apply, the better! All of your application materials (including references) must be in before we will schedule your interview.

        Please note that we reserve the right to schedule individual interviews during business hours, M-F 9am-5pm. You must have an in-person interview (or Skype interview if out of state) to be considered for a position.

        Questions? Contact jobs@campcedarcliff.org or call Hayley Duerstock at 828-450-3331.

        Counselor Testimonials:

        “I had the most awesome summer of my life at Camp Cedar Cliff. I learned so much about how God loves his children by watching the different counselors and how the body of Christ looks when it works together.”

        “The best part was being able to work with the campers and to lead some of them to know Christ as their Savior.”

        “I often feel like this summer probably changed the whole course of my life. I would never have been pushed in the ways I was or have been able to feel so close to God for so long had I not spent those six weeks at camp.”