Summer 2024 staff applications will open November 1st, 2023!

Summer staff members are crucial to fulfilling Camp John Marc’s mission of providing high-quality camping experiences for children with chronic illnesses and physical challenges.

What to Expect

  • Lead, facilitate, and adapt traditional camp activities like Archery, Arts & Crafts, Fishing, Horses, Canoeing, Swimming, and the Challenge Course

  • Host a cabin of 5-7 campers and 3 volunteer counselors

  • Instruct skilled-based learning activities to help develop skills that would not typically be accessible at home

Through the Years

326 Staff

32 Years

1 Mission

Criteria for Summer Staff

Summer Staff must:
– be at least 18 years old.
– be legally eligible for employment in the United States.
– be able to safely lift 50 lbs. (with/without reasonable accommodation).
– complete a comprehensive medical history and required immunization forms. Medical forms provided upon offer of the position.
– have completed one year of college or comparable life experience by the start of the summer 2024.
– submit a criminal background check; provided upon offer of the position.
– commit to working from mid-May through early-August (staff training and 11 weeks of summer camps).

If accepted, summer staff will be subject to a random drug test during the summer season.

Summer Staff Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Summer Staff and Volunteer Counselors?

Each partner group recruits and brings a new group of volunteer counselors that live in the cabins with the campers for the week.

Camp John Marc employs summer staff to run activities, host a cabin, and other camp duties.

How much are staff members paid?

Summer salary starts at $275 per week (housing and meals are included). 

What are the steps to applying?

Step 1Complete the application (opens November 21, 2022). Remember, it is best practice to let your references know you have listed them on your application. 

Step 2Once your application has been received and reviewed, we will be in touch to schedule an initial telephone interview.

Step 3: If you are selected for a second interview, we will schedule an interview via Microsoft Teams. Additionally, we will contact your three (3) references to complete an automated form (required to move your application to the next step).

Step 4: A CJM director will contact you with a final decision. If offered a job, applicants will be given time to accept or decline the offer.  

When will I be notified of the decision?

We recognize and respect the fact that many of our applicants need to make decisions about summer jobs as early as January or February. Because of this, we try our best to make final hiring decisions in a similar time period

How many staff members are hired each summer?

Each summer we seek to hire around 20 college-aged adults eager to serve our campers in a high-quality manner.

What does training look like?

Each staff member will attend our six (6) day Staff Training.

Some activity areas require certifications, if applicants are qualified/interested in leading one of these activity areas all necessary training will occur prior to Staff Training.

  • Archery: one (1) day long certification 
  • Boats: one (1) day long certification  
  • Pool Lifeguard: three (3) day long certification 
  • Challenge Course: five (5) day long certification  

What does time off look like?

Staff Members receive every Friday at noon until Saturday at 1:00 pm off – this time can be spent at or away from Camp. Additional time off is provided.

Where do staff members live?

Staff members live in comfortable, air-conditioned, duplex-style lodging. Each side of the lodge houses four (4) staff members and has two (2) bedrooms, one (1) large bathroom, a living area, washer and dryer, and kitchenette.