Peterkin Camp Counselors


Camp counselors are integral to a positive and enriching camp experience. Counselors should be responsible, energetic, spiritually mature, and creative individuals who have an enthusiasm for working with youth and families of all ages.

Counselor Responsibilities include:

· Supervision of campers in lodges and all other camp facilities
· Leading evening devotions with campers in lodges
· Assisting with and occasionally leading morning program (including, but not limited to, small groups)
· Planning and leading afternoon elective activities (e.g. hiking, arts & crafts, pottery)
· Planning and leading evening activities.
· Basic camp duties (distributing mail, campfire set-up, putting out and bringing in water coolers, etc.)
· Supervision of one of more aspects of camp (pottery studio, athletic shed, archery, sacristy, camp store, etc.)
· Acting as a role model for Counselors-in-Training and campers

Hiring preference is given to those who are 20+ years old and 2+ years out of high school. Counselors must be, at a minimum, 19 years old and one year out of high school.


Counselor Application


Counselors-in-Training (CIT’s)


Counselors-in-training must be, at minimum, 16 years old and entering 11th grade. CITs assist counselors and weekly staff with all duties (see above). CITs will always be paired with Counselors or Weekly Program Staff members for electives and other activities so that they can learn from and observe more experienced leadership. CITs will not have direct supervision authority or responsibility for campers.