Camp Summit

Make a Difference at Camp Summit


Camp Summit is a residential or “sleep away” camp for children and adults with disabilities. With weeklong camp sessions, weekend sessions and respite days, campers are offered a wide variety of traditional camp activities in our barrier-free environment.


Camp Summit hires seasonal staff for each summer and fall to fulfill a safe ratio of two campers to every one counselor. Most staff members live in the cabins (your "home away from home") with the campers during their one-week stay. Many of our staff are college students pursuing fields of human interest. We also work with international agencies to recruit personnel from all over the world. Benefits include salary, room and board, laundry facilities, wireless internet, and the experience of a lifetime!

Fall 2015 Season Date: September 12th - November 22nd 

Our Jobs

All positions listed below are for the upcoming 2015 season:

Jobs in the Spotlight

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children & Adults with Disabilities at Camp Summit!

Camp Summit - Argyle, TX

Help Wanted Now - Fall Camp Staff

Change Lives for Adults with Disabilities at Camp Summit

Camp Summit - Argyle, TX - North of Fort Worth

Seasonal Entry Level - Fall Camp Staff

Currently Hiring

Fall Arts and Crafts Activity Director
Leads the Arts and Crafts program area. Responsible for planning and implementing activities on a daily basis and turning in weekly lesson plans. All Activity Directors serve in the role of Counselor when not in their assigned activity area.
Fall Cabin Counselor
Counselors live in cabins with our campers and work as a team with 4 others to meet the social, recreational, and physical needs of our remarkable campers during their week of camp. Our fall season begins September 13th and ends November 23rd and includes a one week orientation.
Fall Camp Nurse
Oversee health of all campers, staff and volunteers at camp. Responsibilities include medication administration for 64 campers per session, routine medical procedures, and first aid. Must be licensed in Texas as a registered nurse or have appropriate training as approved by the camp physician.
Fall Camp Staff
Fall Challenge Course Activity Director
Facilitates and maintains the adapted challenge course on camp. Responsible for planning and implementing activities on a daily basis and turning in weekly lesson plans. All Activity Directors serve in the role of Counselor when not in their assigned activity area.
Fall Kaleidoscope Activity Director
Leads Kaleidoscope program area (includes camp craft, creative movement, performing arts, etc.). Responsible for planning and implementing activities on a daily basis and turning in weekly lesson plans. All Activity Directors serve in the role of Counselor when not in their assigned activity area.
Fall Kitchen Staff
Work with the Head Cook and/or Assistant Cook provide meals for campers, staff, and volunteers. Responsibilities include prepping for meals, some cooking, serving meals, washing dishes, and cleaning kitchen and lodge.
Fall Nature Activity Director
Leads the Nature program area. Responsible for planning and implementing activities on a daily basis and turning in weekly lesson plans. All Activity Directors serve in the role of Counselor when not in their assigned activity area.
Fall Rover
Fills in as needed in any and all areas of camp, usually in a cabin or activity area. Often a returning staff member or someone with previous special needs camp experience.
Fall Sports and Games Activity Director
Leads Sports & Games program area. Responsible for planning and implementing activities on a daily basis and turning in weekly lesson plans. All Activity Directors serve in the role of Counselor when not in their assigned activity area.
Fall Unit Leader
Unit Leaders act as the head counselor of a cabin, fulfilling all duties of a Counselor and overseeing and managing other staff in cabin. They are responsible for cabin documentation and paperwork and are required to attend a weekly meeting to get updates to pass along to their staff.
Fall Unit Leader Liaisons
Unit Leader Liaison (ULL) acts as staff supervisor for either the male or female side of camp. They ensure that cabins run smoothly, oversee cabin paperwork, and assist Camp Director with cabin assignments and camper cheat sheets. ULL is the supervisor of Counselors and Unit Leaders.
Fall Wrangler Activity Director
Runs the horse program area and ensures the safety and health of horses on camp. Responsible for planning and implementing activities on a daily basis and turning in weekly lesson plans. All Activity Directors serve in the role of Counselor when not in their assigned activity area.
 

Ideal Candidate

...is caring and compassionate, able to work on a team, open minded, willing to learn, energetic, enthusiastic, and encouraging.

 

Room and Board

All staff are provided with a twin sized bed, a bedside table, and a closet. Most staff live in cabins with campers. 3 meals a day are provided during sessions and on the weekends food will be provided for the staff to prepare for themselves. All staff have access to free laundry facilities and wireless internet.

Employee Perks

  • Build lasting relationships with other staff and campers
  • Learn or improve skills that look great on a resume
  • Give back to a remarkable group of campers
  • Personal growth

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff will be responsible for their transportation to Texas and to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A Camp Summit staff member will be available to transport you from an airport, train, or bus station.

During time off, the Staff member on duty will make "town runs" for staff who do not have their own transportation.

For Fun

Staff have many options for entertainment in the area during their designated time off. In addition to the staff lounge (on camp) there are many shops, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. within miles of Camp Summit. During longer breaks, Dallas and Forth Worth are both an easy car or train ride from Argyle.

How to Apply

Our online application will activate in mid January and we will begin accepting applications then. Feel free to email us if you would like to receive a notification when the application is available. Please stop back by and apply!

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Season: Summer and Fall

Housing: Shared Cabin

Staff Size: 80

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Texas