The perfect summer starts here! Spend your summer in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.
Camp Hidden Meadows has been a summer sanctuary for both our campers and staff for over 25 years. Our traditional camp program includes the choice of over 65 activities with time tested favorites such as archery, swimming, and sports. We also stand out with a leading youth rock climbing program, our organic farm, a wide array of outdoor adventures, and an extensive arts program.
CHM is situated at 3000 feet elevation in the Allegheny Mountains, which form the border between Virginia and West Virginia. This alpine setting offers unbeatable summer weather with warm days and cool summer nights. Surrounded by USFS lands, our network of trails lead directly into the national forest to explore pristine wilderness areas.
About Camp Hidden Meadows
Providing summer programs for kids is what we do. Period. Our directors and staff bring a wealth of knowledge to the program and are fully invested in creating a wonderful summer program.
The Employee Experience
Camp Hidden Meadows is looking for great people who are willing to work hard, share talents and give everything they’ve got. Forget what you have seen in the movies. Working at camp is about making connections with young people, serving as a role model, and putting the needs of others ahead of your own.
You don’t need to be an expert to work at camp, but you need to be willing to give your time, attention, and heart to others. The demands are constant, but the rewards are infinite!
Good leaders are the key to the success of our program and create a special experience for all who participate (students and staff). We are looking for genuinely interested adults who can put the needs of their students first. The sincerity of our staff and their enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and skills with young people is imperative. Staff can clearly define limits and give direction without resorting to heavy-handed authority. Staff have the compassion and sound judgment to communicate constructively and effectively. They must have the maturity, patience, and sense of humor to be a part of the kids, but not one of the kids. Most importantly, the staff understands that campers need close and careful guidance and supervision.
We ask a lot of our staff. Although full of tremendous opportunities for growth and adventure, a summer with Camp Hidden Meadows is not a vacation. We are very much a community at Hidden Meadows and everyone is expected to help each other in all aspects of program and facility management, no matter what their position. We are confident that staff will gain at least as much as they give. Living and working with a group of young people is both a challenging and rewarding experience. Both the campers and staff who participate, have endless opportunities to learn more about themselves (professionally and personally) develop new skills and exposure to a wide variety of talents through the new people they meet. All this can add up to an incredible summer experience.
Room and Board
Three meals a day are served at camp. We provide a good variety of food that accommodates most tastes and food allergies. There is a vegetarian option available at each meal for staff and campers who have declared being a vegetarian on their health form. If you have specific dietary needs, please share those needs during the hiring process.
Most staff members live in cabins. Pets are not allowed. There is not a lot of privacy during the summer, but there is plenty of room for growth, development, and fun.
We provide laundry service once per week.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Transportation can be arranged at the start and end of camp. Shuttle pick up and drop off locations in the Washington D.C. area.
Several of our activities such as rock climbing, caving, and backpacking take place outside of camp. Surrounded by National Forest lands, we are fortunate in that our location allows us easy access to some of the more notable recreational areas on the east coast. Tremendous opportunities abound for world-class rock climbing, backpacking, and biking.