Camp Summit

Good times at Camp Summit
Best friends!
Cabin prank!
Camp Summit Cabins
Camp Summit Lodge
Enjoying horseback riding!
Enjoying time in nature!
Fun in the pool!
Happy camper and counselor on the ropes course!
Having fun as a cabin!
Making memories at Camp Summit.
Making new friends at Camp Summit.
Making new friends!
Wizard of Oz Production!

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adults with Disabilities.

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 is located in Paradise, Texas, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on 460 beautiful acres. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed as a Youth Camp in the State of Texas.

About Camp Summit

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!

Spring Break 2018
March 3 - 9 and March 10-16

Summer 2018
May 19 - August 19, 2018
(Staff Break June 30 - July 6)

Fall 2018
September 8 -  November 18, 2018

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 Paradise.

How to Apply

Our online application opens mid-January every year.  Email Evan Looft at e.looft@campsummittx.org to receive a notification when the application is available!

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