Camp Summit

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

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 is located in Paradise, Texas, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on 460 acres of land. 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!

Summer 2017 Season Date: May 15th - August 20th 

Fall 2017 Season Date: September 5th - November 19th

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.

Our Jobs

The following positions are available each season:

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Archery

Paradise

Must be willing and able to attend a certification course. Previous archery experience preferred. If qualified elsewhere, must prove skills and provide certification proof. Must possess the ability to adapt programs to the needs of campers with varying disabilities. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Arts and Crafts

Paradise

Must be creative to develop ideas and projects for camper activities using nature and Arts and Crafts supplies. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Gardening

Paradise

Must be creative to develop ideas and projects for camper activities using nature and gardening techniques. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Kaleidoscope

Paradise

Must have a very creative and imaginative nature that will be contagious to others. Ability to teach and lead songs, games, outdoor cooking, and other activities that are appropriate for people with disabilities. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Music

Paradise

Must be creative to develop ideas and projects for camper activities using music and nature. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Nature

Paradise

Experience in teaching activities centered around nature and in teaching camp craft skills. Should develop an awareness and appreciation for nature within camp. Ability to be innovative in implementing creative activities. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Pool (Lifeguard)

Paradise

Certified lifeguard with current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification; manages all aspects of the pool care and activities. WSI experience preferred, particularly with individuals with disabilities. Lifeguard skills testing is mandatory and will be repeated throughout the summer. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Ropes Challenge Course

Paradise

Must be willing and able to attend a Challenge Course certification course. Previous challenge/ropes course experience preferred. If qualified elsewhere must prove skills on CS course with our course manager. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Sports and Games

Paradise

Experience in team and individual sports and coaching preferred. Must have the ability to be creative in implementing and adapting sports and games to various ability levels. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Activity Director - Wrangler

Paradise

Must have experience in the care and management of horses, including feeding, hoof care, tack, and stable care, possess the ability to adapt programs to the needs of campers with varying disabilities. Responsible for developing weekly activity plans. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Cabin Counselor

Paradise

Responsible for assisting campers in camp activities and with activities of daily living. Experience working with disabilities not necessary; however, desire to work with disabilities a must. Responsible to the Unit Leader, Unit Leader Liaisons, and Assistant Camp Director. $225 per week-Summer / $300 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Kitchen Staff

Paradise

Assists the Kitchen Manager, and Head Cook in the preparation and service of meals, while ensuring a safe and sanitary environment in the dining room for our campers and staff. Position is not required to live on camp grounds.

Camp Staff

Nurse (RN)

Paradise

Oversee health of all campers, staff, and volunteers at camp. Responsibilities include medication administration for campers, 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.

Camp Staff

Nurse (Student)

Paradise

Assist with the health of all campers, staff, and volunteers at camp. Responsibilities include medication administration, routine medical procedures, and first aid under RN supervision. Must have completed at least one semester of nursing school.

Camp Staff

Office Manager

Paradise

Experience with general office skills. Assist Camp Director with day-to-day operations of camp, including answering phones, managing camp canteen, mail duties, billing, etc. General computer skills needed. Position is not required to live on camp grounds. Responsible to the Camp Director. $230 per week-Summer / $305 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Photographer

Paradise

A mature individual with the skills and knowledge of digital photography and PowerPoint. Must also be experienced in all areas of camp activities, be extremely flexible, and willing to work with either male or female campers. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $240 per week-Summer / $315 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Program Director

Paradise

An individual with creative activity programming skills. Assist in developing and implementing weekly themes and schedules. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to helping oversee the activity directors and maintaining program paperwork. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director. $255 per week-Summer / $330 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Rover

Paradise

A mature individual with the ability to assess personnel needs on a daily basis. Must be experienced in all areas of camp activities, be extremely flexible, and willing to work with either male or female campers. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $240 per week-Summer / $315 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Unit Leader

Paradise

A mature individual who is responsible for the cooperative environment of the cabin and provides leadership for the cabin teams. Responsible for coordinating or seeing that schedule and paperwork are completed. Supervisory skills and knowledge of disabilities are essential. Responsible to the Unit Leader Liaisons and Assistant Camp Director. $235 per week-Summer / $310 per week-Fall.

Camp Staff

Unit Leader Liason

Paradise

Mature individuals to be the immediate supervisors of the cabin units. Must have experience in supervision, leadership, working with a variety of disabilities, and camping. Responsible to the Assistant Camp Director. $255 per week-Summer / $330 per week-Fall.

How to Apply

Our online application opens mid-January every year.  Email Amanda Davis at a.davis@campsummittx.org to receive a notification when the application is available!

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