Gilmont Summer Staff

Work At Camp

It’s fun. It’s challenging.
It’s rewarding.

A job at summer camp is unlike anything else you will ever experience. You’ll grow in friendship and in faith. You’ll make a positive impact on the lives of campers while also developing as an individual, a leader, a team player, a steward of creation, and a follower of God.

Build Skills During Your Summer

While there are rhythms and routines in camp life, each day presents unique situations and new challenges. You’ll work alongside a supportive and dynamic team to problem solve, process, and adapt. The skills you develop and experience you gain transfer to many different career paths – from social work to engineering to accounting to teaching!

Dates & Details

Our employment dates for Summer 2024 are May 25th-July 20th. Meals, housing, and a weekly salary are provided for the duration of your employment. All staff will have a week off either June 9th-14th OR June 16th-21st. If you have additional conflicts during the employment period, let us know in your application or interview. We understand mission trips, family vacations, and self-care needs are important and will do our best to work with you and accommodate for your additional commitments.

How to Apply

Our hiring process includes an application, an interview, and reference and background checks. Prior to starting the job, you are required to attend a 12-day paid training where we teach you how to facilitate Gilmont activities, lead Bible Studies following our curriculum, give and receive constructive feedback, manage behavior in developmentally appropriate ways, and more. All staff will be CPR/AED/First Aid certified during this period and also have the option to become Lifeguard certified.

Have Questions?

Call (903) 797-6400 and ask for Crosby, or email [email protected]

Develop skills:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Empathy
  • Problem-solving
  • Behavior management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Flexibility

​Summer Staff Expectations:

  • A desire to love and mentor children and youth
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • An open and heart
  • A commitment to teamwork and building a beloved community
  • A willingness to share your faith and foster the faith of others

Available Positions

Overnight Camp Counselors (18 years of age or older) are mentors, leaders, and friends to overnight campers (grades 1st-11th).

They work alongside a co-counselor to provide fun and formative experiences for campers in their small group – about 14 campers. Counselors lead Bible studies, facilitate Gilmont activities, and ensure the safety and well being of campers during their stay. They have the option of planning, implementing, and leading specialty camps (Adventure Camp, Camp Create, Forces of Nature, Choose Your Adventure, or Olympics) for older campers.

​Starting salary is $300 per week.

summer jobs, camp counselor
Lifeguards (16 years of age or older) enforce safety policies at Gilmont’s pool and lake, assist with upholding cleanliness standards at the pool, and perform aquatic rescues as needed. If you are not already certified, no worries!

If you are not already certified, no worries! Gilmont will provide a Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid course during staff training.
Any summer staff member can be a Lifeguard at camp! When you apply for another position, simply select that you are interested in also working as a Lifeguard this summer.

Lifeguards receive a $75 weekly bonus on top of their starting salary.


Whether coming for summer camp, day camp, a retreat or your own facility rental, Gilmont has a lot of activities to offer. Here are some of our most popular.

What’s the
next step?

Take your next step to get involved at Gilmont! We are excited to have you and look forward to having you experience the community and reconnection with nature here.