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Are you ready to be challenged and grown while watching God transform lives? Are you eager to live and share your life in community? We offer opportunities to individuals who want to make a difference in their world. In the summer, Mount Hermon is CAMP… 24/7.
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This is not just a job, this is an experience that will impact your life and the lives of those you encounter.

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What's it like?

 

Need a reminder of how great summer is at Mount Hermon?

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Job Categories

  • Youth Ministry Positions
  • Children's Ministry
  • Adventure & Recreation
  • Hospitality
  • Administration & Leads
  • Kidder Creek
  • Media and Creative Positions
  • Health Care

Locations

Four Unique Summer Experiences

Each facility plays a different ministry role during the summer and is a completely different feel. Consider what might be the best fit for your personality, skills and interests.

  • Conference Center
    Conference Center

    Enjoy serving families? Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this facility is primarily used for our family camps during the summer.
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  • Redwood Camp
    Redwood Camp

    Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this facility is primarily for our Primary and Junior aged camps.
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  • Ponderosa Lodge
    Ponderosa Lodge

    Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this facility is primarily used for our Junior High and High School camps.
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  • Kidder Creek
    Kidder Creek

    Located in Northern California near the Oregon border, hosts adventure campers from primary to high school, as well as groups.
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Testimonials

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Sydney Sheppard – Redwood

"The Lord clearly showed me that He was at work in my campers this summer. Sometimes it’s can be hard to truly know how much of an impact you had on them... God reminded me that I was doing His work and that there was an impact being made."

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Justin Whelpley – Kidder Creek

"Remember...God has blessed you where you are. Be present, because regardless of how you feel, God is at work. I will always carry that moment with me forever."

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Amy Kral – Conference Center

"I learned so much this summer about what it means to walk daily with God… As I spent time with Him I realized I could get everything I needed and more from Him, and that freed up my hands to be able to GIVE to people. To serve them and see them the way He does."

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Abi Auer – Kidder Creek

"JOY. That is what God showed me this summer at Mount Hermon’s Kidder Creek. I grew up in church and knew who God was but nothing compared to how I know him now. Kidder brought me close to God in ways I didn’t know were possible!"

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FAQ

Qualifications
Interviews
Hiring
Salaries
Time Off
  • What are the requirements for Summer Staff?

    Due to child labor laws, we are requiring all eligible Summer Staff applicants be at least 18. Summer Staff positions are intentionally suited to individuals who are looking for short-term summer opportunities for service. Ideally, we are seeking applicants who are at least one year out of high school, who have had prior ministry experience, and whose life exemplifies the teachings of Christ.

    Living in community is an integral part of the Summer Staff experience.  Staff members are provided shared dormitory housing divided by gender.  Many counselor positions require staff members to reside in cabins with campers.

    Staff are expected to work hard and take advantage of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Additionally, staff are expected to work well with people from a variety of cultural and evangelical backgrounds.

  • Do I need to be interviewed?

    All applicants will be interviewed as a part of the application process. If your application is chosen for an interview you will be contacted to set up a time for a phone, skype, or in person interview depending on your current place of residence. Returning Summer Staff applicants should expect to be in contact with the hiring managers.

    I'm not able to make it to a personal interview, what should I do?

    Please contact Human Resources if you have circumstances preventing an interview (limited phone/wifi access, living overseas, etc.). Interview teams will be made aware of any circumstances preventing an interview.

  • Am I hired to work the summer at one camp, or several camps?

    You're hired to work the summer at one camp. Occasionally we may ask someone to work 1–2 weeks at another camp, but the vast majority of staff remain at one camp for the summer.

    When will I find out if I'm hired?

    Applications for Summer Staff opportunities are available in November. Applications will remain open until all positions are filled. All positions posted on our website will be taking applications.

    What if I'm not hired for my 1st choice?

    If you are not hired for your 1st choice you will be contacted by HR to inform you of the status of your application. We encourage all applicants to apply for multiple positions. Generally, our Summer Staff program receives well over 600 applications for a limited amount of positions. Applicants will be contacted by HR if applying for multiple positions to determine the ranking of positions. Please contact HR regarding the status of your application.

  • All summer staff positions come with room and board.

    Approximate Salaries per week

    First year counselors and support staff

    $214

    Returning counselors and support staff

    $244

    Assistant Leads & Specialists requiring additional certifications

    $259

    Graduates (6 months or more out of college) working non-Counselor roles

    $274

    Leads and Staff Counselors i.e., supervising other summer staff

    $284
  • I need to leave early for college. Can I still be considered for a position?

    Our preference is to hire staff able to commit to full dates. If you need to leave 1–2 weeks before camp ends, we will consider your application. We cannot be as flexible with start dates. We prefer staff to be present for staff training (the 1st week of camp). If your start date means you would miss some staff training, feel free to apply. We can hire a limited number of staff who cannot be present for all of staff training.

    What if I need time off during the summer?

    Summer staff typically get 1.5 days off per week. You're free to leave Mount Hermon during your scheduled time off. If you're hoping for more than 1.5 days in any one week, let us know you're requesting time off. Our ability to grant time off depends on the dates of your request: if a camp is full, or if we've granted time off to someone else, we may not be able to honor your request. The earlier you make your request, the greater the chances we'll be able to grant time off. Requests asked at the last minute are typically declined.

Arrival & Check In

Wondering what to expect as summer staff? Click the Camp Center you'll be working at to get details on Arrival and Check-In!

Conference CenterPonderosa LodgeRedwood CampKidder Creek

Conference CenterPonderosa LodgeRedwood CampKidder Creek

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