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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?


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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


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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  • 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. Summer staff also have the option to raise additional support through our Amicus Program.

    Approximate Salaries per week

    First year counselors and support staff


    Returning counselors and support staff


    Assistant Leads & Specialists requiring additional certifications


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


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

  • Amicus is Latin for friend, for someone who comes alongside. The Amicus program is an opportunity for family and friends to offer prayer and financial support while you are on summer staff. Involvement in the Amicus program is voluntary; You do not have to participate in the program in order to be on summer staff. Here is how it works:

    Once hired, you will identify those family and friends that you would like to send support letters to (this could be parents, grandparent, aunts and uncles, youth pastors, college professors, or whoever!) We'll put together a support packet for you, then have you personalize it (e.g. add a personal note) before mailing out the packets. As people make donations to support you, you'll be asked to send each person on your list a thank-you postcard. Any funds donated through the Amicus program are given to you in addition to your weekly salary. You can raise up to $2,500 to supplement what you will already be making and all donations are tax deductible for your donors. Any money donated to you will be added to your paycheck.

    Any questions or interest regarding the Amicus program should be directed to Andrew Summers (

  • 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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