Jobs

What do we look for? We look for the very best people. Our staff is dedicated to making each camper’s experience positive, safe, memorable, and fun.

Vibrant and Supportive Role Models

Camp Mont Shenandoah is an inspiring place — and that’s intentional. Camp is full of vibrant, supportive role models who choose to work here because of their love for our special community and to nourish and protect the culture of positivity, resilience, relationships, challenge, and fun that we have built over the last century.

Our counselors are enthusiastic teachers, compassionate, and patient mentors, and serve as surrogate “mothers” in the cabin. They inspire kindness and loyalty; they teach from the heart; they encourage campers to try new things and take safe risks so they can stretch and extend themselves; and they value the unique contributions of each and every young girl who walks through our gates.

Work With Young People In a Beautiful and Natural Setting

If this sounds like the kind of place that inspires you, and you like working with young people in a beautiful and natural setting, we encourage you to apply today. We pay our staff well and can arrange for an internship if that is a school requirement or you are looking to meet college credit needs. Financial compensation is just one of the many benefits of working at CMS. While the job can be demanding at times, the rewards are great. As a leader, teacher, manager, and creator that becomes adept at conflict resolution, risk management, flexibility, and teamwork, the role of camp counselor is an excellent position to add to any resume.

Apply To Be A Counselor

We require a completed and notarized application, three reference forms, one of which should be from a former employer or supervisor (volunteer work and babysitting count!). Your references should come from someone who knows you well, can attest to your skills, character, and ability to work with girls between the ages of 7 and 16, but cannot be a peer or family member. An interview with our Program Director is the final phase of the application process. We give priority hiring to returning counselors and, while we’ll accept applications at any time, we will begin hiring new staff January 1 for the upcoming camp season. Hiring generally occurs on a first come/first served basis. All applicants are required to have criminal background and sex offender registry background checks paid for by the camp. In addition, for those who are 18 or older, we will do a driving record background check conducted by our insurance company.

Questions? Contact Jess James McLaughlin, our Program Director, for more information. She can be reached at ProgramDirector@CampMontShenandoah.com or 434-339-1004.

Ready to apply to be a camp counselor? Click below!

Equestrian, Maintenance, and Kitchen Staff Positions

In addition to our counseling jobs, there are other opportunities to work at Camp Mont Shenandoah during the summer months: in our kitchen, at our equestrian facility, or with the maintenance crew. The work can be demanding and, at times, the hours long, but each position is fulfilling and rewarding as you experience the the spirit of the campers, the beauty of our setting, and knowledge that you have helped perpetuate a tradition that is almost a century old.

We pay our staff well and, while many of these positions are filled by people from the community, we have limited housing for those who don’t reside in the area.

Want To Learn More?

If you are interested in learning more about what the jobs entail, please contact Céline Pritt, our Office Manager, at Info@CampMontShenandoah.com or 540-997-5994. She will inform the manager of the area in which you wish to work of your interest. To apply for a position with us, click here. We require a completed and notarized application, three reference forms, one of which should be from a former employer or supervisor. (Volunteer work and babysitting count for those who are younger and have not yet had a paying job.) Your references should come from someone who knows you well, can attest to your skills, character, and ability to meet the demands and requirements of the position for which you are applying but cannot be a peer or family member. Those applying to work in our equestrian facility must submit two equestrian references completed by people who are familiar with your skill and experience with teaching horseback riding, horse care, and barn maintenance. An interview is the final phase of the application process for all positions.

Hiring generally occurs on a first come/first served basis. All applicants are required to have criminal background and sex offender registry background checks paid for by the camp. In addition, for those who are 18 or older, we will do a driving record background check conducted by our insurance company.

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