APPLY TODAYBe a summer camp counselor
Want to be a Super Hero? Join the Chanco Summer Staff!
Chanco on the James is a fun and rewarding work environment. A commitment to the summer staff begins with a training week in mid June and extends through mid August.
All staff positions will meet American Camp Association (ACA) standards and include a full professional background check. If you feel a summer position at Chanco is good fit for you, apply today.
Apply for Summer StaffA positive and enthusiastic camp staff is essential for a fun and rewarding camper experience.
To apply, download an application and email it to [email protected], fax it to 757-294-0727 or mail it to 394 Floods Dr Spring Grove, Virginia 23881. Preference will be given to applications received before January 1st.
Benefits of Counselorship
Serving as a staff member is hard work, but also has great perks! You don’t have to live at home with your parents for the summer. You get to swim, boat, go on a ropes course, eat great food and work in a Christian community.
You get every other weekend off as well as 24 hours every two weeks. You also get a really cool t-shirt. Best of all, you have tons of fun!
About Our Summer Staff Positions
Camp Chanco staff members serve as mentors in counselor and instructor positions. These staff positions are the foundation for the entire camping program.
Camper safety is our number one priority and this goal depends on a diligent and competent staff.
Activity staff are assigned based on talent and experience. We have positions for: Archery, Ropes Course, Arts and Crafts, Nature, and Aquatics staff.
Staff members are responsible for their own program area and the development and planning of the program itself. If you have special skills in any of these areas and like the idea of teaching, then maybe an Activity staff position would be right for you.
Our counseling staff provide 24-hour supervision to our campers. Counselors are set in pairs and partner with program staff to oversee a campsite of up to 18 campers.
Counselors work as a team to create a safe, fun, Christian community for their campsite. In order to do this, they not only help facilitate but also participate in each activity along with the campers.
The future of our summer camp staff are this year’s Eagles. This staff training program includes fulfillment of daily tasks crucial to the program as well as related to support functions.
Formational time with our chaplains and time spent with the campsite observing and assisting counselors are also parts of the program. Service may last for one session up to the entire summer. Our Eagle staff training program is open to candidates 17 years of age.