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Thank you for expressing your interest in joining the Camp America Day Camp team!

By opting to spend your summer with us, you’ll have a profound impact on children’s lives, forge meaningful friendships, and enhance your life and work skills. We actively seek enthusiastic, flexible, and dynamic individuals to become part of the Camp America family. There are various roles within CA (though not always available in every department). All CA staff must undergo a Pennsylvania state police criminal record check, Pennsylvania child abuse history clearance, and a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check, including fingerprinting. The 39-day commitment will prove to be a life changing experience.

Are you a preschool teacher or a caregiver experienced with young children? If so, the role of Midgie Mommy may be ideal for you. Responsible for our youngest campers aged 2.5 to 5 years old, Midgie Mommies play a crucial role in addressing developmental needs, whether it involves assisting with toileting or offering comforting hugs. Patience, kindness, love, organization, and helpfulness are essential qualities for Midgie Mommies.

Our lively and attentive senior bunk counselors are entrusted with the safety and well-being of a specific group of campers, divided by age and gender. A genuine love for fun, coupled with an understanding of the campers’ best interests, is vital. Senior bunk counselors must actively participate in all camp activities, including swimming.

Specialists are the backbone of Camp America, contributing expertise in designated areas with certified training, being responsible for crafting dynamic and enjoyable programs for every age group.

The pool staff at Camp America consists of an elite team of trained swim instructors and lifeguards. Possessing a current and valid American Red Cross lifeguarding certification with first aid and CPR is a requirement. Pool staff members are dedicated to advancing campers’ swimming abilities through the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Senior pool staff evaluate their campers twice during the summer and provide progress reports to parents.

Junior Counselors at Camp America Day Camp, typically graduates of our CIT (Counselor in Training) Program, are motivated individuals passionate about fun and understand the responsibility of caring for campers. If you haven’t gone through our program but are eager to contribute to camper development, we encourage you to apply.


Clearances Required to Begin Working

All members of our staff are required to provide Camp America with all state clearances. For more information regarding these clearances please click here.

To obtain your state clearances follow the links below:

**Please note that we CAN NOT accept volunteering clearances**

CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE – Must be renewed every 5 years.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

PA CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK – Must be completed every year by all staff.

Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check

FBI CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK and FINGERPRINTING – Staff 18 years of age and older. Must be renewed every 5 years.

**If you are under 18 and have not lived in the state of PA for the last 10 years you must have FBI fingerprinting**

FBI Fingerprinting Directions – Please read before applying below.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check

Forms Required by June 1st

All forms will be automatically emailed to the camp office after completion.

  • Staff Packet (ages 18 & up)
  • Staff Packet (ages 15 to 17)
  • i9 – please bring appropriate documentation (i.e. passport or PA ID/school ID and social security card) to be copied and kept on file in the camp office after the form has been submitted.
  • w4 – to be completed by anyone age 18 and older.

Meeting Dates @ Camp America Day Camp

Returning Staff Orientation (All Returning Staff) Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm (dinner will be served)

NEW Staff Orientation (First Year Staff ONLY) Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm (dinner will be served)

Super Sunday (All Staff)  Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (breakfast and lunch will be served)

Midgie Meet & Greet (Division 1 Staff ONLY) – Tuesday, May 21, 2024 – 5:00 pm staff arrival (dinner will be served).

Challenge Course Training (Challenge & Team Building Staff ONLY) Friday, May 31, 2024 – Sunday, June 2, 2024

Lifeguard Certification Course – Click on the appropriate link to register (reach out to camp for a discount code).

Lifeguard Weekend Course (Friday, May 31, 2024 – Sunday, June 2, 2024)
Lifeguard Weeknight Course (Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – Friday, May 31, 2024)
Water Safety Instructor Course (Wednesday, May 29, 2024 & Friday, May 31, 2024 – Sunday, June 2, 2024)
Lifeguard Review (Saturday, June 1, 2024 – Sunday, June 2, 2024)

Staff Training Video Series

Click each video to watch our Staff Training Video Series. These videos will help staff get acquainted to day to day life at camp and be prepared to tackle each day!

Video 1Introduction to Summer Camp Training

Video 2Setting the Climate with Schtick

Video 3Social Media and Cell Phones

Video 4Synchronize Your Campers

Video 5Make Your Bunk a Home

Video 6Self Care at Camp

Video 7Participate with Your Campers

Video 8Using Neutral Language

Video 9Communication with Children

Video 10How to Handle Challenging Behavior

Video 11Equality vs Equity & Mandated Reporter