This is more than just a summer job. . . .
Make your summer count for eternity.
Why work with us?
- Be used by God to carry out our mission: to reach and disciple girls for Jesus.
- Be challenged to grow in your own walk with the Lord as you share your faith and set a godly example for campers.
- Develop life skills that will serve you well wherever you find yourself next.
- Build relationships with other staff that may turn into life-long friendships.
- Receive valuable training in working with campers, safety, activity areas, and much more.
- If you're considering the mission field in the future, camp offers some of the best preparation possible.
- The campers aren't the only ones who get to try new things – you might be surprised at what you can do!
- CAMP IS FUN!!!
CounselorsCounselors are responsible for a group of 7–8 girls each week and lead a small group Bible study with them each day. All counselors also teach activities.
LifeguardsFull-time waterfront positions are available, but we are also looking for counselors with lifeguard certification.
Wilderness Trip LeadersA specialist and assistant take girls on 3-4 day wilderness trips in the Adirondacks. Canoeing and backpacking skills as well as trip experience are required.
Food Service StaffOur kitchen serves approximately 250 people a week. Food service assistants are involved with all aspects of food preparation.
Office StaffVarious office positions are available. These may include registrar, office manager, office assistant, and camp store manager.
PhotographerExcellent photography skills are a must. Photos are taken daily and posted on the web site. Photos are also used in promotional materials.
MaintenanceOur maintenance staff keep camp running! They deal with routine maintenance, repairs, and new projects. General handyman skills as well as specialized expertise are valuable.
Health ServicesCertified medical staff is needed to oversee all areas of camp related to camper and staff health.
How to Apply
Application and ScreeningComplete an application. After your application is received, camp staff will send you some basic information and be in touch about the next steps. Typically, the screening process includes a phone interview and reference checks. You can fill out the application online, --OR-- download it and mail it in, --OR-- request an application by mail. Applicants for positions posted above must be 18 years or older. If you are under 18, learn about service crew opportunities.
Request an application by mail:
38 Rugby Rd.
East Greenbush, NY 12061
38 Rugby Rd.
East Greenbush, NY 12061
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USDue to immigration and visa policies, you must apply through an agency. Here are the agencies that we work with:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks located and what's nearby? Camp Cedarbrook is nestled in the Adirondack Mountains 4 1/2 hours north of New York City, about 20 miles southwest of Lake George and about 20 miles northwest of Saratoga Springs. Saratoga, Glens Falls, and Lake George are the nearest big towns with places to visit during your time off. Albany is just one hour south.
- What makes Cedarbrook special? We think it's our mission that makes us special: to reach and disciple girls for Jesus. We all come with a common purpose of helping girls to know Jesus better which unites us as a staff. It's special because it's all girls, giving them the chance to step out and try things they otherwise might avoid. Without the boy/girl distractions, we can focus on what's important. We are also blessed to be able to carry out this mission in a beautiful forest. Whether you're taking a walk down the trails in the pine forest or sitting by the lake in the morning, you'll experience the beauty of God's creation. The relationships that are built with campers and with staff are also part of what makes camp special. Spending so much time together allows for deep friendships. And of course, camp is just plain fun!
- Where do most staff come from? Most of our staff come from the northeast, especially New York and New Jersey. However, we also get staff members from all over the country and even all over the world.
- Where do most campers come from? Most of our campers come from the northeast, especially New York and New Jersey. However, we also get staff members from all over the country and even all over the world.
- How do I get to camp? Most people drive to camp and we'll give you directions with your paperwork after you're hired. You can also arrive by bus, plane, or train and we'll pick you up. Albany International Airport is the closest for air transportation and is one hour from camp. You can take the bus or train into Saratoga Springs, about one half hour from camp.
- What's a typical day like? See our sample daily schedule.
- Where do staff live? Counselors live in cabins or platform tents with campers. Cabins and tents have no electricity so you'll need your flashlight, but each living area has a washhouse with sinks, toilets, and hot showers. Other staff live in various staff housing units. Most staff have a roommate and live in a building with community bathrooms inside.
- How much time off will I have? Over the course of a day, two free hours will be scheduled for you. All staff has a day off from noon on Saturday through 10 AM Sunday when we gather for staff worship. On Saturdays, staff members share rides into town for dinner, sightseeing, shopping, or whatever the group decides to do.
- What type of medical care is available? We always have a nurse onsite who can help you with any medical concerns you have during the summer. If you need to see an outside practitioner, the medical staff will help you make an appointment and get there. Medical insurance is not provided for staff.
- What do you look for when hiring staff? First and foremost, we are looking for committed Christians who want to serve God. Part of your job is to share Christ and your Christian walk with campers so it's very important that you be ready to do that. After that, we are looking for people who care about children and want to make a positive difference in their lives. We want people who are ready to learn, to try new things, and to contribute to the staff team.
- Can you accommodate special diets? We serve a general range of foods to appeal to our campers. If you have special dietary needs, we can usually accommodate those. Please speak to us directly about what you need and we will work on a plan.
Here are the staff members who will be returning to camp this summer!
Volunteering for a weekCan't spend this summer with us, but can't imagine not being at camp?
Are you interested in joining our staff for just a week or two? We have volunteer positions available for men and women that might be just right for you!