Summer Staff Ministry

Pocono Plateau is dedicated to the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.  Each camper is challenged to commit his or her life to Christ and to grow in that relationship.  Each summer staff is a member of a team of servants.  It is important to realize that you are not just working at a job but fulfilling a role in ministry.  Summer staff are a tool in God's hands as the Holy Spirit touches the lives of summer campers.     Top Ten Reasons to work at Pocono Plateau!

The ministry of the paid summer staff is unique, challenging,and most of all rewarding!

As a Pocono Plateau staffer, you'll receive:

  • Training & Experience
  • Room & Board
  • Support and Encouragement
  • Opportunities to serve Christ 
Through your ministry of service and hospitality, children and teens will have their eyes opened to God in new and exciting ways.  You, too, will have the opportunity to find new meaning in your faith journey.
Summer Staff Paid Positions:  To apply, complete the online Summer Staff Application.

Food Service

  • Main Site Assistant Cook - In a leadership role, assist the Head Cook with food preparation, serving and clean up at the Main Site Kitchen. Supports kitchen staff coordination and leads food service in the absence of the Head cook.
  • Kitchen Assistants - Assist in food preparation, serving of meals, washing dishes and cleaning up after each meal. Assist with general food service tasks.
  • Adventure Site Assistant Cook - In a leadership role, assist the Head Cook with food preparation, serving and clean up at the Adventure Lodge. Assists in Main Site kitchen food prep.  Supervises the Adventure Site Assistant.
  • Adventure Site Assistant- Assists the Adventure Site Cook and Adventure site Maintenance person to serve and cleaning up meals and maintain the Adventure Site.  May assist in the Main Site Kitchen..


  • Maintenance Assistants - Assist in all maintenance responsibilities including grounds keeping, minor building repairs, selected maintenance/improvement projects, and the delivery of services with the camp program.
  • Adventure Site Maintenance Assistant - In a leadership role, maintains the needs of the Adventure Site grounds and facilities. Assists the with serving and clean up of Adventure Lodge meals.  May assist in general maintenance at the Main Site camp.


  • Program Staff - Provides leadership of program activities such as archery, fishing, nature, games, adventure challenge programs (ropes courses), music, etc.  Possibility of spending some weeks counseling - residing with and leading small camper groups in daily living activities including Bible studies.
  • Waterfront Director / Program Staff - Oversees waterfront operations and provides safety for swimming and boating.  Supervises the lifeguard staff.  Assists in program leadership of activities such as canoeing, boating, games, adventure programs (ropes), music, etc.
  • Lifeguard / Program Staff - Provides waterfront safety for swimming and boating. Assists in program leadership of activities such as canoeing, boating, games, adventure programs (ropes), music, etc.
  • Crafts Director / Program Staff - Directs the craft program and is responsible for organizing, inventorying, and ordering needed supplies, and instructing campers in craft projects and activities. Assists in program leadership of other camp activities (games, music) as available.
  • Website Photographers / Program Staff - Maintains the summer journal and summer photo gallery on the Plateau’s web site. Responsibilities include writing, designing, and posting a daily journal; shooting, organizing, storing and posting all photos (in digital format); care and maintenance of the camp’s digital camera. Will alternate with other photographer in leadership of program activities such as archery, nature, games, adventure programs (ropes), music, etc.

Complete an online Summer Staff Application.  If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

Pocono Plateau is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.American Camp Association AccreditationPocono Plateau is an EcoEternity site, an alternative to traditional cemeteries.Pocono Plateau is a chart member of the Association of United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries.