Summer Camp Counselors & C.I.L.T.s

Welcome to one of the most effective ministries to children and youth today – camp & retreat ministry!  Volunteer counseling is a uniquely important part of the church’s mission and ministry.  During a week of camp, campers can make significant decisions and behavior changes that could help shape their lives for the future.  You can be of extreme help to that child/youth in their decision-making.
Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead campers to an understanding of God and the impact God can have on each of our lives
  • Care for the spiritual, emotional, and physical welfare of the small family group of campers assigned to you
  • Assist in implementing sport, recreational, nature and special activities
  • Share your personal Christian witness/testimony in word, lifestyle, and action
  • Remember that camper safety and welfare must be your first consideration.

           All adult volunteers are required to submit background clearances before serving.

Counselor Forms:
          Volunteer Health Form (All Adult Volunteers)                                            Tag-Along Form (Optional)
          Volunteer Reference Form (First-time Volunteers)​
          Background Check Forms (All Adult Volunteers)                             
          ACA Voluntary Disclosure Statement (All Adult Volunteers)                                  


C.I.L.T (Camper In Leadership Training) Typically ONLY assist with Young Children's camps (#601, 603, 604).

           Camper In Leadership Training are campers learning to be leaders and are evaluated by their adult leadership.

C.I.L.T. Qualifications:
•  Completed 9th grade, but is under 18 years old
•  Has committed his/her life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
•  Is able to first consider the needs of others
•  Can take directions from the adult counselors and program directors
C.I.L.T. Responsibilities include:
•  Assist campers to meet their daily needs
•  Participate in activities with campers
•  Follow adult counselor's (mentor) instructions
       Being a C.I.L.T. is not a substitute for being a camper during a regular week of camp.
     ♦  All C.I.L.T.s are charged a $100 fee.
►  C.I.L.T. Information Sheet  (Please Read)
C.I.L.T Forms:
           C.I.L.T. Application
C.I.L.T. Health Form (Camper Form)

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.