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The Experience of a Lifetime

The Experience of a Lifetime

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Make a Difference at Camp Summit


Camp Summit is a residential or “sleep away” camp for children and adults with disabilities. With weeklong camp sessions, weekend sessions and respite days, campers are offered a wide variety of traditional camp activities in our barrier-free environment.

Camp Summit hires seasonal staff for each summer and fall to fulfill a safe ratio of two campers to every one staff member. Most staff members live in the cabins (your "home away from home") with the campers during their one-week stay. Many of our staff are college students pursuing fields of human interest. We also work with international agencies to recruit personnel from all over the world. Benefits include salary, room and board, laundry facilities, wireless internet, and the experience of a lifetime!

Seasonal Positions

Summer & Fall 2024

Mid May - Mid November


Responsible for camper's daytime and nighttime needs, maintaining their health & safety, and ensuring campers have the best time possible.


Responsible for planning and leading activities that enhance the camper experience and promote personal growth.


Responsible for capturing the moments of every camper's experience.


This position is not assigned to a single group, as they are cross-trained to act as an aid in every activity and across cabins.


Oversee the health of all campers, staff, and volunteers at camp. Responsibilities include medication
administration for campers, routine medical procedures, and first aid. Must have a current,
unencumbered Texas or multistate nursing license. Reports to Healthcare Supervisor and Camp Director.

Kitchen Staff (16+)

Assists the kitchen manager and head cook in the preparation and service of meals while ensuring a safe and sanitary dining experience for our campers and staff. This position involves all aspects of food service operations including: food preparation, dishwashing, service of food, and general cleaning. Local hires may be 16 yrs. + and are not required to live on camp.

Life as a Staff Member

Ideal Candidate caring and compassionate, able to work on a team, open minded, willing to learn, energetic, enthusiastic, and encouraging.


Room and Board

All staff are provided with a twin sized bed, a bedside table, and a closet. Most staff live in cabins with campers. 3 meals a day are provided during sessions and on the weekends food will be provided for the staff to prepare for themselves. All staff have access to free laundry facilities and wireless internet.

Employee Perks

Build lasting relationships with other staff and campers

Learn or improve skills that look great on a resume

Give back to a remarkable group of campers

Personal growth

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff will be responsible for their transportation to Texas and to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A Camp Summit staff member will be available to transport you from an airport, train, or bus station. During time off, the Staff member on duty will make "town runs" for staff who do not have their own transportation.

For Fun

Staff have many options for entertainment in the area during their designated time off. In addition to the staff lounge (on camp) there are many shops, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. within miles of Camp Summit. During longer breaks, Dallas and Fort Worth are both an easy car ride from Paradise.

How to Apply

Submit your application here or by clicking the "Apply" button below.  After you have submitted your application, we will conduct a phone interview, request references, initiate a criminal background check, and request any additional information as necessary.

Camp Fun
Bonding with Campers
Enjoying Activities
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