Summer Camp Counselor

Camp Sonshine

Job Description

Serve With Us This Summer!

Are you ready to say “YES!” to joining a talented team of men and women who are serious about having fun and helping kids learn how to be successful in the journey of growing up? Are you ready to be a part of a team that delivers award-winning programming designed to create fun memories where children and youth experience God’s love?

Here’s the truth—working at Camp Sonshine Maryland is tough. It’s not a vacation, nor is it just a job. It’s a mission; a life-changing experience that engages every part of your body, soul, and spirit. Most of our summer counselors will tell you that spending a summer here is one of the most challenging things they’ve ever done. However, they’ll also tell you that every moment was completely worth it. Through serving others, they were able to discover God’s purpose for their lives.

When you say “YES!” to Camp Sonshine, you are not only saying “yes” to making a positive impact on the lives of youth in and around Howard and Montgomery counties, you are also saying “YES!” to…

  • Paid Missions
  • Intentional Leadership Development
  • Practical Ministry Training
  • Life-Changing Community


  • Group Counselor: Group Counselors (must be 18+ years old) work with a specific group of campers throughout the summer. This position can often vary because of our campers’ range of ages, which starts at age three to 16 years old.
  • Program Counselor: Program Counselors (must be 18+ years old) are our resident “creative experts” and an integral part of our team. Program Counselors specialize in one area of activity; they provide campers with the opportunity to try new things, enjoy new challenges, and of course, have fun!
  • Support Staff: Our Support Staff are people who make things happen! They’re always ready at a moment’s notice. Behind the scenes or in front, Camp Sonshine couldn’t run without our Support Staff.
  • Specialty Camp Staff: Specialty Camp group counselors work with campers who are interested in our specialty camps. This position can often vary because our campers’ range of ages, which starts at 6-15 years old. They are passionate counselors who are interested in STEM, Arts, Wilderness, & Coding! They bring the program to life by creating opportunities for campers to dive into their specialty. This position varies between age groups from 6 year olds to 15 year olds.

About Camp Sonshine

Camp Sonshine International exists to create fun memories where children and youth experience God's love!

Camp Sonshine is an award-winning, county, and state licensed Christian day camp in Maryland. We provide both summer day camp and year-round programming such as Before And After School Care, for school-aged children. Our programs are tailored to meet the developmental needs of each age group that we serve. We handpick our staff from all over the world that love working with youth and who intentionally model the kind of behavior parents want their children to emulate.

Camp Sonshine’s reach extends far beyond the borders of Maryland through Camp Sonshine International. Camp Sonshine International has been bringing Camp to kids from around the world since 1981. Starting in Maryland, but moving to places like Guatemala, the Philippines, South Africa, and more! The vision to bring God’s love and purpose to children across the globe has now grown to include over 7,000 children a year.

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Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
1 year ago
Silver Spring, Maryland


Church Size
500-750 people

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