Members of the Summer Camp Staff are responsible for carrying out the Mission of the Antiochian Village, which is to present to young people a living experience of the Holy Orthodox Faith in their relationship with God and other campers in an uncluttered, natural environment. They must help strengthen the Camper’s grasp of the basics of the Christian life: participation in the liturgical, sacramental, and ascetical life of the Church and living in community with fellow members of the Body of Christ with peace towards all of God’s creation. But being a counselor isn’t just another job where you are required to do certain tasks and never end up seeing your efforts come to fruition, it can and most likely will be, one of the most spiritually fulfilling experiences of your life.
Are your parents pressuring you to get a REAL job and make some money? Have you ever considered the marketable skills that you would gain from being a camp counselor? Businesses highly value such skills as teamwork, problem solving, leadership, which are just a few of the skills you will gain while working at camp.
Want to be a counselor again, but can’t spend the whole summer? Why not come back for a weekend as a Winter Camp Counselor!
Counselors will be assigned responsibilities and expected to participate in all scheduled activities. Each counselor will stay in a cabin with 7 campers.
Winter Camp Staff must be at least 18 years old, and have graduated High School. Counselors will be selected based on need according to the number of campers that attend, and based on their related experience in youth and camping ministry. Depending on applications, most staff positions, if not all, will be filled by former or current staff. Selected counselors will attend at no charge.
Antiochian Village Family Camp Staff are typically former Summer Camp Staff, though applications are welcome from others as well. Staff will act as “hosts” for one or two families, sitting with them at meals and helping them with program information, orientation to the camp facilities, etc, as well as in leading all camp programs. Staff will be selected based on need according to the number of families that attend. Staff will be housed together, allowing families the privacy of their own cabin.