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Camp Susque offers many kinds of employment opportunities. Our biggest employment season occurs from June-August, when we hire over 100 summer staff to serve at our Summer Youth Camps, Wilderness Trips, and Family Camps. While our Fall-Spring employment needs are less, they are equally as important, and we actively seek to have gifted individuals fill these roles.



Why Work at Camp Susque?

While each position is unique, the following are some of the general, core benefits that Susque seeks to impart to its employees:

  • Support and growth in a small-group based, team atmosphere. This often includes weekly Support Meetings with immediate supervisors as well as community-based lodging for our summer staffers.
  • A focus on spiritual life, as well as excellence in getting the job done. As a non-denominational Christian camp, employees’ spiritual lives are of utmost importance. In this manner, we seek to complement employees’ spiritual growth and unity through our Team Ground Rules as well as weekly Team Meetings.
  • The ability to be part of a dynamic, exciting ministry, serving thousands of people a year, from youth to families to weekend retreat groups, sharing and exemplifying the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • The opportunity to work in a beautiful, four-season, mountainous setting.

For Further Information

As a potential staff member, you probably have a lot of questions.  Check out our “Summer/Winter FAQs” below. If you don’t see the answers you are looking for, send us an email at or give us a call at 570-998-2151. We’d be glad to help!

Summer/Winter Staffing FAQs

What is the summer schedule?
Summer 2024 Dates
Pre-camp Work Crew May 13 
Lifeguard Training Weekend May 24-26
All Counselor Orientation June 9-22
Staff Fellowship Weekend June 14-16
Boys Young Explorers Camp June 16-19
Girls Young Explorers Camp June 19-22
Wilderness Trips Start June 19
Boys Camp June 23-July 13
Girls Camp July 13-August 3
Susque Family Camp August 4-10
Wilderness Trips End August 10
Classic Family Camp August 11-17


What are the salary and benefits for summer staff?

Salary & Benefits

A summer at Camp Susque can be one of the most memorable ones of your life! You will find yourself challenged and stretched, as well as having the time of your life (and you get paid)!


In addition to your salary, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Access to our onsite health services
  • Ability to order outdoor recreation gear at a discount price
  • Access to our high speed Wi-Fi during time off
  • Opportunity to be certified in 1st Aid, CPR, and Waterfront Lifeguarding for free
  • Ability to increase your salary via the Missionary Support Program

Base Salary


  • Serving as a counselor is a five week commitment.
  • Staff-in-Training receive a different base salary.
    SIT pay is $100 a week and the program is four weeks long. 
  • Young Explorers Staff are volunteer.
Is Camp Susque affiliated with a particular church or denomination?
No. Camp Susque is intentionally a non-denominational camp run by a Board of Directors.
Is Camp Susque a non-profit?

Yes. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Is there internet access at Susque?


Is there cell phone service at Susque?

There is excellent reception for Verizon and AT&T.

How do I get paid while at Susque?

You will receive a paycheck every two weeks, on the 15th and 30th of each month. The money will be directly deposited into the bank account that you specify in your initial hiring paperwork.

What if I don't have a bank account?

Please contact the Office Manager to discuss your options.

Do I need to bring bedding?

Yes. You will most likely be sleeping on a twin bed. Many staff also bring sleeping bags or hammocks to sleep in. Towels and toiletries are also not provided.

Do I need working papers from my school?

If you are under the age of 18, PA state labor laws require you to obtain an employment certificate, also known as “working papers.” If you reside in PA, these can be obtained from your local school district. If you reside outside of PA, you need to obtain an employment certificate from the state and school district in which you will be working. More details are available by contacting our Office Manager.

General Camp Info

Mission and Beliefs

Susque's mission, statement of faith and beliefs


How to get to Camp Susque

Camp Map

Interactive map of our buildings and property

Financial Accountability

How we use the gifts and finances entrusted to us.

Board of Directors

Our Leadership

History and Tradition

How Camp Susque came to be

Staff & Employment

Meet the Staff

Meet your year-round staff

Work at Susque

Join the Susque team


For credit & not-for-credit programs available.

Camps & Trips

Summer Youth Camps

For campers entering grades 1-11

Winter Youth Camps

For campers in grades 3-12

Family Camp

Camps for whole families

Wilderness Trips

A camping experience at a whole new level.  Grades 6-12.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs Overview

Special programs and classes throughout the year.

School Field Trips

Field Trips Overview

Unique, interactive and memorable experiences for students.

Susque Podcast

The Susquodcast

A regular podcast dedicated to all things Camp Susque.

Other Programs

Susque Trail Run

Annual 5k through Susque's property

Youth Summit

For Jr and Sr high youth groups

Harvest Festival

Activities for the whole family

Spring Family Weekend

Weekend getaway for intentional family time.

Pastor & Spouse Retreat

A refreshment retreat open to Pastors and their spouses

Work Fellowship Weekend

Sign up for a work weekend to help us gear up for camp season.


Donate to Susque's mission and help create experiences that last a lifetime.


Sign up for a work weekend to help us gear up for camp season.


A list of items that can benefit Susque's mission