Impact A Life This Summer!


Join Our Summer Staff

Spend Your Summer...

  • Investing in Children
  • Growing Spiritually & Emotionally
  • Developing Your Gifts

Not sure what you are going to do this summer?

Want to make new friends, experience personal growth, and have a summer you will never forget?

Camp Deerpark is looking for talented young adults to join our team of changemakers. Watch God work in the lives of children, your fellow staff, and yourself.

Become A Better Person This Summer

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    Participate In God's Work

You get a front-row seat working with kids and watching God change their lives.

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    Mature As A Person

Grow as a whole person: spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

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    Make New Friends & Memories

There’s no doubt about - this will be  a summer you won’t forget!

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    Experience Nature

Enjoy time in nature and fresh air, less than two hours from New York City.

Meet me at the Mountain:

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“Every year I have grown to love the camp more and more. This is a place that I will never forget for as long as I live. I have learned so much here, and have had just the best interactions with the people here. Camp has also offered me the greatest chance to help others, through ministry and other avenues.”

-Dominic; former camper and summer staff


Summer Staff Openings:

Senior Counselor:

Responsible for care and safety of campers. Counselors lead devotions, games, occasionally give campfire messages, lead worship and serve as role models and mentors for campers. Must be 18 years or older.

Junior Counselor:

This position helps younger staff get a taste of camp ministry. They work under a senior counselor in providing care and safety for the campers. J.C.s also help in the kitchen, set up for games, or function in other supportive roles. Must be 17 years or older.

Kitchen Assistant:

Assists in kitchen preparing, serving, and cleaning up after meals. May also help with set up for outdoor meals, decorate for feasts, or set up for programming events. Must be 17 years or older.

Program Assistant:

This person performs the odds and ends the summer camp director and program director need done. This may include everything from starting a campfire to watering flowers. Must be 17 years or older.

Health Director:

Responsible for overseeing camper health. Duties include administering medication and maintaining proper medical documentation. May also be asked to help lead activities depending on skills. Must have credentials as an EMT or RN. Higher pay based on other skills.

Summer Head Cook:

Responsible for preparing and serving meals for 40-60 campers and staff. Supervises kitchen assistants and works under the supervision of the food service director. Higher pay based on experience.

Camp Pastor:

Provides spiritual content in conjunction with the summer theme. Responsible for campfire messages, Bible class, and chapel content. Higher pay based on experience.

Media Coordinator:

Collects video footage, takes still images, and sets up camper interviews.  Will create a presentation for campers at the end of the week and compile the best media for use in marketing.  Applicants should submit samples of their work.  Pay is based on age and experience.

Additional $50/week

Help monitor pool activity and keep campers safe while they enjoy the pool. Lifeguard certification required.

Here's How To Join Our Team

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    Apply & Interview

    Fill out the application and schedule an interview.

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    Prepare & Train

    Attend staff training on June 23-28, 2024.

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    Arrive & Serve!

    Watch God work in the lives of children.

What Makes Camp Deerpark Different?


You will work alongside a diverse team with trained and qualified leaders who will support you.


Nestled in the Lower Shawangunk Mountains in Upstate  NY, our camp has all the natural ingredients for a summer of outdoor fun.


Camp offers an opportunity to contribute your unique talents and gifts in a safe space.


Camp Deerpark is licensed by the NYS health department and accountable to the NYC Mennonite Churches.

Imagine What’s Possible For Your Summer!

A message From Our Director

Hi, I’m Celmali. I’m so excited that you are interested in working with us.

My first real job was at Camp Deerpark, and it was hard work in the hot kitchen! But I kept coming back, and serving in different capacities. It has been decades since, and I’ve travelled far and wide, but many of my skills and valuable life experiences can be attributed to my service years at Camp. That’s why I’m back: To invite you into the challenging process of growth, maturing, and mentorship. Camp is in need of energetic young adults who love Christ, children, and the outdoors. If that sounds like you, I hope you will apply.

This year, our theme is “Meet Me at the Mountain.” Do you know the story of Moses, who met God at a mountain and was forever changed? Well, my prayer is that every person who comes to Camp Deerpark will have an encounter with Christ, and go back to the city, changed.

Won’t you meet us this summer? The work is hard, but definitely worthwhile, so join in. I hope to see you there!