Information for Prospective Staff


A truly special experience that both campers and staff can treasure forever”

“One of the most unique experiences you will ever have”

“An unbeatable experience”

“Amazing. Fun. Challenging. I took away knowledge and experience with behaviors/ mental illness, etc; a new appreciation for what I have and who I have in my life, memories, friendships, confidence. It changed my life.”

“Why can’t real life be like camp?”


Join Our Team:

Camp New Horizons is looking for motivated individuals who are interested in gaining invaluable work experience as well as working to better the lives of the special-needs population of children and adolescents that we serve. Highlights of our camp staff include dedicated camp veterans who return year after year, and former campers who have come back to share the camp experience with a new generation of campers.

Our level of staff training is unparalleled among traditional summer camps; preparing our staff to confidently address the unique challenges that face our campers who have special social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.

Because of our specialized training and the experience our staff gets with real-life mental health issues, we strongly encourage staff to seek college internship credit for their time while still getting paid.


  • Applicants should email questions or resume/cover letter to Derric McElheney.
  • We are hiring male counselors and volunteers.
  • Counselors will need to be available for the month of July and the First week of August; we will provide housing if possible.

Seasonal Positions Available:

Please take a look below to see the make-up of our seasonal staff and to get an idea of how your talents might fit into the program.

All staff must be at least 17 years old and able to pass a criminal background check. All staff members must be available to work from July 6th until August 1st except for scheduled days and times off.

  • Camp Counselors (16): Work in a family group of 5 to supervise a group of 10 campers throughout the day.
  • Activities Coordinator: Oversee the planning, scheduling, and implementation of all daily camp activities. Experienced camp staff or individuals with relevant experience.
  • Assistant Director: Assist camp director in office work, supervision of staff, assisting staff in camper discipline, and anything else that needs to be done. Experienced camp staff or individuals with relevant experience.
  • Lifeguard/Medical Staff: Responsible for lifeguarding and assisting with medical procedures. Must have lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certification.
  • Medical Staff: Responsible for assisting with medical procedures. Must have first aid and CPR certification.