Summer Camp Counselors & C.I.L.T.s

Welcome to one of the most effective ministries to children and youth today – camp & retreat ministry!  Volunteer counseling is a uniquely important part of the church’s mission and ministry.  During a week of camp, campers can make significant decisions and behavior changes that could help shape their lives for the future.  You can be of extreme help to that child/youth in their decision-making.
Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead campers to an understanding of God and the impact God can have on each of our lives
  • Care for the spiritual, emotional, and physical welfare of the small family group of campers assigned to you
  • Assist in implementing sport, recreational, nature and special activities
  • Share your personal Christian witness/testimony in word, lifestyle, and action
  • Remember that camper safety and welfare must be your first consideration.

           All adult volunteers are required to submit background clearances before serving.

Counselor Forms:
          Volunteer Health Form (Adult)
          Volunteer Reference Form (First-time Volunteers)​
          Background Check Forms                                                   Tag-Along Form (Optional)


C.I.L.T (Camper In Leadership Training) Typically ONLY assist with young children's camps.

           Camper In Leadership Training are campers learning to be leaders and are evaluated by their adult leadership.

C.I.L.T. Qualifications:
•  Completed 9th grade, but is under 18 years old
•  Has committed his/her life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
•  Is able to first consider the needs of others
•  Can take directions from the adult counselors and program directors
C.I.L.T. Responsibilities include:
•  Assist campers to meet their daily needs
•  Participate in activities with campers
•  Follow adult counselor's (mentor) instructions
       Being a C.I.L.T. is not a substitute for being a camper during a regular week of camp.
     ♦  C.I.L.T.s not attending a regular week of camp as a camper will be charged a $100 fee.
►  C.I.L.T. Information Sheet  (Please Read)
C.I.L.T Forms:
           C.I.L.T. Application
C.I.L.T. Health Form (Camper Form)

Pocono Plateau is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.American Camp Association AccreditationPocono Plateau is an EcoEternity site, an alternative to traditional cemeteries.Pocono Plateau is a chart member of the Association of United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries.