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Interested in working at Pyoca? Check below for our current seasonal and year round part-time employment opportunities.

Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pyoca does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, political beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, financial status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.



Full-time Year-round Positions:

There are no current full-time positions available for hire.



Summer Support Staff and Year-Round Part-time Positions:

We are currently hiring for a number of part-time position and seasonal full-time positions. You can learn about each position below. Full position descriptions are available by clicking the position name. To apply, simply follow the link to our application portal.

Application Portal

ASSISTANT COOK: Assistant Cooks work closely with the Food Service Director to deliver high-quality foodservice in an atmosphere of Christian hospitality to campers, guests, and staff. Part-time year-round and full-time summer positions availiable.

HOUSEKEEPER: Housekeepers provide a safe and clean environment to welcome our campers and guests. Strong candidates for this position will be self-motivated and have attention for detail. Part-time, year-round with flexible hours!



2023 Summer Staff Positions:

Summer staff applications open for the 2023 camp season on Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 12:00PM (EDT). Interviews and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis, with first round offers out by January 20, 2023. All coordinator positions, and the chaplain position, are eligible as internships. Learn more about joining our summer staff on our Summer Staff page. Positions highlighted in blue have been filled.

COUNSELOR: Minimum 19 years old, at least one year of college preferred. Staff will alternate between counselor and support staff roles throughout the summer. The counselor role, in-cabin with youth, includes: camper supervision and mentoring, adventure activity facilitation (low ropes/climbing tower/waterfront), leadership of daily programming (games, hiking, Bible study, campfire, etc.), and additional duties as assigned. The support staff role includes: program support for rental camps, adventure activity facilitation, and light maintenance duties as assigned. Must be willing to work as a team, practice effective conflict management, and hone communication skills. All staff will be expected to work with Pyoca programs, rental camp programs, volunteer staff, and C.I.T.s (Counselor in Training program). Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, accident insurance, and a base salary of $405 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

EXPLORE CAMP COORDINATOR: Minimum 21 years old. Responsible for overseeing the daily programming and scheduling of Explore Camps (2nd - 4th grade), supervising and assisting assigned counselors, as well as planning alongside and shadowing the Explore Camp Volunteer Director. Opportunities for lifeguard certification available. Applicants should have at least one year of experience in a camp or youth leadership setting. Will work closely with the Assistant Program Director and other leadership staff to implement daily programming, manage conflict, respond to behavioral concerns, and provide a safe and supportive community for campers, staff and volunteers. Other duties include: developing and leading large group recreation (games, chapel, campfire); organizing and facilitating Explore check-in; creating and implementing weekly schedules; nightly check-ins with staff, and relaying staff and camper communication to the Program Director. Will assist in leading staff training. Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, workers compensation insurance, and a base salary of $450 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

DISCOVER CAMP COORDINATOR: Minimum 21 years old. Responsible for overseeing the daily programming and scheduling of Discover camps (4th - 6th grade), including Discover Creation; supervising and assisting assigned counselors, as well as facilitating camp adventure activities (including low ropes, waterfront, and climbing tower). Opportunities for lifeguard certification available. Applicants should have at least one year of experience in a camp or youth leadership setting. Will work closely with the Assistant Program Director and other support staff to implement daily programming, manage conflict, respond to behavioral concerns, and provide a safe and supportive community for campers, staff and volunteers. Other duties include: developing and leading large group recreation (games, chapel, campfire); organizing and facilitating Discover check-in; creating and implementing weekly schedules; nightly check-ins with staff, and relaying staff and camper communication to the Program Director. Will assist in leading staff training. Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, workers compensation insurance, and a base salary of $450 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

CHALLENGE CAMP COORDINATOR: Minimum 21 years old. Responsible for overseeing the daily programming and scheduling of Challenge camps (7th - 9th grade), including Challenge On the River; supervising and assisting assigned counselors, as well as facilitating camp adventure activities (including high ropes, low ropes, waterfront, and climbing tower). This includes leading campouts at our primitive campsite. High ropes and lifeguard training available. Applicants need to have at least one year of experience in a camp or youth leadership setting. Will work closely with the Program Director and other support staff to implement daily programming, manage conflict, respond to behavioral concerns, and provide a safe and supportive community for campers, staff and volunteers. Other duties include: leading large group recreation (games, chapel, campfire); organizing and facilitating Challenge check-in; creating and implementing weekly schedules; nightly check-ins with staff, and relaying staff and camper communication to the Program Director. Will assist in leading staff training. Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, workers compensation insurance, and a base salary of $450 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

MEDIA & CRAFT COORDINATOR: Minimum 20 years old, at least one year of college preferred. Responsible for documenting all areas of camp life, working with the Program Director to upload daily content to password protected parent galleries and Pyoca social media. Responsible for creating end-of-week slideshows to be shown at the final Chapel service. Will develop a promotional video for the following summer season. Must have working knowledge of, or be willing to learn, Adobe Creative Cloud software. Will oversee and develop all craft/art programs for Pyoca, working directly with counselors, campers, volunteers, and C.I.T.s (Counselor in Training program). Individuals with art and digital media backgrounds preferred. Minimum compensation for Pyoca programs includes lodging, meals, workers compensation insurance, and a base salary of $450 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

CHAPLAIN: Minimum 24 years old. Responsible for leading daily Bible studies and chapel services for Pyoca programs. Will work directly with the Program Director to develop appropriate Bible study/family group lessons and messages tailored to youth. Will be expected to lead weekly staff devotions. Prior worship leadership experience desired. Proficiency in guitar or piano preferred. Seminarians, or students entering seminary in the fall of 2024, preferred. Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, workers compensation insurance, and a base salary of $450 per week, less appropriate deductions for taxes. Will commit to participate in staff training and the four weeks of Pyoca programs. Interested candidates are asked to email their resume and cover letter to Program Director Rev. Molly DeWitt at molly@pyoca.org. No online application is required.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Minimum 16 years old. Kitchen Assistants will work in the kitchen to assist the Food Service Director and the Assistant Cooks with the prep and cleanup of each meal. They will be responsible for the operation and cleanliness of the dishwasher and kitchen; oversee the upkeep and management of Pyoca’s Canteen (camp store); maintain cleanliness of the Lodge bathrooms; and other light duties as assigned by the Food Service Director, Program Director, or Executive Director. All staff will be expected to work with Pyoca programs, rental camp programs, volunteer staff, and C.I.T.s (Counselor in Training program). Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, accident insurance, and a base salary of $325 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

LIFEGUARD: Minimum 16 years old. Must hold a current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross. Will supervise campers/participants at waterfront, reporting to the Assistant Program Director. The stand-alone position will assist with camp program support as needed (recreation, campfires, etc.), perform light maintenance duties (kitchen assistance, boathouse upkeep, cleaning docks, etc.), and check daily waterfront equipment and program areas for safety. All staff will be expected to work with Pyoca programs, rental camp programs, volunteer staff, and C.I.T.s (Counselor in Training program). Minimum compensation for summer includes lodging, meals, accident insurance, and a base salary of $325 per week less appropriate deductions for taxes.

Any counseling or leadership staff interested in obtaining their lifeguard certification can do so at no cost to them. Lifeguard training is held each summer prior to all staff training. Counselors and Unit Coordinators will receive an extra $25/week for their certification.