Youth & Family Camp
Procter Summer Camp, a ministry of Procter Center in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, creates a place for children, youth, and families to grow in faith, sing, learn, play and pray in the peaceful farmland of London, Ohio. By demonstrating and encouraging Christian community we are showing daily what the world could be like. At Procter, the camp staff is intentional about sharing God’s love with one another and our campers; children and adults. We seek and serve Christ in all people with whom we interact at camp, modeling joy, respect, and inclusiveness.
|Direct: Camp Director||Indirect: Leadership Team|
Procter is a ministry center of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, offering summer camps for children, youth and families. We are part of the Episcopal Church, and believe all people are loved by God, no matter who they are or what their life is like. Christian Formation is an important part of our program; we share stories and learn together, say prayers and sing together every day. Campers and staff members of all (or no) faith background are welcome. We also canoe, fish, have campfires, sleep outside, create art, do chalk murals, play sports and wacky games, and explore the farm and natural world around us. Serving on a camp staff is a formation experience in itself. While care and safety for campers is always a staff members first priority, personal, faithful and professional growth results from serving and living in community.
Counselors are the primary caregivers for campers.
Youth camps include campers in 9th-12th Counselors are responsible for three distinct areas of camp life: cabin life, Christian formation, and recreational activities. This includes planning, facilitating, coordinating, and cleaning up from activities throughout the camp session, guiding campers in their personal growth, faith life and daily living skills.
Family Camps are open to campers of all ages, counselors do not provide overnight care for children at Family Camp.
Our Mission Statement
Procter Center provides a safe, inviting, and spacious rural setting that cultivates spiritual formation, models sustainable living, and celebrates God’s love and reconciliation through hospitality, prayer, study, work, and play.
Other Job Duties:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Potential counselors should be prepared to enthusiastically live in a camp setting without a lot of privacy or down time. We live in Episcopal community and work irregular hours and daily exposure to the sun and heat.
Counseling is a 24/7 job. Days off will vary based on camp schedule.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Counselors eat three meals per day in our Dining Hall, but also have access to their own cabin kitchen, which comes stocked with basic utensils and cookware.
Counselors will be provided housing onsite. Accommodations are modest and comfortable, with access to hot showers and a shared kitchen. Wi-Fi is not always available in the cabins, but access to Wi-Fi is always available in the center’s main building.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Prolonged standing, stooping, lifting, walking long distances daily, requires typical range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate camper activities and programs, willing to participate in activities in and around water (pool, lake and pond).
Above all, counselors are expected to strive for wellness: spiritual, physical, and emotional for first themselves and second everyone they encounter.