Summer Opportunity, West Virginia

The Diocese of West Virginia (Bp. Klusmeyer, Class of 1980, member Board of Trustees) is seeking Counselors for their Diocesan Camp at Peterkin (in Romney, WV). Camp counselors are integral to a positive and enriching camp experience. Counselors should be responsible, energetic, spiritually mature, and creative individuals who have an enthusiasm for working with youth and families of all ages.

Counselor Responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of campers in lodges and all other camp facilities
  • Leading evening devotions with campers in lodges
  • Assisting with and occasionally leading morning program (including, but not limited to, small groups)
  • Planning and leading afternoon elective activities (e.g. hiking, arts & crafts, pottery)
  • Planning and leading evening activities.
  • Basic camp duties (distributing mail, campfire set-up, putting out and bringing in water coolers, etc.)
  • Supervision of one of more aspects of camp (pottery studio, athletic shed, archery, sacristy, camp store, etc.)
  • Acting as a role model for Counselors-in-Training and campers

Counselors report to the Executive Staff: Daisy McBride, Executive Director; Jordan Trumble, Program Director; Jonathan McQuerrey, Interim Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

The work of counselors is supplemented and supported by weekly clergy leaders and volunteer support staff.

Each week, counselors receive

  • One free hour per day*
  • One 3-4 hour free evening per week*
  • One 18-hour break between camp sessions*

*Please note that these times are approximate. Coverage of camp and safety of campers is our utmost priority and, in case of emergency, we retain the right to shorten time-off.  If this should happen, the executive staff would work with the affected counselors to reschedule time off.

Hiring preference is given to those who are 20+ years old and 2+ years out of high school.  Counselors must be, at a minimum, 19 years old and one year out of high school.

A Sample Daily Schedule:

7:00AM             Wake Up

8:00AM             Breakfast

8:45AM             Staff Meeting/Lodge Clean-up

9:15AM             Morning Program Time

11:00AM           Eucharist

12:15PM           Lunch

1:00PM              Rest Time

2:00PM              First Elective

3:00PM              Snack Time

3:30PM              Second Elective

4:30PM              Free Time

6:00PM              Dinner

6:45PM              Lodge Time

7:15PM              Evening Activity

8:45PM              Compline/Night Prayer

9:30PM              Cabin Devotions

10:15PM           Lights Out

If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Jordan Trumble, Program Director

Email: Jordan.trumble@yale.edu

Cell: 419-618-7819

Office: 304-822-4519