Camp Counselor Jobs at Stone Mountain Adventures


Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Stone Mountain Adventures Staff Team! Our success at SMA is thanks in large part to the talents, abilities, and hard work of our staff. That's why we invest so much time and attention to hiring the best staff team possible.

Camp counseling is one of the best jobs in the world. There's no better way to spend a summer than at camp. You will have the opportunities to make friends from around the world, learn valuable outdoors and social facilitation skills, have a ridiculous amount of fun, and make a real difference in a teenager’s life. The experiences you have and the friendships you make with the campers and other counselors will stay with you for years to come.

Eligibility and requirements for camp counselors at SMA:

  • Must be 21+ years of age
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Complete our employment application and skills checklist
  • Be available to work a full summer season of employment including staff training, usually a period from June-August
  • US residents/citizens must complete our employment application so that we may conduct a background check
  • International applicants are required to obtain the appropriate legal documents including a valid work visa, green card or valid J-1

Who are we looking for?

Camp counseling is not always an easy job. In order to do well in camp, it’s important to have a genuine interest in children.Job satisfaction has to be a key element in your desire to work at a summer camp: unless you truly enjoy living and working with kids on a 24-hour basis, it is likely best not to seek employment at a summer camp. The rewards you derive from working with children must be significant, or the job will grow very tiresome during the course of the summer and your desire to continue employment may wane. Enjoying your time with our campers is critical. Being able to relate to teenagers while assuming responsibilities of supervision and care is an essential quality of a successful staff member. In short, we’re seeking talented, fun, outgoing, and enthusiastic individuals who can provide quality instruction on activities. Our philosophy is that “you can never expect a camper to be more excited about an activity than you are.”

Some questions you might ask yourself to evaluate your potential for success as a counselor at SMA are:

  • Have you previously enjoyed working with children or teens?
  • Did you have a positive camp experience as a child?
  • Are you willing to work and play hard every day?
  • Do you love to be outdoors?
  • To what extent have you worked with children or teens?
  • Can you live with children on a 24-hour basis?
  • Can you adjust to the camp community with its rigid schedules, rules and regulations?
  • Contrarily, can you go with the flow and deal with the unpredictability of a flexible plan?

As part of SMA staff, you will be a role model for our campers. Your behavior will have an enormous impact upon the lives of these youngsters! It stands to reason, therefore, that we are seeking individuals with high moral character. In the past, our staff members have exhibited good sportsmanship, strong loyalty, honesty, and the ability to work hard in order for the camp experience to be a memorable & positive one for our campers. We intend to continue this tradition at SMA this coming summer.

Ready to apply?

Click here to download our employment application and skills checklist.

Additional employment opportunities at Stone Mountain Adventures

We also offer support staff positions at Stone Mountain Adventures. Support staff members do not sleep in cabins with campers and currently we do not offer accommodations for our support staff. Positions include head cook, kitchen staff, and maintenance staff. To learn more about these positions or to apply please contact us at

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