Join us for the best summer yet!

CedarS Job Benefits


Apply Christian Science

Learn to apply Christian Science at new levels, while building a spiritual foundation for your school, sports, career, relationships, future parenting, and church work.

Gain Career Skills

According to a recent survey of employers in Forbes, the most important job-ready skills for today's college grads are "good teamwork, decision-making, and communication skills."  The World Economic Forum's (WEF) top 10 skills for careers in 2020 highlight "creativity, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, and service orientation."  CedarS offers an ideal laboratory for developing these skills. [See Forbes article and WEF's Future of Jobs report].  

Earn professional and character references that will serve you well now and in years to come.

Grow as a Leader

Hone your teaching, group facilitation, and leadership skills through observation of other master staff teachers/ leaders, hands-on experience, and ongoing performance coaching. 


Join an Awesome Team

Work in a team structure with other dedicated and inspired staff:  experience the camaraderie of the green collared shirt, and build friends for a lifetime.

Spend Summer Outdoors

Get certifications that will allow you to lead exciting activities and benefit your resume. We offer leveled training and/or certifications in lifeguarding (American Red Cross), high and low ropes course facilitation, boat driving, 6-tower cableway operation, zipline facilitation, group facilitation, Camp Horsemanship Association, archery, and more.

Spend your summer outdoors, active, and unplugged!

Change Lives

Feel a sense of purpose in knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of young people and that your work is sending ripples of blessing into families and communities. 


Gain practical instruction, hands-on experience, and mentoring in the art of counseling at CedarS. Attend morn­ing classes led by Staff Development Directors on engaging campers in Bible Lesson study, teaching safe and fun activities, caring for campers, fostering cabin harmony, hosting at meals, and more.

Why Start Your Career at CedarS?

Working at CedarS is the perfect way to build your foundation and launch your career. But don’t just take it from us! Here are a few articles from third-party experts that provide research and evidence.

Cedars Camps prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment and all camp-sponsored programs and activities. This prohibition applies to acts of unlawful discrimination by or against Camp employees, campers, volunteers, and visitors—including applicants—and it includes unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion*, gender**, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, or military or veteran status.

* Cedars prioritizes its commitment to hiring counselors and year-round staff who are practicing Christian Scientists. Campers and their families must be interested in engaging intentionally with CedarS’ mission and growing in Christian Science. 

** Cedars hires according to the needs of the programs, looking for a balance of genders.


What experts are saying

“Workers of the future will spend more time on activities that machines are lesscapable of, such as managing people, applying expertise, and communicating withothers. The skills and capabilities required will also shift, requiring more social and emotional skills and more advanced cognitive capabilities, such as logical reasoning and creativity.”

- McKinsey & Company

“I credit my six-year experience as a counselor at CedarS for giving me strong resume points to use on graduate school applications, problem-solving confidence that helped me succeed in a top-level doctoral program, and the courage to leave an academic position at a major university to enter the full-time practice of Christian Science.”

- Christie C. Hanzlik, CS

Journal-listed Christian Science Practitioner
American Camp Association

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