Peace Corps (7th Grade)

The Peace Corps (Counselor-In-Training) program is a way for 7th graders to volunteer at camp and gain leadership skills. The Peace Corps will have an assigned Counselor who will oversee the group. There will therefore be a $100 fee for each Peace Corps member who is accepted. (Details will be shared with families of those who are accepted; Financial Support is available and your ability to pay should not hinder your application).

The Peace Corps will have duties to fulfill each day, and should expect to have busy days that may include group games and tasks, physical work around the camp, and time working with younger campers. Individual Peace Corps members will rotate between weeks where their focus is helping with a children's tent group, a specialty tent, or a task group. Focus will also be given to group activities that foster skills necessary for working with children, that develop leadership, and that benefit the natural environment. Peace Corps should be able to attend 4 out of 6 weeks.

Peace Corps applications will be open January 21st - March 1st, utilizing Campbrain software system. Applicants will be notified of a decision at the beginning of April. Applications will only be accepted after March 1st if space allows, however we expect this group to fill quickly. Applicants should complete the ENTIRE APPLICATION THEMSELVES. A parents email address may be used if necessary.

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions in the application:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Parent/Guardian contact information including name, email, phone number
  • Dates available (Camp will operate from June 17th to July 26th).
  • Previous Miss Betty's Camper experience if applicable.
  • Please explain why you would like to be a member of the Peace Corps.
  • Please share an experience that shows that you are a hard worker and a kind person.
  • You may include any other information such as special interests or skills you could share with the campers or other Peace Corps (e.g. sports, crafts, hobbies, etc.), or any other experience you have in working with children. (Optional).



Note: Returning Staff should also apply online so that we can collect up to date information and forms online.

At Miss Betty's Day Camp we are looking for high-energy, engaging individuals who enjoy interacting with children and nature. The best counselors at Miss Betty's are open-minded, positive individuals who enjoy getting to know the campers, are willing to interact with campers on their level, whatever that may be, and encourage campers to be themselves. We hire individuals who have completed 8th grade and are 14 years or older by June 17th, 2024. Counselors are expected to work atleast 5 out of 6 weeks, all 6 weeks is preferred.

We are looking for Junior Counselors and Head Counselors for boys and girls tents at each grade level, and Specialty staff such as Woodshop, Art, Environmental Exploration, Clay, and Games. We will also be hiring a Camp Nurse.

Counselor applications will be open on Jan. 21st, utilizing the Campbrain software system. Applications will be accepted and notified of next steps/employment decisions on a rolling basis. High-caliber applicants are always welcome to enquire.

Any questions can be emailed to Allegra Churchill, Camp Director, at director@missbettysdaycamp.org

NEW Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions in the application:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Grade to be completed as of June 2024, or current occupation.
  • Dates available (Camp will operate from June 17th to July 26th).
  • Previous Miss Betty's Camper and/or Counselor experience.
  • Please explain what would make you a great counselor at Miss Betty's. You may include any special interests or skills you could share with the campers (e.g. sports, crafts, hobbies, etc.).
  • Share any previous work experience you have in relation to working with children, or that is otherwise relevant to your work at camp.
  • Any certifications relevant to work at camp such as lifeguarding, CPR, etc.
  • Name, position, email and phone number of 2 references who are not related to you.

Make sure you have completed your application carefully and correctly. Competition for Counselor positions is high. We want to make sure everyone who is interested has a chance to be hired at camp. Any application that is not completed carefully will be discarded so please make sure to double check your applications. Applicant's own email account must be used for the profile and correspondence. Being responsible for young lives is a serious task. Being trusted enough and responsible enough to manage your own email account is something required of a Counselor.

If you are hired for a position at Miss Betty's Day Camp you will need an FBI criminal background check, a PA child abuse clearance, and a PA criminal background check. More information will be shared with hires. The forms required for these clearances can be found using the links below.

https://uenroll.identogo.com (FBI) There has been a change in vendors operating the FBI fingerprinting process for PA. The service code you must enter when clicking on the link above is 1KG756. Please make sure to read the information in the links provided below about how to register as there are specific instructions on how to complete the new fingerprinting process and documents that must be presented when going to your fingerprinting appointment. http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_267908.pdf (list of required documents) http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_268106.pdf (identification requirements for minor fingerprinting applicants)

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/Public/Home (PA Child Abuse)

https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp (PA Criminal Background)

*Please remember to print any receipts or proofs of purchase if you are paying for one of the clearances above as Miss Betty's will reimburse you of any such purchases made in your first paycheck. All clearances must be updated every 60 months.