Summer Staff Positions

Each summer, Camp Swatara hires approximately 30 staff to fill seasonal positions, from about Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.  Positions include the following:

Qualifications vary depending on the position but more information and application materials are available online at Http://

Executive Director

Camp Swatara (Bethel, PA) is seeking an Executive Director. We are in need of filling this position by May of 2019.  Please be aware that this is an executive position:  we are looking for a CEO/CFO for a non-profit Christian camping ministry with a million dollar budget.  The camp includes a summer resident camping ministry, a family campground, and year-round retreat facilities.

Camp Swatara employs a year-round full-time Program Manager who develops and oversees the summer program, a Buildings and Grounds Manager, a Family Camp Manager, an Office Manager, a Food Service Manager and a Housekeeping Manager.  It is the Executive Director’s job to provide oversight for all of these areas, as well as manage and coordinate staff. 

The Executive Director will also be responsible for marketing Camp Swatara to bring immediate growth by increasing our user groups.  Development and fundraising are important components of this position, as this will help secure the future of Camp Swatara.  A full job description is attached.

Applications should be completed electronically and submitted electronically at (please submit via this form, and do not email completed applications).The Search Committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please e-mail with any questions.

Cover Letter | Full Job Description | Application (PDF) | Application (Word)

Housekeeping Assistant

This is a full-time position during our busier spring, summer, and fall seasons (approximately April 15-October 15) and is a part-time position with hours scheduled based on camp’s needs during the rest of the year.  From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Camp Swatara is primarily a summer camp for children and youth.  From Labor Day to Memorial Day, Camp Swatara is primarily a retreat facility with frequent weekend use and occasional midweek groups, including school groups.  The Family Camping Center with 140 sites for tent, cabin, and RV camping for individuals, families, groups, and churches is open from April 1 to November 1.  The Housekeeping Assistant works to ensure that camp facilities are clean and ready to use.  Benefits include a weekly or hourly salary, meals when served by camp during work hours, as well as room and board, if desired, during the summer camp season (Memorial Day to Labor Day).  Position is open immediately and applications will be processed as received until the position is filled.

Full Job Description | Application