Summer Staff

Camp Counselor:

a Job with Purpose

You will have the rest of your life to work in your field of study, at a career you’ve always dreamed of.  Being a camp counselor is a unique experience that is typically available for a small window of your life.  When you are a counselor, you be part of a long Camp Loughridge history of people who recognize the investment others made in them when they were kids and are eager to do the same for today’s children.  Are you ready to positively impact the lives of children, have a blast outdoors, and make memories and friendships that will last forever?  Then working at Camp Loughridge is for you!


if you know somebody who has worked at a summer camp before, ask them if they loved it.  Chances are they will tell you it changed their life!  Being a counselor is exciting because your job is to talk, play, explore, and remember what the world looks like from a child’s point of view!  A reminder of that perspective can genuinely change how you return to school or work at the end of the summer.  The experience is a gift that you get to keep the rest of your life.  It changes you.

At Camp Loughridge, our staff are assigned one of two roles each week and they perform those roles Monday through Friday.  The leadership then reassigns roles for the next week, taking into consideration staff preferences.  The roles are:


Key Points Include:

Spend the week with your tribe Lead Bible studies
Work with a co-counselor Offer encouragement
Participate in activities with campers Provide guidance to campers
Be responsible for safety Support other staff


Key Points Include:

Teach camp activities Assist counselors with tribe
Provide activity supervision Offer encouragement
Model excitement and positivity Set up and serve lunch
Help Head Counselors Support other staff

Important things to know:

  • We hire counselors and activity staff ages 17+.
  • The day begins at 8am and ends between 5:30 and 6pm.
  • Staff are compensated with a salary, daily hot lunches and snacks, staff t-shirt, and after-hours staff fellowship.
  • Weekend work is not required, though some administrative work is necessary away from camp (e.g. completing character awards).
  • Staff are hired to work full sessions, with preference given to staff who can work all summer.
    • Staff training is REQUIRED (May 28th – June 1).
      • This is where you’ll learn how to lead each activity and manage a tribe.
  • Opportunities to work other Camp Loughridge events will be available.

Where our staff come from:

  • Oklahoma State University
  • John Brown University
  • University of Tulsa
  • Oral Roberts University
  • University of Arkansas
  • Northeastern State University
  • Baylor University
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Augustine Christian Academy
  • Metro Christian Academy
  • Bishop Kelley
  • Regent Preparatory School
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Jenks
  • Cascia Hall Preparatory School