Summer Camp 2024 Counselors

Each year, SRA hires the best and brightest to work as counselors in our 2024 Summer Day Camp, Sports Camp, Preschool Camp, and Not-So-Lazy Summer Afternoon Camp. 

SRA Summer Camps run Monday – Thursday each week from June 24 through July 25, 2024. Morning work hours are 8:30am-12pm and full day work hours are 8:30am-2pm. Counselor orientation and move in day is Thursday, June 20, 2024. All counselors need to attend this important day.

Please remember that we hire counselors to care for young children. It is essential that we know that our counselors will show up for work reliably. We ask counselors to be available for at least four of the five weeks of camp.

Counselors are required to attend every day. Counselors are not permitted to miss more than 4 camp days (the equivalent to one 4-day week of camp) for the duration of the 5-week period. (Exceptions are made for illness and other emergencies, of course.) 


Paid summer camp counselors are high schoolers who are age 14 years and older as of June 19, 2024.  All paid counselors must have working papers and successfully complete background checks mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Counselors previously employed by SRA must reapply to be considered for 2024 employment.

Volunteer camp counselors are rising 8th or 9th graders age 13 and above. (Volunteers are given priority should they apply to work at SRA Summer camp in the future.)

In 2024, we will hire morning and full day assistant counselors. Applicants should indicate their preferences on the application. Please understand that these positions are extremely competitive, and the more flexible an applicant’s hours, the more likely that we can find a spot for the applicant.

Hiring decisions will be made by a committee consisting of SRA Camp Director, Camp Assistant Director, SRA Executive Director, SRA Assistant Director and SRA Board Members. Applicants will be notified of our hiring decisions in mid-to-late April 2024. Preference will be given to counselors who have worked or volunteered at camp in the past and to applicants who have proven themselves reliable as Sports Mentors.

  • First year counselors: hourly rate of $10
  • Returning counselors: hourly rate of $12-15, depending on experience


To apply, please complete and submit this Google Form by March 20, 2024: Summer Camp 2024 Counselor Application.


We are currently accepting applications for Head Counselor positions for Summer 2024. Head Counselors lead a group of similarly-aged kids at camp each day. They are assisted by Counselors, high school and middle school students, in playing games, reading books, doing crafts, and participating in camp-wide activities. Ideal Head Counselors have experience working with school-age children and a balance of responsibility and silliness. Teachers, teaching aide, and college students are encouraged to apply.

Head Counselors are hired to work as morning or full-day counselors. (We will do everything we can to accommodate your preference.) All Head Counselors must successfully complete mandatory background checks. To apply, please email a letter of interest detailing your experience to SRA Executive Director at

Updated 2024.03.21