Thank you for your interest in Mountain Friends Camp! We’re looking for energetic and hardworking adults of all ages to create a supportive and fun community for our campers. All new adult staff and counselors-in-training need to complete an application.
Mountain Friends Camp is a residential, co-ed camp affiliated with Intermountain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for youth ages 10-15. At camp, everyone takes responsibility for the well being of the community, from deciding on “norms” to washing dishes to making sure that everyone is having fun. We live simply and in harmony with the natural environment and have a great time exploring, learning and sharing.
As a Quaker youth camp we ask everyone in the community to strive “to answer that of God in everyone we meet” and to have some comfort with Quakerism and Quaker values, but you do not need to be Quaker to thrive and contribute at camp. We welcome campers and staff members from diverse religious, geographic, racial, gender, ability, and economic backgrounds, and staff should be prepared to actively engage with differences and challenge assumptions. Please reflect on what it takes to create a community based around Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and stewardship, and your preparedness to handle challenges, hard work and very limited personal time. You will be a role model, friend, coach, problem solver, game and activity leader, and substitute “parent” while at camp. Some staff will work primarily in the kitchen; however all will interact with campers and will hold each other to the same high standards of behavior. Working at camp will push you to discover new strengths and grow, it will be challenging at times, but also one of the most important and rewarding jobs you could have. Thank you in advance for your energy, creativity and service!
2023 Dates: June 25- July 27
Location: Cleveland, New Mexico
Classification: Seasonal, exempt
Compensation: $1,325-$1,550 for full residential season depending on experience and role. Room and board are included as a residential camp. Managers may start the season early for additional compensation as arranged with Director.
Available Positions 2023
Program Staff/Camp Counselors (minimum age 18, exception may be possible for qualified high school graduates or CIT alum at 17)
Counselors form the heart and soul of the camp each summer, so we’re looking for outstanding role models and leaders. Many counselors are also lifeguards, drivers, program specialists (eg with CIT, arts & crafts, wilderness), and medic/assistant medic. As a team, you’re responsible for planning and leading activities using your own creativity, talents, and values. Most counselors are assigned to a cabin/yurt group, others will “float” as needed to cover days off. Position Description Counselors
Medic (minimum age 21 lead medic,19 assistant medic )
Our camp medics are responsible for leadership and guidance in health, hygiene and safety precautions, as well as responding to injuries or illnesses. Wilderness First Responder or higher level training is required, for which the camp may be able to reimburse fees. With our small size and proximity to health clinics in Mora and hospitals in Las Vegas or Taos, our resident medics will also take on program and/or kitchen responsibilities. We also welcome full or part time help from a qualified nurse, PA or MD! Position Description Medic
Kitchen Staff (minimum age 17 for staff, 21 for manager)
Our kitchen staff are full members of the camp community, and participate in a wide range of activities in and out of the kitchen. We cook healthy, tasty meals, and help campers feel at home, try new things, and refuel for long active days. Campers learn about cooking and maintaining a kitchen through helping with lunches and clean up every day, so cooks need to be comfortable engaging and supervising young people. We’re seeking one or two kitchen managers responsible for planning menus, purchasing ingredients, and managing cook shifts, with a remote part time start date in late May or June. Position Description Kitchen Manager . Position Description Kitchen Staff
Work Trade/Volunteer: If you are only available for a week or so this summer, consider a work trade or volunteer role! Description and interest form here: Work Trade
Program Manager (minimum age 21)
We’re seeking strong, collaborative leadership to partner with the Director in managing our camp program operations. You should have at least 3 years experience at residential summer camp, with Quaker background through a Meeting, camp or school strongly preferred. Position may be shared between two people, and will be residential during camp, with possible remote start date for part time work in late May or June. Position Description Program Manager
Counselors in Training have their own application form, and if accepted will need the camper medical forms and release waiver to be filled out by the parent/guardian.
Complete the Online Registration above. Returning staff only need to fill out one “short answer questions” and most answers should automatically carry over from last year. Note that a Healthcare Provider Recommendations needs to be completed by a physician or PA for all staff every year.
MFC Staff Health Profile-Required-Online version preferred, via CampDoc.com
Adult Healthcare Provider Recommendations form-Required *Needs MD/PA signature*
MFC Release Waiver -Required, paper or via campdoc.com
Packing list staff 2022 -Everybody-