Adventure Team Specialists 18+ Work as a team to provide a safe and fun Adventure Program for campers, volunteers, and staff. Plan, teach, coordinate and carry out activities during field games, low ropes, and high ropes, while guiding campers in personal growth and faith formation. Provide program support for night activities as scheduled. $2000 stipend, room & board included, preferred dates June 22-August 22, 2023

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


Age 18 or older.

Experience and knowledge of Challenge Course activities preferred.

Experience leading programs and activities with young people.

First Aid/CPR certification, or ability to obtain.

About Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center (SLCRC), established in 1957, is a year-round ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. Our 60-acre campus is situated in the rolling hills of Litchfield County and bordered by the peaceful shores of Mudge Pond in Sharon, Connecticut. Nestled among pines, cedars, and maples, five year-round retreat buildings and two seasonal cabin villages, all varying sizes, make it possible to welcome groups as small as 10 and as large as 150 people. Each of our retreat facilities is designed to promote community building, with a large central meeting space surrounded by bedrooms. In addition to comfortable lodging, Silver Lake offers indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, full food services, high and low ropes challenge courses, and more. During the summer months we host a weekly overnight summer camp program where campers get to explore their faith journey while playing, swimming, climbing and making new friends.

Application Instructions

All applications will be processed through the online registration system UltraCamp. You will need to create an account and complete either the 2023 Senior Staff Application or the 2023 Junior Staff (Camp Family) Application, the Summer Staff Signature Page, and the Voluntary Disclosure. More information can be found here: https://www.silverlakect.org/summeremployment