Website Camp HOPE America

We are currently recruiting for Camp HOPE Counselor positions this summer. Help us spread the word. More details below!

Summer 2021

We are now actively recruiting counselors for Camp HOPE America – Bridgeport! Our HOPE Counselors must be between 18-24 years old. Camp HOPE America – Bridgeport is a national camping and mentoring program for children and youth impacted by trauma. Sasha Collins, our Camp HOPE Coordinator, and I are now in the process of setting up interviews. Job description attached.


The HOPE Counselor positions are not formally paid roles, but we give all counselors a $250 Visa gift card at the end of the week. Camp Hi-Rock (our partner camp) provides three meals per day, lodging, and access to all their fun COVID adapted camping activities. The Center for Family Justice (CFJ) provides snacks, s’mores and camping supplies. This is a great opportunity for direct experience mentoring children and youth impacted by trauma and, as a result, an amazing resume builder. More information below!


Camp HOPE 2021 Dates

August 8 to August 13 (campers ages 8-12)

August 15 to August 20 (campers ages 12-17)


HOPE Counselors (18 – 24 years old)

HOPE Counselors would be a mentor to the Camp HOPE campers all day and would sleep in the cabins with the youth (with COVID adaptations). CFJ’s HOPE Counselors would also assist in implementing the Camp HOPE curriculum and lead activities in the cabin and at during evening campfires along with Camp Hi-Rock HOPE Counselors and us.


Below is an Outline of HOPE Counselors Commitments:

  • Participate in our 40+ hour Certification Training in June (flyer attached). Training fee is waived. This training is not required but highly encouraged. Training fee is waived.
  • Participate in a 6 hour of training on Camp HOPE – July TBD – Required.
  • Attend one or both weeks of Camp HOPE.
  • COVID19 vaccine is strongly encouraged but not required (as of today). This may change as we get more guidance from the American Camping Association and Camp HOPE America.
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