Cedar Camps

CedarS Staff

CedarS Staff + Career Preparation

What are the benefits of serving on CedarS staff this summer?


Build your foundation.  Learn to apply Christian Science at new levels, while building a spiritual foundation for your school, sports, career, relationships, future parenting, and church work.

Gain transferrable work skills and experiences for the jobs of today and tomorrow. According to a recent survey of employers in Forbes, the most important job-ready skills for today's college grads are "good teamwork, decision-making, and communication skills."  The World Economic Forum's (WEF) top 10 skills for careers in 2020 highlight "creativity, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, and service orientation."  CedarS offers an ideal laboratory for developing these skills. [See Forbes article and WEF's Future of Jobs report].  

Hone your teaching, group facilitation, and leadership skills through observation of other master staff teachers/ leaders, hands-on experience, and ongoing performance coaching.

Work in a team structure with other dedicated and inspired staff:  experience the camaraderie of the green collared shirt, and build friends for a lifetime.

Get certifications that will allow you to lead exciting activities and benefit your resume. We offer leveled training and/or certifications in lifeguarding (American Red Cross), high and low ropes course facilitation, boat driving, 6-tower cableway operation, zipline facilitation, group facilitation, Camp Horsemanship Association, archery, and more.

Train in the all-new CedarS Sports Center with other Christian Science athletes and coaches.  Prepare spiritually, mentally, and physically for your upcoming seasons and/or meet your individual fitness goals.

Enjoy fully inclusive coverage for housing, parking, utilities, three square meals daily, and paid time off while working and living at a lakeside retreat site on 1,000+ acres of natural space

Earn professional and character references that will serve you well now and in years to come.

Spend your summer outdoors, active, and unplugged!

Feel a sense of purpose in knowing that you are making a positive difference in the lives of young people and that your work is sending ripples of blessing into families and communities. 


What alumni are saying about the value of the job...
“I credit my six-year experience as a counselor at CedarS for giving me strong resume points to use on graduate school applications, problem-solving confidence that helped me succeed in a top-level doctoral program, and the courage to leave an academic position at a major university to enter the full-time practice of Christian Science.”
-Christie C. Hanzlik, CS
Journal-listed Christian Science Practitioner


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