Camp Aldersgate counselors are committed to children and youth and enjoy working with them. Some are former campers; others have heard about Aldersgate through their colleges or from friends and other camping circles. Our staff is carefully screened and chosen from applicants from all over the world. Each staff member is personally interviewed and must submit to a criminal and sex offender background check along with a thorough reference check before they are allowed to work with our campers.
All staff complete an intensive two-week training at the beginning of the summer where they learn to help campers with issues such as dealing with bullies, homesickness, child abuse, and safety. They also become certified in First Aid and CPR as well as blood borne pathogens. Lifeguards, ropes courses staff, and food services staff undergo additional training in their areas. We bring in professionals from various fields to instruct our staff, and summer leadership staff attend numerous professional trainings throughout the year to ensure that Camp Aldersgate’s safety standards, facilities, administration, and programs are not only current but leaders in the camping industry.
Aldersgate’s year-round staff are also recognized as leaders in their fields, providing training and leadership in regional and national settings.