Camp Staff

Be a part of Hot Shots Camp in 2024!

It takes a village to raise a child, and camp is no exception! DYS will be seeking friendly, energetic staff for our 2024 camp season who help make camp possible. 

Camp Dates and Rates

Middle Shots Resident Camp: June 17-20, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)

  • Lead Counselors: $275.00
  • Regular Counselors: $225.00
  • Medical Staff: $150/day

Big Shots Resident Camp: June 20-24, 2024 (Thurs-Mon)

  • Lead Counselors: $350.00
  • Regular Counselors: $300.00
  • Medical Staff: $150/day

Little Shots Day Camp- Ohio: July 8-11, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)

  • Medical Staff: $75/day

Little Shots Day Camp- Michigan: July 22-25, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)

  • Medical Staff: $75/day
We are always happy to sign for volunteer and service hours! Just ask!

Medical Staff and Dietary Interns

To make camp safe for every camper, we need lots of medical and dietary professionals to help manage the unique needs of our campers. Our medical/dietary staff help make camp possible. We need nurses, CDEs, physicians, and dietitians.


We are looking for hard-working, dedicated role models to serve as counselors for each camp that we offer. Counselors for Little Shots Camp must be 16 years old, for Middle Shots counselors must be 18 years old, and Big Shots counselors must be 21 years old.


Our volunteers make things happen! If you have a unique talent to offer or would like to see how you can help out with camp, let us know. If you are a musician, a crafter, or just really organized, we can utilize your skills. We promise you that you will have a great time!

Important Dates for Staff

January 15, 2024: Staff Applications Open!

April 15, 2024: Deadline to Submit Staff Applications | Early Admission Resident Counselor (EARC) Materiels Due

April 22, 2024: Staff notified of placement within camp programs

May 7, 2024: Deadline to submit picture & bio, register for pre-camp task, and sign up for 30 min. Staff Success Plan Meeting Slot (online or in-person)

May 15, 2024: Deadline to complete online background check

May 31, 2024: Deadline to complete new staff drug screen


In order to be a counselor you must be at least 16 years old for Little Shots Day Camp, 18 years for Middle Shots Resident Camp, and 21 years old for Big Shots Resident Camp. All camp staff who come into contact with our campers must undergo a background check and drug screen.


NEW 2024: Due to increased interest we will allow a select group to be Early Admission Resident Counselors (EARC) at 17 years old (Middle) or 20 years old (Big). In order to qualify for this opportunity, interested applicants must submit by April 15, 2024:

  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation testifying your ability to work well with kids and young adults, how you overcome stressful situations, and detailing their confidence level in your independent leadership skills. This letter must come from someone outside of Diabetes Youth Services that is not a relative or friend.
  • Volunteer at at least one (1) DYS Family Program prior to Hot Shots Camp.
  • Submit a short essay (at least 2 pages, double spaced 12pt. font) answering:
    • Why are you interested in becoming an Early Admission Resident Counselor (EARC)?
    • What skills do you bring to Hot Shots Camp?
    • Tell about one time you encountered a stressful situation and how you handled it.
    • Your leadership and organizational style(s).


After August 2024, those interested can:

  • Attend Connect Leadership Retreat, a 2.5 day retreat scheduled for November 1-3, 2024.
  • Submit one (1) Letter of Recommendation, details listed in first bullet above.

Please note your submissions do not guarantee a spot as an EARC, and DYS reserves the right to rescind any offer made if full time DYS Staff see fit.