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.
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:
After August 2024, those interested can:
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.
January 15, 2024: Staff Applications Open!
April 15, 2024: Deadline to Submit Staff Applications | Early Admission Resident Counselor (EARC) Materiels Due
April 19, 2024: Staff notified of placement within camp programs
April 30, 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 13, 2024: Deadline to complete online background check
May 30, 2024: Deadline to complete new staff drug screen
Middle Shots Resident Camp: June 17-20, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
Big Shots Resident Camp: June 20-24, 2024 (Thurs-Mon)
Little Shots Day Camp- Ohio: July 8-11, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
Little Shots Day Camp- Michigan: July 22-25, 2024 (Mon-Thurs)
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!