The entire staff recognize their responsibility when you choose New Hope Camp & Conference Center for your child’s summer activity. Our Executive Director and staff are dedicated to outdoor ministry and sharing God’s love with young people.
Our summer staff is typically comprised of college students or graduates from area universities. Last summer our staff ranged from mature high school graduates to graduate students, with majors such as education, religion, social work, art, and science. All applicants go through an extensive screening process, including personal interviews, background checks, and references. We strive to assemble a quality, well-rounded summer staff. We seek appropriate role models and applicants with a desire to lead young people.
We aim to keep our camper-to-staff ratio low so that campers have more quality time with counselors. Usually, our ratio is 15-to-2 during activities when both counselor and specialty counselors participate, and no higher than 15-to-1.
All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR to provide your child with a fun and safe summer. Our pool is staffed with Red Cross certified Lifeguards; and swim lessons are conducted by a certified Water Safety Instructor and archery lessons by certified trained instructors.