If all of this sounds like great way to spend your summer, you can apply to be a part of the Camp CUBBER team.  Applicants must be over 18, have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, love working with kids, and live a lifestyle that exemplifies positive Christian values.


Applications turned in from March 1 - April 26 will have priority consideration.  Applications received after April 26 will be reviewed on an “as needed” basis for potential additional help needed.  Download the application below.  The application has multiple pages.  Applications received without all pages will not be reviewed for consideration.

All staff hired will be required to attend both a new staff orientation training and an all staff training,  In addition, all staff will undergo fingerprinting, a full background check, and a reference check before officially hired.

Camp Position Descriptions:

Group Leader: 

Group leaders, sometimes referred to as camp counselors, are responsible for immediate supervision, interaction, discipline, and mentoring of campers in their group.  Group leaders provide the campers “connection” to camp and are a big reason why campers choose to come back year after year.


Available group leaders shifts are:


AM:  7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (with additional hours on field trip days)


PM:  12:30 PM - 6:000 PM (with additional hours on field trip days)


Open: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Close:  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Split Shift: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM AND  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Some of the expectations of group leaders include:

  1. Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development.

  2. Be concerned for the social adjustment of EACH camper.

  3. Help campers plan, carry out and evaluate projects and activities.

  4. Promote camper participation in ALL activities.

  5. Assist campers with housekeeping chores.

  6. Take turns with other counselors for various responsibilities.

  7. Teach or assist with camp programs and encourage camper participation.

  8. Exhibit personal habits, health, dress, speech, table etiquette and relationships with other staff that serve as a beneficial model to campers.

  9. Set a good example in ALL you do at camp.   Camp is a fun learning experience.

  10. Help develop, carry out and evaluate a camp program that reflects the goals of Camp CUBBER and Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.


Classroom Teacher:

Classroom teachers are responsible for creating and carrying out lesson plans in a specific curriculum area in a fun, camp-friendly way.  Classes offered @ Camp CUBBER are intended to be educational while still feeling fun and not “school-like”.  Classroom teachers will see multiple groups of the same age / grade level throughout the day each day, doing the same project / lesson with each group.  Classroom teachers work approximately 30 hours per week.  Schedules are usually around the 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM time frame.

Classes include:



Basic art for campers to include various forms of painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, craft making, and more.


Creative Writing and Reading

Help students cultivate a love for literacy through reading and creative writing.  Students will read together and separately and discuss main concepts and answer questions about what they are reading.  Reading material is usually taken from the Sunshine Summer Readers list.  Creative writing will include writing in formats like poems and short stories as well as using writing as a tool in marketing, advertising, and persuasive speech.


Music and Drama

Music and Drama is only offered as a class to our younger campers (K-1st and 2nd-3rd).  This class is designed to hopefully give campers an introduction to music and music fundamentals, begin developing a love for music, and help them learn some of the basics of acting and dramatic play.  The classroom teacher for music and drama will also help each group develop a presentation for the camp talent showcase.


Sports and Rec.

Every camper needs the opportunity to get out and PLAY.  Sports and Rec. provides that while simultaneously working on campers ability to work / play as a team and develop good sportsmanship.  Sports and Rec. is similar to what campers would experience during the school year in physical ed.


Science Discovery or STEM

A class designed to help students think creatively, STEM combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This class is intended to be almost completely “hands-on” projects that are student driven and help students work collaboratively and problem solve.




AM Opening Session Music Team (10 - 12 hours per week)

Each morning starts with games, skits, and live children’s praise and worship music.  Opening Session is performed by a team of musicians under the direction of the Creative Team Leader twice each morning.

Cafeteria Food Service (20 hours per week)

Serve campers hot lunch, assist campers with lunches brought from home, cleanup before and after lunch, and dispersal of camp snack.

Concierge (10 - 12.5 hours per week)

Help parents sign in daily each morning, confirm payment for weekly tuition, give any important information, and direct parents to campers classrooms.  Shift is typically from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM.

Express Team Member (10 - 12.5 hours per week)

Position is available as a split shift (both AM and PM) or as a single shift (either AM or PM).  Express staff greets parents at their car in the car circle, helps them sign their child in / out, and escorts the camper to a runner to be brought to their classroom.


Express Team Member (10 - 12.5 hours per week)

Position is available as a single shift (AM or PM) with additional shifts sometimes available.   Express Team members escort campers from the car circle to their appropriate classroom in the morning, and from their classroom to the express holding room in the afternoon.  In addition, express team members greet parents at their car in the car circle, and help them sign their child in / out.

How to join the camp staff


The staff directory helps you put a name to a face for your child's group leaders, teachers, and the support / administrative staff that work at Camp CUBBER.  More pictures are being added regularly.. so check back for updates.






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A ministry of Palm Harbor United Methodist Church