Hiring Timeline for all Applicants:
Please note that the dates listed in this timeline are estimated, but we will be in contact regularly with updates or slight adjustments as necessary.


  • January: Applications are available and accepted for the camp season. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled, but applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and return their application promptly. You can expect to receive confirmation that your application has been received as soon as it arrives in the Diocesan office.


  • February: Applications continue to be accepted. At the end of the month, applicants will hear from the director(s) of the camp(s) to which you have applied about the status of your application and to set up an interview if applicable. Please note that not all applicants will be asked to set up an interview time, due to the number of applications received each year.


  • March: The majority of our interviews will take place during this month. Your interview may be an in-person or online/telephone interview. It may be one-on-one or in a group setting.


  • April: All hiring decisions are planned to be made by MID-APRIL. You should expect to hear from the director(s) of the camp(s) to which you have applied with their final decisions on or about this time. Contracts will be sent to you via email by the end of the month, and are expected to be returned within two weeks of receipt.

Salary Structure:
- 1st year counselors: $225 per week, plus room and board. 
- 2nd year counselors: $250 per week, plus room and board. 
- 3rd year counselors and beyond: $275 per week, plus room and board. 
- Program Director/Assistant Director/Artist/etc.: $300 per week, plus room and board. ($25 will be added to weekly pay if the individual returns for a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th summer in the same position). 

All persons hired for Shrine Mont Camp staffs are required to have current certifications in first aid and CPR, submit the Consent to Treat form, and complete a Voluntary Disclosure Statement about criminal history. These forms will be mailed to you at a later date.


The Diocese of Virginia’s summer camp program at Shrine Mont promotes the emotional and spiritual development of children, youth, and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. It is the goal of this program to encourage the growth of relationships with self, others, and God.


At Shrine Mont Camps, we strive to create a diverse and safe community that welcomes campers and staff from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of our programs. All camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff.


Paris: (800)DIOCESE x.1042


Megan: (800)DIOCESE x.1043


Sierra: (800)DIOCESE x. 1023


FAX: (804) 644-6928

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