It’s More Than a Great Job;
It’s a Great Experience!
A summer at HHC is like no other! Where else do you get to spend your days laughing, singing, smiling, and making a difference? It’s definitely a fun job, however it is challenging.
Come Work with Us
It’s definitely a fun job, however it is challenging. You must love children and want to spend your summer with them. Our staff is expected to work long hours and at the same time be caring, nurturing, excited, enthusiastic, dedicated, flexible, patient, happy and smiling! Remember, you’re here for the kids. Their well being, safety and happiness are our first priority. Believe us when we say, there are many benefits from the hard work, commitment to the campers and dedication to the job!
The Hiram House Camp (HHC) Staff is recruited from colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad, representing nearly 40 institutes over the years. Overnight Camp staff must have completed their first year of college while Summer Day Camp and Junior Day Camp staff must have graduated from high school.
Summer Camp Job Opportunities
An accredited member of the American Camp Association, The Hiram House is a private non-profit, non-denominational, coeducational, interracial and intercultural facility located 15 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland on 172 acres of beautiful woodland in the community of Moreland Hills.
Overnight Camp has been the core of the Hiram House mission since it began in 1896, opening new horizons and welcoming youth of all backgrounds. It serves hundreds of children each summer. Many of these children are from urban areas in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties in Northeast Ohio, and a majority are eligible to receive some form of financial assistance for families in need through our annual Campership Fund to enable them to attend a life-enriching stay at summer camp. Camp sessions are six-days long. Campers ages 6-9 and female campers ages 10-14 live in log cabins centrally located to all camp facilities, while male campers ages 10-14 live in platform tents in the woods. Staff members live with and closely supervise campers throughout each session. Overnight Camp staff stay on camp grounds at all times, except for pre-arranged time-off, and abide by curfew. All meals are provided, as is laundry service.
Day Camp is a vital part of our camping program and gives children an excellent opportunity to enjoy many aspects of outdoor recreation and gain lifelong skills. Comprised of children ages 6-12 from the surrounding communities in the Chagrin Valley area and in and around Northeast Ohio, the program runs Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every session the children can participate in a pre-scheduled overnight stay at camp so they can experience the satisfaction of rustic outdoor living.
Junior Day Camp is our youngest summer program, serving 5 and 6 years olds from the surrounding communities in the Chagrin Valley area and in and around Northeast Ohio. Junior Day Camp is a closely supervised program to give children a safe and secure environment in which to be introduced to the joys and benefits of camping and to expand their horizons. It runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Staff Positions Available
Day/Jr. Camp Director & Assistant Day Camp Director
Day/Jr. Camp Director:Assists the Program Director in all phases of the Summer Camp Program (set-up, pre-camp/staff training, summer programs and post camp). $520/week
Assistant Day Camp Director: Assists the Day Camp Director in all phases of the Summer Day Camp and Junior Day Camp Programs (set-up, pre-camp/staff training, summer programs and post-camp). $480/week
Overnight Camp, Day and Junior Day Camp Counselors
Overnight Camp Counselors: Responsible for the safety and well being of a group of campers as well as directly supervise a camper group, encourage campers to participate in all activities, and guide the camper throughout their stay at camp. $480/week
Day and Junior Day Camp Counselors: Responsible for the safety and well being of a group of campers as well as directly supervise a camper group, encourage campers to participate in all activities, and guide the camper throughout their stay at camp. $460/week
Overnight Camp Director
Overnight Camp Director: Responsible for all phases of the Summer Overnight Camp Programs (set-up, pre-camp/staff training, summer programs and post-camp). $520/week
Overnight Camp Unit Leaders (Boys & Girls)
Overnight Camp Unit Leaders (Boys & Girls): Aids and supervises counselors in girl’s unit and responsible for all programming activities within the unit. Responsible for scheduling nights out, rest duty, night duty, and break schedules for assigned staff. Assists with program administration. $500/week
Ropes Course Instructor
Ropes Course Instructor: Manages all aspects of the COPE Course (High Ropes, Low Ropes and Climbing Wall). Leads both physical and mental team challenge activities to improve communication, increases group continuity and boost individuals self esteem. Supports and spots campers and ensures their safety while completing the challenge. Leads proper discussions as well as debrief each activity. Must attend Ropes Course training prior to the camp season. $460-$520/week
Nature Instructor: Conducts instructional sessions with campers emphasizing animal lore, environmental concepts, nature appreciation and outdoor skills including orienteering, fire building and shelters. $460/week
Target Instructor: Promotes both archery and hatchet throwing as a challenging sport while maintaining the highest safety standards. $460/week
Arts & Crafts Instructor
Arts & Crafts Instructor: Organizes and teaches campers in classes using the guidelines presented by the Program Director. $460/week
Performing Arts Instructor
Performing Arts Instructor: Promotes music, drama and dance throughout the summer during activity periods. $460/week
Farmstead/Horseback Riding Staff
Farmstead/Horseback Riding Staff: Supervises and cares for a group of 6-10 campers of ages 6-13 while they are at the equestrian center. Teaches basic riding lessons classes for campers, responsible for the upkeep of livestock and maintenance of facility. Expected to participate fully in activities and duties and to assist the Program Director with special events. Supervised by the camp’s Ranch Manger. $460/week
Waterfront Director: NEW POOL SUMMER 2023! Manages lifeguard staff and oversees all bodies of water. Ensures all staff complies with water safety and leads with example. Works directly with facilities manager to keep pool house in shape and tracks inventory. Must have or is willing to receive First Aid and CPR certifications. $520/week
Lifeguards: NEW POOL SUMMER 2023! Promotes fun at the pool while maintaining the highest safety standards. Must have or is willing to receive First Aid and CPR certifications. $460/week
Camp Nurse: Provide medical care to all campers and staff throughout their stay at camp. $600/week. Must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Ohio with experience in pediatrics, working with children, or in a camp setting. Must have current CPR and First Aid certification. Must be at least 21 years old to apply.
Office Assistant: communicates directly with camper’s parents. Ensures all paperwork is turned into the office upon camper’s arrival to camp. Works directly with Program Director and Business Manager. Considerably comfortable with answering and making phone calls as well as sending emails. Assists weekly in the Camp Store. $400/week
Maintenance Staff: Reports to Facilities Manager to perform daily tasks to take care of camp. $480/week
2023 Summer Camp Dates
Leadership Staff (Directors, Unit Leaders & Specialists): June 5th – June 6th
All Staff Members: June 6th – June 9th
All staff must attend Pre-Camp Training; Pre-Camp Training dates subject to change. Staff will be spending the entire week at camp, includes sleeping in the cabins in the evenings.
Summer Overnight Camp: June 18th – July 21st (5 weeks)
Summer Day & Jr. Day Camp: June 12th – August 11th (9 weeks)
Overnight Camp: Boys and girls ages 6 – 14 from across Northeast Ohio
Day Camp: Boys and girls ages 6 – 12 from Greater Cleveland’s eastern suburbs
Junior Day Camp: Boys and girls ages 5 and 6 from Greater Cleveland’s eastern suburbs
Location and Contact Information
Konner Lashley, Camp Program Director
The Hiram House
33775 Hiram Trail
Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022
Fax: (216) 831-2477