Our trained counselors and staff will ensure your child has a great experience at ECC. 

One of the unique aspects of ECC is that our counseling staff is made up of young people who once attended ECC as campers themselves. Because of this system, each counselor has a deep understanding of the essence of our community, and their lives have been touched and changed by their own experience at camp. They are not only well-trained and able to provide excellent care to the children and teens who come to camp, but they are also able to welcome campers into the community in a loving and inclusive way – the way they were once welcomed themselves.

Other staff positions at ECC are often filled by former counselors, but we do accept applications from anyone interested. Candidates that would be considered for hire would need to have experience working with children and an understanding of the importance of Christian community. Contact the director at director@eccri.org to talk about staffing possibilities. 

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

CIT Program

Young people that are 16 and older may apply to take part in our Counselor-in-Training program that lasts the duration of the summer and provides thorough job and leadership training. Those campers who will be 16 by June 20th, 2017 are invited to apply for the program. Applications to the CIT program can be found here.

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku


Junior Counselors and Counselors

After completing their training summer, CITs are then welcome to apply to be Junior Counselors. Junior Counselors rotate through our City Camp program every 2 weeks giving them an unforgettable experience. When not on City Camp they serve in cabins at ECC and help with the running of the ECC program. Junior Counselors then advance to be counselors the following summer. As a result, the counselors who lead cabins have two full years of experience behind them before being responsible for a group of campers.