Creative Summer 2019 Dates

To be considered, Creative Summer staff must commit to the full six week program plus four days of orientation.

  • Orientation: June 18 to June 21, 2019
  • Session 1: June 24 to July 12, 2019
  • Session 2: July 15 to August 2, 2019

2019 Position Availability

Thank you for your interest in working at Creative Summer! Every summer we employ between 225 to 240 Counselors, Junior Counselors, and Counselors-in-Training. Priority is given to returning staff in the hiring process and then interviews are scheduled based on position availability.

Applications for the summer of 2019 will open on the following schedule:

  • Returning Staff Application: October 15, 2018
  • Counselor-in-Training Application: December 1, 2018
  • New Counselor Applicants: January 7, 2019

If you are interested in a position at Creative Summer and have any questions, please email us at creative.summer@holton-arms.edu

2019 Staff Applications

Creative Summer Employment Applications

To apply for Creative Summer 2019, please create an account and select the appropriate application

  • Returning Creative Summer Employee (application open Oct. 15)
  • Counselor-in-Training Program (application open Dec. 1)
  • New Applicant (application open Jan 7)

Please contact the Creative Summer office with any questions.

Creative Summer Counselor Overview

Creative Summer Counselor

(Rising Grade 11 through adult)

Creative Summer is seeking talented, enthusiastic and hard-working individuals who love sharing their passions and expertise with children. Professional teachers, coaches, graduate students, college students, and high school students make up the talented, enthusiastic, and friendly staff at Creative Summer. The Camper/Staff ratio of 5:1 ensures individual attention for all campers.

All Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Junior Counselors, and Volunteers must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • State and Federal Fingerprint Records
  • Child Protective Service (CPS) Check
  • Proof that you are eligible to work in the US
  • 2 Reference Completed Reference Checks

Counselor-in-Training Overview

Creative Summer Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT)

(Grade 9 or 10 in fall 2019)

Rising Grade 9 and 10 students can apply for the Counselor-in-Training internship program at Creative Summer. The goal of this program is to train young men and women to become effective and talented counselors. Through hands-on learning in the classroom and leadership training throughout the program, the CITs leave Creative Summer with a better understanding of the camp environment and how to successfully work with children.

Creative Summer staff, including CITs must commit to the full six week program plus four days of orientation and training. CITs do have the opportunity of receiving a stipend for the internship OR Community Service hours.

  • Completed CIT Application
  • State and Federal Fingerprint Records
  • Child Protective Service (CPS) Check
  • 2 Reference Completed Reference Checks

Please contact the Creative Summer Office with questions by email or phone 301-365-6008


Once hired, all NEW Creative Summer staff must be fingerprinted, as required by the State of Maryland. Please click here to schedule an appointment with the Holton-Arms Security team.

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