About Our Staff

What We Look For

Merri-Mac is a traditional, family-run, Christian summer camp. Those buzz-words mean we offer a wide range of activities, we operate as an extended community that is close knit and family-oriented, and that we hire and maintain a Christian staff and environment. We are not a church camp or a sports camp and we love having children from lots of different backgrounds. We also carefully balance competition and cooperation as well as in-camp and out-of-camp activities.

A Christian Staff

Merri-Mac counselors stand in positions of Christian leadership. As such each must demonstrate a serious Christian commitment, a high view of scripture and an abiding understanding of grace. We also hire camp counselors who are winsome and gentle in the way they care for children from different backgrounds.

As a Christian program, we take every aspect of our camper’s safety extremely seriously, and as such, have rigorous abuse prevention policies in place. You can read all about how we protect our campers here.

A Skilled Staff

We are called to excellence in everything we do. It is also more fun to learn to do things well. As a result we look very carefully at a counselor’s ability to teach their activity. We want riding instructors who show, climbers who lead, and boaters who paddle every chance they get.

A Fun Staff

Children grow at camp more than anywhere we know, and our primary tool for making this happen is fun. This makes us different than almost anywhere else, so we love staff that are always smiling, laughing and giving campers reason to do the same.

Want more details? Get the full scoop on life at camp by checking out our 2024 Merri-Mac Staff Manual.