Camp Barney’s Summer Staff


We recognize that it is of utmost importance that our counselors and staff are not only highly qualified but also wholly committed to each camper’s safety and needs. We personally interview every staff member to ensure the right fit. Our thorough screening process includes reference checks and a criminal background check. Our staff members receive extensive training including emergency and safety procedures, child development training, and behavior management.

We are fortunate that many of our campers go on to become staff members and many return for multiple summers. It is not unusual for a Barney staff member to be on his/her 9th or 12th summer at Camp Barney. In fact, approximately 80 percent of our staff are returning staff or were campers.


Our staff return to Camp Barney because it is the place that holds the best memories for them, they enjoy working with children, and they want every camper to thrive, grow, and have even more fun than last summer.

Interesting in working at camp? Learn more here.