Staff FAQ

What types of campers will I be working with at Cho-Yeh?

Cho-Yeh hosts boys and girls, ages 6 – 16, mostly coming from the greater Houston area, but with large numbers also living in East and Central Texas. A handful of our campers also come from the North Texas/Dallas area, as well as from other states and nations.

What does a typical day look like at Cho-Yeh?

Cho-Yeh provides campers with a variety of opportunities to challenge them by trying new things while having a lot of fun too.  As a staff member, you will be working alongside your peers to ensure that the campers have the best time possible during their stay at camp.  Our schedule varies based on day of the week, but here is an overview of what your camper can expect on a typical day at camp.

As a counselor, what does leading a Bible study look like?

Bible study is an important time each day, and you will have the opportunity to see campers be challenged to grow in their faith. As a counselor, you will help lead Bible study and nightly devotionals for your campers within your cabin. Counselors focus on building relationships with campers just as Christ built relationships with people during His ministry. At Cho-Yeh, we are confident that God works in His time to reach people with His good news; therefore, it is our goal to love campers and live our lives in a way that exemplifies Jesus Christ and what it means to have a personal relationship with Him. It is not our goal to convert every camper by Friday night but challenge them to grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ.

What are Cho-Yeh's theological beliefs?

Cho-Yeh holds beliefs consistent with Reformed Theology. For more specifics, please read more on What We Believe.

How much off time will I have?

Approximately 10 hours each week will be given to staff while camp is in session. Most staff will have an evening off time and two afternoon off times each week, but some will have one evening and one morning each week. Between sessions, staff will have approximately 22 hours off, which begins on Saturday around 12:30pm and ends the following Sunday around 10:30am.

What does being a counselor really mean?

As a counselor, you will live in a cabin with approximately 8 – 15 campers and at least one other counselor. Together, you will supervise and care for the campers in your cabin in a manner that exemplifies the love of Christ. Your role will be parent, a big brother/sister, and a best friend all rolled into one. Being a counselor is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually exhausting. Relying on God and gaining strength from Him alone is where true growth will happen in your counseling experience. The many details involved in the job of the counselor will be covered during the weeks of staff training in May.

How can camp help me with my future?

Working at camp provides great opportunities for professional skill development that will help prepare you for your future career, parenthood, & marriage! As a staff member, you’ll be supervising, coaching, mentoring, and leading others. You’ll learn project management skills, conflict resolution, communication, and administration of details.  These leadership development opportunities have been proven to stand out on a resume and impress future employers. Spiritual growth will occur through personal time spent with God, staff Bible study, and devotion times with fellow staff members in a community much like the early church in Acts 2.

How long can I work at camp during the summer?

We understand that your life outside of camp is busy and you have other obligations to take care of.  Several positions at Cho-Yeh require that you are present for the full summer, while others have the flexibility to work with your summer needs.  Check out the positions and their requirements here on the Positions Available page.  You can also see important dates for this summer on our Benefits page.

What if I need an internship for school?

Believe it or not, there are a variety of different positions available at Camp that can help you further your career.  Cho-Yeh has been able to help out several former staff members with internship credit in various different positions.  Talk with your advisor or professor and let us know how we can help! Have questions?  Let us know you want to talk about internships when you apply.  Cho-Yeh also offers college scholarships to help cover tuition expenses as well.

What does staff training look like?

Staff Training is a two-week session that equips summer staff with the tools and knowledge you will need to take on a summer at camp.  You will be immersed in the community that you will work alongside and develop a better understanding of how camp runs successfully.  Training sessions include camper Bible study prep, understanding camp activities, abuse prevention, and much more.

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