Now accepting applications for Summer 2019 positions!


We are hiring male and female general counselors, lifeguards, and fitness/nutrition class instructors for our summer season.

We can also serve as an internship as required by some college programs. Many college students and interns serving as counselors have studied in the areas of recreation health and fitness, dietetics, psychology, social work, and education.

A nine week commitment is required:

  • Staff Training Week: June 3-8, 2019
  • Camp Sessions: June 9 – August 3, 2019
  • Last Day/Contract Ends: August 4, 2019 at 5 PM

To be considered for a position with Camp Jump Start, we need to receive all of the following documentation:

Mail applications to:

Camp Jump Start
Attn: Staff Application
3602 Lions Den Road
Imperial, MO 63052

“Jean tells us all the time that magic and miracles happen here. She did not tell us that they happen every day! I have witnessed amazing transformations in kids that had given up all hope. Here at Camp Jump Start they get a second chance at health and happiness. They learn to be comfortable in their own skin. They make friends that will last a lifetime. I am honored to have been a part of this.”

CJS Counselor

“Over the past two years I have worked at a recreation center with nutrition incorporated into my job, but I truly feel that the nine weeks I spent with you was more valuable to my education (and personal growth) than the 104 weeks I have spent with my year round employer and school. Camp taught me how to be a better person, how to be a better mentor, how to be a better student and employee in the world of dietetics.
Simply, thank you!”

CJS Counselor

I thought I was going to have fun this summer….and did that and so much more. I had no idea the impact my job would have on molding me into a better person….THANK YOU!

CJS Counselor

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