MRO Staff FAQs
What are the dates during which I need to be at camp?
For summer 2021, staff training will begin on June 10th. If you are hired, you will receive this information via letter from the Director. If you have questions about when campers arrive and depart, please refer to the Dates & Rates page.
Can I take summer classes online while I’m at Moose River Outpost?
Regretfully, two things make this difficult. First, we’re so remote that our internet access is restricted and must be reserved for office use and minimal personal staff use. Second, counselors work long hours. Counseling at MRO is an immersive experience and there is not enough time for classes on the side. However, your camp staff experience might qualify as (all or a portion of) an internship, depending on the requirements of your program. We’re happy to explore that with you, just email Seth Coates, MRO director.
Can I do my internship at MRO?
Yes. Many college programs require internships or a practicum. Every summer we have several students on staff whose responsibilities are crafted to satisfy an internship requirement at their college. Be sure to ask our Director during the interview process if this is something you would like to pursue.
Do I need to have lots of outdoor experience in order to work at MRO?
Not necessarily. One way or another, you will finish staff training as an experienced outdoor leader. If you arrive with existing skills, this improves your chances of being hired and makes your transition easier, but it is not a “must”. A love for Jesus Christ and a desire to serve kids is the one thing you cannot do without as a staff member at MRO.
Can I bring a car to MRO?
Yes. Cars are useful on days off. You won’t be allowed to drive around camp with it, but you can use it to get around on your time off. You’ll find the commute from your cabin to the dining hall is not too bad on foot.
What should I bring with me to camp?
Once you are hired, you will be sent a packing list to help with this.
Do we get days off?
Yes, every staff member gets one day off and one night off each week. Additionally, counselors get one period per day free from camper responsibilities.
What does it mean to be accredited?
Camp Brookwoods, Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost are accredited members of the American Camp Association (ACA), Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) and Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). We work hard to meet their requirements for membership and to earn the highest recognition with these organizations. The ACA accredits member camps every three years by qualified personnel and camp directors to determine their compliance with industry standards.