Meet our Year-Round Team

Peter Web

Peter J. Swift, Camp Director

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Year Started at Susque: 1991 as a camper. 1999 as summer staff. 2015 as Director.

Experience in the leadership, outdoor recreation and/or youth field: I have been involved in some capacity at Susque all of my life, but I have been on staff, in various leadership positions, or a board member for sixteen years. In addition, I have spent the last eight years working for Liberty Mountain – one of the premier distributors of camping and recreational products to the outdoor industry. In my various positions at Liberty Mountain, I worked closely with hundreds of camps, Boy Scout councils, climbing gyms, parks and retailers of all kinds. It has been an amazing blessing to be able to have such a continuous involvement in camping, and being able to work in this industry from many different perspectives. 

College(s) & degree(s): Bachelor's in Philosophy from Grove City College.

Where born & raised: Cogan Station, PA

Favorite place to go out to eat: The long defunct "Heavenly Pasteria" in Williamsport. 

Something most people don't know about you: I claim to be the world's best Mario Kart DoubleDash player.

1st job: Working in a greenhouse for one of Susque’s neighbors.

Favorite book: I really love many of Chaim Potok’s books, but my favorite is probably: “The Gift of Asher Lev.”

Perfect day off: Hiking up and down Rock Run.

Coolest place you've ever been: McIntyre Wild Area and the Rock Run Gorge

Biggest pet peeve: The phrase: "That's not my job."

One thing you'd love to do: Dunk a basketball on a regulation rim

Favorite movie/TV show: Movie: "Fellowship of the Ring"

For one month you couldn't live without: Wool socks. I don't think I could handle a week without them.

Favorite ice cream flavor: Homemade Vanilla

Favorite Scripture verse: Joshua 24:5 "But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Favorite music artist: Starflyer 59

Favorite area on camp: Most anywhere on Moss Run, but especially the tiny gorge next to the Eagle's Nest that leads down into the Creekside camping area.

What you love most about working at Susque: I really love the way friendships develop almost instantaneously among both the staff and campers. Having the commonality of brotherhood in Christ is such a strong common ground, and having summer goals and desires aligned creates a scenario where it is hard not to become close friends with almost everyone around us.

Jamie Web

Jamie Sanders, Director of Marketing

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Year Started at Susque: 2015 as Chill Chaplain, 2017 Full Time.

Experience in the outdoor recreation and/or youth field: I am an outdoor enthusiast! I have spent countless hours Back packing, whitewater kayaking, trail running, mountain biking and cycling, hunting, fishing, climbing and mountaineering. The best thing about being outside is being immersed in God's creation enjoying the gems that He has created for our enjoyment! I have always enjoyed leading others to experience these treasures during 15 years of youth ministry and as a manger and trail race director for an outdoor specialty retailer in Chattanooga.

College(s) & degree(s): BA in Bible and Christian Education, Bryan College, Dayton TN Master of Theology (ThM) Leadership concentration Dallas Theological Seminary DMin Studies Covenant Seminary (DNF)

Where born & raised: Loyalsock and Montoursville, PA

Favorite Place to Eat: Franco's in Downtown Williamsport

What is something most people don't know about you?: I was a clown for a summer. Seriously, a clown.

Favorite Scripture verse: 2 Peter 1:3 - His Divine Power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own Glory and Goodness

Biggest pet peeve: People misusing or not using turn signals!

For one month you couldn't live without: Prayer, sleep, and my family

Perfect day off: Trail Run or Bike in the morning, followed by time with the family in the afternoon, and then spending time with my wife Chrissy and friends in the evening.

Favorite area on camp: The creek!  You can always find me at the creek.

What you love most about working at Susque: Being a sort of tour guide to the wonders of God expressed in creation so that all might know him.  

Davis Web

Davis Swift, Program Director

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Year started at Susque: I started on summer staff as a SIT (Staff-in-Training) in 2007. I joined the year-round team in 2016.

Experience in the outdoor recreation and/or youth field: I've spent nearly a decade in the outdoor recreation field.  Most of that time has been spent serving in seasonal roles at Camp Susque as well as working for various outdoor industry retailers and a rock climbing gym in college.  Most recently, I spent the better part of two years as the year-round program director of a Christian camp in Southern Pennsylvania.

College(s) & degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Mansfield University. 

Where born & raised: Cogan Station, PA.

One thing you'd love to do: Go skydiving in Yosemite National Park

Favorite ice cream flavor: Teaberry from Eder's

Favorite Scripture verse: Luke 15 (the whole chapter)

Favorite movie/TV show: "Lord of the Rings"

Favorite book: "My Side of the Mountain"

For 1 month you couldn't live without: Food and water

Perfect day off: Hiking and swimming in the Rock Run ravine

1st job: Emptying trash cans at Camp Susque

Favorite place to go out to eat: Moon and Raven in Williamsport

Something most people don't know about you: I was never a Woodsman camper. Also, I'm taller than Chief Peter. [Editors note: Chief Peter disagrees]

Favorite area on camp: The Moss Run ravine. There are so many cool little rock overhangs that used to be much bigger. Until I grew taller. Also, I'm not sure if this counts because it's on the State Game Lands, but the Porcupine Den is a pretty great place to sit for hours.

Favorite music artist: Rend Collective

Coolest place you've ever been: Saranac Lakes, NY

What you love most about working at Susque: Working within a team that is so unified in our purpose to further the ministry of Christ in addition to experiencing the richness of relationships formed with fellow staff members and campers in this endeavor.

Duane Web

Duane Shenk, Facilities Manager

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Year Started at Susque: 2010

Experience in the facilities, outdoor recreation, and/or youth field: I have worked for over 15 years in the camp industry. I have also worked for 7 years at a residential school.

College(s) & degree(s): Youth Ministry Education from Messiah and Lancaster Bible College.

Where born & raised: Lititz, Lancaster County, PA

Favorite place to go out to eat: Neato Burrito

Something most people don't know about you: Every year, we would rent a cabin up near Susque. And every year I made applesauce from the apples near the cabin.

1st job: Brickerville Snackette

Perfect day off: Any day that ends in "day."

Coolest place you've ever been: My hometown of Lititz

Biggest pet peeve: Laziness

Favorite Scripture verse: 2 Corinthians 4: 8-9 "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."

One thing you'd love to do: Parachute

Favorite movie/TV show: TV: "NCIS"

Favorite ice cream flavor: Tin Roof Sundae

What you love most about working at Susque: Being part of a rustic creation-based camping program

Shawna Web

Shawna Hakes, Office Manager

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Year started at Susque: 2003.

Experience in the administrative assistant, outdoor recreation, and/or youth field: I have been involved at Susque for over 10 years, running the ins and outs of the office! Before coming to Susque, I worked as a Church Secretary for 5 years.

Where born & raised: Clarion, PA

One thing you'd love to do: Visit the Grand Tetons on a beautiful day.

Favorite Scripture verse: Psalm 19:14 "May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."

Favorite movie/TV show: TV: "Once Upon a Time"

Favorite book: "Waking the Dead"

Perfect day off: Spending time with my grandchildren

1st job: Burger Chef

Favorite place to go out to eat: Texas Roadhouse

Something most people don't know about you: I have 14 grandchildren.

Favorite area on camp: Susque Lodge porch

Favorite music artist: Casting Crowns

Coolest place you've ever been: Hawaii

What you love most about working at Susque: The people! And the opportunity to be a part of helping them experience their Creator through a wide variety of programs in nature.

Grace Web

Grace Dingler, School of Discovery (SOD) Coordinator

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Year Started at Susque: 2017 as an art teacher and summer photographer

Experience in the teaching, outdoor recreation, and/or youth field: 2 summers at Camp Krislund and teaching since college

College(s) & degree(s): BS in Arts Education from Kutztown University

Where born & raised: Williamsport, PA

One thing you'd love to do: Witness the full reunification of the Korean Peninsula

Coolest place you've ever been: Mokpo, South Korea - a terrific little port city in the southwest corner of the Korean peninsula I called home for 4 years.  

Favorite movie/TV show: Brooklyn, Hacksaw Ridge

Favorite book:  The Giver! 

For one month you couldn't live without: Oxygen 

Perfect day off: bike ride, curl up with a good book, hammocking, and ice cream

1st job: Ice cream Scoop Master at Sunset Ice Cream

Favorite music artist: For King and Country, Jason Chu

Favorite place to go out to eat: Well, this depends...  usually Indian or Korean food

Something most people don't know about you: I got my name, Grace, because my mom was in a car accident when she was pregnant with me.  My parents named me Grace because they believed it was God's Grace that saved my Mom and me.  

Favorite ice cream flavor: Coffee! or Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby - nomnomnom (sound of Grace eating ice cream)

Favorite area on camp: The pond or by the creek

What you love most about working at Susque: I love that I get to grow, learn, and be encouraged in my relationship with Jesus where I work and have the opportunity to help others grow, learn, and be encouraged in their relationship with Jesus.  It is a really special aspect about working in an environment like Susque.  

 

Alyssa Web

Alyssa Black, Director of Hospitality

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Year Started at Susque: 2005 as a camper, 2013 as a staffer, and 2018 as a year round staff person

Experience in the food service, outdoor recreation, and/or youth field: In college I volunteered with my church's children's ministry and was very involved with the outdoor club at Grove City College.  I also served as a counselor, head cook, and trek leader over my years at Susque.  

College(s) & degree(s):  BA in Sociology with minors in Christian ministry and Family Studies at Grove City College '18

Where born & raised:  Ralston and Canton, PA

One thing you'd love to do: Visit Banff National Park

Coolest place you've ever been:  Zec Kipawa, Quebec

Favorite movie/TV show: The Office, Psych, Corner Gas, Marvel Movies

Favorite book: I love to read! A few favorites include: The Things they Carried, The Kite Runner, One Child, To Kill A Mockingbird, and the Harry Potter Series

For one month you couldn't live without: Water - hydrate or diedrate!  

Perfect day off: Hiking in the Adirondacks

1st job: Babysitting

Favorite music artist: The City Harmonic, Imagine Dragons

Favorite place to go out to eat: Eder's Ice Cream

Something most people don't know about you: I am really bad at picking favorites, but you may have figured that out by now!  

Favorite ice cream flavor: Double Dunker

Favorite area on camp: Anywhere along Lycoming Creek or Moss Run

What you love most about working at Susque: I greatly enjoy working alongside so many people who truly enjoy serving Christ.

 

Nate Web

Nate Dittmar, Groundskeeper

Year started at Susque: 1981.

Experience in the outdoor recreation and/or youth field: I have been involved at Susque for 33 years. My father was one of the founders.

Where born & raised: Born: Williamsport, PA. Raised: Perryville, PA.

One thing you'd love to do: Fly across the country

Favorite ice cream flavor: Oreo Cookie

Favorite Scripture verse: Psalm 121:1 "A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from?"

Biggest pet peeve: When Patsy, my cat, won't be sociable. 

Favorite movie/TV show: TV: "Get Smart"

Favorite book: The Bible

For 1 month you couldn't live without: My cat, Patsy

Perfect day off: Sleep in, work around the house, explore

1st job: Mowing the grass at Camp Susque

Favorite place to go out to eat: Red Lobster

Something most people don't know about you: My father started/founded Camp Susque.

Favorite area on camp: Lookout

Favorite music artist: Tchaikovsky

Coolest place you've ever been: Lake Louise, Canada

What you love most about working at Susque: Working with our staff and getting to know them.

Monique Web

Monique Reinsel, Treasurer

Year Started at Susque: 2014

College(s) & degree(s): Eastern New Mexico University

Where born & raised: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Favorite place to go out to eat: Italian Village, Chicago, IL

1st job: Filing for my mom when I was 12.

Favorite book: Amish books by Beverly Lewis, Gone with the Wind

Perfect day off: Coffee and devotions in the morning. Anytime toodling with my husband or digging in the dirt.

Coolest place you've ever been: Pisa, Italy. The tower really does lean.

Favorite Scripture verse: James 1:2 "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds..."

One thing you'd love to do: Visit Ireland

Favorite movie/TV show: NCIS/Once Upon a Time

For one month you couldn't live without: Chocolate

Favorite ice cream flavor: Rocky Road

Favorite music artist: Casting Crowns

What you love most about working at Susque: Being part of a big ministry and working with other believers.

Work at Susque

Camp Susque offers many kinds of employment opportunities. Our biggest employment season occurs from June-August, when we hire over 100 summer staff to serve at our Summer Youth Camps, Wilderness Trips, and Family Camps. While our Fall-Spring employment needs are less, they are equally as important, and we actively seek to have gifted inviduals fill these roles.

Why Work at Camp Susque?

While each position is unique, the following are some of the general, core benefits that Susque seeks to impart to its employees:

  • Support and growth in a small-group based, team atmosphere. This often includes weekly Support Meetings with immediate supervisors as well as community-based lodging for our summer staffers.
  • A focus on spiritual life, as well as excellence in getting the job done. As a non-denominational Christian camp, employees' spiritual lives are of utmost importance. In this manner, we seek to complement employees' spiritual growth and unity through our Team Ground Rules as well as weekly Team Meetings.
  • The ability to be part of a dynamic, exciting ministry, serving thousands of people a year, from youth to families to weekend retreat groups, sharing and exemplifying the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • The opportunity to work in a beautiful, four-season, mountainous setting.

How do I Apply?

To submit an application, you must first create a simple log-in account. There is no firm commitment involved in making the log-in, it just enables us to communicate with you in an effective manner. Apply.

For Further Information

As a potential staff member, you probably have a lot of questions. Feel free to check out our "Staff Details" and "FAQ for Staff" pages. If you don't see the answers you are looking for, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or give us a call at 570-998-2151. We'd be glad to help!

 

Positions

Year-Round Team

Camp Susque currently has no open year-round positions.

Summer Staff

We are looking for mature staff who are excited about Jesus Christ and want to share that excitement with campers of all ages! Each position fulfills a unique, important role as we seek to live out and model the body of Christ.

Leadership Positions

Program Positions

Support Positions

For Ages 16-18

To Apply

  • Fill out our Staff Application.
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*Formerly known as Adventure Camp 

Internships

For more information regarding our internship program, please visit the Internships page.

Fall-Spring Staff

Retreat & Rental Positions

  • Retreat Group Host
  • Head Cook
  • Support Staff (includes kitchen crew and cleaning crew)

To Apply

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Outdoor Education Positions

  • Educational Program Teacher (Semester, multi-day, or one-day)
  • Field Trip Teacher

To Apply

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Winter Camp Staff

Program Positions

  • Freeze Counselor
  • Frost Counselor
  • Chill Counselor

Support Positions

  • Head Cook
  • Support Staff (includes kitchen crew and cleaning crew)
  • Nurse
  • Chaplain

To Apply

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Staff Application

Staff applications and hiring are handled through CampInTouch by CampMinder. This user friendly system will allow you to access everything from staff applications to hiring forms directly from our website.


Previous Staff

Step 1: Sign In OR Set up a Password & Security Questions for your Account

Upon clicking the Staff Application link below, a new tab will open and you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, and email. Please enter the email address you receive camp emails from, as this is likely what your account is set up with.

Upon clicking "Continue," the system will recognize you have an account on file and ask you to enter your password. 

*If this is the first time you are using this software, you will not have a password set up yet. Click "email a reset account invitation."* You will be sent an email (to the email address submitted). Please check your JUNK/SPAM folder and note that email delivery may take up to 5 minutes. Click on the link in that email to set up your password and security questions.

Step 2: Fill out the Online Application

Upon completing your password (and security questions if this is your first time using CampInTouch), you will be automatically logged in to your account and brought to the first page of the application.


New Staff

Step 1: Create a "CampInTouch" account.

Upon clicking on the Staff Application link below, a new tab will open and you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, and email. The email you use will be your login for your account, so choose one that you check frequently and will have for the duration of your time at Susque. And please note that it needs to be a unique, personal email address, not one that a parent or family member has used previously to sign up for camp.

Upon clicking "Continue," you will prompted to create a password for your account.

Step 2: Fill out the Online Application

Once you have created an account, you will be brought to the first page of the application.


After you Apply: Access your Hiring Forms & other Info

You can access your account at any time by clicking on "Log In" at the top right of our website.


NOTE: For former campers applying for "Staff in Training" position

You must set up a new CampInTouch account with a personal e-mail address separate from your parent's e-mail that may have been used previously to enroll as a camper.  There will be a prompt in the application to add parent's contact information.  All communication throughout the application and hiring process will be done through e-mail to you and a parent.


Apply to be on Staff *

*Each applicant must use his/her own email account, not one shared with a family member or parents. 

Staff-in-Training

For 16-17 year olds

Each summer we hire 8-9 guys and 8-9 girls to be a part of our sought-after Staff-in-Training (SIT) program. The goal of Susque's Staff-in-Training program is to prepare young adults to be our future summer staff. The program covers many different aspects of camp and offers training in critical job skills such as leadership and self-initiative.

Each group of SITs comes for 4 weeks and rotates between our Support Staff and Program Staff areas. The main tasks of SITs vary, but typically include dishes, cleaning, running the Snack Shop, and assisting Counselors with campers. SITs are overseen and led by the Boys or Girls SIT Director.

Requirements, Responsibilities, & Objectives

These items can be found in the Staff-in-Training job description

Salary & Benefits

Base Salary

SITs receive a base salary of $210 a summer.

Benefits

In addition to the base salary, SITs receive the following benefits:

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Access to our onsite health services
  • Opportunity to be certified in 1st Aid, CPR, and Waterfront Lifeguarding at a discount price

Dates for Summer 2019

  • Boys Staff-in-Training Program: June 16-July 13
  • Girls Staff-in-Training Program: July 7-August 3

Sample Daily Schedule

Sample Schedule
7:00 Staff Prayer
8:00 Chapel
8:30 Breakfast with campers
9:00 Morning Chores/Job Shadowing
12:30 Lunch
3:00 Bible Study
4:00 Free Time
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Evening Activities with Campers

How to Apply to be a SIT

  1. Fill out the Staff Application.
  2. Interviews for the SIT program will begin February 1.
  3. SIT applications will be considered in the order they are received until the SIT program is full.

For more information, don't hesitate to give us a call (570-998-2151) or email us a question (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We'd be happy to help!

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Revelation 4:11