Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get paid?
Is Camp Sonshine affiliated with a certain denomination?
Short answer. No. Long answer. Check out our Values & Purpose Page.
How long is my summer commitment?
Half Summer (five weeks) OR Full Summer (ten weeks). Everyone also goes through one week of training!
I have a collection of 8 lightsabers? Can I bring them?
Yes. We love that you love Star Wars almost as much as you love Jesus. Camp Sonshine group counselors bring the fun and creativity! If that’s how you bring it, we’re cool with that!
Can I get college credit for working this summer?
Yes. We’d love to partner with your educational institution! Contact us for more information.
Where will I live during my time at camp?
We have gone and prepared a place for you. If you are coming from afar, we provide you with a Host Home, a family who loves Camp Sonshine and provides you a place to go lay your weary head to rest.
Are the rumors true? Does Lil’ Sebastian live at Camp Sonshine?
Unfortunately, no. But his cousin (Lil) Sassy does! She’s the best mini horse this side of Chicago.
Do I get free time?
You get free time!
Group Counselors who work at Camp Sonshine, our day camp location, get Saturday afternoon through Sunday off!
Group Counselors who work at Camp Solaris, our overnight site, get Saturday – Sunday afternoon off!
What do parents say about Camp Sonshine Counselors?
“Thank you so much for creating the most magical week for Will. He was so hesitant attending camp and had lots of anxiety about it. After the first day he came home telling me how much he loved it. I never thought he would stay overnight and he did! I am so proud of him and how he has grown this week. I love summer camp and wanted him to have that same magical experience and it happened! Thank you so much for making him feel special. He has been singing camp songs every night and telling me about his experiences. He is ALL smiles and can’t wait to attend Camp Sonshine next summer!”
“It was my granddaughter’s birthday during the week — her counselor gave her a very heartfelt birthday card filled with inspiring words and a bible in which she wrote inspiring words as well. She made a huge positive impact on her — Thank you!!”
“My son said he really appreciated being able to talk to his counselor about anything – especially his fears of sleeping over. Thanks to all the staff for making us feel welcome and giving our child a good time! He said he truly felt that he belonged.”
“My daughter’s counselor made a huge impression on her! She was so kind and built our daughter up. She now wants to be a counselor herself when she is old enough.”
Have a question that's not answered here?
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