Maurice B. Shwayder Camp

Camp of Temple Emanuel

Staff-in-Training Program

 Staff-in-Training Program

Our Staff-in-Training program is an experiential, eight week program for participants entering 11th grade. Staff-in-Training get to experience hands-on learning of what it means to work on the Shwayder Camp staff. Starting with a week of group training, leading into multi-day internships shadowing Shwayder staff, and ending with a placement for a full session, S.I.T.s leave at the end of the summer feeling confident about what it takes to be an outstanding Shwayder staff member.

Dates & Rates

June 9-August 4

$3500 Standard Rate / $2975 Temple Emanuel Member Rate

Staff-in-Training arrive the day before campers to get acquainted with camp before camp is in session, and leave eight weeks later after the final camper session ends.


How to Apply

  1. Parents complete a camper application through CampMinder, here.
  2. S.I.T. applicants login to your CampInTouch account and click the “Forms and Documents” link to complete the Staff-In-Training Application form.
  3. Print out the SIT Personal and Professional Reference Forms and give to two qualified people (one each)
  4. Make sure to have all three forms/documents turned in by December 28, 2018.
  5. Camp staff will reach out after December 28 about setting up a in-person group interview, or video call interview for out-of-state applicants.
  6. After all interviews are complete, applicants will be contact about acceptance.

Hear From Our 2018 Staff-in-Training


During the 8 week SIT summer program I feel like I was able to truly step out of my comfort zone. I took on new leadership roles that I would have never imagined being a part of. I could not have spent my summer in a more worthwhile way. I believe I grew as a young adult and was able to truly push myself to be he best me I could be.”


I chose to spend eight weeks up at 10,200 feet, to try to give back to the place that’s given me so much. My favorite part is difficult to pinpoint, but I have to say that it was creating new relationships with each genre of person at camp; campers and SITs of course, but I also got to know some of the amazing staff much better than I ever had before (now it’s them who I think are the coolest people ever). The SIT program definitively convinced me to come back to be a counselor as soon as I can, because this year I learned that Shwayder Magic isn’t just for the campers.”


Summer Address:
P.O. Box 3899
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
PH: (303) 567-2722
FAX: (303) 567-0172

Winter Address:
51 Grape Street
Denver, Colorado 80220
PH: (303) 388-4013
FAX: (303) 388-6328

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Maurice B. Shwayder Camp of Temple Emanuel