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February Parent Night Out! February 10th 6pm – 9pm

Enjoy an evening out, while we entertain the kids!

When: Friday, February 10th, 6pm-9pm

Where: New Hope Camp Dining Hall

Cost: $25 per child, $15 for each additional child

Dinner, snacks, movie, games, arts and crafts will be provided.

Child care is for K-5 children only

Reservations required: Please RSVP by February 6th or call the office at 919-942-4716

Accepting Applications for 2018 Summer Staff Positions

Mind, Body and Spirit are integral to the camp experience at New Hope. Counselors will need to have or develop a basic understanding of the relationship between sports, recreation, art, craft, science, and nature components of camp to provide an integral and holistic experience for our campers.


Summer Staff Positions include:

  • Summer Counselor
  • Outdoor Sports and Waterfront Specialist
  • Science and Nature Specialist
  • Arts and Crafts Assistant
  • Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard Supervisor
  • Counselor-in-Training

Inclement Weather Policy for afterschool/intersession programs

New Hope Camp and Conference Center

Inclement Weather Policy

Afterschool Programs

On full days that are determined by the Orange County School system as closed due to inclement weather, New Hope Camp and Conference will be NOT be open for afterschool services.

On days when Orange County Schools announce early dismissal due to inclement weather afterschool will not be open. Please make other arrangements for your child.

Intersession Camps and Teacher Workdays

New Hope Camp Programs will follow the Orange County Schools policy regarding school closure, delayed start, or early closure as it pertains to inclement weather.

If New Hope Camp is closed for a full day due to inclement weather a refund will be issued or applied to other camp programs.

No refunds are issued for partial days.

New Hope Camp will follow Orange County Schools policy for the 1st day regarding inclement weather. Afterwards, the Program Director will determine if programs will run, on a day to day basis based on the safety of students, staff, and camp conditions. These decisions will be communicated by email no later than 5pm for the next day.

Please email or contact the afterschool staff directly at 919-321-7820.

Employment Opportunity – Retreat Coordinator

Job Title: Retreat Coordinator 

Job Status: Staff position, 40 hours per week

Position reports to Executive Director

Benefit Eligible Position


Plan, coordinate and administer activities for the New Hope Camp and Conference Center Retreat Programs; develop, coordinate and advise staff on tasks associated with retreat business.  

Essential Functions:

Manage and collect all relevant information for all retreat calls to the office and utilize camp software to track all inquiries. Create contracts and invoices per retreat and follow up on status prior to event. Follow up with clients as necessary after event.

Work with clients on specific needs to include buildings, set up, and meals. Meet weekly with site manager to plan set up for the following week. Utilize staff to meet the needs of clients for events.

Create a system to track customer satisfaction after an event.  Evaluate customer service follow up using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; investigate trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve retreat program effectiveness.

Develop a system to maintain and build client relationships to further the retreat program.

Work with site manager on building set up and additional needs of retreat groups prior to visit. 

Coordinate public relations activities to include conceptualizing and writing newsletters, promotional materials, publications, press releases, ads and fliers.

Review budget from Board of Directors. Prepare monthly report of building usage and income each month.


Greet visitors and schedule tours for facility rental

Assist with special events at camp

Maintain list of contractors used by camp 

May be responsible for checks to be signed for expenses and to deposit all cash and checks in a timely manner keeping records of deposits in absence of financial administrator.

Order and maintain sufficient inventory of office supplies and equipment.

 Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.



Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Attention to detail, strong communication, and problem solving skills

Associates degree or high school graduate and 2 years relevant experience

Previous event planning and/or conference center reservation experience a plus

Summer Camp 2018 registration – open December 18th

Get ready for another amazing summer camp season.

This year, along with our general counselors, we will be re-introducing specialty counselors and for the first time will also have a new Visiting Artist on campus each week.  We are excited to be providing a staff that has specialized  training in areas of field sports, water sports, nature and art!