Who is SQDC?

Empowering young people to find their voice and feel confident, even when they are trying new things, is the backbone of the Summer Quests program.

Our summer camp is built on these core values. We work to ensure every camper has a chance to express or learn about these items each week.

Display strength in the face of adversity and always try your best.

Always do what is right. Respect yourself, others, & the Earth.

Trust your intuition. Value imagination & play.

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Our Directors

Summer Quests Day Camp is owned and operated by a mother/daughter team who strive for a camp community that focuses on respect, creativity, teamwork, courage, and imagination.

Your camper has never experienced a day camp like ours!

Jessica is an Environmental Science graduate who has experience as a day camp Program Director, many summers as a camp counselor at the Althouse Arboretum and the Schuylkill Center, and is the driving force behind our themes and quest activities.

 Joni is a professional Graphic Designer with many years of experience running themed events and camp programs through the Girl Scout program. Most days you will find her in the parking lot greeting campers or working on some silliness for the campers like jello or foamy slip and slides.

2023 Staff Positions

We are Looking for a few good makers of magic!

We absolutely have a TON of fun at camp, but the daily grind of swim towels, lunchtime clean up, and hot hot weather can exhaust even the most experienced counselor.

Your mental health and enjoyment of the job is important to us. We have laid out realistic responsibilities and expectations here to ensure full transparency and we welcome all questions prior to applying and/or during the interview process.

9 weeks + Training

Camp sessions run 6/19 - 8/18. Staff training will be the week of June 12 and is required. Ideally candidates will be available during this time period with limited requests for time off. Daily hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Clearances & CPR

All staff are required to provide or obtain background checks, child abuse clearances, and FBI fingerprinting, as well as complete a Pediatric CPR & First Aid course. Reimbursement for associated fees is available.


Our campers safety is always our top priority. From sunblock and staying hydrated, to ensuring no one is left out of the game, balancing the needs of many campers throughout the summer is a challenge we rise to every day.

Making Magic

All staff are encouraged to find ways to make magic for campers - teaching a new game, wearing a plush unicorn head and surprising campers, or creating fae mischief by hiding water bottles - camp magic comes from Counselors!

Summer 2022 Team

Kaytlyn, Lead Counselor

Kaytlyn joined us with many years of experience in day care and was a perfect fit to lead our youngest campers every day.

Female camp counselor dressed as Zelda for summer day camp
Bridgette, Lead Counselor

Last summer was Bridgette's second with us and we are just thrilled that she spends her summer with us. Teacher by trade and a champion of Fandoms!

Alexis, Asst Counselor

Alexis has been with SQDC since our very first summer in 2019 and has moved from a camper, to CIT, and now an employee. It wouldn't be SQDC without her!

Kathryn, Program Assistant

Kathryn was key to the success of every Quest, setting up and facilitating every day at camp - and ensuring our campers enjoyed this unique aspect of our camp.

Zander, Lead Counselor

Mr. Z was a camper favorite with his quick wit and laid-back personality. He coined the very on-brand "flasks of hydration" phrase that will live on for years to come!

Jaden, Asst Counselor

Is it a unicorn? Or Yoda? He's both! Jordan joined us a bit into the summer, but I think it is very fitting that I post 2 videos of him - he was always ready to jump into whatever silliness we had planned and we love him for it!

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