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To qualify as a counselor for SMMC, please ensure that you:

  1. Register for the camp by using our online registration system.

  2. Will be at least a sophomore in high school or older during the 2024-2025 school year.

  3. Complete the counselor application by April 2024. The application is now on Google Forms; please complete it yourself. This is not a job for your parents. We want YOUR responses. 

  4. The approval of counselors will be based on enrollment numbers, and confirmation of your application and approval will take place between March and May 2023.

To be eligible for a discount as a counselor, please note the following criteria:

For Counselors:

  • You can receive a $100 discount by completing 6 hours of approved SMMC service before June 1, 2024. All events and activities must be pre-approved and fulfilled accordingly. Please refer to the list of possible service hours provided below.

For Third Year or More Counselors:

  • To receive a full ride, third-year or more counselors must inform us of their need for a sponsor by January 1, 2024. They should also sign up for a camp activity they will be responsible for during the camp week. These activities may include but are not limited to, assuming the role of Lead Counselor, assisting the nurse, or serving as a lifeguard.

Possible Acts of Service: All acts of service must be approved by Nichole before they can be considered for credit. You can contact Nichole via email at All service must be completed by June 1, 2024. Here are some examples of approved service ideas, but if you have other suggestions, please reach out to Nichole.

  1. Attend 6 hours of musical events that you are not participating in. The credit hours will be based on the event's duration and your availability before and after the event. As a counselor, you must wear your camp t-shirt, distribute brochures, and collect contact information from attendees.

  2. Create an approved YouTube commercial, reel, or jingle. Email it to Nichole or the Board for approval, and once approved, you can post it online or on the camp's website. This activity can earn you 1-3 hours of credit.

  3. Organize an approved SMMC fundraiser. Ensure it is approved, advertised, and successfully completed. This can earn you 1-6 hours of credit.

Counselors can apply to SMMC without completing any service, but discounts will not be offered in such cases.

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Our Venue

Diamond Arrow Conference Center in the Sierra Foothills is a premium camp site located 6 miles from Nevada City and 2 miles from the beautiful Yuba River! It is located on 375 acres and has a capacity of 468 campers with handicap accessibility which will enable our program to grow, Grow, GROW!!! 15742 N Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959. Visit DACC website for more information.


Are we a faith-based camp?

  • While our venue may be Diamond Arrow Christian Conference Center we are not affiliated with nor do we practice a specific faith at camp. All our campers and staff are entitled to their own beliefs and we support that. However, we are a "PG" rated camp. This means we adhere to strict behavior, language, and dress guidelines to protect the fact that we are an all-ages camp. (4th grade- college)


  • We have an amazing DA kitchen staff team offering 3 hot meals and 2 snacks per day for your camper. A FULL salad bar is available with every lunch and dinner. Snack shack 2x daily does not require an additional $. Everything is included with tuition!

  • Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are available (fee required from the venue).  Available with online registration.​

What to Bring:

  • Check out our camper portal page to get a detailed packing list and our dress code guidelines.

Cabin Guidelines:

  • All cabins are separated by age/grade. In addition to sleeping arrangements and bathrooms, our camp is separated by gender. Campers can request friends or family on their registration form. We do our best to accommodate all grade/age/gender-matched requests. Every cabin has 1-3 trained counselors to assist in campers' support. In addition, our 20+ staffers are housed all throughout camp and are always available. 

Registration Additions:

  • Items such as zip line wrist band, sweatshirts, Celebration BBQ, and Concert tickets are all available online during registrations. Additionally, you can always log back into your ACTIVE account to update, add or remove or pay the balance. 

  • Zip Line Wrist Band: We offer unlimited zip line, ropes course, and rock wall with a $15 zip line wrist band. Not required with registration.

  • Sweatshirts: Can be purchased online with registration for $30 adult S-XL, pre-orders close May 15th. We will have a small amount available on registration day for $40. Sizes and colors are limited.

First Day of Camp

  • Registration drop-off is on Sunday at @9:30 a.m. All parents must leave by 12:30 p.m.

  • Counselors arrive Saturday before camp and have been given detailed instructions from our Activities Director Nichole. Email for additional information.

  • Parents and Campers: Lunch is not provided on the first day of camp, please bring a sack lunch for you and/or your family. (Families are more than welcome to stay on campus until 12:30 and help get your camper settled) Please make sure all campers are dropped off at 12:30 p.m.(unless prior arrangements have been made). Camp Orientation/Rehearsal is at 1:00 p.m.

Final Day of Camp


Concert: Saturday at  10:30 a.m. 

Address: 15742 N Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959 (SMMC Camp Location)

BBQ: BBQ to immediately follow the concert. 


  • BBQ: A celebration BBQ will immediately follow the concert. Adults are $10 and children 5 and under $7. Tickets can be purchased with your online registration or at camper registration drop-off. All tickets must be purchased by 6/18/2024.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • All deposits are 100% refundable until 5/15 If a refund is requested after 5/15 a $75 musical and t-shirt fee will be applied. No full-tuition refunds after 6/1.

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