Ready to make a difference? Want to build your resume while making life long friends? Working at summer camp offers invaluable skill-building and leadership opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. Spending a summer working at camp will enhance your job marketability. If you have any additional questions, to contact us please send us an .
Many of our camps hire staff who are at least 18 years of age. Our day camps hire staff who are at least 17 years of age. Many staff are college students and the average age of staff is typically 21+.
You can use a variety of references. A teacher, professor, religious mentor, employer, or volunteer supervisor can serve as an excellent reference. Please do not use a relative, close friend or family friend.
We have many different positions at camp. Some require experience working with children, while other positions require experience in a particular activity area such as waterfront, athletics, creative and performing arts and more. We also hire talented and hard working people to work in office, kitchen, housekeeping and maintenance positions.
Most of our interviews are done via phone, Zoom or FaceTime. Our staff come from around the world so it is not feassible to meet everyone in person. Many of us also travel to various campuses around the country or send representatives to those campuses, as well as internationally. We encourage you to contact us to see if we will be in your area.
We provide certification opportunities at camp such as lifeguard training, First Aid and CPR, for those who are skilled and applying to work on the water. We also certify at camp our climbing instructors. Our nurses are required to have an RN, LPN, or PA.
Counselors live in the cabins with the campers. Support staff members live with other support staff in cabins around the camp property. Program heads and office staff typically have private or semi-private accommodations. Housing is clean and comfortable with accessible bathrooms, hot water and electricity.
Each staff member is typically assigned one full day off each week. Staff also have a few evenings off per week, and most staff have a period off during the day as well. Each camp will share their specific time off policies when you speak with them.
Staff will be paid periodically throughout the summer. The timeline varies depending on what state you are working in. Your camp will be able to give you more specific details. There is no need to have money at camp, except for days and nights off. All your meals and housing are provided for.
Laundry service for both campers and staff is provided 1 time per week. A few of our camps have their own laundry facilities that can be used by staff at off hours.
No. A car is not a necessity, although you may bring one. Often camps provide transportation for staff trips into town or to local attractions on days off. You can usually get a ride with fellow staffers. You are welcome to bring a car to camp if you would like.
Every camp has a staff lounge with computers that staff can use to check and send e-mail. Some camps even have wireless service in the central office and/or staff lounges.
Cell phones can be used in the staff lounge or away from your campers during time off. Staff are not allowed to walk around camp with their cell phones. Campers are not allowed to have cell phones at camp. Cell phone coverage varies based on your carrier and the remoteness of your camp’s location. Many camps are in the mountains where coverage is spotty. Staff will have access to telephones in the office and/or staff lounge for personal calls during off hours.