Summer Camp Jobs & Employment: Counselors and Staff

Find a fun and rewarding camp job! Various positions located across the United States and Canada.

KenMont and KenWood Camps
Kent, CT
All Girls   All Boys

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World Renowned Summer Camps Seeking Summer Staff
If you would like to be part of a dynamic team with people who are outgoing, enjoy working with children and you are an excellent role model then KenMont and KenWood Camps is the place for you. Come and have the best summer ever!
Swift Nature Camp
Minong, WI

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Male Counselors- You will never be as tall as when you stoop to help a child.
JOIN THE SWIFT FAMILY of 2017 SORRY ALL GIRL POSITIONS ARE FILLED- Guess they are Planners :) 1 Male spot left! At Swift Nature Camp we exemplify positive leadership by helping to create a world of people who respect each other and appreciate nature and the environmen
Woodland (girls) ToweringPines (boys) Eagle River, Wisconsin
Eagle River, WI
All Girls   All Boys

Jump start your resume with the ultimate internship! Counselors & Activity Instructors, Kitchen sta...
Have a fun & rewarding summer while making a difference in the lives of children. The counselor's job: - to live in a cabin with 8/10 campers sharing the responsibilities for them with another counselor. - to have an area of interest/skill with proficiency to organize,
CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mountains
Lake Como, PA

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400+ SUMMER CAMP JOBS! Top Salary! Travel Paid!
We pay the BEST salaries to recruit the BEST staff! No kidding! Our facilities are first rate and our program is the most dynamic around, BUT OUR STAFF IS WHAT MAKES US SHINE! Camp Lohikan is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls of the ages 6 to 15. We feature instr
Camp Pontiac
Copake, NY

The Greatest Summer of Your Life!
Camp Pontiac is looking for fun, enthusiastic and mature individuals who can teach and assist in all areas of athletics, aquatics, adventure programs, the arts or as a general bunk counselor! We offer a wonderful social environment as well as a competitive salary which includes a gene
Kennolyn Camp
Soquel, CA

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in the redwoods, by the sea
Kennolyn Camps is a family owned and operated camp in the Santa Cruz mountains of California that has been in operation since 1946! We are actively seeking staff including individuals to join our staff for summer 2017. Specialty roles include: ceramics coordinator, trapeze instru
Camp Laurel South
Casco, ME

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Spend the summer of a lifetime in beautiful Maine! Seeking College Students, Teachers and Coaches!
Laurel South is among the most prestigious, well respected camps in the country. Based on the premise that each child is unique and passionate about different interests. We offer quality instruction designed to allow children to participate in activities they love, while also allowing
Camp Tuolumne Trails
Groveland, CA

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Summer Camp Staff (Counselors, Program Leaders, Nursing Staff)
Summer Employment Nursing Staff: LVN Counselor: Male Camp Worker: Kitchen and Maintenance Worker Hiring for our summer season begins in the fall and continues until positions are filled. *We give top priority to staff who can commit for the full length of
Lakewood, PA

Come create AMAZING with us this summer! Hiring Lifeguards, Roller Hockey Coaches, Nannies, Office ...
Located in the endless mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, Camp Weequahic offers a complete, traditional co-ed camping experience in either our Three Week or Super Six Week sessions. We are currently seeking fun, energetic, and qualified individuals to help create the summe
Walton's Grizzly Lodge Summer Camp
Portola, CA

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Hiring For The Summer of 2018 Begins In January
We have completed our hiring for the summer of 2017. If you would like to apply for the summer of 2018 please call our office or complete our online application beginning in January. We look for individuals who want to spend their summer working with children in a st
Lake Greeley Camp
Greeley, PA

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Summer Camp Counselors
Lake Greeley Camp is a residential camp nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA on 250 picturesque acres, including our very own 50 acre lake. We are a family owned and operated camp specializing in first time campers for more than 45 years. Our modern cabins are
Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp
Agoura Hills, CA

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Be a role model, build your resume, and make a difference!
With campers and staff from the San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, and surrounding areas, Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp has been providing enriching, positive camp experiences for staff and campers for 62 years. Our staff live at home and ride our professionally driven
Forest Lake Camp
Chestertown, NY
All Girls   All Boys

Join Forest Lake Camp and become a part of a team! Camp counselors teach lifetime skills:the value o...
Forest Lake Camp, located on 823 acres in the Adirondack Mountains of Chestertown, NY, is dedicated to the growth and leadership of its campers and staff. FLC is not a co-ed camp but rather a brother/sister camp. This means that our boys camp and girls camp each have their own distin
Easter Seals WA Camp Stand By Me
Vaughn, WA

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Summer Camp Staff Needed
Easter Seals WA Camp Stand By Me is recruiting for 2016 summer camp staff. Our camp is located on a beautiful stretch of land with direct access to the waters of Vaughn Bay. A picturesque 1-hour ferry ride from Seattle will bring you steps closer to our camp in Vaughn, WA. We will
Camp Jorn YMCA
Manitowish Waters, WI

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Camp Jorn now hiring camp counselors in the Wisconsin Northwoods!
Camp Jorn is interested in hiring the finest candidates to be teachers, friends, and role models to help our campers learn and develop character. The resident camp season begins on June 11th with two weeks of staff training and ends on August 5th after 6 weeks of camp sessio
Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes & Pines
Northern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisc..., MN
All Girls

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The Northwoods are calling and I must go!
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines offers summer programs (resident camp, troop camp and family camp) at three different resident camp locations and one wilderness canoe trip program. With three camps located throughout Northern MN and one located in WI, we are sur
Trail's End Camp
Beach Lake, PA

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More Than a Summer Camp, An Experience of A Lifetime!
Are you looking for hands on experience working with children? Are you actively seeking a summer job that can help you on your career path? Each summer over 200 college students are chosen to take part in the Trail's End Experience. These students travel from all o
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
Minnesota, MN
All Girls

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Hiring Staff to create an Amazing Experience
Experience sunshine, tall trees, laughing kids, adventure, swimming, lifelong friendships, songs, and glowing campfires. Camp is hard work that is also loads of fun. Share skills and talents that inspire and shape girls into strong women. Help girls discover inner stength, caring r
Rock Hill, NY

Iroquois Springs, located just 90 miles from New York City, in the heart of the lower Catskill Mountains, is a co-ed residential camp for children age 7 -16. We are seeking energetic, self-motivated and enthusiastic staff to join our summer team and help shape the summer camp experie
Camp Marimeta for Girls
Eagle River, WI
All Girls

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Are you looking for the experience of a lifetime?!! We are still hiring camp counselors and camp nur...
Camp Marimeta is more than a camp..."It's a Feeling". Look into working in an environment like no other! A place that you become more than just an employee... you become a part of the family! FUN,EXCITEMENT, LAUGHTER AND FRIENDSHIPS THAT LAST A LIFETIME! CALL US... APPLY NOW.. We are
CAMP CAYUGA in the Pocono Mountains
Honesdale-Pocono Mountains, PA

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Competitive Salary plus Travel Allowance. FREE CAMP TUITION for Senior Staff children. Gratuities between $400-$1500. Meals, lodging, laundry service provided. Work with high-caliber staff from around the world. Same family ownership since 1963. Only 2½ from NYC and Philly.
Bothin, Skylark Ranch, Sugar Pine- Girl Scouts Nor Cal
From the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Mou..., CA
All Girls

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Work Hard... Play Harder! Join us, the experts in outdoor play!
Working at a summer camp is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have. But with these rewards, also comes challenges and moments when you may ask yourself, “why did I sign up for this?” With this exhausting and hard work comes an experience you will cherish for a
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert
Lake Hubert, MN
Coed   All Girls   All Boys

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Live at the Lake this summer!
We are traditional brother and sister camps. We date back to 1909, making us one of the oldest and most respected camps in the Midwest. We are located on over 700 acres of Pine and Birch forest on spring-fed Lake Hubert... our camps alone have over 1 ½ miles of shoreline! We are in
Camp Matoaka
Smithfield, ME
All Girls

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Premier girl's camp on a beautiful lake in Maine seeking staff for 2017!
Camp Matoaka is a private, girls, 7 week residential summer camp in ME. Situated on over 150 acres of flat grassy playing fields, woodlands and lakefront, Matoaka's facility is top notch. More important than a great facility, Matoaka has a family type atmosphere and is often describ
Catalina Island Camps
Two Harbors, CA

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Never a Dull Moment
Catalina Island Camps (CIC) is located on the remote west end of Catalina Island at Howlands Landing. Founded in 1922 as a resident summer camp for boys, we now provide our unique island experience to boys and girls entering 3rd to 10th grade. The success of CIC is due, in large par
Ashford , CT

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Camp CONNRI is a Christian Camp operated by The Salvation Army. We are looking for dynamic Christian staff who are ready to spend an amazing summer working with amazing kids! We are looking for all staff, from program leaders to counselors. Those who would like to be behind the scenes
French Woods Sports and Arts Center
Hancock , NY

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America's Top Teen-Only Summer Camp
Spend your summer in New York working at America's Top Teen-Only Summer Camp. Multiple staff positions available. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have completed their Freshman year of College. The best accommodations in camping PERIOD. Climate contr
CYO Camp
Occidental, CA

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Summer Camp Counselors
CYO Camp located in the Pacific Redwood groves of west Sonoma County (70 miles from San Francisco) nestled near the town of Occidental, Ca. is looking for Summer Camp Staff for our upcoming 62nd summer camp season. This is an exciting opportunity to have fun, be a mentor, educator, ga
Camp Concord
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Now Accepting Applications for 2017!
With 29 acres of pristine forest, the Camp Concord community emphasizes a feeling of friendship and belonging and encourages active participation in a variety of experiences. We offer a structured program for family members of all ages with the freedom for each family to choose their
Camp Helen Brachman
Almond, WI

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Now Hiring for 2017!
Camp Helen Brachman is seeking individuals who are dedicated and passionate about working with kids at summer camp! We are a growing summer camp program serving youth ages 8 - 17 from Milwaukee, WI. If you are looking for the summer of a lifetime, consider applying to join our 2017
Camp Laurel
Mt. Vernon, ME

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College Students, Teachers, Coaches...Come to Maine!!!
Camp Laurel is at the forefront of the Maine camping tradition. Laurel is one of New England's premier 7-week, residential, co-ed camps combining cutting edge programming in a family atmosphere. Ideally located in Maine's Central Lakes Region, Echo Lake crowns Camp Laurel's 150 acres
Camp Lindenmere
Henryville, PA

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Not Just a Summer Camp but an Experience of a Lifetime!
Camp Lindenmere is a private, coed, residential camp located in the Pocono Mountains of PA. Less than 90 miles from both NY City and Philadelphia, Lindenmere is nestled under the breath taking views of Camelback Mountain. Our 200 acre campus consists of beautiful woodlands, groomed
Colvig Silver Camps
Durango, CO

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This Job Will Change Your Life!
Colvig Silver Camps is seeking qualified, enthusiastic staff for the summer of 2017. Positions include Head Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Program Coordinators, Pathfinding Instructors, Expedition Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Wran
Camp Taconic
Hinsdale, MA

Catch the Magic! Seeking College Aged Counselors and Speciality counselors for the best summer of yo...
We are looking for amazing staff in the following positions: Camp Taconic, a coed, private children's camp located in the Berkshire's of Massachusetts, 3 hours from NYC and 2 hours from Boston. We are seeking specialists with experience in the following areas: Genera
Deer Crossing Camp
near Pollock Pines, CA

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Teach at Wilderness Camp in Northern California's High Sierra!
Deer Crossing Camp is an outdoor adventure in California's High Sierra at 6400' elevation on Loon Lake in Eldorado National Forest. Deer Crossing stands out from other summer camps due to our emphasis on skill building and wilderness safety, our focus on developing resilient youth, an
Camp Buckskin
Ely, MN

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Excellent opportunity for those who want to further their own professional development, especially for those interested in careers in psychology, social work, education, OT, SPL, health care, or one of the helping fields. Since 1959 , Camp Buckskin has been serving campers with AD/
Summit Camp
Honesdale, PA

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Summit Camp - Be a Part of the Magic on the Hill!
Summit provides traditional sleep away experience for youth that have social and emotional challenges. We employ an average of 200 seasonal staff in the Pocono mountains from the US, UK, Australia, and other nations! We would love to have you apply to our program if you are 1. 20 year
Stepping Stones, Inc. Ohio Overnight and Day Camps
Batavia, OH

Summer 2017
Individuals with disabilities enjoy summer camping experiences at two convenient locations in safe, accessible surroundings! Day Camps offer classic camp activities such as art, music, nature exploration, swimming, boating and fishing for children and teens ages 5-22. Overnight Camp o
TLC Family of Camps
Shandaken / Roscoe / Honesdale / East Ha..., NY (/PA)

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Whether you want to spend next summer in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, or the beaches of the Hamptons in Long Island, we've got the camp for you! The TLC Family of Camps take the job of coaching and caring for children seriously. We are
Pali Adventures
Running Springs, CA

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Pali Adventures - The Camp of Choice
One of the very best California summer camps for kids and teens: located in southern California, Pali Adventures is the adventure sleep-away camp of choice where fantasy meets reality! Have you been searching for the most extreme, fun and adventurous California summer camp around
Oregonia, OH

We are looking for people who would like to partner with us in ministry to inner city kids.
Camp SWONEKY provides a respite from the world, enabling individiuals to refocus their lives and priorities. Whether families are touched by disease or divorce, whether they are poor in money or poor in spirit, or whether they simply need a break from their hectic pace of life, they
Camp Pinecliffe
Harrison, ME
All Girls

Each summer, counselors from all parts of the world join our Pinecliffe family. Outstanding, private residential camp for girls, ages 8 to 15 years old. We love our counselors to have an abundance of enthusiasm, humanity, motivation and self confidence. It is an amazing lifetime exp
Honesdale, PA

Make money. Build your resume. Make a difference. Work at Camp Towanda.
Camp Towanda is a private, coed, 7-week, traditional sports and "all-around" camp with cultural activities, too. We offer HIGH QUALITY instruction, supervision, facilities and care to our campers. Quite simply: "We provide a fun time in a safe and responsible environment with great p
Lake Bryn Mawr Camp
Honesdale, PA
All Girls

Lake Bryn Mawr Camp Wants You!
Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Honesdale, PA is home to approximately 340 full-season campers who attend a seven-week session. Our philosophy is based on four core values- Loyalty, Beauty, Merit and Comradeship- which we believe helps to empower girls, build their self esteem and encourage pe
Camp Tecumseh
Pittstown, NJ

More than a job...a Ministry!
Want to make a difference in a child's life this summer while growing spiritually and having tons of fun? Then you need to work at the Salvation Army's Camp Tecumseh. Located in beautiful Hunterdon County New Jersey, Camp Tecumseh offers all the activities of summer camp in a
Camp Kennybrook
Monticello, NY

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Camp Kennybrook
Kennybrook is a traditional, family owened, co-ed sleepaway camp for boys and girls , ages 6-16. A well structured, well supervised program with a wide variety of activities; land, water sports, challenge course & creative arts, on excellent facilities. Kennybrook has earned
Camp Birchwood for Girls & Birchwood for Boys
Laporte (girls) & Boundary Waters (boys), MN
All Girls   All Boys

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Camp Birchwood Girls and Birchwood for Boys are Hiring for Summer 2017
Do you want to go away for a while and do something that MATTERS? Do you want a job that is MEANINGFUL? Do you want to do something MORE this summer? Do you want to make a DIFFERENCE? Check us out, Camp Birchwood for Girls and Birchwood for Boys are amongst MNs finest camps. We are lo
Camp Echo Lake
Warrensburg, NY

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Are YOU dedicated? Apply now for summer 2017 at Camp Echo Lake!
WE are Dedicated to Camper and Staff Development! At Camp Echo Lake offer a full summer, traditional co-ed residential camp experience in the beautiful Adirondack mountains of New York State for campers 7-16 years old. At Camp Echo Lake we KNOW you'll have the summe
Rawhide Ranch
Bonsall , CA

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What are you doing this summer? Why not help change a kid's life forever?
Welcome and thank you for considering employment with Rawhide Ranch, a year round children’s camp focusing on ranch life while educating our campers through opportunities of growth, independence, and responsibility. Rawhide Ranch was founded in 1963 with just 25 campers, and now is
Girl Scouts of Alaska Summer Camps
Wasilla, AK
All Girls

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This is Where Adventure Awaits
If you're passionate about changing the world and positively impacting a child's life, aren't afraid of hard work, and want a job that is fun, exciting and energizing then there’s no better way to spend your summer than working as a Girl Scouts of Alaska camp team member! G
Camp La Junta
Hunt, TX
All Boys

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Camp La Junta - The Perfect Summer Job
Camp La Junta, a private boys camp in the Texas Hill Country is looking for a few more high quality male counselors. All staff work in the cabins with the boys as well as teach camp activities like Riflery, Archery, Riding, SCUBA, Sailing, Sports and Ropes. We offer great be
Falling Creek Camp
Tuxedo, NC
All Boys

Falling Creek Camp is a traditional summer camp for boys founded in 1969 on Christian values and the spirit of adventure. Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina on 525 acres of mountain forest, Falling Creek endeavors to provide the ideal setting to allow boys a
Tripp Lake Camp
Poland, ME
All Girls

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Whatever interests you - sports, theater, dance, the arts or just great times with great friends - y...
Tripp Lake Camp is located in Poland, Maine. Founded in 1911, Tripp Lake is considered one of the finest girls’ camps in the country. Our 7 week residential summer camp for girls ages 7 to 16 offers a broad array of team and individual sports, performing and visual arts, and outdoor
Camp Sabra
Lake of the Ozarks, MO

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Camp Sabra is a fun and beautiful place to spend your summer. If you like working with kids, water skiing, sailing, zip lining, swimming, ceramics and much more then work with us. We are looking for qualified staff looking to impact the lives of children and for a great time. You mus
Camp Lee Mar
Lackawaxen, PA

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Would you like to have an experience you will never forget? A summer at Camp Lee Mar may be the most rewarding and challenging summer of your life.
Vanderpool, TX

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Summer Jobs at Camp Lonehollow
Once you’ve discovered Lonehollow, located between Vanderpool and Utopia, TX, be prepared to explore 3000 acres of mountainous terrain, or swim in crystal clear spring-fed lakes surrounded by high mountain walls, or hike and ride over miles of trails. Lonehollow is seeking
Camp Anne and Harriman Lodge
Ancramdale, NY

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Hey! We Challenge you to find the 'Ability' in Disability.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHALLENGE!! Camp Anne and Harriman Lodge serve campers with developmental disabilities and mental retardation and hire over 320 summer employees for a wide variety of jobs. Staff come from over 20 countries and share their life experiences to make life fuller
Camp Easter Seals UCP Virginia
New Castle, VA

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Camp Counselors and Program Leaders Needed
Looking for what could be the best summer of your life? Easter Seals UCP Virginia can help you find it! Join our dedicated team this summer at Camp Easter Seals UCP in Craig County. Camp Easter Seals UCP is a residential camping program serving children and adults with dis
LINX Camps
Wellesley, MA

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LINX Summer Day Camps are the #1 rated day camps in Massachusetts! Come be a part of our award winn...
POSITIONS INCLUDE: • HEAD COUNSELORS • ADVENTURE CAMPS: Double Dare Squasher, Gardening Adventure, Myth Crushers, Ninja Warrior, Outward Adventures, Spy Adventure, Whodunnit, and Extreme Survival Camps • FINE & PERFORMING ART CAMPS: Art, Broadway Voice, Cupc
Eli & Bessie Cohen Camps, sponsors of Camps Pembroke, Tel No...
Hampstead, NH

Join the Cohen Camps staff where the magic of summer comes alive! June 19 to August 17, 2017
The Cohen Camps, sponsors of Camps Pembroke, Tel Noar, and Tevya are located in majestic New England. We are close to both the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the beaches of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Check us out at Camp Pembroke, www.camppemb
Camps Mondamin and Green Cove
Tuxedo, NC
All Girls   All Boys

Male and Female staff for NC mountain camps!
We are noncompetitive, non-regimented camps focused on fun, growth and instruction. We need people who enjoy working and living with children and have skills in: backpacking, traditional rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater canoeing and kayaking, sailing, horseback riding (Engli
Cloverleaf Ranch
Santa Rosa, CA

A summer young Westerners will never forget.
Hello! We are currently looking for summer camp counselors that can commit to a position that involves being on site 24 hours, 6 days a week. We are looking for lifeguards that are First aid and CPR certified. We are also looking for counselors who are interested in working with hor
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Snowmass, CO
Coed   All Girls   All Boys

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Your Next Summer Adventure
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A recreational and experiential educational program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people around the world.Located in the Snowmass Valley, along the Snowmass Creek, Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing can be your next summer adventur
Camp Menominee
Eagle River, WI
All Boys

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Looking for a NANNY,and GREAT GUYS at the Waterfront and Climbing (we train) for the BEST SUMMER!!!
We are in the beautiful Northwoods of Eagle River, WI. Take a look, you will see how beautiful it really is! Nice living quarters for you on our lake, very competitive pay, plenty of time off, and a great, casual work environment. You will be happy you spent your summer at Camp Men
Camp Ojibwa
Eagle River, WI
All Boys

Sports Galore and Much More
Where the rainbow ends, Camp Ojibwa begins. Established in 1928. Reputation for excellence. Competitive philosophy specializing in land and water sports. Friends for a lifetime. Check out for a staff application. "To play the game is great. To win the game is gr

Benefits of working at summer camp

The Benefits Of Working At a Summer Camp.

You may ask yourself "Why work at a summer camp as a counselor?". Not only will you have fun and make lifelong memories, more importantly, you will learn how to: be a team player, solve conflicts and problems, assume responsibility for others, and develop a solid work ethic; all practical skills in demand by most employers. Above all, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in young people's lives.

Acquire Direct Experience In The Field Of Child Care / Education

For young adults seeking to pursue a career in education, child care, or other youth related fields, spending the summer working as a camp counselor provides an excellent platform and opportunity to amass invaluable hands on interactive experience working with kids in a real world setting.

As a counselor, you will be charged with the highest of responsibilities in so far as overseeing the safety, general well being, and monitoring of most of the day to day activities and facets of a camper's daily life.

You may become more adept at teaching a particular activity or skill set; whether it involves instruction with respect to outdoor recreation, sports, academics, the arts, etc. Do you possess a specific skill or unique perspective you'd like to teach or impart upon campers?

Accrue social skills related to working with children as a leader and role model. Learn effective communication techniques and leadership skills, solve and mediate conflicts, and how to best distill the importance of being a team player to young people.
Counselor with campers in pool

Acquire Basic Skills Relevant To Many Work Fields

Employers in a wide range of fields are inclined to look favorably upon a resume reflecting experience as a camp counselor in so far as you having acquired a general foundation of leadership, team building, and administrative skills - applicable to a wide and general range of workplace environments.

As a camp counselor, you will invariably glean new time management skills (or sharpen your existing ones). Camp staff are charged with the responsibility of monitoring campers in most every facet of their daily routine. At times, kids might view requisites of daily life through a different "lens" than adults; whereby counselors might need to be creative and resourceful in order to insure campers are able to move to and from various activities and programming demands throughout the course of an "action packed" day. Along these lines, counselors are tasked with what might be considered more challenging time management issues vs. an average workplace environment comprised of adults who are theoretically already familiar with said demands.

In a similar light, simply by nature of co-existing in a communal setting involving a wide range of activities and events - you will likely be thrust into situations that involve planning and organization, public speaking, teamwork building, and conflict resolution.

Opportunity For Personal Growth And Reflection

Camp directors will rarely mince words during the hiring process with respect to the nature of the job being demanding, involving long hours, and at times being very exhausting - both physically and emotionally. At the same time, the potential exists to achieve immense satisfaction and fulfillment as a result of having made a difference in young people's lives.

Young adults who embark upon a summer as a camp counselor as their first job often "come out the other end" with a great sense of accomplishment and have found it to have been an opportunity to mature as an individual as well as adopt new attitudes, perspective, and greater sense of direction within their own lives. Upon internalizing one's capacity as a role model, a camp counselor may feel more compelled to maintain a positive outlook and world view throughout other areas of one's life; perhaps creating an impetus for greater self examination to learn about, confront, and resolve issues one may have experienced growing up as a child by way of positive interactions with youth.

Summer camp also presents an opportunity for a counselor to fully immerse oneself in having fun, learning new things, and perhaps being a little "wacky" at times; providing a platform to embody a positive attitude that can easily permeate the larger camp community in a contagious manner.

Go analog. Work in an outdoor environment or natural setting and disconnect from an ever increasing number of electronic devices and virtual connections. Modern life in the digital age has the potential to exact a toll from our psyche as human beings. While internships within an office setting might have their own respective value, the absence of electronic clutter & severing constant contact with the virtual world might serve as an organic stimulant for you to more closely "re-connect" with: people, the natural environment, and most importantly - that special spirit within you as a unique and authentic individual.

Establish and nurture lifelong friendships with co-counselors from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations; who often return summer after summer as part of an evolving network of friends and colleagues.

The seasonal timing of summer camp works out exceptionally well for college and university students - who's school year closely mirrors that of campers who attend grade school; providing a seasonal employment opportunity with very little in the way of conflicting or overlapping demands. Another thing to keep in mind, not all camps entail "roughing it" in tents or minimalist cabins; in fact, there exists a very wide spectrum of facilities and amenities offered to campers and staff.

Take some time and view many of the summer camp jobs listed on the Camp Channel Job Board (above), or read more about summer camp jobs:

Camp Jobs: Differentiating Camp Director Positions
Summer Camp Jobs: What To Expect For Compensation
Late Season Options & Strategies For Finding Summer Camp Jobs
Finding A Summer Camp Job

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