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Camp Hilltop

Located: Hancock, New York

Position Available: Cabin/Activity Counselors

Salary Range: $2300 +

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: hilltop@hancock.net

Website: http://www.camphilltop.com

  • HILLTOP: est. 1924, private/independent co-ed sleepaway summer camp, 2-8 week sessions, campers are 6-16 years old, located in Hancock, New York 2.5 hours from NYC, offers over 60 indoor and outdoor activities and is a a safe, nurturing, non-competitive and structured environment
  • HILLTOP IS HIRING: Cabin counselors who can also teach/run activities in the following areas: Waterfront, Ropes/Adventure Course, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Music, Drama, Dance, STEM, Circus Arts, Nature and Equestrian.
  • HILLTOP STAFF MUST: be 19+ years old, want to nurture and work with children, are responsible, caring & mature, have Camp Spirit and believe in the power of community
  • HILLTOP OFFERS: A Paycheck - base salary with add-on for experience, certifications and leadership roles, Room & Board, Leadership Opportunities, 21st Century Skills, Professional Development,, College Credit/Internship (depending on eligibility), Training & Certifications

Camp Hilltop

Located: Hancock, New York

Position Available: Waterfront Staff (Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Waterski, Boating)

Salary Range: $2300 +

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: hilltop@hancock.net

Website: http://www.camphilltop.com

  • HILLTOP: est. 1924, private/independent co-ed sleepaway summer camp, 2-8 week sessions, campers are 6-16 years old, located in Hancock, New York 2.5 hours from NYC, offers over 60 indoor and outdoor activities and is a a safe, nurturing, non-competitive and structured environment
  • HILLTOP IS HIRING: Cabin counselors who can also teach/run waterfront activities including: lifeguards, WSI (swim instructor), canoeing, sailing, paddle boarding, boat driving, water-skiing/wake boarding.
  • HILLTOP STAFF MUST: be 19+ years old, want to nurture and work with children, are responsible, caring & mature, have Camp Spirit and believe in the power of community
  • HILLTOP OFFERS: A Paycheck - base salary with add-on for experience, certifications and leadership roles, Room & Board, Leadership Opportunities, 21st Century Skills, Professional Development,, College Credit/Internship (depending on eligibility), Training & Certifications

Camp Chen-A-Wanda

Located: Thompson, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: Salary + Room and Board. Travel bonuses based on experience and skills

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: Jobs@campcaw.com

Website: http://www.campchen-a-wanda.com

  • Camp Chen-A-Wanda is one of the hottest camps in the United States, with staff coming to us from all over the world.
  • Our programming is second-to-none with every sport imaginable, from water sports to outdoor adventure with ATV's to arts & crafts and so much more!
  • We have become one of the most successful camps in the world by genuinely valuing our staff and embracing the undeniable fact that the happier a staff member is, the better our camp will be. Working at Camp Chen-A-Wanda will be a life-changing opportunity for you, and the experience itself is what keeps our staff members coming back!
  • Our seven-week program is based around a fun and well-rounded experience where every camper can be the best version of themselves, and as a staff member, you'll find the best version of yourself! Come join our team where our staff members regularly exclaim at the end of the summer, "I can't believe that this was a job!".

Camp Mataponi

Located: Naples, Maine

Position Available: Activity specialist/ counselor

Salary Range: $2500+

Type: Residential girls' summer camp

Contact: info@campmataponi.com

Website: http://www.campmataponi.com

  • Seeking energetic college students for activity specialists in the following areas: tennis, ropes course, lifeguards & WSI, sailing, canoeing, gymnastics, dance, drama, landsports (soccer, softball, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball).
  • Applicants must be atleast 18 and completed freshman year of college.
  • Learn leadership skills and gain valuable experience while making friends that will last a lifetime.

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hrs/day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience during adventure-based courses; facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills.
  • Assist in developing personal goals for each student; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed); 2 years of college experience, in human service related field preferred (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation); current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL & CA staff; experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Andrea Wackerle, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, andrea@soarnc.org

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Activity Specialist

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred for WY & CA). Lifeguard certification required for FL, WY and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

Camp Quinebarge

Located: Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Position Available: Program Director

Salary Range:

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: fun@campquinebarge.com

Website: http://www.campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/

  • Quinebarge is a traditional, coed residential summer camp for kids ages 6-16.
  • Basic duties include planning and implementing summer programming, program staff management, and assisting with our CIT Program.
  • Benefits include competitive salary, room and board, camp tuition for your children ages 6-16, and weekly laundry. Internship credit available for students.
  • For a full description, please visit: https://campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/ and click on Program Director

Camp Quinebarge

Located: Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Position Available: Camp Counselor - Various Activities

Salary Range:

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: fun@campquinebarge.com

Website: http://www.campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/

  • Quinebarge is a traditional, coed residential summer camp for kids ages 6-16.
  • We are currently seeking counselors to work in the following areas: swim instruction, boating, sports, ropes, horseback riding, woodshop, and hiking trips.
  • Benefits include competitive salary, room and board, camp tuition for your children ages 6-16, and weekly laundry. Internship credit available for students.
  • To read our full job description, please visit campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/ and click on Trips Counselor

Camp Quinebarge

Located: Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Position Available: Trips and Hiking Counselor

Salary Range:

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: fun@campquinebarge.com

Website: http://www.campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/

  • Quinebarge is a traditional, coed residential summer camp for kids ages 6-16.
  • Trips counselors spend their summers leading hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and camping trips throughout New Hampshire and the White Mountains.
  • Benefits include competitive salary, room and board, camp tuition for your children ages 6-16, and weekly laundry. Internship credit available for students.
  • To read our full job description, please visit campquinebarge.com/staff/staff-positions/ and click on Trips Counselor

Camp Cayuga

Located: Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Activity Instructors

Salary Range: Competitive Salary & Travel Allowance

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: info@campcayuga.com

Website: http://www.campcayuga.com

  • TRADITIONAL, private, coed, nonsectarian, sleepaway camp for children ages 6-16. Over 60 daily activities! Diverse population from 26 states and 17 countries. Comprehensive facilities. Separate Teen Campus. Same family ownership since 1962. Staff/camper ratio is better than 1:4. ACA accredited. Less than 3 hrs from NYC and Philadelphia.
  • MULTI-TALENTED individuals with high moral character, who exhibit good sportsmanship; a genuine interest in working with kids; and the ability to work hard from morning to nightfall to ensure a positive camp experience for each camper! Need to provide quality instruction from beginner to advanced levels. Certification is preferred.
  • INSTRUCTORS needed for 60 land & water sports: Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Trapeze, Circus, Skateboarding, Archery, Riflery, ATVs, Paintball, Martial Arts, Fencing, Pottery, Ceramics, Wrestling, Music, Cheerleading, Dance, Mountain Biking, Zip Line, Lifeguards, Swimming. See our website for a complete list of instructor positions.
  • BENEFITS: Good salary, travel allowance, room & board, and laundry service. Tips are permitted. Staff lounge features internet access. Meet kids and work with high-caliber staff from around the world. Accept challenging responsibilities this summer, and gain valuable lifetime rewards! Free camp tuition for staff with children.

Camp Cayuga

Located: Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Supervisors and Directors

Salary Range: Competitive Salary, Travel Allowance, Free tuition for your kids

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: info@campcayuga.com

Website: http://www.campcayuga.com

  • TRADITIONAL, private, coed, nonsectarian, sleepaway camp for children ages 6-16. Over 60 daily activities! Diverse population from 26 states and 17 countries. Comprehensive facilities. Separate Teen Campus. Same family ownership since 1962. Staff/camper ratio is better than 1:4. ACA accredited. Less than 3 hrs from NYC and Philadelphia.
  • ACTIVITY DIRECTORS: Seeking professional educators, teachers, coaches, and mature adults to direct programs for: Athletics, Waterfront (pools & lake), Horsemanship, Trapeze, Circus, Tennis, Adventure (high ropes course), Performing Arts, Creative Arts, Extreme Sports, Paintball, Evening Program, Special Events, and Trips
  • SUPERVISORY AND SUPPORT: Seeking Division Directors, Head Counselors, Camp Mom, Food Service (manager, chefs, stewards), Medical (nurses, physicians, infirmary assistants), Academics/ESL, Office/Administration, Transportation (bus & van drivers), and Maintenance. See our website for a complete list of senior staff positions.
  • BENEFITS: Good salary, travel allowance, room & board, and laundry service. Free camp tuition for your children. Staff lounge features internet access. Meet kids and work with high-caliber staff from around the world. Accept challenging responsibilities this summer, and gain valuable lifetime rewards!

Camp Friendship

Located: Palmyra, Virginia

Position Available: Camp Counselor (18+)

Salary Range: $225 per week

Type: Coed residential camp

Contact: campstaff@campfriendship.com

Website: http://www.campfriendship.com

  • Sponsored training - American Red Cross Lifeguarding, archery or high ropes
  • Teach a wide variety of activities - land sports, water sports, performing arts, creative arts, high ropes, target sports
  • Meet campers and counselors from all over the world!
  • Get paid to have fun!

Camp Friendship

Located: Palmyra, Virginia

Position Available: Senior Counselor/Riding Instructor (18+)

Salary Range: $225 per week

Type: Coed residential camp

Contact: campstaff@campfriendship.com

Website: http://www.campfriendship.com

  • Must have experience in instruction of English Hunt Seat riding and extensive knowledge of horses
  • Gain valuable work and teaching experience
  • Get paid to have fun!
  • Sponsored training - American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Camp Lohikan

Located: Lake Como, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Counselors and ALL Activity Instructors

Salary Range: Top Salary and Travel Paid.

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@lohikan.com

Website: http://www.lohikan.com/staffrec.htm

  • 400 Summer Camp Jobs Available! Camp Lohikan is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 15. We feature instruction in 65+ Arts, Sports and Adventure activities, a free-choice elective program, and a caring, supportive camp community where the safety and the happiness of our campers is the highest priority.
  • BENEFITS: Top Salary and Travel Paid. Room, board and laundry services are provided. You have no expenses! Pre and post camp employment is available. Staff lounge with high-speed internet access is available to staff.
  • INSTRUCTOR positions: All Arts, Sports and Adventure Activities including Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Archery, Riflery, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Circus Arts, Extreme Sports, Paintball, ATVs, Honda Dirt Bikes, Skateboarding, Mountain Boarding, Horseback Riding.
  • INSTRUCTOR positions: ARTS - Theater, Dance, Arts & Crafts (painting, drawing, jewelry, stained glass, air brush, t-shirt factory, etc.), Woodworking, Rocketry, Media Arts, Computers, Stage Craft. ADVENTURE: Rock Climbing, High Ropes Course, Mountain Biking, Survival Camp, Spy Camp and more!

Camp Lohikan

Located: Lake Como, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Professional Staff - Teachers, Coaches, Child Care Professionals

Salary Range: Top Salary and Travel Paid.

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@lohikan.com

Website: http://www.lohikan.com/staffrec.htm

  • Camp Lohikan is a traditional coed summer camp owned and operated by the Buynak family for over 60 years. We feature instruction in 65+ Arts, Sports and Adventure Activities, a free-choice elective program, and a caring and supportive camp community where the safety and happiness of our campers is the highest priority.
  • If you are a hard working individual who enjoys children, you may be the person we're searching for. Staff members must be able to put kids first at all times. It's also essential that staff members be strong role models for our campers.
  • SUPERVISORY STAFF positions: Group Leaders, Division Directors, Head Instructors for our daily activities, Program Directors, Trip Director, Camp Doctor, Camp Nurse, Horsemanship Director, Pool Director, Adventure & Wilderness Director, Circus Director, Arts Director, Food Service Director, Transportation Director, Office/Administrative Staff, Maintenance Supervisor.
  • BENEFITS: Top Salary and Travel Paid. Room, Board and Laundry Services are provided. Supervisors are provided private rooms. Families are accommodated. FREE Camp Tuition for children of camp supervisors. Pre and post camp employment is available.

Camp Lohikan

Located: Lake Como, Pennsylvania

Position Available: Sailing Instructors and Lifeguards

Salary Range: Top Salary and Travel Paid.

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: info@lohikan.com

Website: http://www.lohikan.com/staffrec.htm

  • Camp Lohikan is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 15. We feature instruction in 65+ daily activities, an individualized elective program, and a caring and supportive camp community where the safety and happiness of campers is the highest priority.
  • Lohikan's Aquatic Program includes a pool program and a private lake where 20+ activities are operated. Lake activities include: sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing and a water fun park complete with a lake waterslide, trampoline, Tarzan swing, iceberg and more!
  • In addition to an active on camp aquatics program, Lohikan also operates off-camp canoe trips and rafting trips on the Delaware River. Instructors for these canoe trips as well as instructors for all of the above activities are needed.
  • BENEFITS: Top Salary and Travel Paid. Room, board and laundry services are provided. Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer. Staff lounge with high speed internet access is available to staff.

Adventure Treks

Located: Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, & NC

Position Available: Instructor

Salary Range: $2400 and up

Type: Wilderness adventure program for Teens

Contact: info@adventuretreks.com

Website: http://www.adventuretreks.com

  • Instructors lead activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, ziplining, cooking, orienteering
  • The six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment and handling medical issues.
  • Benefits include a competitive salary, a travel stipend, access to pro-purchase discounts, and the opportunity to work both summer (early June to mid-August) and fall school group programs (late August through late October in North Carolina).
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred), have a valid WFR/CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one), several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs and be willing to work long hours with little to no time off.

Camp Birch Hill

Located: New Durham, New Hampshire

Position Available: Lifeguards

Salary Range: Competitive

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: chrissy.morell@gmail.com

Website: http://www.campbirchhill.com

  • Lifeguards to work at Birch Hill Waterfront
  • BOAT DRIVERS who have or are willing to obtain NH commercial boating license.
  • Waterfront activities include: water trampoline, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing
  • Cabin Counselor

YMCA Camp Mason

Located: Hardwick, New Jersey

Position Available: Summer Camp Staff- Counselors/ Activity Specialists

Salary Range: $1500-$3000

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: information@campmason.org

Website: http://www.campmason.org

  • Cabin Counselors, Program Staff (Nature, Ropes, Farm & Garden, Arts & Crafts, Trips, etc), Lifeguards, EMTs, Nurses, support staff, activity specialists: archery, riflery, basketball, canoeing, mountain biking, pottery, soccer, high ropes, low ropes, nature, dance, drama, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, skateboarding, hockey, outdoor ski