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Kingsley Pines is now hiring for 2015! They are looking for staff who love working with kids, want to spend all summer outside, and want to make an impact on a child's life.

Are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in a child's life? Waterskiing and windsurfing on Panther Lake. Conquering the climbing tower or low ropes course. Mountain biking wooded trails. Creating pottery in the ceramics studio. With activities galore, complemented by laughter, friendship and community, Maine's Kingsley Pines Camp fosters an exciting and rewarding experience for summer counselors, instructors, staff members and its resident campers ages 8–16.
Now hiring hundreds of summer staff members to begin work on June 9th!

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresAre you ready to feel like a kid again, but with a lot more responsibility? Thousands of camp counselors, teachers, mentors, guest service and hospitality staff, lifeguards, kitchen help, maintenance workers, wranglers, ranch crew and adventure leaders travel to unique places each summer or season to share their skills, talents and zest for life with kids and families alike in the pursuit of adventure and fun.

Whether guiding outdoor adventures for kids at a summer camp, leading fun and educational activities in your area of expertise, teaching a global awareness workshop or organic gardening class, cultivating a genuine curiosity and well being of your group, or strumming the guitar at the nightly campfire of a dude ranch, you'll have plenty of exciting job opportunities to explore here.

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Featuring a biodynamic dairy farm, bakery, cheese-making operation, a 12-acre market garden, CSA, Farm Store, Waldorf school, and Farmscape Ecology Program, Hawthorne Valley Farm provides ample opportunities to learn in new and exciting ways throughout the year.

New Summer Camp Jobs at Hawthorne Valley Farm! For over 40 years Hawthorne Valley Farm has provided young campers ages 8-16 the opportunity to spend their summers in a no-tech, nature-based, Waldorf-inspired camp on this 900-acre working Biodynamic farm. Come join the Place Based Learning Center as a part of the Summer Camp staff! The rhythms of nature and farm life take children beyond the classroom. Awakening to the environment, children rediscover the joys of learning, working, and playing together while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Now hiring:

Registered Nurse: Use your nursing skills and become the summer mom/dad to campers. On your down time tour gardens, hills, barns, kitchen and ponds.
House Camp Counselors work with children ages 8-12 leading hands-on activities such as cleaning the barn, gardening, riding horses, hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, and more.
Field Camp Educational Counselors and campers ages 12-16 work together with the Hawthorne Valley professional staff who grow and cook healthy food to experience the farm-to-table process.
Kids Can Cook Day Counselors guide children ages 8-13 through daily farm, cooking, craft, swimming and garden activities Monday through Friday.
Summer Camp Cooks prepare kid friendly menus/recipes which include all organic fresh veggies.

Dates of employment are mid-June to mid-August. All staff members receive a stipend and delicious, home-cooked meals created from food produced on the farm. Housing is offered for specific positions. View complete job descriptions and how to apply or contact Helen Enright for further information.

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Awakening to the environment, children rediscover the joys of learning, working, and playing together while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Here you’ll have the opportunity to live and work on a real, working farm—waking to the rooster’s crow and eating delicious, home-cooked meals created from food produced on the farm and other Hudson Valley organic growers.

Hawthorne Valley Farm campers and staff enjoy long summer days on the farm — swimming in the pond, working in the gardens, fields and with the livestock, hiking in the hills and enjoying organic home-cooked, mostly vegetarian meals made from produce freshly-harvested from the farm.

Virginia Outside offers day and overnight camp programs throughout Virginia specializing in fishing, kayaking, and mountain biking.

New fishing, mountain bike and kayak Camp Counselors job openings in Virginia! With programs that specialize in fishing, kayaking, and mountain biking, Virginia Outside offers day and overnight camps throughout Virginia for campers as young as 6 years old all the way through high school students. Now seeking Activity Counselors for the summer 2018 season! Head counselors are responsible for picking up to 12 kids in a 15-passenger van at a specific location in the morning, then drive campers to a pre-determined hot spot for fishing, kayaking and/or riding for the day. Head counselors will be accompanied by at least one or two additional secondary counselors who will assist in the day’s activities. A typical week follows an 8:30-4:30 MO-FR schedule, and most positions are based out of Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Northern Virginia or Virginia Beach. Positions are available from June through August — work just a week or make a commitment for all 10 weeks! Compensation ranges from $300-$500/week (depending on skills, experience and position), access to equipment for use during time off, and room and board is provided for any overnight camps. This is a great job for teachers looking to make a little extra money during the summer. Head counselors must at least 20 years old, have a good driving record, and be comfortable in a leadership role. Of course, experience in biking/kayaking/fishing is desired, however, it’s not a must. Virginia Outside can always teach you what you need to know! If you are responsible, energetic, fun, and enjoy working with kids in the outdoors, email your resume to Tee Clarkson.

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Virginia Outside Counselors will lead groups of campers on fishing, mountain bike, and kayak camps.

Is there anything better than the smile on a kid's face after they have just caught a fish? Virginia Outside Counselors will make that happen this summer!

Introducing thousands of kids to the wonders of the outdoors, Virginia Outside takes pride in a staff who love the outdoors, working with kids and having fun!

Camp Summit. A remarkable place. For remarkable people.Camp Summit is a traditional camp for children and adults (ranging in age from 6 to 99 years old!) with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Barrier-free outdoor camp experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence include a specially designed swimming pool, a giant swing, 2 zip-lines and ropes challenge course, archery range, horseback riding, sensory garden, covered outdoor gymnasium, outdoor amphitheater, and lodge with fireplace. Seasonal staff positions include Counselors, Unit Leaders, Rovers, Nurses, Kitchen Staff and Activity Directors in the following areas: Arts & Crafts, Horses/Wrangler, Kaleidoscope, Nature, Pool, Ropes Course, and Sports & Games. 2018 job opportunities are available during the summer (May 19th–August 19th, with a staff break from June 30th-July 6th) or the fall season (September 8th–November 18th). A commitment for the entire season is preferred, and applicants must be able to commit to at least five consecutive weeks. Compensation ranges from $225-$330 (based on position and term), plus room and board, free laundry facilities, WiFi access, and an intensive week of instructional and hands-on training. Experience working with a special needs population is not necessary; however, a desire to work with these special campers is a must! If you are caring and compassionate, able to work on a team, open minded, willing to learn, energetic, enthusiastic, and encouraging, fill out the online application or contact Evan Looft for more info.

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At Camp Summit you will have the opportunity to gain experience working with a variety of people with a wide range of disabilities.

Camp Summit provides an incredible opportunity for growth, fun, resume building, memories, and impacting the lives of remarkable campers who have a wide range of disabilities. One season will change your life.

Swan Mountain Outfitters: Summer Jobs in Glacier National Park!Through guided adventures, family-owned Swan Mountain Outfitters connects guests to the hidden treasures of Glacier National Park and Northwest Montana. Now seeking summer employees for a variety of unique positions:

Barn Managers are responsible for the upkeep, oversight and decision-making at the corral, including 5-10 employees and 30-45 horses. The position requires a solid foundation of basic horse care (grooming, feeding & health) and the ability to handle any escalated issues from wranglers or customers.
Base Camp Cook (April 15th–August, with opportunities to work fall hunts) prepares 3 meals daily for guide school students and staff and maintains base camp in good working order.
Trail Ride Wranglers (June 1st–September 30th) lead 1-hour to full day trail rides in Glacier Park or the Swan Valley while captivating guests with the extensive history of the area. Ensure guest safety, maintain trails and facilities and provide daily care of horses.
Packers (June 1st–September 30th) support backcountry operations by bringing gear and supplies to a variety of locations in the backcountry. Strong horsemanship required as well as prior packing knowledge.
Sales and Reservations Coordinators make primary contact and establish rapport with guests as they answer questions and make advanced reservations for their Northwest Montana vacation. Requires excellent customer service, attention to detail, self-motivation and phone/ computer skills.

Most positions require a six-day workweek. Compensation includes room and board, a monthly salary and possible tips. Apply here or connect with Aubrie Loroña for more info.

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Would you like to meet new people, work with horses and wake up everyday in one of the most awe-inspiring National Parks in the U.S.?

A Wrangler with Swan Mountain Outfitters enjoying the view at Crater Lake.

Would you like to meet new people, work with horses and wake up everyday in one of the most awe-inspiring National Parks in the U.S.? Now seeking honest, hardworking, people-friendly individuals who would like to enjoy a memorable, exciting, educational and fun summer with Swan Mountain Outfitters.

Sanborn Western Camps fun, relaxed atmosphere and caring staff provide a supportive environment for individual growth in self-confidence, independence, and awareness of others.

Working at Sanborn Western Camps is a rewarding opportunity to impact youth, build relationships and experience countless adventures. The days are full, the energy is high, and the fun is contagious.

Program in the Spotlight As a summer outdoor adventure residential camp in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, Sanborn Western Camps offers staff and campers the opportunity to grow as young men and women while climbing the highest peaks in Colorado, horse packing for miles, canoeing for days, mountain biking incredible terrain, living together in the outdoors, and enjoying endless memories with amazing people. The majority of summer staff include Counselors, Assistant Counselors and Wranglers, with program areas that focus on backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, natural sciences, water activities, arts & crafts, drama, film, sports and much more. Additional positions include an Art Director, Registered Nurses, Photographers, and Program Coordinators that specialize in certain areas of camp. The base salary starts at $2,500 plus lodging, meals, laundry and pro deals. Additional certifications and experience can impact your salary. Two weeks of paid training focus are child development, backcountry skills, trip leading and program specific areas. Applicants must have experience with working in the outdoors and with kids. Experience in program areas and additional certifications are a big plus. All staff must make a commitment from May 30th through August 13th, 2018. Some staff may be asked to arrive earlier for specific trainings if available. If you are a positive role model, resilient, empathetic, hardworking, creative, selfless, flexible, adaptable and show initiative, learn more at SanbornWesternCamps.com.

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Sanborn provides a unique opportunity to benefit from quality time spent in the natural world as a teacher, mentor and friend to kids from all over the world.

Sanborn summer staff members will have the opportunity to teach, learn, develop your leadership and technical skills, and influence the lives of children all while experiencing the grandeur of Colorado.

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The Camp Fire Alaska Rural Summer Program engages communities through summer day camp activities that expose communities and their youth to the natural world, creative arts, community-wide events, and healthy life choices.

Serve Alaska's kids and engage rural communities this summer with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program! This 10-week program is a great opportunity to provide 2, 3, or 4-week-long traveling day camp programs to youth in rural communities throughout the state, from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle. Senior Program Staff (16 openings) will be responsible for developing and implementing quality youth and community programs and facilitating activities such as swimming, cold-water safety, health and wellness, hiking, outdoor education, creative arts, group games, team building, cooking and sports. Other program components include evening activities focused on teen and elder involvement such as pot lucks, camp fires with storytelling, camp outs and more. Compensation includes $4,500 for the season, plus room & board, paid training, instate travel costs, and the opportunity of a lifetime for cultural exchange and travel in rural Alaska! Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor recreation, anthropology/sociology or related field, at least two years experience working with youth, and be comfortable traveling in small aircraft and living unplugged in remote areas for extended periods of time. Cultural sensitivity and experience working with at-risk or underserved youth is preferred. Current or past lifeguard, swim instructor or swift water experience and certification required (an on-site Lifeguard certification course will be held May 14th to 17th for $150; however, space is limited and held for extenuating circumstances). The rural season runs from May 21st to August 1st. Explore all job opportunities, apply online or contact Kim Huseman for more information.

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Summer Employment Alert @ Camp K
Camp Fire Alaska is also seeking a Program Director, Facilities Manager, Unit Leaders, Activities Specialists, and Counselors at Camp K on Kenai Lake.

Travel by aircraft to communities throughout Alaska. Lead camp and outdoor recreation programs. Teach groups about healthy lifestyle choices. Enjoy a unique service-learning work experience with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program this summer!

Travel by aircraft to communities throughout Alaska. Lead camp and outdoor recreation programs. Teach groups about healthy lifestyle choices. Enjoy a unique service-learning work experience with Camp Fire Alaska Rural Program this summer!

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Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice.

Milk a cow. Bottle feed baby goats. Harvest fresh organic produce from the educational garden. Live sustainably. Backpack from bay to sea. Swimming, hiking, storytelling, crafts and more! Summer camp at Hidden Villa will awaken each camper’s sense of awe for natural and human beauty, provide tools for multicultural community building, and create a learning environment that encourages a commitment to social and environmental justice. Cultivating the genuine curiosity, self-esteem, and well-being of campers, Summer Staff are integral in creating a place where everyone can develop self-confidence and experience a sense of belonging. From residential counselors and program heads to farm & garden, outdoor specialists and kitchen staff, there are over 50 summer job opportunities available in 2018. Staff members receive a base pay of $310 per week with increases depending on position and experience plus room and board. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent and have a love for working with youth, a fun-loving spirit, energetic, flexible, mature and team-oriented. A commitment from early June to mid-August is necessary, with some positions beginning as early as late May. Applications are available online or email campjobs@hiddenvilla.org for more information. Year-Long Residential Internships are also available.

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Live, work and play on a 1,600 acre wilderness preserve and organic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains this summer!

Working as summer staff member at Hidden Villa, you will teach campers about the farm, the natural world and social and environmental justice and give them the skills to bring about change in their communities. This is not just another summer job, it is a job that impacts the world.

Live, work and play on a 1,600 acre wilderness preserve and organic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains this summer! Help nurture relationships between people of different cultural, religious, economic, and racial backgrounds, and strengthen their connection to the environment as a summer staff member with Hidden Villa.

Camp Augusta is a nonprofit, residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.Each summer in a beautiful forested area complete with lake and waterfall, a small, tight and vibrant community is formed where campers can develop self-confidence, independence, emotional intelligence, creativity, activity skills, friendships, and healthy living skills. Kids also learn what most modern children have forgotten—how to just play and be a kid without digital connections and other screen time. This is Camp Augusta and they're searching for service-minded individuals interested in facilitating growth in children, themselves, and other community members.

Summer job openings include male and female Counselors for children 8-16 years old, Village Leaders, Food Services & Kitchen Team, an Arts Director; Puppet Master, Master of Fun & Games (large-scale game/logistics coordination); and a Wilderness Trips Leader. You'll enjoy delicious, organic, handmade meals; an incredible array of activities and character-driven games; and meaningful opportunities to learn about and understand child development in the most fun ways imaginable.

The application process is designed for the Camp Augusta team to get to know you as a real, living and breathing human being — 6 questions to share your heart, mind, and spirit. Staff make $2,700-$6,000 in a summer, depending on the position, and must be available from May 16th–August 12th (with pre/post season work available). If you're thrilled by the idea of working hard, playing harder, and forming inspiring close relationships with other staff and campers alike, you're in the right place. Stop by for a visit or get in touch for a chat to get you started on this journey: applications@campaugusta.org or (530) 265-3702.

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People can have a job, career, or a calling. Camp Augusta is looking for folks who have a calling. Work, play, learn, struggle and grow in a vibrant community this summer.

Get in touch with your unique sense of creativity and deep empathy here... as a Counselor at Camp Augusta, you'll learn how to infuse magic into any moment of each day while crafting experiences that will become legendary memories for you and your campers. If you've ever wanted to be a Modern Day Hero, you found the right place to do so!

Located in the redwoods of Northern California on a 927-acre property, YMCA Camp Jones Gulch provides year-round access for conferences and retreats, outdoor education, family and summer camp programs and a ropes course.

YMCA Job ListingLocated in the redwoods of Northern California on a 927-acre property, YMCA Camp Jones Gulch provides year-round access for conferences and retreats, outdoor education, family and summer camp programs and a ropes course. Hot summer camp jobs include:

Cabin Counselors spend their week getting to know a cabin of campers, helping them enjoy program activities, playing games, and leading nature hikes and evening reflections.
Program Counselors spend time with their cabin by night, but by day they run activities that include archery, zip lining, the climbing tower, and canoeing.
Wranglers run the horseback-riding program, including care of horses, instruction, and trail rides.
Lifeguards spend the day ensuring safety of swimmers and canoers, with cabin duties at night.
Backpacking Instructors lead leadership development backpacking trips to Yosemite, Point Reyes, and the Desolation Wilderness.
Teen Adventure Counselors lead outdoor adventure trips to places such as Big Sur and Lake Tahoe, with activities that include whitewater rafting, surfing, mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking.
Program & Staff Coordinators and a Camp Photographer round out the summer staff team.

Positions run from approximately June 10th-August 10th. Compensation includes a generous weekly salary, extensive training, youth work, and leadership experience. If you are committed to making a difference in a child's life and excited to spend your summer in a vibrant, fun, community in a remote redwood forest, send a cover letter stating why you would like to work at camp and a resume to Jessi Prevost.

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Come join an amazing community in the redwoods of Northern California!

Experience the challenge and the wonder of being up close and personal with California’s amazing wild places.

Come join an amazing community in the redwoods of Northern California! YMCA Camp Jones Gulch summer residential camp has many different programs, including traditional residential camp, day camp, horse camp, teen leadership programs, and teen outdoors trips.

Lasting Adventures is a nonprofit that operates a variety of backcountry programs which utilize adventure-based programming as a means of making personal connections with the environment and world around us.Specializing in Yosemite backpacking trips, day hikes and outdoor youth summer camps, Lasting Adventures has introduced thousands of youth to nature and wilderness experience through adventure-based programming. Working to ensure programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun, Yosemite Backpacking Guides facilitate youth backpacking summer camps and adventure-based outdoor education programs. Additional responsibilities include adequately preparing food and gear for each trip, unpacking and de-prepping after trips have returned from the field, and assisting and leading custom guide service programs and day trips as needed. The summer season starts with mandatory staff training during the first week of June. Most guides will then work 15-20 days per month through August, with potential to assist on Guide Service programs through October. Guides must be able to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays. Pay starts at $100/day (not including tips), highly discounted lodging at the guide house near Yosemite and meals while on trips. Applicants must be 21+ year old (with college degree in recreation, environmental studies or youth development preferred), WFR and CA Food Handlers certified, have a mobile phone with AT&T or Verizon service, a valid driver's license, clean driving record, reliable vehicle for transportation, and experience in the outdoors, backpacking, backcountry cooking, and working with youth. An internship program (with stipend) for 18-20 year olds interested in gaining valuable experience in the industry is also offered. To apply, email a resume, cover letter (noting your season availability) and application to Staff@LastingAdventures.org.

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Lasting Adventures is also seeking a strong, dynamic, and fun Program Director to oversee the outdoor program year-round. Apply now.

Yosemite Backpacking Guides facilitate youth backpacking summer camps and adventure-based outdoor education programs.

Guides work to ensure our programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun.

With training in adventure-based programming and counseling concepts, Lasting Adventures Guides will utilize adventure activities with groups in order to facilitate social emotional learning, personal growth and behavioral change.

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Avid4 Adventure introduces kids to the power of the outdoors. They give them professional-caliber equipment and expert instruction as they learn to bike, paddle, climb and thrive outside.

Avid4 Adventure was rated #3 on Outside Magazine's top 100 best places to work in 2017!Every summer Avid4 Adventure hires Instructors who have significant experience with children in grades Pre-K–12th and are willing to work hard and have fun, with positions available in the Bay Area of California and the Front Range in Colorado.

Two types of Instructor positions are available:
Day Camp Instructors co-lead and mentor a different group of 13 kids from pre-K-7th grade every week and guide them through one adventure activity each day which can include: mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, SUPing, and outdoor education. Instructors are responsible for helping campers build confidence, facilitating teamwork, and engaging campers both during and after activities.
Overnight Camp Staff have the amazing opportunity to mentor kids through a residential camp experience, and a variety of on-site and off-site adventure based activities including backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, and climbing nestled within the Rock Mountains. Just as important, being an Overnight Camp Instructor means leading camp traditions, skits, songs and fun!

Why Avid4 Adventure? They want this to be the best job you've ever had! You will have the opportunity to instruct and inspire budding outdoor adventurers AND become part of an incredible team of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding. Great perks are also offered to help keep the outdoors always at your fingertips. Whatever kind of job you’re looking for—day camp, overnight camp, focused on one sport exclusively or a new one every day, Avid4 Adventure has the job for you! Positions are available from mid-May to mid-August with varied start/end dates, and an option to extend work through the fall season.

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The staff at Avid4 Adventures have an infectious love for life, for people and for sharing their passion for the outdoors!

It’s the people that work at Avid4 Adventure that inspire me almost every day. It’s their infectious love of life, of people and of sharing their passion for the outdoors. These are the people that I want my kids to be around as role models and guides. These are the people that I want to share my peak experiences in life with. These are the people that I want to create new adventures with. —David Secunda, Avid4 Adventure Founder

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Colvig Silver Camps: to facilitate the development of caring, thoughtful and responsible human beings!

Located in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, family-owned Colvig Silver Camps is a residential, wilderness-oriented camp that blends traditional summer activities with overnight backcountry adventures. An environmentally oriented and non-competitive philosophy coupled with a choice-based format is designed to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, responsibility and teamwork. Camp activities include (but are never limited to) day hikes, field games, arts & crafts, western horseback riding, target sports, swimming, rock climbing, ropes/challenge course, environmental activities, campfires, songs, skits, cookouts and more! Wilderness trips include desert and alpine backpacking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, Anasazi ruin exploration, canoeing and rafting. Summer job opportunities include Program Coordinators, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Expedition Coordinator, Pathfinding Instructors, Wranglers, Head & Assistant Counselors, Cooks & Prep Cooks, Registered Nurse, and a Photographer. Benefits include a summer salary ranging from $1,950 to $4,180, room and board, laundry, pro-deal purchases for outdoor gear, comprehensive staff training, and Wilderness First Aid certification. 2018 positions begin as early as May 14th with staff training from May 31st-June 10th, a mid-summer break from July 9th-11th and work through August 11th. If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting and a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships, read the staff FAQs, fill out the online application or connect with Tyler Dixon for more information.

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Successful Colvig staff members will always put campers’ experiences before you own and be being silly, goofy, and embarrassing yourself in front of others.

Creative. Tireless, Patient. Flexible. Positive Attitude. Fun-Loving Spirit. Sense of Humor. Responsible. Sound like you? Colvig Silver Camps seeks these key attributes in its summer staff.

Creative. Tireless, Patient. Flexible. Positive Attitude. Fun-Loving Spirit. Sense of Humor. Responsible. Sound like you? Colvig Silver Camps seeks these key attributes in its summer staff.

Colorado Mountain Ranch: outdoor summer camp job adventures in the Rockies

Come for the summer of a lifetime in the Colorado Rockies! Owned and operated by the Walker family since 1947, the Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp provides a warm, friendly environment where individual growth and learning occur through confidence-building activities in an active outdoor setting. Adventurous programming abounds at the Ranch, and the foundation of all experiences for both staff and campers happens on the teambuilding challenge low ropes course, requiring experienced and facilitators-in-training. Each of the activity areas have staff directors: Western Horseback Riding (Wrangler), Animal Care, Roping, Western Art (drawing horses), Mountainboarding (like snowboarding on wheels), Arts & Crafts, Archery, Swimming (Lifeguards), Lake Kayaking, Gymnastics, Trampoline, Frolf, Drama, Yoga, Leather Work, Nature, Outdoor Living, Camping, Indian Lore, Sustainability, Foraging, Gardening, and Teen Leadership. Summer staff are instrumental in implementing every aspect of Ranch programs and activities, facility use, food service, construction projects, and maintenance. Every job—ranging from activity instructors and food service staff to counselors and wranglers—involves inspiring and guiding young people, participating enthusiastically in all daily activities, and embracing the Native American philosophy of respect for self, others and nature. Depending on the position, first year staff members earn $200-$250/week (plus a contract bonus), along with meals, housing, leadership training and, of course, living in the mountains for the summer. The summer 2018 camp season runs from May 29th with a week of orientation, followed by ten weeks of children's programs through August 12th. Call or email for more information, send your resume, or apply online.

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The residential staff community lives and works together, giving each member of the team the chance to build connections with each other and the natural surroundings.

Colorado Mountain Ranch summer staff are instrumental in creating and implementing every aspect of ranch programs and activities, facility use, food service, construction projects and maintenance.

Ready for a busy & diverse summer? Staff members at the Colorado Mountain Ranch also attend to the details of special events, mountain wedding receptions, and facilitating groups on the ropes and mountain boarding courses.

Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch is dedicated to helping teens grow and develop socially and emotionally by creating a supportive and challenging environment that pushes students out of their comfort zones and encourages them to try new experiences.

If beautiful scenery, hard work and genuine camaraderie is your idea of a great job, come join the adventure! Located in the scenic Rocky Mountains near Estes Park, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch provides experiential and social/emotional programming to students who are at risk of not graduating from high school. Students visit the Ranch for 10 days in which they participate in a variety of fun and educational activities such as horseback riding and hiking, assist in the barn and kitchen for community service hours, and complete lessons led by programming staff. Now seeking staff for these seasonal and year-round job openings:

Resident Advisers chaperone students, oversee bunks, help devise and facilitate various educational activities, and motivate students through the camp process. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor’s degree, and previous experience working with at-risk youth. 6-9 months; $275/week, plus room and meals (must live on site)
Kitchen Assistants help keep the kitchen clean and prepare meals. 6-9 months; $275/week, plus room and meals (can become hourly for local applicants)
The Chef oversees kitchen staff, plans menus, works with vendors to fulfill orders, and manages the budget. $34.5k+/year
The Facilities Supervisor oversees all maintenance needs and project management/renovations, and also works with program facilitators to create activities. $38.5k+/year
The Ranch Manager oversees staff, student programming and daily operations, hires and trains new team members, and enforces policy. $50k+/year

If you are energetic, positive, a team player, hard worker, enjoy fun, and love the outdoors, apply online or contact Stephanie Dyer for more information.

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Individuals who love kids and a teaching environment, have great people and communication skills, and are energetic, engaging, organized, professional and mature will feel at home at Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch.

Enjoy tasty meals prepared daily by our amazing kitchen staff and explore the mountains and surrounding towns in your downtime.

At Rocky Mountain Pathways Ranch you’ll live and work on an authentic ranch nestled in the scenic Rocky Mountains. The team works together to create a fun and educational environment that the students will never forget. You are sure to make lasting memories and friendships while making a difference.

Since 1995, Pedalheads has been teaching kids to go from training wheels to trails by combining exciting lesson plans with amazing instructors and small class ratios.With over 75 locations across North America, Pedalheads is a learn-to-ride summer bike camp for kids 3-10. Through week-long half-day and all-day kid's camps, Pedalheads provides children with an opportunity to build upon their biking skills and an environment to gain the confidence to safely ride on the road, in parks and around the neighborhood. Now seeking Site Managers and Site Supervisors (serving as assistants) to manage all activities at their respective Pedalheads site in four planned Denver locations this summer: Belcaro, Hampden South, Highlands Ranch and Stapleton. Day-to-day duties include program management (ensure every participant has a safe, positive and rewarding experience and provide lots of hands-on involvement with the kids), employee relations (schedule and supervise camp supervisors, instructors & volunteers, keep track and enter payroll hours, and mentor and motivate team), customer service (always willing to go the extra mile to engage customers and provide excellent customer service), administration (manage petty cash, process payments for product sales, and assist with on-site registration) and operations (manage equipment and supplies for site). Manager compensation starts at $650/week (with eligibility for a bonus) and Supervisors earn $12/hour. Positions begin in late May with mandatory paid training and run through August 4th, with a 35 to 40-hour workweek MO-FR. Applicants should have extensive supervisory, organizing and instructing experience with children of all ages, preferably in a camp or sporting environment. No need to be an expert biker! If you are a mature and dynamic leader, organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic, apply now.

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Site Managers & Supervisors are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at their Pedalheads’ location, including staff scheduling and mentoring, curriculum delivery, customer service, care of equipment, and daily planning.

Are you motivated, energetic and love working with children? Join Padalheads’ ever-growing team of phenomenal staff! This job is great for those who have or are working towards a physical education or recreation degree and looking to gain valuable work experience.

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High Sierra Pools offers competitive pay, great opportunities for advancement, a diverse staff and a variety of work locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and beyond for the summer season.

Join High Sierra Pools as a Lifeguard and enjoy a summer program that blends rewarding job responsibilities and experience with a unique and affordable way to travel and explore the Nation’s capital!

Program in the Spotlight High Sierra Pools provides full-scale pool management service for a variety of customers including commercial apartment buildings, condominiums, HOA’s, hotels, recreation facilities and fitness centers. With more than 2,000 students from over 22 countries, they staff the world’s best lifeguards, pool managers, and interns at nearly 750 different locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Life is too short for the wrong summer job or internship. Submerge yourself in a great company culture with staff from all over the world working as a community Lifeguard! Lifeguarding will help you develop discipline, leadership and rescue skills that will be valuable for a lifetime. And while safeguarding lives is a big deal, it’s also rewarding and fun to be the center of the pool community! Pay ranges from $400-$530/week, optional subsidized company housing is typically within 2 miles away from work locations, and enjoy company-wide outings such as beach parties, ball games, regional Lifeguard Olympics, and so much more. Applicants who can work from Memorial Day to Labor Day are preferred; however High Sierra will accommodate school schedules. There are also additional opportunities for staff to work as early as April and stay as late as October. If you can meet the minimum swimming requirements for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification class, are at least 18 years old, and have demonstrated the ability to live independently, apply now.

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Life is too short for the wrong summer job or internship. No experience needed, you’ll be trained and certified as a lifeguard upon arrival. Think summer camp but without all the kids overnight!

Lifeguarding for High Sierra is more than just a job. It’s the chance to be an integral part of a community and serve as a role model for the youth that swim there. It’s also an opportunity to join a team of like-minded aquatic professionals dedicated to the highest levels of safety and service.

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Girl Scouts of Maine Camps are chock-full of endless possibilities for girls to enjoy the great outdoors while taking advantage of amazing opportunities.

Are you interested in helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character while enjoying the beautiful outdoors? Spend a wonderful summer with Girl Scouts of Maine at one of two residential camps (Camp Pondicherry or Camp Natarswi) with 30-40 staff and up to 75-140 girls. Summer camp jobs include:

Unit/Program Leaders are in charge of supervising an assigned unit or program area and assisting in the day-to-day activities — from sailing, canoeing and rock climbing to arts, nature and games. Prospective staff should be enthusiastic, caring adults who are passionate about working with girls.

Wilderness Trip Leaders and Junior Maine Guide Leaders teach 21 outdoor skills and plan, organize, and lead hiking and canoeing wilderness camping trips throughout Maine. Wilderness staff must be passionate about taking girls out into the outdoors, an enthusiastic teacher, have previous wilderness trip leading experience, student experience in a NOLS or Outward Bound type program (preferred), current WFA/WFR and Lifeguarding certifications (Girl Scouts can help with this), and at least 21+ with a clean driving record.

Benefits Include room and nutritious meals (with vegetarian options), paid certifications, WiFi access, transportation for days off, and a beautiful outdoor setting with spectacular mountain views and plenty of great hiking trails. The summer camp season runs from mid-June through mid/late August and includes a certification week (if required), one week of extensive staff training, 5 weeks of resident camp and 2-3 weeks of troop/family camp programs. Additional staffing opportunities are available during September weekends only. Apply now!

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Girl Scouts of Maine summer camp staff are enthusiastic, caring young adults who come from all over the world.

Are you interested in helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character while enjoying the beautiful outdoors?

With guidance from an incredible summer camp staff team who are enthusiastic, caring young adults, Girl Scouts of Maine residential camps are chock-full of endless possibilities for girls to enjoy a one-of-a kind, rustic, Maine outdoor experience.

Kingsley Pines Camp: the way camp should be!

If you are looking for a stimulating and rewarding experience where you can make a difference in a child's life, summer counselors, instructors and staff members at Kingsley Pines Camp enjoy the many rewards of outdoor fun in a beautiful setting.

As the core of the camp staff, Summer Counselors will supervise, lead, guide and live with campers. Counselors also teach in one of these areas: arts & theater, waterfront, sports, or outdoor adventure activities. The 2018 camp season kicks off June 9th with one week of staff training followed by eight weeks of children's camp and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either in mid or late August. Benefits include room and board (including delicious lakeside meals with a vegetarian option), a competitive salary, staff lounge with Internet access, transportation on days off and a summer loaded with fun! Candidates should be caring, creative, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. To apply for a counselor position fill out the online application; for other job openings, send your resume to Alan Kissack.

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Enjoy the many rewards of outdoor fun in a beautiful setting this summer at Kingsley Pines Camp!

With summer lake temps reaching 80 degrees, Kingsley Pines Camp counselors and campers get a chance to enjoy days filled with sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing.

In a fun and stimulating environment, Tripp Lake Camp provides a range of opportunities for girls to challenge themselves, gain confidence and expand their horizons.

Located in the western foothills of Maine with towering pines and sparking waters, Tripp Lake Camp offers a broad array of team and individual sports, performing and visual arts, and outdoor living programming. In a fun and stimulating environment, camp staff provide a range of opportunities for girls to challenge themselves, gain confidence and expand their horizons. The Outdoor Living Program is seeking Counselors to lead activities that include a 40-foot climbing wall and bouldering ring, a ropes & initiative course, and camp craft that focuses on camping, hiking and canoeing. Responsibilities include facilitating teamwork and leadership activities, teaching rock climbing and belaying techniques, assisting campers navigate the high and low elements ropes course, teaching basic camps skills (from setting up a tent to cooking a meal), and leading campers on overnight or day trips outside of camp. Compensation includes a salary, room, board, laundry facility, a staff recreation lodge (with cable TV, Wi-Fi, computers, phones, refrigerator and microwave), and a summer filled with adventure! Depending on position, pre-season training is provided for courses/certification in Ropes Initiatives, Trip Leading, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instruction, and CPR/first aid. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college (or at least 18 years old) and make a commitment from June 4th to August 10th. Candidates for Head of Department positions must have outdoor education experience and training/managing a staff. If you are warm, compassionate, love working with children and enjoy being outdoors, fill out the online application.

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Outdoor Living Program staff teach skills for day and overnight trips, from building a campfire and setting up a tent, to cooking a meal and enjoying delicious s’mores under the stars.

The Ropes Course consists of both high and low elements that give campers a chance to test their skills, both individually and collectively.

Tripp Lake Camp is looking for warm, nurturing, empathetic people who will contribute to the sense of community and well-being of approximately 320 campers (who range in age from 7 to 16) and the 200+ staff members hired every summer.

Ideally located in Maine's Central Lakes region, Camp Laurel is one of New England's premier 7-week, residential, co-ed camps that features modern, fully-equipped facilities, high-quality equipment, and cutting-edge programming.

Ideally located in Maine's Central Lakes region, Camp Laurel is one of New England's premier 7-week, residential, co-ed camps that features modern, fully-equipped facilities, high-quality equipment, and cutting-edge programming in six distinct areas: waterfront, athletics, tennis, horseback riding, inter-arts, and adventure.

Now seeking a Ropes Course Director who will oversee three instructors and serve as the lead facilitator on a daily basis for campers ages 10-15. The course features a one-acre high-rise jungle gym with 21 rope and cable bridges, 14 platforms and an automatic Super Safe Belay system, in addition to several other high and low ropes elements. Responsibilities also include training and managing staff, course setup, facilitating, ensuring safety, and creating new lessons plans to keep the days fresh, fun and exciting. When not overseeing the course in the evening, administrative staff are also involved in the camp community — whether attending a campfire or facilitating the limbo line at a luau! Benefits include an excellent salary, travel allowance, and full room and board. All administrative staff live in semi-private housing and share a cabin (with full bathroom) with staff members of similar age. If you are an experienced course facilitator with experience managing other staff and groups of participants, understand course safety risks and how to ensure that each and every camper on the course is safe at all times, and can make a commitment from June 8th to August 11th, apply online or connect with Tim Eldredge for more information.

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The course features a one-acre high-rise jungle gym with 21 rope and cable bridges, 14 platforms and an automatic Super Safe Belay system, in addition to several other high and low ropes elements.

Camp Laurel staff consists of professionals, experienced teachers, and collegians from over 35 states and 10 countries, all drawn together by a strong desire to live with, teach and care for children.

Being a staff member at Camp Laurel is far more than a summer job — it's an unforgettable experience in beautiful surroundings, and a rare opportunity to reach your full potential as you help others reach theirs.

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American Youth Foundation programs welcome people to discover their own best self, the richness of living a balanced life, and the power of creating inclusive, caring communities.Set on 360 wooded acres with a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, AYF Miniwanca operates year-round community & school programs, boys and girls summer residential camps for elementary to high school students, and the Four Trails summer adventure trip program—inspiring youth to develop their best selves through wilderness adventure activities. Hot 2018 summer jobs include:

Four Trails Adventure Trip Leaders will plan, prepare and lead trips that range in length from 5 to 28 days throughout the Northeast U.S. and Ontario, Canada. Responsibilities include providing 24-hour supervision and mentoring to campers, leading activities that include hiking, camping, canoeing, cycle touring and sea kayaking, instructing campers essential skills necessary for trip safety and enjoyment, and participating in in-camp activities when not out on trail. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age with previous experience in outdoor education, group facilitation, or working with youth.

Cabin Leaders will provide 24-hour supervision and mentoring to campers in assigned group in a cabin setting. Responsibilities include living with and eating meals with a cabin group of approximately 6 campers, helping each camper to adjust to camp life and to achieve his/her personal best, teaching daily interest groups, and organizing and planning activities for small and large groups. Applicants must have completed 1 year of college or equivalent.

Wages start at $2,250 for Cabin Leaders (6 weeks + training) and $2,475 for Four Trails Leaders (9 weeks + training), plus meals, housing and WFR, Lifeguard training and certification. View detailed job descriptions and apply online.

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The American Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization which through its mission strives to inspire young people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world.

The Four Trails program takes the AYF philosophy on-trail to inspire youth to develop their best selves, to lead balanced lives through wilderness adventure activities and to interact positively with the communities they visit.

At Miniwanca, we live life differently. Our days are simpler. We challenge often but have more fun. The outdoors is our home. We work together to create a community where individuals are respected, and where our values guide our actions. We gain confidence. We share. We have fun. Join the Miniwanca community.

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Two Camps. One Tradition. This is Camp Thunderbird.

Thunderbird for Boys and Thunderbird for Girls are located in the Minnesota Northwoods on beautiful Lake Plantagenet. Being on staff at Thunderbird is an experience of camaraderie, community and friendship where you will work hard and have the summer of your life. 2018 summer positions include Counselors who can teach or assist in one or more activity program areas (such as waterskiing, canoeing, sailing, biking, backpacking, horseback riding, outdoor living skills, climbing wall, farming, archery, riflery, arts & crafts, music, gymnastics and more!); Activity Specialists and Supervisory Staff; and a Wilderness Staff team to lead multi-week adventure programs in the Pacific Northwest, Western U.S., Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, and/or Canada. All camp staff will work from early June to early August. Pre-season work is available beginning on June 1st (Lifeguard and WFA/WFR certification are offered during this time) with post-season work available through August 15th. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and includes room, board and a travel stipend. If you are energized, fun, nurturing, compassionate and focused on ensuring that campers will have an amazing and memorable camp season, fill out the online application! Questions? Connect with Shari Sigoloff (Girls Camp) or Roger Bristowe (Boys Camp).

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The Wilderness Staff team will lead multi-week adventure programs in the Pacific Northwest, Western U.S. and/or Canada.

Being on staff at Thunderbird is an experience of camaraderie, community and friendship where you will work hard and have the summer of your life.

A summer job at Camp Thunderbird means you will work hard. You will also be encouraged to play hard to stay fresh and engaged. This means you will have breaks to relax, check in with friends and family, go for a run or kick back and read a book. In addition, you can try out camp activities and participate in game nights, staff sporting events, and talent shows with your new friends!

Tradition. Excellence. Character. Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have a 100+ year history of creating fun and adventure in Minnesota’s lake country.

Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert has a 100+ year history of creating fun and adventure in Minnesota’s lake country. As brother-sister camps, they are located across the lake from each other, offering more than 40 land, water, adventure and wilderness activities for boys and girls.

Summer staff positions include Head Counselors, Counselors (each cabin contains typically 16-22 campers and 4-6 staff), Activity Leaders (from sailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, high ropes, and climbing wall to arts and crafts, photography, pottery, drama, guitar, martial arts and a variety of sports), a Kitchen team (25-30 individuals providing 3 meals/day for 700 campers/staff), and Health Care, Office, and Driver/Warehouse staff. The wages are competitive, the facilities are legendary, the benefits are endless and the experiences are unlike any you've known before! Base pay starts out at $2,150 with the opportunity to make upwards of $5,500 DOE and if the full season is worked, plus room and delicious food served family style. Staff amenities include a counselor cabin with satellite TV, WiFi and air conditioning. Staff can arrive as early as May 24th for activity training and leave as late as August 21st (a full season). All staff orientation begins on June 4th, with campers in session from June 13th-August 9th. Counselors are typically enrolled in and have completed at least one year of college, with many having worked with youth in the past. If you are caring, fun, skilled in many activities, 100% committed to working with children and being a positive role model in all aspects of work and play, fill out the online staff application.

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Counselors are typically enrolled in and have completed at least one year of college, with many having worked with youth in the past.

Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are one of the oldest, most respected camps in the Midwest, with campers and staff that come from 20 countries.

The 108th summer camp season, 800 acres, 3 lakes, 55 horses, 45 sailboats, 40 states, and 20 countries make for an incredible mix of people, skill development, relationships, and great times! If you think you have what it takes, join the Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert team.

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Established in 1903, Mowglis is a non-profit residential camp located in Hebron, New Hampshire and offers a traditional summer camping experience for boys ages 7-15.Established in 1903 on Newfound Lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Mowglis is a fun, back-to-basics summer camp for boys, ages 7-15. Here, boys unplug from technology. They laugh, learn, and play on the beautiful lakes, mountains, and rivers of New Hampshire. They go hiking at least once a week and eat freshly prepared meals of organic and farm-raised food. Being a Camp Counselor at Mowglis will be one of the most fun, exhausting, and deeply rewarding jobs you will ever hold. Camp is a non-stop, high-paced, and extremely fun environment. Mowglis is currently seeking Instructors/Dorm Counselors who can specialize in rock climbing, canoeing, row boating, crew, drama/theater, wilderness survival, backpacking trip leader, riflery, fencing, nature, and/or tennis. In addition to running one of the various camp activities, you will live in and supervise your group in the dorms and at meals, create a safe learning and living environment, be an active participant in dorm chores, lead evening programs, and co-lead day hikes and possibly backpacking trips. Compensation starts at $200/week plus room and board over a 9-week period (June 12th to August 14th). Applicants must be at least 19 years old, have one year of college or equivalent, previous summer camp experience (as camper or staff is desired), and current CPR/first aid certification. If you are interested in helping bring Mowglis to life for the summer and making a positive impact on the lives of campers, apply now!

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Working at Mowglis will develop your leadership, communication, and teamwork skills — and you will form lifelong bonds of friendship with your fellow counselors!

One of the most special and unique parts of the Mowglis program is Crew/Rowing.

Working at Mowglis will develop your leadership, communication, and teamwork skills — and you will form lifelong bonds of friendship with your fellow counselors!

Camp Wa-Klo is an all girls, summer camp located in the beautiful southwest region of New Hampshire.

Join a friendly, close-knit staff and spend your summer engaged in the lives of awesome campers! Located at the foot of Mt. Monadnock in beautiful southern New Hampshire, Camp Wa-Klo for Girls ignites a girl’s confidence, fosters independence, cultivates lasting friendships, and provides new activities and experiences. Now seeking mature women with a passion for working with kids and an excitement for the power of summer camp.

Counseling staff will work both as bunk counselors and teaching in specialized activity areas that include land programs, watersports, creative arts (visual and performing), English horseback riding, wilderness/environmental education instruction and camp photography. Benefits include making a difference in a girl’s life, a competitive salary, room and great food, paid time off each week, day-off transportation, access to staff computer with Internet and a convenient location to Keene, NH and Boston, MA. Applicants must be at least 19 years old (21+ and college education majors/grads preferred), able to teach multiple activities (preferred), and make a time commitment from mid-June to mid-August, 2018. Counselors can expect one activity period off each day, an additional hour and a half off every other day, and one day off per week. If you enjoy working with children, have experience, certification and/or activity expertise, a sense of humor, great attitude, and are flexible and responsible, fill out the online application. The hiring process begins in December and is usually completed by late February. Contact Tammy Fortune for more information about camp or the job!

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Camp Wa-Klo prides itself on having an outstanding staff who serve as great role models to its campers.

After a summer at Wa-Klo, your life will be forever impacted by new friendships and connections, and personal growth and self-awareness.

Camp Wa-Klo prides itself on having an outstanding staff who serve as great role models to its campers. Working at a girl’s camp is a wonderful chance to inspire girls while helping them to grow in confidence and character.

Camp Starfish provides a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio at all times to enable success, build social skills, teach coping mechanisms, and help children who have difficulty finding success in traditional settings.

Located on the shores of Lake Monomonac, NH, Camp Starfish is a unique environment, the only camp in New England to offer a one-to-one camper-to-counselor relationship. Each year more than 200 young boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17 with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges have found the care and compassion needed to help them learn and grow in life. Summer job openings include:

Specialists live in a cabin with campers and help them have the best possible camp experience, which includes the basic functions of providing behavior management support, working with goals, and guiding campers through their stay.
Program Instructors plan engaging lessons and teach 3-5 activity periods per day within a specific area of interest.
Waterfront Staff teach 1:1 swim lessons (from first-time swimmers to junior lifeguard levels) and boating instruction, as well as supervise water safety at three waterfronts.

Compensation includes a salary based on experience, education, certifications, and skills, plus room, board, laundry, any necessary certifications for your position, and free transportation to and from camp at the beginning and end of the summer from Boston if needed. Preference is given to those who are at least 19 years old with one year of college/work/life experience outside of high school. If you would like to live, work, and play with some truly amazing children, fill out the online application. Positions run as early as June 7th through August 24th.

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As a member of the staff team at Starfish, you'll have an opportunity to meet and work with people who have a diverse range of experiences and who come from many different cultures and backgrounds.

Camp Starfish is looking for outstanding people who have the ability and desire to work with children who need positive role models, mentors and leadership.

Using a combination of traditional camp programs and a one-to-one staff to camper ratio, Camp Starfish has created a camp that meets the needs of children who have not been or would not be successful at other camps. Campers experience success and fun because of the individualized attention they receive from the talented, creative, and amazing staff!

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Camp Seneca Lake offers a wholesome Jewish summer camp community full of ruach to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of each camper!

Tiyulim Trip staff will lead campers on adventures that will allow them to view the outdoors in a way they have never seen before! Camp Seneca Lake an overnight summer camp in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is seeking creative, energetic, down to earth staff with a passion for the outdoors to support the Tiyulim Program (meaning outdoor adventure in Hebrew). Tiyulim Summer Staff will have the opportunity to lead activities that include backpacking, outdoor living skills, environmental ethics, biking, Leave No Trace awareness, team building, fire building, outdoor cooking, first aid, outdoor education, orienteering and more. Benefits include a competitive salary starting at $2,500, paid Wilderness First Aid/CPR with the option for lifeguard certification, room and board, and the opportunity to experience the beautiful nature of the Finger Lakes region, and a fun atmosphere. Tiyulim staff will be provided with extensive training in the field as well as an in-camp orientation. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college, experience working/living in the outdoors, be a team player, love working with children, and have a positive attitude. Prior experience with outdoor education is preferred, but not required. Positions run from early June to late August. To begin the application process, email your resume and the names and contact information for three references to Aaron Cantor.

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The Tiyulim Program will take every camper on an overnight adventure trip that will allow them to view the outdoors in a way they have never seen before.

Camp Seneca Lake offers incredible trips, new equipment, a fun atmosphere, and the experience you want to push your career forward.

Tiyulim Trip staff will provide a wholesome environment that allows campers to be their goofy selves, grow personally, learn about the importance of selflessness and teamwork, while educating them on the hard and soft skills necessary to survive in the backcountry.

The Nature Place’s mission is to give campers a safe summer in which they can be themselves, have fun, be challenged, connect with others and the earth, develop new life skills and be supported throughout.Located on the campus of Green Meadow Waldorf School and the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY, The Nature Place is a non-competitive, nature-oriented day camp. Campers, ages 4-16, and staff will have the opportunity to explore, play in and learn from 200 beautiful acres of farmland, gardens, trails, woods, fields, streams, ponds and swamps. Hot summer day camp jobs include:

Day Camp Counselors who will be essential in creating a silly, safe, and special summer for every child (there are also opportunities for those living in NYC to also serve as a bus counselor each morning and afternoon).
Wilderness Trip Leaders to facilitate a magical and life-changing camping experience for children, through hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and more. Housing is provided for non-local Leaders.
An Outdoor/Primitive Skills Specialist to lead hands-on outdoor skill-building activities.
A Climbing Instructor to operate our climbing wall and to teach associated skills.
An Earth Artist to lead activities using materials from the earth that are inspired by the beauty and wonder of nature.
Lifeguards & Water Safety Instructors to increase camper swimming skill levels and confidence in the water.

Compensation varies depending on experience with many perks! The summer camp season kicks off with an intensive weeklong staff orientation on June 27th, followed by six weeks of camp through August 11th. There is also the option to work a Farm and Garden Days program that runs through August 25th. If you have experience working with children and the ability to facilitate group programming, fill out the online application.

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Farm and Garden Days is a small, specialized and hands-on farm, garden & nature experience for children ages 6-12.

A typical day at The Nature Place camp is built around playing, learning and growing outdoors with friends through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff.

A typical day at The Nature Place is built around playing, learning and growing outdoors with friends through hands-on, pressure-free programming supported by a well-trained staff. Orientation Week is more than just staff training, it is where The Nature Place philosophy is lived and where staff learn the high expectations they have of them. The week is fun, informative, serious, hands-on and active. You’ll swim, garden, hike, play games, ask questions and get to know each other.

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Camp Carolina is an all boys camp that offers a balanced mixture of individual and team sports, nature, music, arts and crafts, high adventure and extreme sports.

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Camp Carolina is an all boys camp that offers a balanced mixture of individual and team sports, nature, music, arts and crafts, high adventure and extreme sports. Summer camp is about adventure and meeting challenges head-on. It's about the simple faith that anything can be accomplished through determination and enthusiasm. It's about living fully, setting personal goals, making friends and enjoying accomplishments. It's mostly about fun—on the rivers, lakes, rocks, trails, courts, parks and fields in beautiful Western North Carolina. Summer Camp Staff include Adventure Activity Counselors (plan and teach one or more high adventure activities such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, wake boarding, sea kayaking, fly fishing, backpacking-and so many more!) and Kitchen and Maintenance staff. Compensation includes a weekly wage, housing, meals, laundry and most training course costs will be provided through the onsite Backcountry Institute for all adventure program staff. Courses will be offered as early as May 1st through the American Canoe Association, American Red Cross, National Archery Association, National Rifle Association, Wilderness Medical Association and more. Positions run from late May to August 1st. If you are a responsible, outdoor loving youth development professional with patience, understanding and an interest in inspiring the next generation of outdoorsmen please complete the online application.

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If you are a responsible male or female with patience, understanding and an interest in working with young people in an outdoor setting, Camp Carolina needs you!

There’s nothing like seeing the reactions on kids’ faces when they climb a multiple pitch route. On our long climbs, we go for routes that offer maximum exposure to the wind, airy positions, and sheer verticality of the wall. Expressions of fear, amazement, and pure excitement come from all of the boys on these climbs, but the over-riding expression is always something like this: This is the coolest thing I've ever done! —Brian H., Climbing Specialist

Each summer Rockbrook provides a unique summer camp program of recreation, adventure, creativity and fun designed for girls.

Since 1921, Rockbrook Camp for Girls has been a place where girls ages 6-16 can experience the wonder and excitement of a summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. From horseback riding, whitewater rafting, pottery, and swimming to campfires and exploring a chilly stream, each day at camp is filled with new experiences and great opportunities to develop lasting friendships.

Summer camp jobs include 60 cabin counselors as well as other day staff, nurses, and program staff. Cabin counselors will live with and supervise a small group of girls, participate in general camp programs, provide leadership and instruction in one or more specific camp activities (24 different options), and be a positive role model. Counselors specializing in climbing, hiking/backpacking and paddling will plan, organize and lead out-of-camp trips, implement and verify safety protocols, instruct basic outdoor adventure skills, encourage campers with a positive attitude, and also serve as cabin counselors. Compensation starts at $230/week (increases for certifications and experience), plus room, board, laundry, and free WiFi in the staff lounge. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have completed one year of college or equivalent experience. Preference is given to those who can work the entire camp season (late May to mid-August). Apply online today!

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Get ready for Rockbrook—probably the most intense, fun-filled, and rewarding summer job you’ll ever have.

Rockbrook Camp is its own world that has the power to do so much for everyone who is willing to commit to jumping in without holding back. Here you'll find a vintage camp experience: wooden cabins, campfires, silly songs, girls full of energy, and a variety of activities. But Rockbrook is even more than that; it's a place that you'll grow to call home. And once you've been a part of the Rockbrook community, its spirit will stick with you for many years to come. View what it means to be a Camp Counselor at Rockbrook.

Schoolhouse of Wonder creates kind, curious, and confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures.

Located in the beautiful woods around Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Schoolhouse of Wonder is a place where everyone can play, learn and grow towards being their best selves. Guided by Schoolhouse’s core values, the team of driven and talented mentors love learning together with children ages 3-17 through nature-based outdoor camps, field trips and leadership training. Work at Schoolhouse is belly laughing, creek stomping, fort building, and woods wandering. Work at Schoolhouse is getting paid to mentor children through outdoor adventures, partnering energy with patience, and responsibility with fun. Schoolhouse guarantees that campers go home dirty, tired, and happy every day or they'll refund their money. Chances are, you’ll end each day dirty, tired and happy as well! Year-round and seasonal positions are available. A typical workweek is 35-50 hours MO-FR and ranges from 7:30am-6:00pm depending on the season. Compensation ranges from $11-$14.50/hour and benefits vary by position. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, and demonstrated experience working with children. Camp experience, naturalist skills, bilingual in English/Spanish and a college degree are preferred. If you're kind, curious, and confident with a can-do attitude, have a passion for the outdoor and a desire to share that love with others, take pride in your integrity, credibility, and initiative, and take your work seriously (but yourself, not so much!), learn more about current job opportunities and apply online.

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Now seeking Seasonal Lead Camp Counselor/Field Trip Instructors (March 1st start) and Summer Camp Counselors, Lead Counselors and CIT Mentors (mid-May start).

Chances are, you’ll end each day dirty, tired and happy too.

Schoolhouse of Wonder is a place where everyone can play, learn and grow towards being their best selves.

Schoolhouse’s team of experienced and passionate mentors are kind, curious, and confident with a can-do attitude, have exceptional mentoring skills, including effective communication, responsiveness, resourcefulness and patience, enjoy helping children find and be their best selves, and have a passion for the outdoors.

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Programs at College Settlement Camps provide a safe, affordable, and nurturing place for young people to enjoy the outdoors while learning about themselves, others and the environment.

As one of the longest running non-profit camps and outdoor school programs in the Philadelphia region, College Settlement Camps is committed to creating excellent programming accessible to children from all socio-economic backgrounds and to guarantee that no child misses out on the summer of a lifetime because of inability to pay. Now recruiting a dedicated, talented, driven, and diverse staff who are encouraged to be creative and think big — to bring their own ideas and skills to each of their programs. Camp life will give you the opportunity to experience MANY of the following with the kids: hike beautiful waterfall trails, mountain bike, climb, zipline, whitewater raft, visit the organic farm, cook, camp under the stars, lead overnight adventures or fun nature hikes, make candles, speak other languages, learn cricket or hurling, star gaze, dance, sing, invent new games, tube the Delaware, visit Philly, and have the best summer of your life. Other than the great work environment and rewards of being able to make a real difference, benefits include a competitive salary, cabin and dorm-style accommodations, wholesome meals, staff lounge with WiFi, a culturally diverse environment, a fleet of staff bikes, and a daily shuttle to local train stations. Staff orientation and camp sessions run between June 11th-August 18th. There is also the opportunity to extend work as a Teacher/Naturalist or Cook into the fall (September 4th to Thanksgiving) and spring (March to June). If you are hard-working, self-motivated, collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic and prepared to dive into any and all activities, apply now or contact Karyn Bonner for more info.

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Staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds (last summer over 20 nationalities were represented) and campers represent the vibrant ethnic, cultural, and neighborhood diversity of the city of Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.

College Settlement staff leave at the end of the season knowing they made a HUGE positive impact on children and that their hard work and dedication was important and very much appreciated.

Working for College Settlement Camps is a fantastic way to gain experience, expand your own skill set, celebrate diversity, make a HUGE and positive impact on children, and join a progressive team where staff members are valued as the heart and soul of everything the camp does!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania believes summer camp offers opportunities for girls to try new things, gain independence, and build the confidence to go home believing that they can do anything!

Be part of a winning team to help girls be all they can be. Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and builds girls of courage, confidence and character. GSEP believes summer camp offers opportunities for girls to try new things, gain independence, and build the confidence to return home believing that they can do anything! Residential Camps include Camp Laughing Waters (Frisbee golf, low and high ropes courses), Camp Mosey Wood (Dueling Zip line across the lake, low and high ropes courses, climbing tower) and Camp Wood Haven (Western horseback riding, climbing wall, bouldering). Day Camps are offered at Mountain House (Pottery kiln, gaga pit, ZUMBA, traveling and cooking programs), Shelly Ridge (low ropes course, WOW ways to get creative, archery) and Valley Forge (Nature Shack, art studio, swimming). Summer Camp Staff will give girls the skills and confidence to imagine the unimaginable. From teaching a girl how to shoot an arrow to performing a dance recital in front of a crowd you will be her cheerleader through it all. Positions include Activity Specialists, Camp Counselors, Kitchen Staff, Lifeguards, Directors and more! Competitive compensation. Certain certifications and minimum age requirements are necessary for some positions, and preference is given to those with specialty experience in desired program field. The camp season runs from the end of May through mid-August. If you are outdoorsy, fun and great with kids, read through detailed job descriptions and apply today.

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Make a difference in the life of a girl and gain one of the most rewarding job experiences ever!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Camp Staff challenge themselves through hard work and commitment.

Make a difference in the life of a girl and gain one of the most rewarding job experiences ever! Along with lifelong skills learned through teaching daily activities and leadership essentials to girls, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Camp Staff challenge themselves through hard work and commitment.

Camp Saginaw is a premier overnight boys and girls summer camp in Pennsylvania that fosters positive social growth in a safe and nurturing environment.

Looking for a rewarding summer camp job? Located an hour south of Philadelphia on 300 beautiful wooded acres, Camp Saginaw is a premier overnight boys and girls summer camp that fosters positive social growth in a safe and nurturing environment. Along with ensuring each child’s general welfare, Bunk Counselors accompany campers from activity to activity. Specialists require the staff member to teach a specific activity at camp and are offered in the following areas: Athletics (softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, street hockey, field hockey, volleyball and flag football), Waterfront (swimming instructors and lifeguards, canoeing & kayaking, waterskiing & boat driving), Arts & Crafts (ceramics, models/rocketry, general arts and crafts assistants, cooking, scrapbooking, silk-screening, jewelry, woodworking, video and digital photography), Creative Arts (aerobics, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, piano and drama), and Outdoor Adventures (archery, ropes course, zip-line, climbing wall and low & high ropes, dirt bikes & ATVs, skateboarding, go-karts, outdoor adventure/fishing and fitness). Compensation depends on age, skills, and qualifications, plus room, meals, WiFi access, staff activities and nights out, and off-site transportation provided during time off. Positions begin on June 18th with five days of staff orientation and continue through August 18th. All new applicants must be at least 19 years old or entering their sophomore year in college. Specialists must demonstrate a strong aptitude in their specialty area and have experience teaching or coaching children. If you have patience, compassion, fairness, great listening skills, and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children, fill out the staff application.

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The primary responsibility of a Saginaw staff member is to ensure each child’s general welfare, including handling disputes, helping manage camper homesickness, and being present and available to them when they need you.

From wake-up to bedtime, a summer camp counselor is challenged everyday with the rewarding experience of leading a bunk and serving as a mentor.

Through quality programming, intensive staff training, hands-on owners, and a fantastic facility, the Saginaw summer camp team encourages each camper to try new activities, expand friendships, develop self-confidence, and have lots of fun.

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YMCA Job ListingDo you want to spend an unforgettable summer making a real difference in children’s lives and developing essential skills? You’re in luck… YMCA Camp Widjiwagan is looking for staff to complete their summer team of motivated, fun-loving, and servant-hearted people. Located 20 minutes south of downtown Nashville on the edge of Percy Priest Lake, Widjiwagan offers diverse programming and activities for youth aged 4-17 in day, overnight and equestrian programs. Summer camp jobs include counselor and leadership positions that focus in water sports, paddle sports, outdoor living, music, woodworking, pottery, mountain biking, archery, cooking, high adventure elements, farm camp, leadership programs, adventure trips, and specialty camps (including themed camps such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Minecraft and Doctor Who!). All staff are expected to be good stewards of the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, lead by example, and provide a safe, fun, magical and educational experience for all guests and children who come to the outdoor center. Compensation includes $250-$350/week, meals, and accommodations for all overnight staff. Positions run from mid-May to early August, with some flexibility for schedules. If you are dedicated to youth development, show high energy and a willingness to learn, and can provide a positive, can-do attitude at all times, submit an application to your desired position!

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All summer camp staff will provide a safe, fun, magical and educational experience for all guests and children who come to the outdoor center.

Want to join a crew of creative people who live for adventure, love the outdoors and enjoy serving kids? The summer camp staff at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan will exhibit a child-like enthusiasm, are passionate about, nurturing the potential of youth and committed to upholding a high standard of integrity at work.

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From wide, wheelchair friendly sidewalks to a zero entry pool to a tree house anyone can enter, Camp For All turns can't do into CAN DO with their barrier free approach to the camp site, facilities and programming.

Located in Texas between Houston and Austin, Camp For All works in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. From wide, wheelchair friendly sidewalks to a zero entry pool to a tree house anyone can enter, Camp For All turns can't do into CAN DO with their barrier free approach to the camp site, facilities and programming. Program Instructors will play a vital role in helping campers discover life through effective and fun programs. Job tasks include hosting campers, volunteers, guests and groups, teaching a wide variety of program activities, planning and implementing programs in team building & challenge courses, facilitating epic night activities, maintaining program areas and equipment, and supporting the Program Leadership team. A primo program staff training covers a variety of topics and activities, including challenge courses, team building, fishing, canoeing, archery, paintball, nature, sports and photography. Compensation includes a bi-weekly stipend starting at $300, plus room, board and WiFi access. Positions are available during the spring season (February 9th–May 13th), summer (May 14th–August 10th) and fall (August 27th–November 18th), with an option to work multiple seasons. Instructors will typically work 5 days on and 2 days off. If you have previous experience working with children in a camp environment, completed at least one year of college and are hardworking, outgoing and creative, fill out the online application.

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Working at Camp For All is not just a job. You will have fun, work hard, learn, be tired and change lives!

More than 7,000 campers come to Camp For All each year to enjoy a wide array of activities that are universal in design and provide many opportunities for the growth in self-confidence. It is a unique place where there is understanding and acceptance. Working at Camp For All is not just a job. You will have fun, work hard, learn, be tired and change lives!

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Located on Vashon Island and operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, Camp Sealth is a year-round facility that offers traditional summer camp, environmental education and retreats.

If you love the outdoors and want to make a positive difference for kids, Camp Sealth may be the place for you this summer! Located on the southwest shore of Vashon Island, WA and operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, Camp Sealth has camp programs geared for kids of all ages. Classic Camp features the site's favorite camp activities, Horse Camp campers in the saddle, Specialty Camps focus on one main activity such as arts & crafts or outdoor skills, Adventure Camps allow campers to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and Leadership Camps are great for teens seeking new skills and opportunities to earn service hours. Summer camp positions include Cabin Counselors (lead, guide, and provide activity leadership for a cabin group of 6-8 campers and assist campers with group living and personal development), Activity Specialists (teach and lead specialized activities to kids of all ages, help supervise campers, and assist with camp-wide events, overnight camp outs, and unit activities), Support Staff (including kitchen staff and health care) and Supervisors. Compensation ranges from $200-$400/week depending on position and qualifications, plus room and board, free laundry service, a staff lounge with WiFi and Netflix, free coffee/cocoa bar and a beautiful setting. Most positions start on June 17th and conclude on August 29th, and all staff are expected to work the full season, including the training weeks. If you are caring, compassionate, energetic, enthusiastic, willing to learn, and enjoy working with kids, browse the list of available jobs and learn how to apply.

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If you love the outdoors and want to make a positive difference for kids, Camp Sealth may be the place for you this summer!

Working at a summer camp is hard work, but it’s worth the effort. You’ll leave camp with great memories, new skills, and a ton of new best friends. A summer at Camp Sealth is truly an experience you’ll never forget!

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Chippewa Ranch Camp is a traditional residential summer camp for girls in Eagle River, Wisconsin.Located on a crystal clear lake with wide-open fields, thick forests, the scent of pines and the sounds of northern Wisconsin nature, Chippewa Ranch Camp is a traditional residential summer camp for girls. A wide variety of activities include horseback riding, water skiing, a 50-foot climbing wall with zipline, a high ropes course, archery, land sports and the arts. As a camp that is focused on building friendships, independence and kindness, Chippewa is able to help campers grow into strong, confident and compassionate young women. Wilderness Trip Leaders are needed to take 12-20 campers with 3 other counselors on one to two night camping trips with activities that include hiking, canoeing, sea kayaking and rock climbing. The entire crew will also build fires to create meals and set-up and sleep in tents. The Trip Leader will be accountable for helping to plan the trip, guide the campers and counselors once they are on the trip, and help to ensure a fun and safe experience. A total of two Trip Leaders will work together to plan these adventures. Compensation is competitive and dependent on experience. Room, board, WFR/Lifeguarding certification and travel expenses are all included. Applicants should have prior camping experience and leading trips in the past is preferred. If needed, WFR training begins on May 18th and Lifeguarding on June 2nd. The summer 2018 season runs from June 9th through August 9th. To apply, fill out the online application or connect with Sari Hirsch for more information.

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Trip Leaders will be accountable for helping to plan the trip, guide the campers and counselors once they are on the trip, and help to ensure a fun and safe experience.

Trip Leaders are needed to take 12-20 campers with 3 other counselors on one to two night camping trips with activities that include hiking, canoeing, sea kayaking and rock climbing.

Chippewa Ranch Camp has puts a significant amount of emphasis on hiring individuals who they feel will serve as both great role models AND adapt nicely into their camp community.

Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Camp Chi offers incredible facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers' skills and boost self esteem.

As one of the Midwest's premier summer resident camps near the Wisconsin Dells, Camp Chi serves boys and girls in the 3rd-11th grade. Now recruiting for these hot summer jobs:

Pacific Northwest Trip Staff
Experienced Outdoor Educators are needed to lead 14-16 year olds on the Pacific Northwest Adventure. Campers and staff begin their journeys at Camp Chi and travel by bus to the West Coast for camping, hiking, biking, rafting and other wilderness adventures. Trip Leaders are responsible for leading and managing this adventure trip, while providing campers with a safe and rewarding summer. Staff must be at least 21 years old and have an extensive camping background and experience working with teens.

Camp Outdoor Adventure Specialists
Camp Chi’s Specialists plan and lead dynamic and engaging age appropriate activities and lessons to help enhance camper skills in their designated area. Seeking responsible, creative, talented, motivated and enthusiastic individuals 18 years and older with experience in teaching groups of camper’s ages 9-16 in outdoor cooking, ropes & climbing wall (certification required) and/or horseback riding.

Benefits includes a generous summer salary, travel stipend, room, 3 meals a day, WiFi access and the opportunity to meet staff and campers from across the globe. Staff who are team players with leadership skills, easy-going and know how to have fun will thrive here. WFA and lifeguarding certifications are a huge plus. If you are ready to work in a fast paced, immersive, outdoor and rustic environment, fill out the online application. Positions run from June 4th–August 27th, 2018.

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Camp Chi is looking for staff who are sincerely dedicated to creating the best summer possible for a fantastic group of children.

Camp Chi staff rave about their fun, rewarding, life-changing summers! Watch the above video or take it from one of their staff members: From working at Camp Chi, I've gained a sense of empathy, compassion and patience. I've found myself connecting with more people, acting more crazy and feeling more happy than I thought was possible in any job setting. —Dan R., Supervisor

Since 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has been dedicated to building character and cultivating leadership skills, utilizing the spectacular northwoods setting, a truly exceptional staff and three major program areas — Summer Camp, Outpost and Leadership — to challenge and inspire.

YMCA Job ListingAs the premier wilderness tripping-based summer camp in the North Woods of Wisconsin, Camp Manito-wish YMCA creates life-changing experiences for youth and teens through in-camp activities combined with extended wilderness adventures and leadership development. Summer job openings include Counselors (lead wilderness trips and mentor campers in small cabin groups), Program Staff & Supervisors (lead fun and educational activities in your area of expertise: music, tennis, sailing, canoeing & kayaking, waterfront, crafts, woodworking, horseback riding, nature, riflery, archery, trail biking or the challenge courses), Outpost Trip Leaders (develop strong leaders and promote character development through wilderness trips by backpack, canoe or sea kayak ranging from the spectacular lakes of northern Wisconsin to the Alaskan wilderness) and Leadership Facilitators (assist in facilitating leadership initiatives, problem solving activities and high & low ropes courses). Positions run from June 1st through August 11th, with training dates in May. Compensation starts at $245/week, plus room and board, WiFi access, complimentary WFA certification for those leading trips, and discounts for WFR and other certifications. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have previous experience working with kids and being in a leadership role (additional requirements are needed for specific positions). If you enjoy healthy living, have a willingness to work closely with others, able to share yourself and your talents, are hardworking and open to new experiences, and have a desire to positively impact the lives of youth, explore available positions and complete the online application. The initial application deadline is March 11th.

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Confident, highly motivated, responsible, caring, adaptable, hard working, energetic individuals will thrive at Camp Manito-wish YMCA.

Looking to enhance your ability to lead in an outdoor setting? Manito-wish offers an Outdoor Leadership School beginning in May with training classes in WFR, WFA, Wilderness Water Safety, WMA Open/Recertification and trail leader courses in canoeing and backpacking. All summer staff members receive substantial discounts.

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City Kids Wilderness Project: inspiring leadership and confidence through outdoor adventures.

City Kids Wilderness Project offers extraordinary outdoor adventure experiences for no cost to Washington DC youth. Participants leave their familiar urban environment and discover the great outdoors, often for the first time, at the rustic 62-acre Broken Arrow Ranch base camp just south of Jackson Hole, WY. Responsibilities of Outdoor Adventure Program Staff are multi-faceted and include all of the following: Mentoring (develop a positive, proactive relationship with participants, be a role model, and facilitate team and personal growth); Activity and Trip Leader (plan and lead activities, journaling, camp lessons, sports, day trips, and multi-day backcountry trips with a team of co-leaders); Cabin Counselor (provide daily care, health and safety of a cabin of 4-6 campers); and JET Supervisor (supervise 1-2 counselors-in-training throughout the course of the session). Compensation includes $350/week, room and board, laundry facility, paid 10-day staff training, and $350 reimbursement for WFA/WFR certification. Applicants should have experience working with children in an outdoor, camp or residential setting (trip leading preferred), competence in teaching, counseling, and guiding youth (at-risk youth preferred), and general to advanced knowledge and ability in a variety of activities (from canoeing, backpacking and rock climbing to games & initiatives and experiential education). These residential, full-time positions run from June 7th to August 20th. If you have patience, initiative, enthusiasm, a proactive communication style, flexibility and energy, email your cover letter and resume to Callie Sadler.

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ecome a positive role model. Develop proactive relationships. Teach life skills. Promote successful outcomes. Facilitate personal and team growth. Lead outdoor activities and trips.

Work with City Kids Wilderness Project this summer at Broken Arrow Ranch in Wyoming and provide life-enriching experiences for Washington DC youth.

Become a positive role model. Develop proactive relationships. Teach life skills. Promote successful outcomes. Facilitate personal and team growth. Lead outdoor activities and trips. Work with City Kids Wilderness Project this summer and provide life-enriching experiences for youth.

How the camp experience has changed lives is one of the most powerful benefits of camp. Camp, and the experiences of camp, defines us even as adults. Camp has touched many lives, introduced people to new passions, and broadened horizons.

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