Summer Camp and Ranch Jobs

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The Green River Preserve: Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living.

Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve Mentor Naturalists lead and teach challenging and nurturing learning experiences at this 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Summer job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Program Interns (Summer Camp, Expeditions, Farming, Media and Land Management) and a Camp Nanny. Now accepting applications for the summer camp season (June 1st–August 12th). Mentor Naturalists have the option of extending their contract through early October. Watch the staff video »

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, 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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Outdoor Journeys: Inspiring individuals and communities to fulfill their potential as global citizens, through connections with the natural environment.

New Camp Director position in Southern California! Outdoor Journeys was founded to serve as a grassroots organization whose primary focus is reconnecting youth and communities back to the natural world. Now seeking a Camp Director who can adapt to a highly evolving organization and has experience managing and delivering outdoor recreational and education programs at a residential camp facility. The qualified candidate must have competence in all areas of program management, delivery and food service. The Director will serve as an ambassador for the organization with responsibilities that include ensuring all residential based programs run smoothly and stocks of food and kitchen supplies are adequately maintained, scheduling all programs (including staff and cabin assignments and organizing transportation), hiring and managing all camp program, counseling and food service staff, while empowering them to excel in delivering excellent customer service, coordinating logistics with group leaders, assisting with marketing and social media activities and more! While programs are in operation, the Director will be based out of Camp Nawakwa, located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. During other times of the year, the Director will work out of the community office in Upland, CA. Compensation includes a competitive salary with full benefits, a dynamic work environment, and room and board during resident camp programming. This is a full-time year-round position. To apply, send your resume, cover letter and a completed application to Johnny McLaughlin.

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Working with Outdoor Journeys is as much a transformative life experience for the staff as it is for the youth they serve.

Outdoor Journeys is looking for the most talented, passionate, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic youth developers who want to help them change children's lives.

Working with Outdoor Journeys is as much a transformative life experience for the staff as it is for the youth they serve. They are looking for the most talented, passionate, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic youth developers who want to help them change children's lives.

Camp Augusta: a nonprofit, residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern CaliforniaEach 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, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. Kids also learn what most modern children have forgotten—how to just play and be a kid without television, video games, the Internet, canned games, or social pressure. This is Camp Augusta and they're searching for service-minded individuals interested in facilitating growth in children, themselves and other community members.

Summer 2016 job openings include General Counselors; Counselors specializing in Equestrian, Climbing or Backpacking Trips; Village Leaders; Wilderness Trips Leader (explore 2016 Wilderness Trips); Arts Director; Food Services & Kitchen Team; Program Director; Puppet Master; and a Master of Fun & Games. A commitment from mid-May to mid-August is required, with the opportunity to begin work in late April and continue through the fall. Along with living healthy (lots of organic food!) and the longest paid staff training in the country, you'll make $2,750-$6,000 depending on position/experience, with the opportunity to make $1,000-$2,000 for pre and/or post season work as well. The initial application process consists of six questions (sharing your heart, mind and spirit!) so they can get to know you as real, living, breathing human being. Drop by for a visit, call (530) 265-3702 or email Rosie Yamashita for more information.

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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.

This summer at Camp Augusta you might have oatmeal dumped on your head, get thrown in the lake, dress up like a pirate, comfort a homesick child, play an age-old activity like Zoogle or Balero, share in contagious laughter, sleep and wonder under the stars or experience the fine art of doing nothing at the camp's Hammock Village! Do you have the right stuff?

Swan Mountain Outfitters: Summer Jobs in Glacier National Park!Through guided adventures, family-owned Swan Mountain Outfitters connects their 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, etc.) and the ability to handle any escalated issues from wranglers or customers.
Cooks (April 15th–September, with opportunities to work fall hunts)
Base Camp Cooks prepare 3 meals daily for guide school students and staff and maintain base camp in good working order. Glacier Park Cooks provide family-style meals 3 times daily for 10-15 staff members and keep bunkhouse facilities spotless.
Trail Ride Wranglers (June 1st–September 30th)
Lead 1-hour to full day Glacier Park-approved trail rides while captivating guests with the extensive history of the Park. Ensure guest safety, maintain trails and facilities and provide daily care of horses.
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. Excellent customer service, attention to detail, self-motivation and phone/ computer skills are a must.

Most positions require a six-day workweek and compensation that includes room and board, a monthly salary and possible tips. Learn how to apply 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.

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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, healthcare and kitchen staff, there are over 50 summer job opportunities available in 2016. 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 May 29th. Applications are available online or email [email protected] 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.

Tawonga infuses the camp experience of fun, friendship and nature with a deep sense of spirituality.The Camp Tawonga Staff is a family of 160 dedicated men and women, working together to create a vibrant Jewish community where children have a safe, meaningful summer in the beautiful Sierra Mountains just outside of Yosemite National Park. This outstanding team includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. Wilderness Staff (15 positions) will rotate through one or more of the following positions throughout the summer:

Backpacking Trip Leaders will lead bunk groups of 12 campers and 2 counselors on one and two night backpacking trips in the Sierras. Drive vans, lead hikes, set up camp, cook dinner on a camping stove, supervise swimming, teach LNT ethics and lead nature programming.
Teen Adventure Quest Leaders will co-lead a group of teens on a multi-week van trip throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lead backpacking trip, drive vans, manage cooking and cleaning, lead programming and group building, and interface with professional outfitters for rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and surfing.
Adventure Challenge Course Facilitators will facilitate groups through low and high elements at the challenge course and climbing tower.
Naturalists will engage children in creative activities to foster nature appreciation and environmental education. Lead day hikes, river rock hops, fire building, orienteering and storytelling, as well as garden-based programming in the organic garden.

Compensation includes $250/week plus room and meals. Positions run from June 12–August 17, 2016, with training in early June. Applicants must be at least 21 years old with current Lifeguard and WFR/WEMT certification. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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The work at Camp Tawonga is demanding, with long hours, high intensity and little privacy.

The rewards are great: the joy of helping children grow, the beauty of the mountains and river and the camaraderie of working with other enthusiastic and caring staff.

The work at Camp Tawonga is demanding, with long hours, high intensity and little privacy. The rewards are great: the joy of helping children grow, the beauty of the mountains and river and the camaraderie of working with other enthusiastic and caring staff.

Tawonga infuses the camp experience of fun, friendship and nature with a deep sense of spirituality.

With a base camp located just outside of Yosemite National Park, Camp Tawonga and its dedicated staff work together to create a vital Jewish community where children (ages 7-17) can thrive and have a safe, meaningful summer. Now seeking Summer Camp Drivers (5 positions) to transport staff, campers and equipment daily on winding mountain roads in 8-passenger SUVs, often with a trailer. You would be expected to maintain safety as your highest priority, arrive on-time for all departures and pick-ups, complete pre-trip inspections thoroughly, remain alert and focused while driving and behave kindly and professionally to the children and staff with whom you work. You would also be expected to complete errands for camp such as shopping, picking up prescriptions, and dropping off recycling. While not on drives, you might be asked to provide assistance in the camp office or other departments as needed. Compensation includes $2,250 (for the 10-week period), room, meals and free-flowing Peet's coffee on tap. Applicants must be available from June 12–August 17, 2016, at least 21 years old, have an excellent driving record, able to lift heavy objects and the ability to remain alert for long stretches of driving. Staff includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. To apply, complete the online application and then call to set up an interview—that's right, you call Camp Tawonga! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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Working at Camp Tawonga is often described by staff as one of the hardest jobs they’ve ever loved.

Summer Camp Drivers to transport staff, campers and equipment daily on winding mountain roads in 8-passenger SUVs.

Camp Tawonga’s mission is to foster a positive self-image for campers, create a cooperative community, teach children to live in partnership with nature, and offer children a positive experience of spirituality.

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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.

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:
Discovery & Explorer: If you love the outdoors, lead groups in a variety of adventure-based sports. And if you love working with kids, they’ll train you to become an amazing adventure sports educator. Staff training will equip you with the skills to teach climbing (on a rock wall), paddling, biking and hiking to the youngest campers in Pre-K to 1st grade.
Skills & Adventure: This position is geared towards those with more advanced technical skills and those who participate regularly in some or all of the following activities: hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. During staff training, you will learn how to facilitate a day of instruction and fun for each core sport!

Avid4 Adventure was rated number 60 on Outside Magazine's top 100 places to work in 2015!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 2016 with varied start/end dates, and an option to extend work through the fall.

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Working for Avid4 Adventure is crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding.

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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Colorado Mountain Ranch: outdoor summer camp job adventures in the RockiesOwned 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, with everything from a challenge ropes course and mountain boarding to Western horseback riding, hiking, camping, gymnastics and trampoline, and two newer programs: Earth! (offering experiences in sustainable living) and Water! (providing excursions to pools, lakes and streams for splashing, swimming and boating). Summer 2016 staff are instrumental in creating and 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 can earn $150-$250/week (plus a contract bonus), along with meals, housing, leadership training and, of course, living in the mountains for the summer! Seasonal job opportunities are available from mid-May through October 1st. Applications are available for download online.

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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 will also be attending to the details of special events and parties, mountain wedding receptions, group horseback rides, and facilitating challenge groups on the ropes and mountain boarding courses.

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. 2016 summer job opportunities include Program Coordinators, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Expedition Coordinator, Pathfinding Coordinators, Wranglers, Head & Assistant Counselors, Cooks & Prep Cooks, Registered Nurse, and a Photographer. Benefits include a summer salary of $1,800 to $2,300, room and board, laundry, pro-deal purchases for outdoor gear, comprehensive staff training, and Wilderness First Aid certification. All staff will begin on May 30th for staff training and continue through August 9th, with a 3-day, mid-summer break from July 7–9. If you have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting and a commitment to the development of positive, meaningful relationships, fill out the online application or connect with Tyler Dixon for more information.

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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.

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Kingsley Pines Camp Jobs: the way camp should be!

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 resident campers aged 8 to 16.

As the core of the 2016 camp staff, Summer Counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with campers. Counselors also teach in one of these areas: arts & theater, waterfront, sports, or outdoor adventure activities. The camp season kicks off in mid-June 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. The Counselor application is available online.

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Kingsley Pines Camp Waterfront Activities

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.

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Located on the beautiful Fenn School campus in scenic Concord, MA, Summer Fenn provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable summer day camp experiences for girls and boys ages 5–15.

Summer Fenn is seeking patient, enthusiastic and positive individuals who are passionate about working with children in an active, outdoor and fun environment!

Located on the beautiful Fenn School campus in scenic Concord, MA, Summer Fenn provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable summer day camp experiences for girls and boys ages 5–15. Exceptional facilities include a heated outdoor pool, grass and turf multi-sport athletic fields, a 3-sided climbing wall, high/low ropes challenge course, zip line, numerous arts studios and a fully equipped Makerspace. Summer Fenn prides themselves on an exceptional staff of mature and dynamic educators, para-professionals and activity specialists. Summer 2016 positions include Adventure Staff, Nature Day Trip Leader, Nature Programming Coordinator, Base Camp Counselors, Activity Leaders and Aquatics Staff. Summer Fenn pays well above the industry standard, and provides everyday perks like full dining service with (really good) lunch entrées, full sandwich/salad bar, and vegetarian options every day. Staff always receive cool t-shirts, staff shirts, snacks and drinks on their break, and fun surprises throughout the season. Camp season runs from June 27 to August 19, 2016, with pre-camp training typically held on evenings and weekends of the two weeks before camp opens. Daily hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and staff meetings are conducted every Thursday afternoon after the camp day ends. At minimum, applicants must be 18 years or older, and have a CPR/first aid certification, valid driver’s license, experience working with kids and an attitude of kindness and respect for every individual child. Learn more at SummerFenn.org.

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Summer Fenn prides themselves on an exceptional staff of mature and dynamic educators, para-professionals and activity specialists.

Adventure Staff are responsible for leading groups of similar-aged campers in team building initiatives, rock climbing, belay training, zip line, high ropes and low ropes elements, and providing creative connections for children between their adventure experience and their lives outside of camp.

Branded trading cards picture each Summer Fenn counselor and staff member, listing your superpower and random (truly ridiculous) fun facts like your favorite pasta shape. Kids love trading them and collect them all summer!

The Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls is a unique training setting for girls, ages 9–16, who are passionate about soccer and looking to elevate their game.

The Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls (BSA) is a unique training setting for girls, ages 9–16, who are passionate about soccer and looking to elevate their game. As the only specialty soccer camp to actively infuse balance and fun into a rigorous training environment, BSA is intentional about cultivating meaningful relationships among athletes and coaches, while, at the same time measuring and tracking each athlete's progress. Each summer, the Academy selects 50-60 top-notch staff from around the world; giving them the opportunity to learn, meet new friends, impact kids, and have fun.

Positions are available on three key staff teams:
Soccer Staff: Master & Assistant Coach, Mental Skills Instructor and Athletic Trainer.
Elective Staff: Lifeguards and Specialty Instructors in Arts & Crafts, Camp Games, Canoe, Cooking, Dance, Fishing, Outdoor Adventure, Theater and Yoga.
Support Staff: Nanny, Turf Management Intern, Video Coordinator, Waterfront Director and various other kitchen, medical, office and operations staff.

Benefits include a competitive salary, travel stipend, comfortable housing, delicious meals, access to camp facilities and regularly scheduled time-off. Applicants must enjoy working with kids, be excited about living in a rugged mountain setting with simple accommodations (and limited access to phone/Internet). Summer camp runs from June 19–August 13, 2016. To apply, complete the online application or email Liz Hopley for more info.

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Each Berkshire Soccer Academy staff member brings a unique expertise and enthusiasm that contributes to their dynamic, one-of-a-kind camp culture.

Working at the Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls is great for your life and career!

Working at the Berkshire Soccer Academy for Girls is great for your life and career! Work with leaders. Build your resume. Become a mentor. Train and play. Practice coaching. And during time off, enjoy checking out the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

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Tamarack Camps, established by the Fresh Air Society, builds a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability.

With a wide-range of residential camp programs in Michigan and teen travel trips in Alaska and the Western U.S., Tamarack Camps offers enriching, life changing experiences. Now seeking Wilderness Trip Leaders to lead 5-7 week summer teen adventures throughout the Canadian Rockies and Alaska (hike the Chilkoot Trail, kayak in Resurrection Bay, ice climb on a glacier, fish for salmon in the Pacific Ocean) or the Western U.S. (climb the Grand Tetons, go white water rafting in Colorado, explore the geysers of Yellowstone National Park). Each co-ed group of 25 teens and six staff members will travel by bus and hike, backpack, and camp together throughout state and National Parks. Staff will lead all levels of programming beyond hikes. Applicants should have experience leading backpacking trips, a knowledge of Leave No Trace principles and past experience working with teens. Knowledge of Judaism is not required. Compensation includes $1,500+ depending on role and experience, plus room and board. Applicants will also be provided with Lifeguarding, CPR and WFA/WFR training or re-certification. Positions begin in early June for staff training; trips depart in mid/end of June and extend through early/mid-August. There is also an opportunity to work through the fall season at the camp’s Outdoor Education program. After completing the online application, a Skype interview will be scheduled. Those with additional questions are encouraged to contact Jason Charnas. View detaled job descriptions »

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Wilderness Trip Leaders for Tamarack Camps will support and encourage campers to push themselves outside their comfort zones.

Wilderness Trip Leaders will lead 5-7 week teen adventures throughout the Canadian Rockies and Alaska or the Western U.S.

Through a variety of activities and experiences, Wilderness Trip Leaders for Tamarack Camps will support and encourage campers to push themselves outside their comfort zones, to treat them with respect, to be a role model for them and create exciting and innovative programming throughout the summer. Watch the Tamarack Camps experience »

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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. 2016 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. 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 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!

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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 take campers on an adventure trip that will allow them to view the outdoors in a way they have never seen before!

Program in the Spotlight 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 (outdoor adventure in Hebrew). Tiyulim Summer Staff will most often work in teams of two leading small groups (up to 15 campers) on single night overnights. Tiyulim Trip Leaders will have the opportunity to lead activities that include backpacking, outdoor living skills, environmental ethics, canoeing, biking, Leave No Trace awareness, team building, rock climbing, 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 some incredible trips, new equipment and a fun atmosphere. Tiyulim staff will be provided with extensive leadership training in the field as well as an in-camp orientation. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college, have experience working/living in the outdoors, be a team player, love working with children, and have a positive attitude. Positions run from early June to late August. CampSenecaLake.com

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Summer 2016 Tiyulim Director Job Opening
In addition to hiring five Tiyulim Trip Leaders, Camp Seneca Lake is also seeking a creative, energetic, down to earth leader with a passion for the outdoors to help establish the Tiyulim summer program. Learn more about the Director position »

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.

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 Fresh Air Fund staff are a group of diverse, motivated and dedicated individuals who share a passion for working with inner-city children.

Every summer, The Fresh Air Fund sends over 3,000 New York City children from underserved communities to one of their five residential summer camps located 65 miles north of New York City. For many campers, it is their first opportunity to see life outside the city; and the 2,300-acre property—with lakes, ponds and hiking trails through the woods—offers them plenty of room to experience nature. The Fresh Air Fund is looking for dedicated, motivated individuals who want to have a fun, but challenging, summer while making a difference in the lives of low-income children from NYC.

Summer job opportunities include General Counselors, Lifeguards and Waterfront Staff, Ropes Course Facilitators, Farm Staff, Nutritionists, Camp Nurses, Village Leaders and Program Specialists who lead activities such as arts and crafts, nature, photography/video/film, music, ceramics, athletics, drama, dance, fashion design, pioneering, science and technology, outdoor living skills, sign language and creative writing. Positions are paid and include room and board as well as a travel stipend for staff traveling over 300 miles to NYC. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have completed their freshman year in college, and have a sincere motivation to work with inner-city children. If you are ready to have an unforgettable summer, click here to apply for one of their available positions! Mandatory staff orientation begins in mid-June with work through mid-August.

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Looking for a summer job that will make a difference?

Join over 400 staff members from around the world in making a difference in the lives of New York City children.

Looking for a summer job that will make a difference? The Fresh Air Fund operates five residential summer camps 65 miles north of New York City where over 3,000 city children from low-income communities are given the chance to experience life outside the city every summer. Join over 400 staff members from around the world in making a difference in the lives of New York City children.

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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. Summer Camp Staff include Cabin and Head Counselors, In-Camp and Head Activity Counselors, Adventure Activity Counselors (plan and teach one or more high adventure activities such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and backpacking) 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 5th through the American Canoe Association, American Red Cross, National Archery Association, National Rifle Association, Wilderness Medical Association and more. Positions run from May 30th to July 30th, 2016 with flexible start and end dates. If you are a responsible male or female with patience, understanding and an interest in working with young people in an outdoor setting, 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

With a focus on fun, safety, community, the outdoors, and developing 21st century life skills, Camp Pinnacle partners with parents to create a memorable and impactful summer camp experience!

Located just a short drive from Dupont State Park and Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina, Camp Pinnacle is a summer camp for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15. As campers discover a lifetime love of the outdoors and adventure activities, some campers seek the opportunity to expand their horizons beyond the camp facility with Camp Pinnacle’s sister organization, Adventure Treks.

Summer Camp Jobs include:
General Counselors will attend and teach activities with and to your campers, share meals, facilitate evening circle and be that memorable person who makes a camper’s summer experience exceptional.
Activity Counselors are trained in particular activity areas and are responsible for creating fun and exciting lessons. Activities include rock climbing, mountain biking, tennis, team sports, archery, arts & crafts, photography, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and nature/ecology.
Trip Leaders help with trip logistics and driving, plus lead hiking, backpacking, canoeing and climbing trips.

Depending on position, salaries start at $2,000–$2,400 plus room, board and the time of your life. Counselors must be at least 18 years old, completed one year of college, prior experience working with children, outdoor skills in a variety of activities and the ability to work with little time off and limited personal time. Trip Leaders must be at least 21 with WFR certification. The summer season runs from May 31st–August 7th. Once Pinnacle receives your completed online application, they will contact you to begin the hiring process, which includes three thorough interviews.

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If you love working with children, there’s no better way to spend your summer than working as a Camp Pinnacle Counselor!

Your responsibility as a leader, mentor and role model cannot be overemphasized. Perhaps the most important part of Camp Pinnacle is the opportunity for campers to interact closely with top-quality role models.

If you love working with children, there’s no better way to spend your summer than working as a Camp Pinnacle Counselor! It’s not only one of the most important and rewarding jobs you will ever have—it’s the hardest job that you will ever love. Summers are packed with growth opportunities for both staff and campers, with the hopes that everyone leaves camp with new experience, friendships and a greater love for the outdoors.

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 $215/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. 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.

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The Akron Area YMCA Summer Camps is comprised of the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs and YMCA Camp Y-Noah.YMCA Job ListingThe Akron Area YMCA Summer Camps is comprised of the Akron Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs and YMCA Camp Y-Noah. Featuring a 250-acre wooded facility and a 30-acre private lake, Camp Y-Noah offers retreats, an outdoor environmental education center, leadership training complete with low ropes courses & high ropes courses, an equestrian center and a summer camp program.

Akron Rotary Camp Summer Jobs
The Nature Program Coordinator will create lesson plans each week and lead many of the programs. Overnight Camp Counselors will supervise and assist daily needs of campers with disabilities (including feeding, bathing, dressing) and lead activities that include arts & crafts, dance, music, canoeing, swimming, outdoor games, hiking, nature and evening programs. Benefits include $240/week, plus room, board and lifeguard training for interested applicants. Positions run May 17–July 29 with Friday night through Sunday off each week. Contact Frank Wood for more info.

YMCA Camp Y-Noah Summer Jobs
Staff openings include Camp Counselors (30-35 positions), Outdoor Adventure Leaders, Village Director, Waterfront Director, Logistics Coordinator, Groups Coordinator, Chaplain, Camp Nurse, Assistant Camp Director and Assistant Health Officer. Compensation starts at $38/day, plus room, board and Intensive training and certifications. Training begins on May 22nd for support staff (June 5th for counselors) and runs through August 13th. Staff receives one night off during the week and 24 hours off during the weekend. Contact Carl Wargo for more info.

Explore all Akron Area YMCA Camping Services employment opportunities and apply.

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Akron Area YMCA Camps staff members will live out the Y’s core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith.

Summer Camp Counselors will have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world and make a genuine difference in the lives of campers and your fellow staff.

Akron Area YMCA Camps staff members will live out the Y’s core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith, and have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world and make a genuine difference in the lives of campers and your fellow staff.

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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, an adapted tree house, playground and ropes challenge course, horseback riding, sensory garden, covered outdoor gymnasium, fishing pond, 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. 2016 job opportunities are available during the summer months (mid-May to mid-August) or the fall season (mid-September to mid-November). A commitment for the entire season is preferred, and applicants must be able to commit to at least five consecutive weeks. Benefits include a salary (starting at $275/week), room and board, free laundry facilities, 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! Watch the staff video, fill out the online application or contact Dana Zimmerman 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.

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 $235, plus room, board and WiFi access. 2016 positions are available during the spring (February 16th–May 16th), summer (May 13th–August 13th) and fall season (September 1st to late November). 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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A classic New England family camp on beautiful Lake Fairlee in the green hills of eastern Vermont, Ohana is a country place for adults and children who love nature and enjoy playing together in the great outdoors.

As the quintessential Vermont family camp, Ohana is one of six renowned summer camps operated by The Aloha Foundation. Ohana offers weeklong summer bonding camp experiences for families that are amplified by spectacular outdoor activities on land and Lake Fairlee. From mid-May through October, Ohana hosts weddings, conferences and other events. Now seeking a full season Head Chef and Kitchen Assistants (beginning in May) who will create seasonal menus that put into use local and abundant foods in a flavorful and robust ways for 100-150 guests and campers, with options for vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary restrictions. Also seeking a general onsite Support Staff person to help with all areas, a Waterfront Director and skilled Camp Counselors who are 21 are older that will specialize in a specific area (waterfront, boating, crafting, environmental education, ropes course, athletics, archery and young children programs) as well as assist in other camp areas as the need arises. The family camp season runs from mid-June through mid-August, with additional work options available on both ends of the season. Most positions are based on a ten-hour day, six days per week. Compensation is based on experience, and includes dedicated staff housing, meals, WiFi/telephone access, weekly staff-only activities and use of all program equipment. If you are mature, a hard worker, energetic, independent, self-directed, team-oriented and have experience working with adults and children in a camp setting, fill out the online application.

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In the Hawaiian language, Ohana means family, community, a circle of good friends.

A day for an Ohana Counselor might start with leading camper activities in the morning, lifeguarding in the afternoon and doing kitchen support in the evening.

In the Hawaiian language, Ohana means family, community, a circle of good friends. Ohana brings families and friends together to refresh and celebrate their ties, and build new ones with others who enjoy living simply for a time in the outdoors, and sharing all that nature has to offer.

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Shrine Mont Camps promotes the emotional and spiritual development of children, youth and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all.

Located in beautiful and remote Orkney Springs, Virginia, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s summer camp program at Shrine Mont promotes the emotional and spiritual development of children, youth and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. Now seeking THREE incredible, passionate and qualified Camp Directors for summer 2016.

Explorers’ Camp (June 16–July 30 ) focuses on learning about and tending to God’s created world through outdoor and camping skills.
St. Andrew’s, (June 16–July 1) a camp for children aged 8-12 years old, is a family-style camp that exists for campers who thrive in an environment with high levels of structure and personal attention.
St. George’s (June 16-August 12), a camp for youth aged 8-15 years old, is Shrine Mont Camps’ largest camp, averaging 90 campers per session.

Each Camp Director will oversee the staff for his/her camp, which includes reviewing applications, conducting interviews and contacting references during the hiring process; provide oversight in the planning of the camp program and schedule; lead the staff through the summer; communicate with camper families during the summer; and developing the spiritual life of camp. Compensation starts at $600/week, plus room and meals (and if you have children, they will be covered too!), WiFi access and time off in between sessions. Applicants must be at least 25 and able to attend a Director’s Retreat on February 13-14, 2016 in Richmond. To apply, send a completed application with your resume to Paris Ball.

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Are you willing to live in an outdoor setting and provide leadership to young adults and children by creating an atmosphere that is positive and healthy?

Shrine Mont Camps has been positively impacting the lives of campers and their families for over 50 years and last year they had over 750 campers throughout the summer! With your help, they would love to continue growing their summer camp program to new heights.

Are you willing to live in an outdoor setting and provide leadership to young adults and children by creating an atmosphere that is positive and healthy? Shrine Mont Camps has been positively impacting the lives of campers and their families for over 50 years and last year they had over 750 campers throughout the summer! With your help, they would love to continue growing their summer camp program to new heights.

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Clearwater Camp: a traditional summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for girls and young women ages 8-16.

Located on pristine Tomahawk Lake in Minocqua, WI, Clearwater Camp provides a rustic summer home for girls ages 8-16. Whether riding a horse through miles of adjacent wooded trails, getting up for the first time on water skis, going on a first camping trip or enjoying lake activities such as sailing, canoeing and swimming, Clearwater has helped thousands of girls build confidence, adventurous spirits, and leadership skills that have fostered independence, personal growth and a strong sense of self. Clearwater has these hot summer leadership positions to fill:

The Head of Trips is responsible for organizing, scheduling, supervising and evaluating the out-of-camp trip program. Essential responsibilities include delivering age appropriate trip programs; teaching pre-trip skills such as personal and group health and safety, outdoor cooking and camping, comfortable travel methods and care of equipment; and leading and teaching campers in outdoor program areas, including backpacking, boating and camping.
The Waterfront Director is responsible for initiating, implementing and overseeing waterfront activities. Essential responsibilities include planning and implementing a vibrant waterfront program that is fun, engaging and appropriate for the ability of campers; overseeing the development and implementation of creative, progressive lesson plans in all aquatic areas; and training, supervising and evaluating waterfront staff.

All positions include a competitive wage, room and board, training opportunities and a fantastic summer in Wisconsin's Northwoods. For more information contact Melinda Edgerley Pearce or begin the online application process.

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For many girls, paddling the Boundary Waters or hiking Isle Royale is what they remember most.

Clearwater’s out-of-camp trips are at the heart of the camp experience.

Clearwater’s out-of-camp trips are at the heart of the camp experience. For many girls, paddling the Boundary Waters or hiking Isle Royale is what they remember most, topped off by “honking” back into camp and singing their own unique trip song after dinner. The goal is for campers to have safe, unhurried experiences that are unforgettable.

Through fun activities and positive staff role models, Swift Nature Camp helps children develop lifelong skills such as confidence, teamwork, leadership, compassion and communication.

At SNC you're not only choosing a job, you're choosing a family — a summer family of 20 staff members that will stay with you for years to come! Located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp for boys and girls ages 6-15. Campers can enjoy an active Nature Center, Pet Zoo and Department of Natural Resources sponsored programs, plus recreational activities that include canoe and backpack trips, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, team courses, archery, sailing, water skiing, tubing and sports. Blending traditional camp activities while increasing a child's appreciation for nature, science and the environment, Counselors will help children develop lifelong skills. The Camp’s small size allows staff to promote each child's personal development by providing fun, friendship and leadership in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. Most Cabin Counselors also have the opportunity to specialize in teaching different activities. SNC will provide you with instructions, lesson plans, encouragement, guidance and support before camp begins. Compensation starts at $2,000 (room & board included). Camp runs from June 10th–August 14th (special schedules can be accommodated). SNC’s goal is to put together a small team of like-minded people who want to change the world one child at a time. If this sounds like you, fill out the online application or email Jeff & Lonnie Lorenz for more info. With the need to fill only 3 female and 7 male staff positions this year, guys and girls are encouraged to apply early.

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Dream big. Start small. But most of all… start.

Traits of successful Swift Nature Camp Counselors:
Self starters
Respectful and compassionate towards kids and teammates
Loves being in nature and sharing with others
Enjoys relationships (and knows how to make them)
Can play, laugh and smile even when things go unexpected
Knows how to build others up

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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