Experience the magic of working at camp
New England is the birthplace of camping! What better place to spend your summer – and to share your knowledge and skills with eager campers who are ready to learn, make new friends, and have fun.
Day Camp staff usually work Monday–Friday; Resident Camps usually require that staff live, eat, and sleep at camp; room & board are often included. Camp staff usually work from mid-June to mid-August, with salaries dependent on age, camp/work experience, education, certifications, and job responsibilities. Many directors help pay for training and certification to enhance staff skills (lifeguarding, for instance). Each camp provides its staff with thorough training itself, both on the job and during preseason.
"But, I need to build my resume."
- Working At Camp Is a Real Job - American Camp Association Publication
- Skills Cultivated By Camp Employment - American Camp Association Publication
- The Camp Counselor vs. the Intern - The New York Times
- Skip The Internship: Be A Summer Camp Counselor Instead - The Odyssey
Looking for Great Staff?
Submit a summer camp job! Listings are free for ACA Accredited camps and members of ACA. Non-members and non-accredited camps are charged a $50 fee for a 60-day listing.