Camp Counselor

Camp Counselor

December 14, 2022

Website Camp Chewonki

Camp Chewonki Cabin Counselors are kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and fun adults who are responsible for caring for the health and well-being of a cabin full of campers for the summer. Cabin counselors live in cabins with 8 campers and 1 other counselor. They help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabin mates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. In addition to supporting campers daily routines, Cabin Counselors work as teaching assistants in activities and collaborate with trip leaders to facilitate multi-day remote trips for their cabin. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, spending time in the outdoors, and a dedication to lifelong learning.

Additional Comments/Information:


  • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:
  • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants
    • Conduct daily check-ins with participants
    • Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants
    • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned
    • Live in cabins with campers and other cabin leader; support campers in daily living routines and facilitate meal times
  • Assist with the facilitation at activity areas and of cabin’s remote trips
  • Plan and execute free time activities, evening activities and special events
  • Be an active member of the Chewonki community; e.g. participate in camp set up and take down
  • Uphold the Chewonki Foundation’s mission and values
  • Learn and uphold Chewonki Protocols as stated in Camp Chewonki Staff Handbook
  • Learn and uphold Field Protocols as set forth by Chewonki
  • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp

Suggested Experience:


Company: Camp Chewonki

Location: Wiscasset, Maine

ACA Accredited: Yes

Time Frame: Seasonal

Type of Position: General Staff

Day or Night: Overnight

Salary: $3000 (starting)

Application Deadline: 6/30/2023

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