Camp Activity Counselor

Camp Activity Counselor

May 10, 2024

Website Chewonki Foundation

Position Summary:

The Activity Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. Each activity has discipline-specific skills and related requirements for the activity. While Activity Counselor’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility and a team player approach. When not teaching or preparing their activity area, Activity Counselors are expected to support cabin coverage and work with other staff in the planning and execution of camp-wide initiatives such as evening programs, special events, and off-campus day trips. Activity counselors will be assigned age groups to directly support outside of activity work.

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  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lb at a time.
  • Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.
  • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

Suggested Experience:

Camp Chewonki employs Activity Counselors to coordinate and facilitate activities for all campers in the following areas: Natural History, Farm & Food Systems, Outdoor Living Skills, Community Building (low ropes programs), Woodworking, Visual Arts, Archery, Waterfront (boating) and Field Sports.  

  • Location: Wiscasset, Maine (On Campus, in-person)
  • Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024
  • Reports to: Activity Coordinator
  • Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier, preferred.
  • Experience working in specialized activity area; relevant certification, as required
  • Preferred Certifications depending on activity area could include: American Canoe Association, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, U.S. Archery Instructor, Association for Challenge Course Technology, etc.
  • Experience working in educational spaces, preferred.
  • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification required (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season).
  • Current Lifeguard Certification, preferred (offered by Chewonki).
  • Attend required onboarding and training sessions.


Company: Chewonki Foundation

Location: Wiscasset, ME

ACA Accredited: Yes

Time Frame: Seasonal

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Day or Night: Overnight

Salary: $$3,000 base, + travel stipend

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