WHY APPLY FOR A CAMP STAFF JOB?
Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:
- To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
- To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
- To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
- To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
- To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
- To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
- To work with youth and adults of all ages
- To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
- To give something back for the opportunities you have received
- To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law
- To have meaningful spiritual experiences
- To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
- To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
- To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits
WHEN I’M AT CAMP, WHERE COULD I WORK?
There are many different opportunities and areas at camp, all of which provide a different experience. We try to place staff members in areas they are passionate about. Sharing something with others that you are passionate about, will bring joy to both yourself and too others. This elevates he program for the youth who attend our camp.
Adults over 21 can apply to serve as the Camp Program Director, the Camp Business Manager, Health Officer, Aquatics Director, Shooting Sports Director, Shotgun Director, NRA Instructor, Kitchen Manager (Head Cook) or High Adventure Coordinator.
Adults over 18 can apply to serve as A Camp Commissioner, Archery Director, Nature/Ecology Director, Handicraft Director, Scoutcraft Director, Trading Post Manager or High Adventure Staff.
Youth and Adults over 15 can apply to serve as Jr Staff members in the one of the following areas: Aquatics, Archery, Nature, Scoutcraft, Handcraft, Rifle, Shotgun, Kitchen/Food Service, Quartermaster, Assistant Ranger and Trading Post.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM (CIT)
Youth 14 years of age are eligible to serve as a Counselor in Training or CIT. This training program is challenging and rewarding. CIT’s are volunteer staff members, who spend at between 3-6 weeks at camp, serving in a variety of program areas. They focus on developing themselves to gain skills and knowledge so that they can one day become a paid staff member.
CIT’s will work in a variety of program areas. Each Sunday they are assigned to a program area where they will be working that week (program areas listed above). CIT are not responsible for teaching merit badges, they serve as assistants and helpers to the merit badge counselor. They are members of our staff and receive all of the T-shirts and other SWAG that all staff members get. They also help with our camp-wide events, games and campfires.
CIT’s can earn merit badges while they volunteer at camp! If a CIT wishes, they can inform us of merit badges that they would like to earn while at camp, we then have them assist with the instruction of the merit badge during the week, so that they can earn the merit badge.