Camp Vega

One of the Best Residential Girls Camps in the Country

“I’m a mom, who is like any other mom.  I love my kids more than anything in the world. I know that Camp Vega is a place where my kids get love and nurturing from the most kind, caring staff, which is the best feeling ever" - Lori, Camp Mom

Camp Vega Counselors

Nestled amidst the pines on beautiful Echo Lake in Maine, Camp Vega has been enriching the lives of girls and young women since 1936.  Vega’s three hundred acres of prime, forested land, a mile of shoreline, and a four mile bike trail has been a summer home to seven generations of girls from all over the world.    Its spirited, positive community is evident in every area of camp and felt by every visitor that passes through its gate.   Vega offers rich, traditional activities and camp rituals that inspire the campers to look at the world with an increased awareness and appreciation.

Our Jobs

While you must truly enjoy spending many hours a day with young girls, it is imperative that you have real experience in and are able to convey in a positive way, your skills to our campers. Below are short descriptions of the many skill areas offered to our campers. You will need to have skills in one or more of the following to be seriously considered for a position on our staff:

Arts & Crafts: General arts and crafts, ceramics, raku, pottery wheel, silver jewelry, beading, stained glass, candle making, painting, drawing and sketching.

Crew/Rowing: Sculling, coxing, boat driving and knowledge of Vespoli boat care and maintenance.

Culinary Arts: Knowledge of nutritious and delicious cooking and baking, including food safety and safe preparation. ‘Farm to table’ experience a plus.Tree platform

Dance: Ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and lyrical. Instructing and choreography. Previous instruction and lead choreography a must.

Drama/Musical Theatre: Musical productions, assistant directors, piano accompaniment, stage craft, set design, costume design, and improvisation.

Equestrian: English hunt-seat equitation, vaulting, jumping, dressage, tacking, grooming and a good knowledge of general horse care.

Gymnastics: Beam, vault, uneven bars, floor exercises, trampoline, and tumble track.

Figure Skating: Instruction for beginners – competitive. Ideally over 21 years old.

Land Sports: Archery, basketball, field hockey, fitness and weights, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, running, track and field and volleyball.

Music: Piano, guitar, drums/percussion, and vocal instruction.

Office: Excellent written, verbal and phone communication skills. Some driving involved (21 and over). Proficient in MS Office.

Outdoor Adventure: Camp crafts, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and overnights on camp grounds.

Photographer: Digital camera photography and editing. Capture campers and events to post daily on our website.

Ropes: Low elements (15), high elements (25), belaying, and team building.

Sailing, and Small Watercrafts: Sailing (Hobie-cats, Sunfish, Lasers), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, rigging and boat driving.

Swimming: Beginner through competitive instruction, water aerobics, water polo, diving and life guarding.

Tennis: Beginner through advanced (USTA) instruction.

Videographer: Documentary style digital video shooting and editing.

Water Ski: Boat driving and instruction: two ski, slalom, wakeboard, trick, wake skate, ski jumping, and bare footing (4 new 2007 MasterCraft ProStar 197).

Website & Network Maintenance: Network knowledge, trouble-shooting and testing, proficient in MS Office, and ability to quickly learn new programs.

Summer jobs at Camp Vega

Room and Board

All living expenses at Camp Vega are paid for, including laundry.  All cabins have private bathrooms, ceiling fans and vents, and, yes, we do have electricity.

From lobster to steak to vegetarians, we more than accomodate all dietary wants and needs.

Camp Vega gate

Employee Perks

Becoming a staff member at Vega is all about the extraordinary experience - words cannot describe this!

In addition to meeting a ton of new friends, camp provides:

  • Transportation to town
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • T shirts
  • Shorts
  • Hoodies
  • Additional camp gifts

Read more about our dates and compensation.

music at Camp Vega

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff members can get to camp just about anyway possible!  Driving and flying tend to be the most popular though.  If you fly, you should plan on flying into Portland airport in Maine or Logan Airport in Boston, and we will pick you up in Portland.  If you drive, there is plenty of parking.

For Fun

Staff are more than welcome to take advantage of all of our activities!  We also have a gym for working out and staff also like to run in their spare time during the day.  We have a plethora of special activities from the counselor hunt to parties and more.

 On nights out and days off, if staff decide to go out of camp they tend to go:
  • into Augusta (movies, nightlife, etc)
  • whitewater rafting
  • to Portland, Freeport or Boston for the night and day off
  • exploring Maine (mountains, beaches)
  • wherever they want (within reason)!

Tug of War at Camp Vega

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a summer job at Camp Vega, please fill out the online application.  After completing the application, you will receive more information and details about working at camp. After you have a chance to become familiar with our camp, please email Director Kyle Courtiss,, to find out more details and possibly set up a Skype interview.

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Season: Summer

Housing: Shared Cabin

Staff Size: 200

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Maine