Camp Agawam

Camp Agawam is a boys' camp focused on character and youth development offering water & land sports, creative & performance arts, nature & outdoor based activities, and traditional target sports. We offers 2 programs -1-week Main Idea and a 7-week program. Main Idea is a week of camp for boys from Maine, recommended by their teachers for making good decisions and who could not afford a Camp summer

On Crescent Lake, in the Lakes Region of Maine. ur 125-acre property is close to mountains, the ocean and Maine's largest city of Portland.

About Camp Agawam

Are you looking for a job where you can make an impact? Are you ready to be a mentor and a positive influence in the lives of children? Are you ready to be a part of an incredible team and develop transferable skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, teaching, mediation, leadership, and group process? Do you enjoy being outdoors? Then being an Agawam camp counselor might be for you.

Camp Agawam is an all boys' camp that sits on 125 acres of fields and woods on the shores of Crescent Lake. Agawam is in the Lakes Region of Maine and there is easy access to mountains and the ocean. 

The Employee Experience

Being a camp counselor is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have. You have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children and make deep and lasting friendships.

Agawam counselors are both cabin and activity counselors. As a cabin counselor, you are a role model, working with a group of boys to produce a cohesive cabin group, and as an activity counselor, you have the opportunity to teach tangible skills and ignite a passion in the next generation. Each summer, Agawam hosts 135 boys aged 8-15 from approximately 25 states and 8 foreign countries and employs a staff of 65. This talented staff includes 45 cabin and activity counselors who work with, play with and live with 4 to 8 campers in screened cabins.

Ideal Candidate

Agawam counselors are energetic, nurturing, inclusive, and creative and have a commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of children. Agawam staff are part of a hard-working and supportive team who works together to create an incredible camper experience each summer.

Room and Board

Room and board is included. Counselors live in cabins with the campers. Cabins are rustic with screened windows and electricity. 

Meals are served family style at assigned tables that include all age groups. Tables change weekly. Our Chef and his crew offer meals for a variety of diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free) and Chelsea's baked desserts are fantastic! There is a fruit bar at breakfast and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. 

Employee Perks

Beyond the life-long friendships and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children, other benefits include:

  • Brand new Staff Lounge, plus additional Staff Recreation Space with ping pong and new workout equipment; both have high-speed wireless
  • Becoming part of an incredible network of alumni
  • Access to the Agawam Career Information Network of alumni and parents
  • Required certifications offered at no charge and reimbursement for certifications taken near home/school
  • Spending the summer in Maine on a lake
  • Easy drive to mountains, ocean and Maine's largest city on time-off
  • Use of camp facilities and equipment during time off
  • A travel allowance for those who qualify
  • Support from an incredible group of young alumni (past support has included food truck, staff Chipotle dinner, Portland Sea Dogs tickets)

Getting Here and Getting Around

Many counselors choose to drive to camp. If you choose to come by bus, plane, or train, we can pick you up in Portland, the nearest major city. Portland is about 40 minutes from camp.

If you are looking to get off-campus during your time off, even without a car there are several options. Counselors car-pool just about everywhere, and there is a bus that goes to Portland in the morning and returns in the evening.

For Fun

Staff members have one day and two evenings off per week.  Some of their favorite activities include:

  • An evening out in Portland (Portland is a nationally known foodie town!)
  • Going to see a Portland Sea Dogs game (Red Sox minor league team)
  • Breakfast at Chute's - a favorite local diner
  • Going to the Drive-In to see a movie or to a more traditional movie theater
  • Hiking in the nearby White Mountains
  • Spending the day in Boston- 2 hours away
  • Relaxing by the ocean on a beach
  • Walking through the Old Port in Portland
  • Attending a free concert at L.L.Bean in Freeport

Counselors are also permitted to use camp facilities and equipment during time off as long as they have permission, and it does not interfere with camp activities.

How to Apply

Fill out an application via the link below and our Head Counselor, Luke Osselaer will reach out to you to set up an interview.

If you have any questions, call (207-627-4780) or email (

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