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For all positions, we require attendance at our training week - June 25 - June 29, 2019.  Campers arrive June 30. 

We will provide bonuses and/or training for lifeguards, WSI, archery instructors and EMTs.  We are looking for people with a variety of skill sets. 

We love people that have been to summer camp before (and love it) and people that might be new to the summer camp world. Please check out our job descriptions and apply!

  • Camp Alsing Coach

    $250.00 / week

    Internship/Counselor "Coach" at Camp Alsing – Unity, ME

    Camp Alsing is an overnight summer camp in Maine for kids, ages 9-17, with high-functioning autism and other social communication challenges.  We help campers expand their boundaries in a traditional camp environment.

    At Alsing, we we have high expectations of our “Coaches”, and in return, we commit to providing coaches with solid training and the opportunity to have a transformative summer experience that will impact them both personally and professionally.

    Being a camp counselor is exhausting and incredibly rewarding.  If you love working with children and are ready for an incredible summer experience - please be in touch!

    Position Summary

    Counselors are mentors and role models for campers, and are also the primary caretaker for their assigned small group of campers.  Counselors live in a college dorm setting with campers and co-counselors.  Counselors eat meals with the campers, travel to activities with and guide campers throughout the day.

    Preferred Training and Experience               

    • Experience working with school-age children with high functioning Autism/Asperger’s, or other special needs, preferred
    • Summer camp experience preferred
    • Outdoor Education, other special skills


    Essential Functions

    • Creating a fun, exciting environment of activities and learning that inspire community, flexibility and growth. 
    • Uses training provided by Camp Alsing to help children grow in their social abilities and skills.
    • Facilitate the development of a connected, engaged small group
    • Manages, with assistance from the other camp leaders, the daily schedule of activities for camp.
    • Participation in 5- day onsite staff training prior to camp session.
    • Other duties, as assigned.


    Room and Board provided. PTO. Internships  available. Dates: June 25 – July 31, 2019

    Location: Unity, Maine

    Camp Director, Emily Chaleff

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  • Program Director

    Leadership Team

    The Program Director (PD), is a highly organized, creative, flexible and critical member of Camp Alsing’s leadership team.  The PD works closely with the camp director, clinical directors, head counselor and activity heads to create a fun, exciting, organized and thoughtful camp environment. The primary role is to plan, coordinate and implement Camp Alsing’s daily schedule of programs and activities.  Our program includes a variety of typical camp activities such as arts & crafts, swimming, boating, theater, climbing wall, sports, field trips, specialty days and evening events.  Our program also incorporates small group time where campers learn skills to alleviate anxiety, build independence, and create stronger connections with each other.  

    This position reports to the camp director and supervises the the activity head positions.


    • Experience in creating and organizing summer camp activities, or similar programs, required
    • Experience working with kids with special needs, preferred

    Essential Functions

    • Creating a fun, exciting environment of activities and learning that inspires community, flexibility and growth. 
    • Coordinates the daily schedule of activities for camp for both day and evening programs.  This includes but is not limited to ensuring appropriate staffing, materials, scheduling, and any necessary transportation is available.
    • Supervises staff in leading program activities through training, guidance, modeling and supervision.
    • Live on-site from the orientation through the end of camp.
    • Helps develop and implement the staff training.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Qualities

    The PD must be a collaborative, proactive, good-humored, flexible member of the leadership team.  The PD believes in, and has experience with, the transformative impact camp can have on the life of a child.

    Room and Board provided, PTO, salary commensurate with experience.  Internships and field-work opportunities available.

    Dates: June 25-July 31, 2019 onsite, necessary planning time prior to camp as well.

    Camp Director, Emily Chaleff

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  • Social Worker

    Leadership Team

    Camp Alsing has two social workers (LCSW) on site during the session.  The social workers are an important part of our leadership team and support the campers and staff as they navigate the day-to-day environment of camp, and any anxieties or stressors that may arise. 

    Our staff are mentors and role models for campers.  Camp Alsing’s two social workers are members of our leadership team and work closely with the camp director and clinical directors to support campers and staff through the experience of living away from home, meeting new people and trying new things in a group setting.

    Required: LCSW or LMSW-CC, experience working with children with high-functioning autism and/or other learning and processing challenges.

    Essential functions:

    • Support campers and staff in their transition into camp environment
    • Act as “on call” throughout the day for any issues that arise with campers or staff
    • Provide guidance to coaches working with campers in small group
    • Proactively identify potential issues or conflicts that arise with campers or staff
    • Work with campers and staff to proactively incorporate skills and strategies to alleviate anxiety and contribute to positive camp environment.
    • “On call” overnight as needed (alternating with other staff, on call in all/any emergencies).
    • Additional duties as needed.


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  • Waterfront Director

    Leadership Team
    $1,500.00 / season

    Required: Red Cross Lifeguard.  Previous experience running a pool/waterfront program, preferably at a residential summer camp.


    1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun waterfront program
      • Write program plans that meet camp goals.
      • Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.
      • Deliver creative swim and watercraft program activities.
    2. Train and supervise waterfront staff
      • Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training.
      • Train waterfront and counseling staff in their waterfront responsibilities.
      • Supervise waterfront staff to provide a safe and high-quality program.
      • Supervise the waterfront staff evaluation process.
      • Implement the scheduling of waterfront staff.
      • Directly supervise other aquatic staff.
    3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area
      • Set up waterfront area prior to and during staff training.
      • Oversee and monitor proper use of equipment.
      • Check equipment, and make (or file for) repairs.
      • Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
      • Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.
      • Survey waterfront area daily, and keep the area free of hazards and debris.
    4. Participate as a member of the camp management team to plan, direct, and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
      • Work with Program Director and Waterfront Specialists to develop a program curriculum, awards programs, and leadership programs.
      • Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the waterfront.
    • Participate in management and staff meetings.
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