Camp Arcadia

Develop Memories and Build Experiences

Arcadia has been helping women for over 100 years develop the self-confidence and life skills that are an integral part of leading a full, successful life in the 21st century. Counselors play an instrumental role in Arcadia’s mission to teach young women to better understand themselves through the process of setting and achieving goals.

We are situated lakeside on over 365 wooded acres in the Sebago Lake region of western Maine, which provides convenient access to both the wilderness of the white mountains and the city of Portland.

About Camp Arcadia

Get Ready for the Time of Your Life

As a counselor at Camp Arcadia you join a group of lifelong friends that develop professional skills such as teaching, leadership, conflict resolution, collaborating and problem solving while developing personal skills such as perseverance and time management. Join us and experience an amazing summer of professional and personal growth while developing memories of sharing your talents with fellow counselors and campers.

The Employee Experience

The Camp Arcadia staff come from all over the US and the world. After successfully completing our training program and working at Camp Arcadia, you will have gained experience in:

  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collaborating
  • Problem-solving
  • Group management
  • Develop initiative

Our counselors are actively and enthusiastically involved in camp life teaching/working in their activity and participating in community life. The activities at Arcadia have a common focus to promote health and wellness, environmental issues, global awareness and personal expression.  We view our entire staff as an integral part of  the success and effectiveness of Camp Arcadia.

Ideal Candidate

Camp Arcadia staff come from across the US and around the globe and bring a variety of different skills and backgrounds.  However, the Arcadia staff all have one thing in common, they all love working with children and helping girls reach their full potential.

  • 19 years of age and one year of college
  • Sense of humor & flexible
  • Positive outlook
  • Love working with children
  • Up for an adventure
  • Experience in their chosen activity (sailing, riding, hiking, etc.)
  • Comfortable being the outdoors
  • Accepting of all

Room and Board

We provide room and board for the entire employment period. Meals are prepared by our kitchen staff and served family style in our main lodge. Counselors live in simple cabins situated in throughout our wooded community with views of Pleasant Lake. All our cabins have running water, while most have electricity (some do not). Male counselors share separate cabins located in our staff housing area.

Employee Perks

  • Internships, Practicums, Field-based Independent Studies
  • Transportation to/from Portland
  • Professional and personal development by outside professionals
  • Access to a strong alumni network that spans geography and professions

Getting Here and Getting Around

Counselors are encouraged to bring personal cars to explore the surrounding wilderness and city of Portland during time off, although regular trips are provided.

  • To / from Portland: transport provided from Arcadia to Portland
  • To / from Boston: from Portland busses and trains run to Boston and Logan airport

On days off we provide transportation to destinations in Maine and New Hampshire. 

For Fun

Our staff has fun 24/7. During time off we have a staff lounge with wi-fi, simple workout area (5 min to gym in Casco), two campsites on property and regular evening events planned by the staff that include game night, share your favorite meal, spa night and more (and the all-favorite talent show).

On days off staff are encouraged to explore the beauty and wonder of Maine. Often, staff hike together in the white mountains, trip to Portland or Freeport or enjoy a day at the beach.

Many lakes in the region, including our own Pleasant Lake and nearby Sebago, provide for canoeing and kayaking adventures. Hackers Hill and Quaker Ridge are just minutes away from camp and provide exceptional 360-views (and phenomenal sunsets).

Excursions to nearby towns such as Naples, Windham and Raymond are provided for shopping supplies and to experience local cuisine

How to Apply

Camp Arcadia is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and accepting environment for all employees.

We are monitoring the developments with Covid-19 closely and are still planning for an on-schedule opening in June. 

Thank you for your interest in Camp Arcadia. Please click APPLY HERE and complete the on-line application and we will be in contact with you soon.

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