Camp Arcadia

Canoes on Pleasant Lake

Where Memories Are Made

We are a residential girls camp in Maine entering into our 103rd season under the direction of the same family. Our staff comes from all over the United States and the World. Our staff form life-long friendships and memories while gaining invaluable experiences which they will use later in life. We are steeped in tradition, culture and a belief in the value of outdoor experiences.

We are in the Sebago Lake region of western Maine. Close to the white mountains of Maine and New Hampshire and about an hour from Portland.

About Camp Arcadia

You will have an outstanding summer in our beautiful and supportive environment, You will make life-long friends and gain invaluable experience in leadership, time management, conflict resolution, problem-solving and teamwork. Experience an amazing summer of memories and growth as you share your talents with our campers. Come change girls lives while impacting your own.

The Employee Experience

Our staff come from all over the US and the world. The primary role of a counselor at Arcadia is to provide a safe and nurturing environment which allows our campers to take risks and grow. Our counselors are actively and enthusiastically involved in camp life teaching their activity and participating in community life. 

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is 21 or older with a clean driving record and has strong experience in his/her chosen activity. Has a love of and comfort in being in the out-of-doors. A positive outlook/attitude and a sense of humor are also a must. Enjoys working with children.

Room and Board

We provide room and board for the entire time employed. This includes laundry service and wifi. Our female staff live in cabins with campers and our male staff live in cabins with other staff members.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We encourage staff to bring personal cars which eases getting around Maine. On days off we provide transportation to destinations in Maine and New Hampshire. We pick staff up in Portland, Maine and bring them to camp about a 50 min ride.

For Fun

Hike in the white mountains of Maine and NH. Head to Portland. Go to the coast. There are tons of lakes in the region for canoeing and kayaking. Hackers Hill provides an exceptional 360 view and is minutes from camp.

Our Jobs

Fine Arts

Arts and Crafts Counselor

From drawing and painting to paper making and pottery, we do it all at Camp Arcadia. Our beautiful setting is the perfect place to inspire girls to develop a love of the art. We are looking for energetic, awe inspiring art instructors to lead our campers in Arts and Crafts.

Campcraft Counselor

Outdoor living skills are one of the most important components of life at Arcadia. Our Campcraft instructors teach all of the skills need to be successful in this area. From fire building and outdoor cooking to map reading, trees of Maine and site selection, our girls develop the skills needed to be confident and competent in the out of doors. Our campers use their skills on camping and hiking trips in Maine and New Hampshire. We require staff to be trained in Wilderness First Aid Certification and CPR for the safety of our campers. We can assist in helping you to find the course. Campcraft is a multi-person department.

Canoeing Counselor

Are you an avid canoeist? Love to be outside and on the lake? Canoeing is one of our basic activities which means all the girls have an opportunity to learn canoeing at Arcadia so Canoeing is a busy department. Our experienced canoeing staff works together to teach our campers all aspects of the sport of canoeing through games, skill instruction and practice. Campers practice their skills on our lake and on trips in Maine. If you are a lifeguard (or eligible to become one) and have experience with canoeing we would love to talk to you about a position at Arcadia. Canoeing is a multi-person department. Canoeing instructor also need to have Wilderness First Aid and Red Cross CPR.


We have a very busy kitchen in the summer! If you are interested in the culinary arts or learning about how to work in a kitchen, this is the position for you! We have a staff of 10 in the kitchen serving approximately 250 people each day.

Diving Counselor

Are you on a diving team and a confident swimmer? Come share your skills with our campers by teaching them forward pikes, back dives and somersault dives on our beautiful lake. Our Diving instructor is part of the swimming department and teaches swimming to campers as well. Lifeguard certification and Red Cross First Aid/CPR is required for all waterfront staff. We can help you locate a course if you are not trained.

Hiking Trips Counselor

Our trip staff has the great opportunity to lead hiking trips in the mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. All of our campers have the opportunity to experience trips from day hikes to wilderness overnight trips. Our trip staff teaches campers how to be confident and successful in the out-of-doors from completing a hike, to be a good steward of the environment and other important life lessons. If you are an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for hiking, this is the position for you. Canoeing experience is beneficial. Our trips staff must have Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Many also have lifeguard training. We can assist you in finding a course if not already certified.

Kayaking Counselor

How about spending the summer on a beautiful lake in Maine sharing your love of kayaking with our campers? Kayaking is another popular activity at camp. As campers develop their skills they have the opportunity to paddle to our local town (Casco) and to our remote campsite (The Villa). Our Kayaking instructors need to hold American Red Cross lifeguard certification and Red Cross First Aid/CPR. We can help you locate a course if you are not already certified. Kayaking is a multiple person department.

Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

Come work in our busy, fast- paced kitchen. We are looking for someone with kitchen management experience who has creative ideas for feeding children. Our kitchen feeds approximately 250 each day. Positive outlook and sense of humor is a must.
Health Care Center

Registered Nurse

Our nurses work as a team to provide for the health care and well-being of our campers. Their primary concern is the physical and emotional health of campers. This includes giving appropriate support and guidance to the counselors who live and work with campers. Nurses at Arcadia work hard and make a tremendous difference in the well-being of the whole camp family!

Riding Counselor

Our stables and riding ring, just a short walk from the Main Lodge, are located at our ten-acre Gibb’s Field. The balance seat riding program includes instruction and experience in equitation, horse care and grooming. Trail rides take campers through the pine woods, up dirt roads to views of the White Mountains and down to Pleasant Lake. Campers have the opportunity to participate in horse shows and gymkhanas at Arcadia and other camps. Riding Staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.

Sailing Counselor

We offer sailing on our beautiful lake using small boats including 420s,Turnabouts, Lasers and Hobies. Our Sailing instructors teach campers from will all level of skill. Campers learn the skills needed for recreational sailing. For those who are interested, they can learn to race and participate in regattas with nearby camps. Ever had a pirate day on a lake well you will when you join our Sailing department. All of our waterfront staff must have American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification/First Aid and CPR (or the foreign equivalent) . We can assist in locating a course if you are not yet certified.

Synchronized Swimming Counselor

Our campers love to learn the routines of synchronized swimming. If you have experience on a synchro team and would like to share your love of the sport, come and teach in a beautiful setting at Arcadia. Our synchronized swimming instructor is a part of our swimming department and teaches swimming as well. All of our waterfront staff must have American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification/FA/CPR. We can assist you in locating a course if you are not already certified.
Fine Arts

Weaving Counselor

Our fiber arts program includes weaving and some knitting which are both very popular at Arcadia. Our campers like to make small projects like purses and god’s eyes to larger projects such as rugs and belts. We use a wide variety of looms including frame looms, table looms, inkle looks and floor looms. If you are a fiber arts major or just have a love for weaving and enjoy working with children, you will love being the weaving instructor at Arcadia

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