Camp Horseshoe

Unplug and Enjoy a Summer in The Best Place on Earth!

For over 90 years, Camp Horseshoe has been the home away from home, a place where close friendships are formed, where work is challenging but rewarding, and where everyone has a chance to shine. Working at Horseshoe allows you to gain life skills that are applicable to any profession. You will develop highly sought-after skills that employers are constantly looking for!

Camp Horseshoe, one of WI's premier residential camps, is a spirited, sports-oriented boys camp that emphasizes participation, healthy competition, and a well-rounded summer experience. Camp Horseshoe’s gorgeous 140-acre Northwoods facility is among the finest summer camps in the country, our all-new state-of-the-art campus offers every athletic, adventure and waterfront activity under the sun.

About Camp Horseshoe

Horseshoe is a spirited, sports-oriented boys camp that emphasizes participation, healthy competition and a well-rounded summer experience. All elements of our program are infused with boundless energy and the highest quality instruction and activities.

Camp Horseshoe's gorgeous 140 acre Northwoods facility is alive with the sounds of boys cheering, screen-doors shutting and horseshoes clanging. It is a place full of roots and memories; it is our home. Among the finest summer camp sites in the country, our all new state-of-the-art campus offers every athletic, adventure and waterfront activity under the sun.

The Employee Experience

Our staff is the heart and soul of a successful Horseshoe summer. Coaching, mentoring, and taking the best care of campers is their crucial work. As part of the Camp Horseshoe family, you will have a chance to teach campers important life skills, while making friends from around the world and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Ideal Candidate

When it comes to the Horseshoe team, we are looking for the best of the best!

At Camp Horseshoe we hire only those extraordinary people who love camp, love the outdoors, and love working with campers. We find those rare individuals who understand the tremendous responsibility involved in caring for other people's children, and are ready to do the job right. “Shoe” staff members are high-energy, passionate people who want to work hard, give their all, and make a positive impact in the lives of our boys.

As with any role at camp, having a desire to work with kids is a must. Experience is a plus, but not a necessity.

Room and Board

Room and board are included in your salary. All staff (except nursing, office, and a few other specialties) live in with a cabin of approximately 10 campers and 2 other staff. All meals while working at camp are included and the food at camp is really good! Our chef is experienced and takes great pride in what he serves.

Employee Perks

In addition to your salary, being a staff member at Horseshoe includes:

  • Lifelong friendships
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Real world experiences
  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Competitive salary
  • Travel Allowance
  • Room and board
  • Staff retreat with WIFI
  • Laundry Cleaned and Folded for Staff Weekly

Getting Here and Getting Around

Camp Horseshoe is located in Rhinelander, in the heart of Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods. 

For those driving or flying to camp, we provide a travel stipend to help you get to and from camp. We also provide a bus that departs from Chicago ORD airport to take staff up to camp. We have a designated parking lot for staff able to drive.

For Fun

Camp Horseshoe is located in the heart of the Northwoods of Wisconsin. We offer multiple nights out each week, and days off each session. There's plenty to do in Rhinelander, as well as in the towns nearby such as Eagle River and Minocqua.

We're always having fun at The Shoe!  During time off, counselors can utilize our staff retreat with comfy couches, flat-screen TVs, Xbox, and Wi-Fi. During rest-hour we also have organized staff leagues, where you can compete in basketball, softball, soccer, and other land-sports with your fellow counselors.

How to Apply

Please visit our website to complete an online application. We look forward to hearing from you!

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