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Being a staff member at Camp Laurel is far more than a summer job... it's an unforgettable experience in beautiful surroundings... and a rare opportunity to reach your full potential as you help others reach theirs. Paid internships are available. Interested? Click 'Apply Here' below or e-mail Joie at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the application process.
Ideally located in Maine's Central Lakes Region, Echo Lake crowns Camp Laurel's 150 acres of woodlands with its 2,000 feet of natural shoreline and a magnificent sandy beach.
About Camp Laurel
Camp Laurel is at the forefront of the Maine camping tradition. Laurel is one of New England's premier 7-week, residential, co-ed camps combining cutting-edge programming in a family atmosphere.
Our exemplary staff provides a safe, fun, nurturing environment for children ages 7-15. Our staff consists of professionals, experienced teachers, and collegians from over 35 states and 10 countries, all drawn together by a strong desire to live with, teach and care for children. Modern, fully-equipped facilities and high-quality equipment enhance our cutting-edge program. Our extensive program is comprised of 6 distinct areas including: Waterfront, Athletics, Tennis, Adventure, Inter-Arts and Horseback Riding.
The Employee Experience
Camp Laurel is a special place. You will meet friends from all over the globe, forming bonds that last a lifetime. It is a place where a family feeling is encouraged and fulfilled.
In addition, Laurel provides professional development and ongoing feedback. We have an incredible support system for our counselors with group leaders and head counselors.
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we could not be more excited and energized for Camp Laurel and the upcoming summer. We’re laser-focused on actively preparing for every possibility and scenario this season - from “normal summer” to “modified bubble” and everything in between. By being flexible and utilizing this time to learn, collaborate and plan, we will open safely for our 72nd season. Our staffing coordinators can provide more information on our preparations during the interview process.
If you love children and believe in their incredible potential, if you feel good about yourself and the talents you offer, if you thrive on healthy outdoor surroundings and believe in an active, enthusiastic approach to life, then Camp Laurel may be the perfect place to call your summer home!
Room and Board
All staff (except office and operations staff) live with children in cabins. The cabins are comfortable and have electricity. All cabins have bathrooms. Most have showers inside while others are steps away from shower houses. Some cabins house six campers and one to two counselors while others house six to 18 campers and three or four staff.
The camp food is good! Really. We have extensive salad bars, fruit available at lunch and dinner, potato or pasta bar at dinner, and variety at most meals. Our chefs are experienced and are proud of their homemade soups, breads, and cakes, as well as their appetizing main courses.
In addition to salary, making a difference, and professional development, being a staff member at Laurel includes:
- Travel Allowance
- Three Meals + Snacks
- Time Off Transportation
- Laundry Cleaned and Folded For Staff Weekly
- Staff Shirts and Sweatshirt
- Staff Lounge
Getting Here and Getting Around
We have a parking lot for staff who are able to drive. We provide pickups to and from the airport on Staff Arrival Day and Staff Departure Day. The community among our staff is great at sharing rides on time off, but we also offer weekly shuttles into Augusta as well as trips to Maine's beautiful state and national parks on days off.
Camp Laurel is located in the Belgrade Lakes region of Central Maine. We are 20 minutes from Maine's capital city Augusta. During days off, counselors often elect to spend their time going to the beach, Acadia National Park, hiking, spending a day in Portland, and generally taking in everything Maine has to offer.
For time off during the day, counselors are able to utilize our staff lounge, fitness center, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards.
In addition, counselors help facilitate weekly trips out of camp, sight-seeing excursions, inter-camp competitions, theatre productions, and more!