College Students, Coaches, Teachers ... Come to Maine!
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.
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 consist 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.
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. Some cabins are bathroom-equipped 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.
Camp Laurel employs about 250 counselors for the summer. The majority of our staff are considered Activity Counselors, while a smaller number of staff are hired to work as General Counselors with our youngest campers (ages 7-10).
Activity Counselors teach a specific activity (Tennis, Waterskiing, Rock Climbing, etc.) throughout the day. General Counselors work with our youngest campers (ages 7-10), travel to/from their activities and help them in their activities. Activity Counselors and General Counselors share many commonalities. All counselors live in a cabin with campers, eat meals with their campers, spend Rest Hour and Rec Time with them, supervise cabin clean-ups and participate in evening programs and special day events.
In addition to Counseling Staff, we also hire staff to work in our Summer Office, Health Center (Nurses and Nursing Assistants), on our Food Service Staff and Maintenance Staff.