Camp Skylemar

Make a positive difference in the world, one child at a time.

Camp Skylemar is a summer camp, located in southern Maine. Skylemar offers top-notch instruction in athletics, water activities and outdoor pursuits for 200 boys, ages 7-15. Behind every activity is a focus on what matters more than just participating: sportsmanship, teamwork, understanding, compassion, and kindness. At Skylemar you'll be a leader, teacher, coach, best friend, mentor and hero.

The setting is spectacular and well maintained, overlooking the White Mountains with 200 acres of fields, courts, forest and a beautiful virtually private lake, Trickey Pond.

About Camp Skylemar

Camp Skylemar's mission is to make a positive impact in the world, one child at a time. As a Skylemar staff member, you’ll have the opportunity to be a creative and collaborative leader while teaching, coaching and mentoring kids. Working at Skylemar is the experience of a lifetime. You’ll create lifelong friendships and connections. The personal growth, the rewards of working with children, the excitement of an active, diverse community and the friendships you build will stay with you long after the summer ends.  Behind every activity at Skylemar is a focus on what matters more than just participating: sportsmanship, teamwork, understanding, compassion, and kindness.

Camp Skylemar is a well-established (since 1948) recreational summer camp, located in southern Maine.  The state of Maine, is more than a destination – it’s an experience that will take your breath away. In summer, there’s no better place to be than in Maine. From the beaches to the mountains, there’s so much to explore, and enjoy during your free time. 

Camp activities include:

  • Outdoor Adventure: ropes course, climbing, hiking, camping, and outdoor skills 
  • Water Sports: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, water polo, and fishing
  • Sports: lacrosse, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, hockey, archery, football, soccer and volleyball
  • Arts, Music & Sciences: photography, theater arts, culinary arts, science, woodshop, art, video production, crafts, piano, graphic design, and guitar.

Camp Skylemar seeks college students, educators, outdoor enthusiasts, coaches, athletes, leaders, mentors, and role models who relish in sharing positive lessons and knowledge to boys!

The Employee Experience

Come experience what being a part of the Camp Skylemar family feels like. Be inspired by your leaders, be encouraged and cheered on by your teammates, and be supported while you work with us. Develop dynamic skills within our creative and collaborative community; be mentored and grow as a leader from the minute you’re hired. Staff orientation week and weekly in-service training sessions provide a strong foundation to assume summer responsibilities.

Many find that being a Counselor at Skylemar is not only a great way to spend the summer, but perhaps the best job they'll ever have. Long after their counseling days have surrendered to a variety of careers, former counselors and campers often revisit Skylemar to recapture happy memories of days that remain an important part of their lives.

Male counselors live with a group of 8 or 9 boys and another counselor.  We have private on-campus housing for professional and female staff members. The job involves six weeks with the boys.  We ask staff to come one to two weeks earlier for orientation and staff training.  The time span would cover from June 11 to August 6. 

Internship credit is available. Most educational institutions require prior approval before the start of an internship. Check with your institution to be sure this opportunity meets any requirements.

Ideal Candidate

Skylemar seeks creative and collaborative individuals who have shown fine character, been leaders, have a love of the outdoors and relish in sharing positive lessons and knowledge. If being the positive influence that a boy will remember the rest of his life appeals to you, apply online.

Skylemar seeks staff who are:

  • Creative, energetic, fun, supportive and patient
  • Enthusiastic about working with boys ages 7-16
  • A positive role model.
  • Able to share the Camp's belief that nothing is more important than safety.
  • Comfortable teaching all levels, from the nervous to experienced.
  • Not afraid to join in on the Fun!

While most staff members are specialists in one or more activities, all staff members are chosen because they have a sincere interest in working with young people. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college. 

Room and Board

Free housing and all meals are included.

Employee Perks

Compensation packages start at $3,000, and include free housing, free meals and travel expenses.  We also provide WiFi access, staff clothing, and a free laundry service. Internship credit is available. Six paid days off are provided. Skylemar also provides and covers the cost for all necessary certifications and training, including lifeguard, US sailing, CPR/first aid, ropes course instructor, belay certification, archery, wilderness first aid and Maine Trip Leader.  Free time provided each day for health and wellness.  We offer the ability for staff to work out/train, take on online class, relax, plus full use of all Skylemar facilities. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Camp Skylemar provides a travel stipend as a part of every staff member's compensation package.  We also provide transportation to and from Portland Maine for your arrival and departure.  Skylemar has on-campus parking for those staff who drive their own vehicles to camp.  All staff live on campus.  Skylemar is a very active community so we walk to all activities and meals. 

For Fun

Camp Skylemar located in the "Lakes Region" of southern Maine, near the town of Naples.  It is a very beautiful place, 35 miles from the ocean near Portland, Maine and about 40 miles from the White Mountains in New Hampshire on the other side.   We are 2 1/2 hours from Boston, Massachusetts.  There are lots of opportunities to spend your free time exploring everything New England has to offer.  From whitewater rafting, Maine's rocky coast, hiking Mt. Washington, Acadia National Park, beaches or the history of Boston

How to Apply

Please read through the additional information on our website and apply online via the link below. You can also email resumes and questions to

Contact Camp Skylemar