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Do you want to spend your summer job working outdoors? Is making a difference in the lives of children important to you? Do you want to meet people from all over the world? What about building your resume while having an amazing time?

Join our camp family this summer for a challenging and rewarding job experience that will give you the skills you need for your future. Make a difference in the lives of our campers, while enjoying our beautiful outdoor facilities and working with people from around the world.

When you work at Camp Towanda, you get hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that any future employer is looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility.

Camp Towanda is now hiring Sports Instructors, Coaches and Activity Specialists, Group Leaders, Department Heads, and General Counselors! Our program consists of all the land and water sports, outdoor adventure, theatre, art and more! We offer professional paid internships in many fields including marketing, health administration, nursing, finance, hospitality, event planning, food services, sports management, media and nutrition. We work with colleges for school credit and provide mentorship opportunities.

All meals, room and board are included with scheduled time off. 

  • Archery Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    You are on the archery range on the camp facility teaching, instructing, managing general counselor staff and closely working with campers. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY...3-4 PERIODS PER DAY...supervising and teaching small groups of campers on the camp archery range. The program is for all age groups of boys and girls 7-16 years old. We offer a Level 1 US Archery Association Instructor course during staff training week.

  • Baseball Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Baseball and softball specialists at Camp Towanda have the opportunity to teach daily instruction to our campers, boys and girls, ages 7-17. Additionally, they are responsible for coaching our baseball intra camp games and intercamp leagues, including county-wide tournaments with other camps. This is a great opportunity for developing professionals to get coaching experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities.

    Responsibilities include coaching, umpiring, executing lesson plans and coordinating with Department Head, Program Director and Athletic Director.  Specialists help teach groups of 20-40 campers at a time (boys and girls, ages 7-17). When you are not instructing in your area of expertise, you will work with the group that you live with, as a General Counselor.

  • Ceramics Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Art Instructors at Camp Towanda work in our beautiful Arts & Crafts barn, helping campers explore and produce a variety of creative projects. Our program emphasis includes drawing, painting, paper mache, leatherwork, jewelry-making, ceramics, pottery, glass fusion and woodworking. While there may be 20-40 campers  (boys and girls, ages 7-17) at a time in Arts & Crafts, there will only be 8-10 in the ceramic area at once. Ceramics Specialists must know how to work an electric kiln, teach hand building and wheel work, and have knowledge of glazes. This is a great way to develop your teaching skills, share your passion and be a part of a fun team!

  • Dance Instructor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Dance specialists at Camp Towanda teach daily dance classes to our campers, boys and girls, ages 7-17. Dance styles include hip hop, zumba, jazz, modern, etc. We have competed in dance and cheerleading competitions, working closely with our gymnastics department and have done performances during special events and halftimes throughout  our program. Additionally, our dance instructors work closely with our drama staff teaching dance and choreography for 4 musical productions.

  • Digital Photographer

    Support Staff
    Camp Towanda

    Media specialists at Camp Towanda work in our state of the art air-conditioned media facility. However they are also seen all around camp, capturing the summer experience for our campers and fans to enjoy virtually for many years to come. The Media Team at Camp Towanda plays a vital role in preserving the history of our camp, which is celebrating 95 years!  We take and upload over 1000 photos a day during a 7 week summer, of campers ages 7-17. Our daily video footage is compiled in the camp-famous “Friday Nite Flix” weekly highlight video (which is like Saturday Night Live for campers...skits, montages and FUN!). The Media Team’s responsibilities also include Audio Visual (AV) work , graphic design, video editing, skit production, website editing and development and radio production.

    Although each individual is hired based on their skills and strengths, we are very team-oriented. There are typically 4-6 people on the team. It takes a lot of patience, energy, creativity, organization, accountability and teamwork to make it through the summer with a body of work we can all be proud of (and you can feature in your portfolio!).

    When you are not instructing in your area of expertise, you will work with the group that you live with, as a General Counselor.

    Job Requitements:

    • Available mid-June thru mid-August.

    • Candidates are required to complete at least one year of college

    • Digital Photography

    • Digital Video

    • Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Flash and QuickTime

    • Qualified references

    • Great with children

    • Strong work ethic

  • Excursions Leader

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    You are off camp, so you become the LEADER in making the correct and responsible decisions. It is quite an undertaking as well as an awesome responsibility. At all times, safety and caution supersede any other decision. Phases of this job will have you off camp as many as 20 days during the season…usually no more than 2 days consecutively. There will be one or two 3-day excursions where you will be 5-8 hours from camp.

    On the days we are not on an out of camp excursion, you are another member of the O&A staff…assisting with ropes, climbing tower, overnight sleep outs (on site), campfires, supervision of O&A staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Remaining in daily contact with Outdoor Adventure Director
    • Maintaining regular contact with River Trip Facilitator
    • Present for and participate in River Orientation
    • Maintenance and Storage of all River equipment
    • Providing counselor/camper rosters pre-trip (written) to O&A Director & Program Director.
    • Performing pre-trip briefings (oral)
    • Providing after trip reviews (written or oral)
    • Organizing all equipment, foodstuffs, and logistics necessary for river trip
    • First Aid/CPR/Life Guard Certified as per American Red Cross...Wilderness First Aid candidate or certified
    • Provide continuity of care on the River and at Camp Sites at all times while on river trip
    • Provide leadership and maintain order for river staff and campers during ordinary and non-ordinary river events
    • Responsible for all aspects of program, equipment, safety, staff, campers.
    • Be aware of all special dietary or medical needs of participants (campers & staff).
  • Fitness and Zumba Instructor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Enthusiastic and fit leader. Must be able to make it fun for the campers and staff. Leads group fitness classes such as Yoga, Pilates and Zumba. Instructor Provides well organized workouts with a variety of routines and patterns....3-4 periods each day.

  • Food Service Director Assistant

    Food Service

                Food Service Director Assistant

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

     

    1.            Work closely with Food Service Director (FSD)

    2.            Supervise and coordinate all aspects of KITCHEN MAINTENANCE personnel responsibilities

    3.             Maintain inventory on a daily basis of all items after prep from previous days usage

    4.             Work closely with FSD on next days purchasing orders.

    5.            Organize spreadsheets of next days orders and how they are spread among vendors

    6.            Meet with FSD and Operations Director daily to discuss everything occurring that day

    7.            Maintain regular rotation of grocery, dairy, all perishables, produce, paper, canteen, bread, beverages served.

    8.            Assist FSD and chef oversee stock and quantity of items produced.

    9.             Assist FSD and chef to maintain health and safety standards for all phases of camp food service operation.

    10.            Oversee staff in cleanliness of equipment, food prep, refrigeration and personal hygiene.

    11.            Become familiar with Pennsylvania Food Service Code.

    12.            Maintain time schedules of all Dining Room and kitchen staff for evening assignments.

    13.            Supervise security of all kitchen related items.

    14.            Work closely with FSD and Operations Director relating to overall food service program.

    15.        Coordinate with Program Director and FSD on all requests for items needed for special activities, both daily and evening program

    16.        Responsible for temperature charts in all refrigeration units, freezers n kitchen, HC Milk bars and dishwasher units

    17.        Maintain appropriate stock and temperature control of each Milk Bar at HC's.

    18.            Maintain behavior of all food service staff.

    19.       Work closely with FSD and Culinary dept staff on maintenance of Culinary Kitchen

    20.      Oversee refuse removal and Recycling program with Outside maintenance staff

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1.            Minimum 2 years university completed

    2.             Knowledgeable of Excel Spreadsheets and Google Docs

    3.             Familiar with Safe Serve certification program

    4.             Able to take direction

    5.             Able to lead and manage others 

    6.             Physically capable to organize and maintain storerooms of 5000 square feet

  • General Counselor

    Cabin Counselors
    Camp Towanda

    General Counselors are like big brothers/sisters or surrogate parents to our campers during the summer. As a “GC”, you live with the campers and other co-counselors in a cabin and have opportunities to assist in a wide variety of daily activities and sports and serve as a role model to help our campers navigate camp life. The specialty of a GC is the kids themselves! This is an excellent opportunity to be creative, fun, hard working and part of a great team!

  • Golf Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Golf Instructors at Camp Towanda manage our 300 yard driving range on site. Understanding and abiding to all safety rules is paramount. Instruction consists of 3-4 activity periods per day with 8-15 campers at a time with varying levels and abilities, from beginners to master classes with our more skilled campers. Weekly, there is a trip to a nearby course with campers who have signed up for more intensive instruction. You will work closely with with our Program Directors to execute lesson plans, manage equipment and facility.

    We are seeking skilled golfers with ability to work with beginners and intermediates...and having a handicap of 5 or better.  This is a great opportunity for developing professionals to get hands on coaching and teaching experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities.

  • Gymnastics Instructor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Gymnastics specialists at Camp Towanda work in our 4500 square foot enclosed facility with open air capability equipped with competitive and recreational equipment, including a foam pit, spring floor, tumble track, beams, bars, shapes, trainers and more!!! Responsibilities include working closely with our Gymnastics Director in lesson planning, supervision of facility, safety certification, strong spotting skills and experience working with minimum level 6 competitors required.  Check out our facility on our virtual tour on the website!

  • Head Gymnastics Director

    Department Head
    Camp Towanda

    4500 square foot enclosed facility equipped with competitive and recreational equipment. including 12x20 pit...spring floor....tumble trak....beams, bars, shapes, trainers and more!!! Responsibilities include lesson planning, supervision of facility, managing 3 instructors, and general counselors. Safety certification, strong spotting skills and experience working with minimum level 6 competitors required.

  • Head Lacrosse Director

    Department Head
    Camp Towanda

    Lacrosse specialists at Camp Towanda have the opportunity to teach daily LAX instruction to our campers, boys and girls, ages 7-17. Additionally, they are responsible for coaching our lacrosse intra camp games and intercamp leagues, including county-wide tournaments with other camps. This is a great opportunity for developing professionals to get coaching experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities.

    Responsibilities include coaching, refereeing, executing lesson plans and coordinating with Department Head, Program Director and Athletic Director.

  • Head Roller Hockey Counselor

    Department Head
    Camp Towanda

    Hockey specialists at Camp Towanda have the opportunity to teach daily roller and floor hockey instruction to our campers; boys and girls, ages 7-17 in our beautiful covered outdoor roller rink. Additionally, they are responsible for coaching our hockey intracamp and intercamp leagues and tournaments. This is a great opportunity for both developing professionals to get coaching experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities and for seasoned coaches looking for a fun and engaging way to spend your summer!

    Responsibilities include coaching, refereeing, executing lesson plans and coordinating with our Program and Athletic Director.  When you are not instructing in your area of expertise, you will work with the group that you live with, as a General Counselor.

  • Waterski Instructor

    Department Head
    Camp Towanda

    Arguably, one of the best jobs on camp! Waterski Specialists at Camp Towanda teach waterskiing, kneeboarding and wakeboarding on our beautiful 33 acre Sunset Lake and 500 acre advanced lake, to campers ages 7-17. Campers skills vary, patience and being able to work with kids is a must. Instructors are also responsible for leading tubing rides and pontoon boat adventures. The waterfront is one of the safest places on camp, thanks to the vigilance and pride our staff take in monitoring all activities near and in the water.  

    All waterfront staff are Red Cross certified at camp during our additional training session on site. 


    We are also seeking boat drivers. Must be experienced power boat driver. We will provide information to become certified in PA Boater Safety with online course. Responsibilities include daily maintenance on 3 Ski Nautique power boats.

    The Waterski Department Head leads a the team of 7 water ski and wake board staff. Responsibilities includes delegating responsibility to department staff, managing fuel consumption, mechanical oversight and wear and tear of all boats, care for all phases of daily boat cleanup, complete daily maintenance log reports. Work closely with Waterfront Director and Program Director scheduling daily instruction on both lakes. Assign staff to varying schedules at both lakes. Keep track of progress of all campers skills as well as schedules for campers signing up for additional options. Be responsible for the inventory repair and/or replacement of all equipment during and at conclusion of the season.

  • IT Specialist

    Office
    Camp Towanda
  • Jewelry Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Teach children between the ages of 6 and 16 a variety of jewelry making skills. Prepare curriculum, projects and supply lists for the season. Instructors are also counselors living in a cabin with a group of approximately 12 children and 3 additional staff members. Skills/Experience Completion of a minimum 2 years of university. Have the expertise to teach and to produce jewelry... Must have an interest in working with children. Should have good organizational skills, able to work with others in close quarters.

  • Mountain Bike Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Member of Outdoor adventure staff. You work in the Bikes shed maintaining 50 bikes...and leading bike activities on and off site. The focus is on teaching, instructing, managing the assisting general counselor staff and closely working with campers. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY...3-4 PERIODS PER DAY...supervising and teaching small groups of campers for all age groups of boys and girls 7-16 years old. Take charge of replacement parts, the inventory and ordering as needed..take care of winterizing all equipment at end of season.

  • Office Secretarial

    Office
    Camp Towanda
    • Experience in office procedures (answering telephones, computer data entry, photocopying, reception work)
    • Enthusiasm, patience, self-control, happy personality
    • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Completion of minimum 3 years university

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Assist the Office Manager in setting up the summer office
    2. Work closely with a staff of 2 other secretaries with tasks coming into and out of the office.
    3. Take on duties of answering telephones and taking accurate messages
    4. Learn office procedures during staff orientation training
    5. Be courteous and help expedite office business and other office concerns in a professional and confidential manner
    6. Coordinate distribution of mailings and emails sent to camp families and prospects
    7. Be familiar with and follow through with camp policies regarding camper and staff telephone calls and messages
    8. Maintain a clean, neat and professional office
    9. Recognize the need to order supplies before we run out, ensuring a timely arrival of materials with no downtime
    10. Be prepared for the closing down of the office at the end of the season…completing timely tasks before you depart…and seeing to it that year-round office staff are brought up to speed on tasks that will require follow up
    11. Make end of season recommendations for office equipment, supplies, and procedures for the following season.
  • Roller Hockey Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    You are in the Arena teaching, instructing, coaching, managing staff and closely working with campers. The program is for boys 7-16 years old. Within our county, there are 25 camps we compete with on a continuing basis... We host invitational tournaments with our neighboring camps, as well as attending others on the road. We have varying types of competition...some games just for fun as intramurals, play dates with other camps, and some more competitive games where campers tryout, attend practices and play in single and double elimination brackets. 

  • Ropes Course Facilitator

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Outdoor Adventure/Ropes course activities: High and low ropes course elements including zipline, climbing tower, Leap of faith, Pamper pole, top rope climbing, camp craft, overnight sleep outs, mountain biking, archery, river rafting, river kayaking, river canoe trips, tubing, toboggan slide…….. In addition to the outdoor adventure specialty areas, all staff will have cabin responsibilities living with campers and 3 additional co-counselors. Certification course training on site during pre-camp orientation. Ropes course certification, CPR, SFA, Lifeguard Training for selected river staff.

  • Softball Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    You are on the field teaching, instructing, coaching, managing staff and closely working with campers. The program is for Girls 7-16 years old. Within our county, there are 25 camps we compete with on a continuing basis... We host invitational tournaments with our neighboring camps, as well as attending others on the road. We have varying types of competition...some games just for fun as intramurals, play dates with other camps, and some more competitive games where campers tryout, attend practices and play in single and double elimination brackets. Also, when you are not instructing or supervising at baseball senior staff get involved in all of the programs in the evenings that campers are participating in.

  • Swim Instructors WSI

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    The responsibilities include teaching ARC progression courses to 400 campers 6-15 that attend a 7-week session.

    • Certification by the start of the summer in ARC WSI
    • Maintaining teaching charts with campers skill levels
    • Working with a group of 12 waterfront staff
    • Sharing duties of pool maintenance • Living in a camp cabin supervising campers
  • Video Editing

    Support Staff
    Camp Towanda

    Our emphasis is on the production side of things. There is some opportunity for teaching the kids, and of course, you are still a counselor living with the campers but we act as the in-house production company for camp! Each week we produce a highlights video that is a mix of montage, skits, and newsreels. This means we are constantly capturing and editing footage. We edit on Premiere similar in tools to avid or other editing software. Please take a look at our video channel, http://www.fridayniteflix.com

  • Videographer

    Support Staff
    Camp Towanda

    Position as a strong creative videographer and editor with experience using Adobe Premiere. This is a hands-on position creatively capturing the experience of summer camp and editing weekly highlights videos for our campers and parents.Our emphasis is on the production side of things.  You are still a counselor living with the campers but we act as the in-house production company for camp! Each week we produce a highlights video that is a mix of montage, skits, and newsreels. This means we are constantly capturing and editing footage. We edit on Premiere similar in tools to avid or other editing software. Please take a look at our video channel, http://www.fridayniteflix.com.

     

  • Water Ski Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Skilled skier with experience teaching beginners thru advanced intermediate campers skills in all phases of water ski and knee boarding. Must be experienced boat driver. We will provide information to become certified in PA Boater Safety with online course. Be responsible for daily maintenance on 3 power boats....Responsibility to department head on fuel consumption, mechanical oversight, wear and tear of all boats. Care for all phases of daily boat cleanup and refilling of fuel. Complete daily maintenance log reports. Work closely with department Head scheduling daily instruction on both Sunset and Duck Harbor lakes. Keep track of progress of all campers skills as well as schedules for campers signing up for additional options.

  • Waterfront Director

    Department Head
    Camp Towanda

    Seeking an aquatics professional interested in spending summers in a summer camp community leading 25 lifeguards, 10 swim instructors and overseeing the daily operation of an Olympic sized pool and 50 acre lake. The Waterfront Director will need to be certified as a Lifeguard Training Instructor and we prefer WSI Instructor as well. The position includes training a staff of approximately 25, most who have certification as lifeguards and swim instructors from their home communities (Australian, Canadian, European).

    Once the children arrive, responsibilities and accountability include:

    1. supervision and accountability for everything that occurs at the waterfront…swimming, guarding, boating, pool maintenance, record keeping.
    2. coordinating swim classes, time schedules, duty rosters, and lifeguard rotations among staff
    3. managing pool maintenance, water chemistry and all equipment.
    4. adjusting chlorine and additives when necessary.
    5. monitoring safety plan and managing department.
    6. Supervise the collection of information to the ARC for certification and swim card progressions for campers.
  • Woodworking Counselor

    Activity Specialist
    Camp Towanda

    Teach children between the ages of 6 and 16 a variety of skills using hand tools and limited power tools. Prepare curriculum, projects and supply lists for the season. Instructors are also counselors living in a cabin with a group of approximately 12 children and 3 additional staff members. Skills/Experience Completion of a minimum 2 years of university. Have an expertise to teach and to produce woodworking projects... Must have an interest in working with children. Should have good organizational skills, able to work with others in close quarters. Be prepared to work long hours.

How to Apply

Fill out our online application. Email staff@camptowanda.com or call 570-253-3266 with any questions.

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