Camp Vega

One of the Best Residential Girls Camps in the Country

“I love my kids more than anything in the world. I know that Camp Vega is a place where my kids get love and nurturing from the most kind, caring staff, which is the best feeling ever" - Lori, Camp Mom

Fayette, Maine

About Camp Vega

Nestled amidst the pines on beautiful Echo Lake in Maine, Camp Vega has been enriching the lives of girls and young women since 1936.  Vega’s 320 acres of prime, forested land, a mile and a half of shoreline, and miles biking and horseback riding trails have been the summer home to generations of girls from all over the world.    The spirited, positive community is evident in every area of camp and felt by every visitor that passes through its gate.   Vega offers rich, traditional activities and camp rituals that inspire the campers to look at the world with an increased awareness and appreciation.

The Employee Experience

Working at Camp Vega is an adventure of epic proportions!  It is a fun, challenging and extraordinary experience as a member of the Vega Team.  There are a wide variety of positions, but the most important part of camp is the people and our goal is for everyone to have the best experience possible.

Room and Board

All living expenses at Camp Vega are paid for, including laundry.  All camper cabins have sinks and toilets, ceiling fans and vents, and, yes, we do have electricity.  Some showers houses are in central locations while others are in the cabins.

From lobster to steak to vegetarians, we more than accomodate all dietary wants and needs.

 

Employee Perks

Becoming a staff member at Vega is the extraordinary experience and the team you become a part of - words cannot describe this!

In addition to salary, camp provides:

  • Transportation to town
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • T shirts
  • Shorts
  • Hoodies
  • Additional camp gifts

Read more about our dates and compensation.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff members can get to camp just about anyway possible!  Driving and flying tend to be the most popular though.  If you fly, you should plan on flying into Portland airport in Maine or Logan Airport in Boston, and we will pick you up in Portland.  If you drive, there is plenty of parking.

For Fun

Staff are more than welcome to take advantage of all of our activities!  We also have a gym for working out and staff also like to run in their spare time during the day.  We have a plethora of special activities from the counselor hunt to parties and more.

 On nights out and days off, if staff decide to go out of camp they tend to go:
  • into Augusta (movies, nightlife, etc)
  • whitewater rafting
  • to Portland, Freeport or Boston for the night and day off
  • exploring Maine (mountains, beaches)
  • wherever they want (within reason)!

Our Jobs

While you must truly enjoy spending many hours a day with young girls, it is imperative that you have real experience in and are able to convey in a positive way, your skills to our campers. Below are short descriptions of the many skill areas offered to our campers. You will need to have skills in one or more of the following to be seriously considered for a position on our staff.

Arts & Crafts

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General arts and crafts, ceramics, raku, pottery wheel, silver jewelry, beading, stained glass, candle making, painting, drawing and sketching.

Crew/Rowing

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Sculling, coxing, boat driving and knowledge of Vespoli boat care and maintenance

Culinary Arts

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Knowledge of nutritious and delicious cooking and baking, including food safety and safe preparation. ‘Farm to table’ experience a plus

Dance

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Ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and lyrical. Instructing and choreography. Previous instruction and lead choreography a must

Drama/Musical Theater

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Musical productions, assistant directors, piano accompaniment, stage craft, set design, costume design, and improvisation.

Equestrian

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English hunt-seat equitation, vaulting, jumping, dressage, tacking, grooming and a good knowledge of general horse care.

Figure Skating

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Competitive. Ideally over 21 years old.

Gymnastics

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Beam, vault, uneven bars, floor exercises, trampoline, and tumble track

Land Sports

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Archery, basketball, field hockey, fitness and weights, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, running, track and field and volleyball

Music

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Piano, guitar, drums/percussion, and vocal instruction

Office

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Excellent written, verbal and phone communication skills. Some driving involved (21 and over). Proficient in MS Office

Outdoor Adventure

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Camp crafts, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and overnights on camp grounds

Photographer

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Digital camera photography and editing. Capture campers and events to post daily on our website

Ropes

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Low elements (15), high elements (25), belaying, and team building

Sailing & Small Watercraft

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Sailing (Hobie-cats, Sunfish, Lasers), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, rigging and boat driving

Swimming

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Beginner through competitive instruction, water aerobics, water polo, diving and life guarding

Tennis

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Beginner through advanced (USTA) instruction

Videographer

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Documentary style digital video shooting and editing

Waterski

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Boat driving and instruction: two ski, slalom, wakeboard, trick, wake skate, ski jumping, and bare footing (4 new 2007 MasterCraft ProStar 197

Website & Network Maintenance

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Network knowledge, trouble-shooting and testing, proficient in MS Office, and ability to quickly learn new programs

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a summer job at Camp Vega, please fill out the online application.  After completing the application, you will receive more information and details about working at camp. After you have a chance to become familiar with our camp, please email Director Kyle Courtiss, kyle@campvega.com, to find out more details and possibly set up a Skype interview.

Contact Info