Camp Counselor
Chewonki Foundation

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program.

400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine

  • summer

Camp Counselor

Chewonki Foundation
Wiscasset, Maine
$3,000.00 - $4,200.00 / season
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Jun 15, 2023)

Currently hiring staff for both Camp Chewonki for Boys and Non-Binary youth and Camp Chewonki for Girls and Non-Binary youth!

Dates: June 15th-July 31st. Possible option to extend the contract through 8/13 if interested.

Starting salary: $3,000 plus opportunities for bonuses with experience and certifications.

Travel Stipend is added onto your salary (determined by the location you will be traveling from). Full room and board, extensive training, days off to explore Maine, and laundry services provided.

You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Camp Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study! MOST IMPORTANTLY- You'll have the opportunity to truly change children's lives, develop essential interpersonal, leadership, team building (and more) skills for your future, forge real connection and community with your co-workers, explore and enjoy the incredible natural environment, and learn more about yourself than you thought possible. It will be the summer of a lifetime.

Camp Chewonki is one of Maine's most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-14 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm & food systems, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

Camp Chewonki Camp Counselors are kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and fun adults who are responsible for caring for the health and well-being of a cabinful of campers for the summer. Camp Counselors live in cabins with 8-9 campers and 1 other leader. They help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabinmates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. In addition to supporting campers daily routines, Camp Counselors work as teaching assistants in activities and collaborate with trip leaders to facilitate multi-day remote trips for their cabin. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, spending time in the outdoors, and a dedication to lifelong learning.

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