Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps

Love water-sports & working in the great outdoors? Spend this summer with us in Michigan & have an impact on a child's life!

When you join our summer team, you become family! Each summer, we bring close to 300 dynamic people from around the world to experience meaningful connections while making a positive difference in children's lives. This is more than just a summer job; it is an opportunity to develop transferable skills for your future success, including leadership, collaboration, problem-solving & communication.

2.5 hours drive from both Chicago & Detroit, Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps is located in sunny South West Michigan on 80+ acres of beautiful camp grounds. Mixing the great outdoors with over 50+ top notch activity options

About Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps

For over 85 summers our staff members at Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps have been positively impacting the lives of children and gaining crucial real-world leadership skills transferable to any career. Located in South West Michigan, we create a culture where campers and staff alike form lifelong and meaningful connections in a supportive environment.

Our staff members perform a dual role at camp, working both as a counselor in the cabin and an activity instructor or specialist at one of our 50+ land and water activities. Join us at one of the Midwest’s premier overnight camps for a summer experience you will never forget!

The Employee Experience

When you join our summer team, you become family. At Lake of the Woods and Greenwood's Camps, we believe that our staff is our most important customer. You will have the opportunity to work alongside close to 300 dynamic people, all with a very similar goal in common in having a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others. 

Superheroes don't always wear capes, and as a staff member with us, you are elevated to superhero status quickly! The experience will build your resume with the tools you need to be successful, including leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking. This is a fantastic and rewarding life or internship experience where you work alongside very much like-minded people. 

Safety is also at the heart of all we do. We were able to open in 2020 and with our COVID-19 policies and procedures in place, managed to offer both our staff & campers a COVID safe environment back in the great outdoors! 

Ideal Candidate

We are diligently searching for staff members who are fun, engaging, energetic, and enthusiastic. Most importantly, they must LOVE working with kids. Ideal candidates must be at least 19 years of age and have completed 1-year of college. You must also be able to teach one of our 50+ activities. Dates of availability would be from early June through mid-August of 2021. 

Room and Board

We work hard to make sure that our staff members are comfortable, providing you with comfortable living arrangements and a great variety of food to keep you energized! All room/board is included as part of your salary, which starts at $1900 plus travel and certification bonuses on top. 

Employee Perks

Looking to certify or re-certify as a Lifeguard? At Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods, we run our very own Red Cross Lifeguarding course for any staff hired to work on our waterfront! This is a 2-year course that also includes CPR, First Aid and AED components. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Staff members are welcome to drive to camp, where we have plenty of room for parking. If you are coming from a distance, we hire a charter bus to bring you to our doorstep from Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

For Fun

At camp, you're...

  • 2.5 hours from Chicago 
  • Close to the vibrant shores of Lake Michigan
  • Staff only areas on campgrounds including a gym & outdoor/indoor staff lounge. 
  • Able to try camp activities in your free time

How to Apply

Learn more about us: Join our Staff

Questions about camp? Want to forward your resume? Please contact Assistant Director, Tom Daniel.


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