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Staff Dates for 2022

Wilderness Trip Leader Orientation: June 1 - June 10

Pre-Camp Orientation (All Remaining Staff): June 10 - June 20

Summer Camp Dates: June 20 - August 12

Post Camp Employment Opportunities*: August 12 - early September
*Our main camp session ends on August 12th, but we host groups until early September and staff are welcome to stay on to earn additional compensation.

Jobs We Are Hiring For

  • ​​Male Cabin Counselors / Activity Instructors
  • Wilderness Trip Leaders
  • Trip Director
  • Registered Nurses
  • Health Aides
  • Kitchen Staff (cooks, dishwashers)
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Housekeeping Staff (laundry)
  • Office Staff
  • Day Camp Staff
  • Photographer
  • Videographer

Please read the job descriptions below. If you are interested in being considered, please fill out our Interest Form at https://bit.ly/NSCHiring.

  • Cabin Counselor & Activity Instructor

    Cabin Counselors (male only) have a dual role at camp: living in a cabin with 8-12 campers and 2-3 co-counselors and teaching activities during the day. A counselor’s main responsibility is overseeing his campers’ well-being and happiness while also fostering friendships in his cabin and at activities. Cabin counselors are role models - the de facto “parent” for campers. They make every day at camp fun by creating a welcoming community of friendship, adventure and support.

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary ranges from $2300 - $3500 depending on experience and specialty skills, plus room & board is included.

  • Wilderness Trip Leader

    Wilderness Trip Leaders are experienced outdoor wilderness adventurers who love the great outdoors and want to share that love with campers. Each session, every cabin goes on either a canoe or hiking trip. Trip Leaders help plan, organize and lead each trip -- a multi-faceted role that includes route navigation, preparing and cooking meals for the group, telling stories around the campfire and building friendships that can last a lifetime. Many campers do not have the opportunity to camp in tents and go canoeing at home, so Trip Leaders can impact the next generation with a greater appreciation for the great outdoors.

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary ranges from $3000 - $4000 including room & board, plus North Star pays for Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, lifeguard, CPR or additional bonus for staff with pre-existing WFR certification.

     

  • Trip Director

    We are looking for a Trip Director to lead our robust wilderness tripping program. Every cabin goes on a wilderness trip each session, from as short as a 2-day, 1-night trip on a local river to a 9-day, 8-night canoeing and portaging trip to the Boundary Waters of Canada. The Trip Director will be responsible for overseeing the entire trip program, implementing processes to ensure the safety of our campers and staff while on the trip, and providing training, mentorship, and feedback to the trippers throughout the summer. The Trip Director will likely lead some trips as well! 

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary ranges from $4000 - $5000, including WFR certification, lifeguard, CPR, First Aid.

     

  • Registered Nurses and Health Aides

    Registered Nurses are responsible for the health and wellbeing of the North Star community. Available 24/7, our nurses conduct first aid as needed, dispense medicine, care for sick campers, accompany sick or injured campers/staff to doctors appointments in town and communicate with camp parents if a camper visits the health center. 

    Health Aides are nursing students looking to gain more experience in the medical field. Health Aides learn how to run a medical facility and provide valuable support to the health team by administering first aid, providing care to our community and documenting health center visits.

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary ranges: $1000/week for an RN. $2300-3500 depending on experience and specialty skills for Health Aides.

  • Kitchen Staff

    Kitchen Staff prepare and cook a varied menu three meals a day for our 300+ person camp community. North Star’s food is the best and it’s because the Kitchen Staff works so hard to keep us well fed with nutritious kid-friendly meals. They also set up for meals, make sure each cabin gets enough food, wash dishes after meals and keep the kitchen clean and sanitized after meals. 

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $300-350/week including room & board.

  • Maintenance Staff

    Maintenance Staff are responsible for the general upkeep of camp. Whether a repair is needed, garbage needs to be emptied, landscape work needs to be done, the washhouse needs to be cleaned or the boats need to be filled with gas, the maintenance crew is always there to help. A job that is often behind the scenes, North Star wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful without the Maintenance Staff.

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $300-350/week including room & board.

  • Housekeeping Staff

    Housekeeping Staff run our new laundry facility and keep everyone looking their best!  Every day, the housekeeping staff washes, dries and folds the clothing for our campers and staff. They also help keep camp areas clean and tidy.

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $300-350/week including room & board.

  • Office Staff

    Office Staff make sure camp is running smoothly behind the scenes, providing administrative support for North Star’s staff and parents. They answer phone calls, communicate with parents, sort and deliver mail, help process staff payroll, and so much more. We should really call this role "Director of First Impressions".

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $2300 - $3500 depending on experience and specialty skills, with room & board included.

  • Day Camp Staff

    Day Camp Staff take care of our youngest campers (7 and under), children of Leadership Team members and/or Directors. While the Leadership Team is hard at work, the Day Camp Staff provide invaluable support to care for their kids. The kids are not quite old enough to fully participate in regular camp activities yet, so the Day Camp Staff find new adventures and activities to take the day campers on each day.

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $2300 - $3500 depending on experience and specialty skills, with room & board included.

  • Camp Photographer

    The Camp Photographer documents everything that takes place during the day and uploads the pictures online for our camp parents to see. Additionally, the camp photographer will help craft social media posts for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. A great way to build a portfolio for photographers!

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $2300 - $3500 depending on experience and specialty skills, with room & board included.

  • Camp Videographer

    The Camp Videographer takes video of all activities and special events throughout the summer to capture how much fun everyone is having. After the summer, the camp videographer puts together a Year-In-Review video to commemorate the summer. A great way to build a portfolio for videographers!

    You can read the full job description here.

    Salary range is $2300 - $3500 depending on experience and specialty skills, with room & board included.

How to Apply

Interested in hearing more?  Great!  We'd love to hear from you. Please fill out our interest form via the apply now link below. Once we receive your information, an Assistant Director will reach out to schedule an informational interview. 

Our hiring process is:

1) Initial interview
2) Second round interview
3) Check references
4) Quick chat with the owner/director
5) Receive a job offer
6) Accept the job offer and get ready for the best summer of your life!

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