Boys and Girls Summer Camp since 1928 - Join our team!
Robin Hood Camp combines 91 years of traditional values with one of the most dynamic programs in camping: Young people, from around the world, have total freedom to choose their schedules, among more than thirty-five sports and activities daily. Staff, also from more than 30 countries, share their exceptional skills while building their skill sets and making life-long bonds with co-workers.
We are located in the beautiful Downeast part of Maine, in Brooksville, one short hour from Acadia National Park, five hours north of Boston.
About Robin Hood Camp
We are the only camp in the U.S. located on a fresh-water lake and the ocean. Our unique vision has been to admit campers from every corner of the world to create a dynamic, diverse world community where American children are introduced to different cultural perspectives and foreign children experience the American sense of fun and openness.
Campers from 25 countries are selected through a rigorous admissions process to ensure they are the right cultural fit for the Robin Hood community. Robin Hood traditions remain strong from our founding year of 1928, such as the camp uniform requirement, the singing of our original camp songs, the Green Scarlet color war, and our Nottingham Fair Day at the end of the season.
At Robin Hood, the spirit of fun, tradition, challenge, and supportiveness leads campers and staff to return year-after-year.
The Employee Experience
Staff, from more than 30 countries, share their exceptional skills while building their skill sets and making life-long bonds with co-workers. A balance between successful traditions and counselor creativity stimulates a healthy, vibrant community. Expect to get back to nature, make lasting friendships, earn valuable career experience and—best of all—have lots of fun!
Robin Hood hires approximately 175 staff each summer season, male and female, with the average staff age of 22. We look for coaches, teachers, activity leaders and support staff who are highly skilled in one or more activity and have a desire to share their skill. Our counselors are self-motivated, committed and passionate about what they teach and most, importantly, role models to our campers.
Room and Board
Housing is bunk style living with the campers. Each bunk houses an average of 15 campers and four staff. All meals are included while working on camp.
Robin Hood is located in beautiful Downeast Maine, with Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor resort town in our backyard. Staff enjoy internet and wifi in our staff lounge as well as access to our fitness center. Staff are offered transportation to local towns and activities on their days off, so there are many opportunities to explore the exceptional local sites.
At camp, you'll have access to the incredible diversity of activities offered by Robin Hood including a vibrant waterfront with waterskiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Most Robin Hood staffers travel by bus or plane to the city of Bangor, Maine, from where Robin Hood offers direct van transportation to camp. Driving to camp, however, can be the easiest and most enjoyable option. If you have access to a car and are undecided about whether to bring it to camp, our advice is to bring it! There is plenty of parking available, and having a vehicle will provide you with greater freedom during your time-off.
On your days off, we provide vans for the shifts to use as a group to explore the local attractions.
Downeast Maine offers an abundance of beauty and opportunities to explore in its coastline and inland regions. Explore the resort town of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, hike in Acadia National Park, visit charming coastal villages like Stonington, try lobster rolls in Blue Hill... the list of fun things to do in our area of Maine is endless.
Robin Hood hires highly 150 skilled activity leaders, who also work as cabin counselors. We also 15 hire support staff (kitchen, laundry, housecleaning, landscaping, office), who live in employee cabins. Our season is from the beginning of June to mid-August.
All staff members participate in a 10-day orientation prior to the campers’ arrival which happens in conjunction with pre-camp setup time. During orientation, staff learn the Robin Hood history, philosophy and program and get to know each other.
At Robin Hood, you live and work with children 24 hours a day with two days off per week (Noon to Midnight). It is a demanding job that calls for the judgment of a concerned parent, the sensitivity of a child psychiatrist, the diplomacy of a seasoned schoolteacher, and a commitment to leadership by example and high standards. The more you put into it, the greater the rewards!
We hire activity counselors to teach and coach the following sports and activities: archery, basketball, biking (mountain), camping, climbing, chess, circus, dance, drums, fencing, fitness, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding (English) kayaking, lacrosse, lifeguarding, photography, singing, skateboarding, table tennis, tennis, track or distance running.
Requirements: Highly skilled applicants only; over 21 years of age preferred; previous coaching experience preferred
As an activity counselor, you will teach and coach campers while also living in a cabin with campers and other staff members. You will have responsibility to supervise the children in the cabin.
We hire waterfront activity counselors to teach the following waterfront sports: canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing (lake and ocean), wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing, windsurfing
Requirements: Highly skilled applicants only; over 21 years of age preferred; for wakeboarding/waterskiing/wakesurfing, boat-driving experience required
As an waterfront activity counselor, you will teach campers while also living in a cabin with campers and other staff members. You will have responsibility to supervise the children in the cabin.
We hire three full RNs and one nursing student each summer.
Full RNs live in the Infirmary. Nursing students live in a cabin with campers and other staff members but have very little supervisorial responsibility.
We hire support staff to working the following positions: housecleaning (including toilets); kitchen staff; landscapers.
Requirements: Previous experience required; over 21 years of age preferred
As a support staff, you will most likely live in cabins you share with other support staff.
We hire one support staff to work in the camp office answering phones, doing data entry, filing, and assisting our directors with projects.
Our receptionist most likely lives in a cabin with campers and other staff members but have no supervisorial responsibility.