Careers in the Camp Community

Few fields combine such a variety of backgrounds and disciplines as the camp field. Management roles in camps, outdoor education centers, or conference/retreat centers require some know-how and background in very technical fields such as human resources, nutrition and health care, food service, facility and business management; it also necessitates the blending of the principles of youth development and social group work, recreation, physical education, psychology, and education.

Camp Counselor Positions Fire Up Your Resume

Summer may be a time for relaxing in the sun, but many students cannot live solely on student loans and ramen noodles. Students are discovering that they can earn much more than cash as a camp counselor.

There are approximately 1.2 million camp staff in the United States today. A camp job or internship differs from a traditional job or internship because it provides students an opportunity to gain resume-building skills or even academic credit while working with children in the great outdoors. 

Summer Job Search Tips

  1. Browse job postings or post a resume on
  2. Search for a camp by location, affiliation, specialty, and much more with the Find a Camp search.

What a camp job can add to your resume:

  • real-life, problem-solving skills
  • significant and positive influence in the lives of children
  • responsibility
  • patience
  • experiential education opportunities that may be applied to any field

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Year Round Jobs @ Camp

Subscribe to the FREE listing of year-round camp jobs distributed through e-mail!

Twice a month (at the beginning and the middle of each month), you will receive an e-mail listing open year-round camp jobs (or longer than just May – August) throughout the U.S.  Typically 15 - 20 openings!
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Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills. College credit can sometimes be obtained from working at camp. Check with your college advisor to see if you qualify.