3 Things You Can Do for Your Summer Camp Job Search

March 26, 2014

Working at camp is great way to hone your skills, meet new people, and have fun. But if you’re new to camp or are looking for a new camp to experience, where do you start your job search?

Here are 3 tips to help you find a summer camp job.

  1. Browse summer job openings. Search a list of openings by job function, work setting (day, overnight, or travel camp), and location. You can even create an e-mail alert for when new jobs are posted.
  2. Post your resume. Let camp employers find YOU when they browse through ACA’s summer resume bank. Posting your resume is free and easy. (For tips on writing your resume, see the sidebar below.)
  3. Find a camp that matches your interests and reach out. Use ACA’s Find a Camp database to search for a camp by location, affiliation, specialty, and much more.

Looking for a year-round job at camp? Subscribe to the Year-Round Jobs @ Camp 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.

What you should add to your resume before applying:
  • Any experience working with children, such as babysitting or daycare
  • Any leadership positions filled
  • Certifications such as First Responder certification, CPR certification, or lifeguard certification

Free Recorded Webinar: Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshop (Must be a member to access. Use ACA’s free membership opportunity.)

Photo courtesy of Victory Junction, Randleman, North Carolina