Job Descriptions

See the Complete List of Job Descriptions (individual membership required)

Find Camp Staff

Year-Round Jobs @ Camp (Primarily an e-mail service)

Post a year-round job in our twice a month e-mail to more than 15,000 active year-round job seekers!

Summer Jobs at Camp (Web-based service)

Find summer staff by placing an online ad or reviewing resumes!

Job Description Template by Title

As a benefit to ACA individual members, the following job descriptions are available for download in Microsoft Word format. Log in to view job descriptions. Not a member yet? See below.

Business Manager
Camp Counselor
Camp Director
Day Camp Counselor
Day Camp Director
Dining Hall Manager
Food Service Manager
Health Care Assistant/First Aider
Health Care Manager (often a Nurse)
Horse Back Riding Assistant/Specialist
Horseback Riding Director
Kitchen Assistant
Maintenance Assistant
Program Director
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Archery
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Arts and Crafts
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Bicycling
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Challenge Course/Adventure Program
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Environmental Education/Naturalist
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Field Sports
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Gymnastics
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Outdoor Skills
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Pottery and Ceramics
Program Specialist/Activity Leaders: Tripping
Property Manager
Waterfront/Aquatics Director
Waterfront/Aquatics Specialist: Boating
Waterfront/Aquatics Specialist: Lifeguard
Waterfront/Aquatics Specialist: Sailing
Waterfront/Aquatics Specialist: Swimming
Waterfront/Aquatics Specialist: Water Skiing

Staff Recruitment & Retention Downloadable Handouts

These free resources help tell the story about the importance of adding summer camp experience to a resume!

Camp Creates Job Magic

By the time camp staff decide what their chosen field of work is going to be, they have unknowingly benefitted from some amazing transformative experiences. Even if they decide not to stay in the camp field, the skills they obtain during their rise through the camp hierarchy will serve as a foundation for work readiness. What originally started as a random camp entry-level job, or possibly a place to work because of a specific skill, now becomes a platform to learn what employers are looking for when it comes to job skill requirements.

CampSafe Director Certification

CampSafe is an innovative eLearn training empowering camp staff with awareness of child sexual abuse prevention. This interactive approach to prevention increases the personal safety of campers and staff across North America. The training is a 35-minute, interactive eLearn providing all staff with knowledge and awareness, and increased skills and confidence around the issues of sexual abuse.

2019 FLSA Update: New White Collar Salary Rule and 13(a)(3) Seasonal Exemption

Join us for an update on the Fair Labor Standards Act white collar exemptions, as well as camp-specific content relating to the 13(a)(3) seasonal exemption.  Do you have questions about the new FLSA “White-Collar” exemption?  How does the new Final Rule affect your camp? Come to this webinar and hear about the issue from a partner in Ice Miller’s Labor and Employment Group.

By the end of the webinar participant will learn:

Camp on a Resume: Help Staff Get it Write

It goes without saying that camp makes a huge difference in the lives of staff. We also know that staff develop 21st Century skills such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity by working at camp. Yet, staff members are often challenged to translate this to a resume that will be attractive to future employers. In this webinar, camp and university professionals come together to share resume preparation tips so you can lead a compelling resume writing workshop this summer—a value-added component to staff development!

Learner Outcomes:

Changes to Individual Tax Returns Affecting Camps

There have been many changes to the US tax laws since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Tax filers are finding out some of the realities of the tax law changes as they are filing their tax returns for the first time with the new tax forms.