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.

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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 www.ACAcamps.org/jobs.
  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

Find Year-round Camp Jobs

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 (or longer than just May – August) camp jobs throughout the U.S.  Typically there are anywhere from 35 to 100 job openings in each issue!
(I want to list my camp's opening)

Find Summer Camp Jobs

Want to work at camp? Find your summer camp job today! Browse camp counselor job openings, post your resume, and create email alerts when new summer camp positions are posted.

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Job Fairs

Competition for college-aged staff grows stronger every year. College students feel the pressure to build their portfolios and apply for internships with major corporations. In staff recruitment, it's a buyer's market.  Directors must realize that they are selling jobs, not buying staff.

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