Summer Camp Staff
Make a difference in a young Scout's Life
Are you tired of doing the same old routine? Did you know that the Katahdin Area Council operates two fully staffed Scout camps including Cub Scout, Boy Scout and high-adventure programs? Each of these offers opportunities for a variety of summer camp staff jobs. Most Scout camp staff are at least 15 years of age. The Katahdin Area Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer that hires both females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures, and mixed abilities.
Katahdin Area Council camps provide great camping experiences for thousands of Scouts each year. This success requires the best of camp staffs . . . Why don't you become one of this select group?
Why Apply for a Camp Staff Job?
Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:
To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
To work with youth and adults of all ages
To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
To give something back for the opportunities you have received
To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Law
To have meaningful spiritual experiences
To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits
To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these that will prepare you for more meaningful endeavors?
Available Positions & Compensation
Positions and salaries are based on age and the number of years of experience you possess in camp staff or similar environment. All camp staff receive a cabin and bunk, meals during camp operation and one day off a week. Outstanding!
Area Director: Summer camp staff who supervise and oversee a camp program or service area. They are responsible for coaching their staff and ensuring a quality experience for our campers. Minimum ages 18 or 21 depending on position and level of responsibility. Speak with the Camp Director (Matt Ghirarda) for salary information.
Program and Support Staff:
Summer camp staff who work with an area director to provide specific service or
program. Minimum ages 16 or 18 depending on position and level of responsibility. Speak with the Camp Director for salary information..
For a complete description of the many positions available
Counselor in Training:
A staff member, usually 14 years old who is training to be a paid staff member.
Individuals must commit to a minimum of 5 weeks to receive full benefit. This includes 1 week of staff training with the Summer Camp Staff & up to 4 full weeks of traditional summer camp. Participants have the option of choosing which weeks of Boy Scout Resident camp they want to work. All CIT's must attend Staff Training June 23rd through June 30th. When we are hiring, we first look at Scouts who served as Counselors in Training to fill those positions! Many our of camp staff were once C.I.T's including the Camp Director!
For full listing of the C.I.T. fees for 2013 CLICK HERE
Volunteer at Camp:
As in all Scouting activities, volunteer leaders play an important role. These positions make camp programs more effective. All volunteers must be approved by the Camp Director, fill out an application and belong as a volunteer to the BSA.
Committment & Expectations:
Camp employment in the Katahdin Area Council is considered a privilege and provided under these guidelines:
1. All camp employees subscribe and commit to live the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
2. All camp employees must be qualified and registered as members of the Boy Scouts of America through our camp staff venture crew. Those not currently registered will be upon agreeing to be on staff.
3. All camp employees must furnish and wear the official Boy Scout uniform.
4. All summer camp employees must attend staff week prior to the beginning of camp.
If you have questions or need more information please contact the Camp Director Matthew Ghirarda at 207-404-1104 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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