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Why work at summer camp?

Some of the best reasons to be a camp counselor this summer may surprise you. Working at summer camp is actually good for your career.

If you are a college student considering a career in athletics, sports management, coaching, teaching, dance, theater, fine arts, child development, child psychology or management, summer camp provides practical, meaningful experience to build your resume.

Earn college credit for your summer camp job! Many universities offer internships credit in various fields like parks and recreation, education, child development, tourism, etc. Contact your school for more information.


1. Work with Leaders

Our Area Heads are college and high school coaches, semi-professional and professional athletes, Broadway actors, exhibiting artists, experienced teachers, child development experts and accomplished professionals in all fields.

2. Build a Resume with Skills Business Leaders Value

  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Dedicated Work Ethic
  • Communication
  • Openness to New Experiences
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Role Modeling
  • Decision Making

3. Be a Mentor/Learn From a Mentor

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Not only will you learn from some of the best professionals in your field, you will be like a big brother or big sister to campers. Just as we go out of our way to train our staff and develop skills in teaching, coaching and child development, you will in turn teach campers the invaluable skills of independence, personal growth, teamwork, goal setting and more.

4. Adventure & Fun

Camp provides adventures and activities you may not experience elsewhere. Days and nights off give you a chance to explore nearby attractions.


Earn your College Credit at Camp

Many schools offer college credit for camp internships, particularly in the fields of education, sports management, coaching, counseling, accounting or nursing.

How Internships at Summer Camp Work

Summer internships at camp last for two months. During this time, interns will gain over 300 hours of experience working with children.

Summer Interns receive a stipend, travel allowance to and from camp, plus housing and all meals. Interns will also be given time for the necessary reports and mentoring throughout the summer.

How to Apply

If earning college credit is a priority for you, first consult with your college's Career Services office about internship requirements. You may also need to speak with the head of your academic department.

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