Our canoe staff will teach the basics of canoe safety, parts of the boat and equipment, canoe skills to the finer points of paddling. Our campers will have a range of skill levels and the instructors will need to adapt to this depending on who is in their lesson. This position will also require living with a group of campers (age to be determined during pre-camp).

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


LGT and Canoe Instructor certifications are required and we can help with finding courses. We pay for the Canoe Instructor course; LGT is applicants responsibility.

Required Skills:

Able to lift 25lbs, effective communication skills, a love for working with children.

Preferred Skills:

Fun loving, hard working and willing to laugh!

About Alford Lake Camp

A Summer Haven for girls - ALC is an overnight summer camp for girls, ages 8 to 17, located on Alford Lake in Hope, Maine. Summers at ALC are action-packed, fun and filled with friends.
As one of the world’s oldest girls’ residential summer camps, ALC is steeped in tradition and legacy, tenets that guide the camp’s enduring philosophy.
The Alford Lake Camp experience engenders confidence through living simply in the outdoors, kindness, lifelong lessons. ALC is rich in friendship, fun, adventure and important educational growth for all campers.

Application Instructions

Please complete the staff application found on our website: www.alfordlakecamp.com