The Activity Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. Each activity has discipline-specific skills and related requirements for the activity. While Activity Counselor’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, they’re expected to support in the planning and execution of evening programs, special events, and off-campus day trips.

Camp Chewonki employs Activity Counselors to coordinate and facilitate activities at both the boys and girls camp including: Community Building (low ropes programs), Woodworking, Archery, Waterfront and Field Sports.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


WFA (training provided)
Must Pass Background Criminal Check

Required Skills:

Experience working in specialized activity area; relevant certification, as required

Preferred Certifications depending on activity area could include: American Canoe Association, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, U.S. Archery Instructor, Association for Challenge Course Technology, etc.

Preferred Skills:

Deliver an activity program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning and fun in discipline-specific skills and abilities (activity curriculum created by Chewonki staff)

Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

Inspect activity area and equipment regularly to ensure it is safe and appropriate for age and location; ensure activity-specific safety and risk management protocols

About Chewonki Foundation

Chewonki is a school, camp and environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

Application Instructions

Please visit our website https://chewonki.org to find job postings and apply

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