Dates: June 15th-August 13th

Compensation/Benefits: $3,000 plus opportunities for bonuses with experience and certifications. Travel Stipend is added onto salary (determined by location you will be traveling from). Offering $200 refer a friend bonus if hired!

Very competitive salary within the camping industry, full room and board, extensive training, days off to explore Maine, laundry services provided. You can earn academic internship credit for this position!

Position: Camp Chewonki Camp Counselors are kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and fun adults who are responsible for caring for the health and well-being of a cabin full of campers for the summer. Camp Counselors live in cabins with 8-9 campers and 1 other counselor. They help campers navigate camp life, develop community with their cabinmates, support at activities and on backcountry trips, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, spending time in the outdoors, and a dedication to lifelong learning.

Currently hiring male identifying and non-binary counselors to live in cabins with male identifying and non-binary campers!

Camp Chewonki is one of Maine’s most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-14 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm & food systems, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

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

Required Skills:

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

Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

Conduct daily check-ins with participants

Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants

Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

Live in cabins with campers and other cabin leader; support campers in daily living routines and facilitate meal times

Assist with the facilitation at activity areas and of cabin’s remote trip

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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