Summer Employment


    02-19-14 Wisconsin Badger Camp

    Wisconsin Badger Camp is currently seeking energetic summer staff who are looking to make a difference and gain rewarding experiences working with people who have disabilities. There is no experience necessary; the perfect staff member is simply someone who is excited to learn and has a passion for helping others.

    Wisconsin Badger Camp is a residential summer camp that serves children and adults with developmental, physical and/or emotional/behavioral disabilities. Our campers range in age from 3 to 93 and have a wide range of diagnoses such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida and many other conditions. Uniquely, Wisconsin Badger Camp does not turn any campers away based on the severity of their disability or their inability to pay for camp.

    We offer staff more than just a summer pay check; we offer a summer of new experiences, growth, friendships, and memories to last a lifetime! At Badger Camp, staff will gain valuable life and professional skills including experience working in a inclusionary setting while receiving training and enrichment opportunities. Regardless of a student's major, a summer working at Badger Camp will greatly enhance a student's job marketability through the skills they will gain and develop. We also offer a competitive salary package which includes room and board for the duration of the summer season and the possibility of completing required internships for college credits!

    Wisconsin Badger Camp's 2014 summer season begins Mary 30th and ends August 16th. Possible positions include Counselors, Arts & Crafts, Nature Director, Camping and Fishing Director, Dietician, Kitchen Staff, Music Director, Lifeguards, Nurses and more!

    For more information or an application, visit Email with questions or for more information.


    01-30-14 Camp Staff Wanted!

    Come join us at Camp Kamaji for Girls for a summer of work, kids, smiles, laughter and fun! Kamaji is a residential summer camp for girls located in Northern Minnesota. Each summer 150 girls (ages 7-15) and 80+ staff members come together to enjoy the magic of camping.

    We are looking for: Cabin counselors who teach one of the following activities - archery, art, ceramics, dance, drama, fishing, photography, English horseback riding, climbing wall/low ropes course, sailing, swimming, tennis, waterskiing, and windsurfing (woman only). Wilderness Trip Leaders who lead trips from two to eight days in length (women or men at least 21 years old). Office workers/camp drivers (women and men at least 21 years old). Maintenance Assistant (women or men at least 21). Applicants who are spontaneous, hard-working, flexible, fun-loving, child-like without being childish, as well as those with TLC to give are welcome to apply.

    Minimally, all Kamaji's staff work from June 8-August 11, 2014.

    Competitive salary based upon education, experience, qualifications, etc. Salaries range from $2,100 to $2,200 for the minimum employment period. Additional compensation is provided in the form of room and board, plus a transportation allowance ranging from $100 to $400. Additional weekly salary beginning at $200 per week for pre- and post-season work.

    To Apply: Go to our website at - go to the Staff Info link and click on the new staff application on the left. Then email Kat Marin at


    01-30-14 Summer Service Opportunity 2014 Horseshoe Leadership Center

    If you want to transform your life, this is the opportunity. Horseshow is an experience of giving, sharing, doing and learning like no other. This is the place where talk and philosophy are turned into action. Horseshoe succeeds when camps return home motivated, challenged and prepared to take action to improve their homes, schools and communities.

    Horseshoe AmeriCorps Members model community in action. At Horseshoe, that means "everything that happens 24 hours a day" is our program. We all work together, we put the camper's first, we help everyone, we all help with food service, housekeeping, maintenance and grounds, as well as the activities, cabin life, special activities, camp clean up, etc. We do it all! Duty, responsibility, character, commitment, a strong work ethic, and service to others are qualities Horseshoe AmeriCorps Members must have and do for personal growth as well as success in the lives of campers.

    Horseshow offers positions as camp counselors, food service, facility upkeep, medical and lifeguard. Our programs include teen leadership camps, a teen entrepreneurship camp, a camp for 7-12 year olds, and four-week sessions of Youth Opportunity Camp for children from low-income families.

    Skills Required: The ability to work responsibly as part of a team, supportive of Horseshoe's philosophy and culture, positive attitude, good with campers from a range of backgrounds, able to see and support their vision of helping young people become their best as good citizens of their communities.

    Stipend: The AmeriCorps living allowance will be paid monthly at a rate of $300 per week during active service. In addition, AmeriCorps volunteers who successfully complete their term of service (900 hours) will also receive an additional AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $2,775. Room and Board are included.

    Length of Service: May 20-July 26, 2014. 10 weeks (including staff training) with possible opportunities for more.

    To Apply: Summer AmeriCorps member interviews and hiring is now taking place for a limited time. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. If interested, write Sharon Cassidy, Horseshoe Secretary, Horseshoe Leadership Center, Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association, 3309 Horseshoe Run Rd., Parson, WV 26287; call 304-478-2481; or email


    01-27-14 Resident Director & Tutor Counselors

    Resident Director and Tutor Counselors needed for the Concord University 2014 Upward Bound summer Program scheduled for June 8-July 10, 2014. Need to have at least 30 hours of college courses completed and prefer you have a 3.0 GPA as of June 2013. Prefer you have experience working with high school youth.

    If interested, please stop by our offices at the Marsh House (3rd House on the right on First Avenue off of Plymouth Street, straight across from the University entrance) or call 304-301-4502 or 304-301-4153 for an application.

    Deadline for applications to be turned in is February 17, 2014.

    01-27-14 Summer Residential Assistants - Upward Bound  - Salem International University

    Seeking Sophomore, Junior and Senior students in education, social work, psychology or related majors for fun, challenging, and rewarding summer employment.

    Responsibilities: include living in residence halls and supervising high school students; organizing and implementing activities; enforcing rules and regulations; assisting students with academic and personal growth in preparation for college; and role-modeling.

    Qualifications: include completion of at least sophomore year of college; leadership skills and ability to be a positive role model; ability to work as a team player and independently; good verbal communication skills; ability to demonstrate initiative; academic success in college (at least a 2.5 GPA); willingness to work full-time with no other commitments from Sundays at 7pm to Fridays at 5pm; and the ability to relate to (or previous experience working with) teens from lower-income, rural environments.

    Benefits: include all room and board; salary of $1,800; training program; a great expense-paid trip; and a memorable summer experience.

    Training dates are from June 11-13, 2014 and Employment dates are June 15-July 24, 2014.

    For application, contact Tim Young at Upward Bound, Salem International University, Salem, WV 26426, or call 304-326-1261; email; fax 304-782-9892. Application deadline is April 15, 2014.

    01-27-14 Camp Bethel Ministries

    Camp Bethel Ministries, located in Wise, VA, is seeking Summer help from May 28 - July 26, 2014. Camp Bethel is a non-denominational, Christian group located in the mountains of southwest Virginia. We are looking for engaging, bright, driven, hard-working young Christian men and women to serve in various positions for our summer staff. Internships are available.

    Why Camp Bethel? Make an eternal impact on the lives of children and youth. Challenge and strengthen your faith. Learn new skills. Be a part of a fun-loving Christian community. Enjoy life in the scenic Appalachian Mountains.

    Positions Available: Cabin leader, adventure staff, photographer, lifeguard, videographer, waterfront director, praise and warship leader, cabin leader for junior staff, nurse, and day camp staff.

    To Apply, email; call 800-359-4049; or apply online at


    12-13-13 Field Instructor - Camp Ghigau

    Located in the mountains of upstate South Carolina, Camp Ghigau serves female adolescents, ages 13-17, referred from the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Social Services of South Carolina. These girls have been termed status offenders (status offenses are things such as truancy, behavior problems, breaking of school policies, etc.). the program will work with a maximum of 28 girls at a time. The primary educational goals for the program: behavior modification, improve study skills, and to create a passion for learning. From Social Skills Training to Recreational Activities, we work with these girls in hopes of enabling them to trust, love and grow. Staff will have flexible work schedules, and there will be many chances to pick up trainings and add to an instructor's knowledge.

    Principle Duties: Scheduling, supervising, and coordinating juvenile activities at the center. Provide teaching, crisis intervention, and orientation of new juveniles, and serves as a treatment team member. Perform administrative duties to include oral or written reports. Assigns and supervises duties to include oral or written reports. Assigns and supervises duties and activities of volunteers; make community contacts as needed. Provides or arranges transportation services to ensure the needed services are available and provided. Supervises sanitation and maintenance procedures to ensure cleanliness and orderliness of the facility and the general health and safety of the residents. Residential duties on certain nights. Monitors safety and security procedures for the facility.

    Qualifications: BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Social Sciences, Youth Development or other related subjects is preferred. Experience working with at-risk students preferred (behavior or other). Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy. Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative "hands-on" teaching methods. Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective. Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors.

    Pay: $384.00 per week.

    Contact: You can send resumes and personal references to Shannon Repokis at or you can contact her via phone at 864-376-4201.


    12-13-13 Camp Courageous

    Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Camps with intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism and other special needs are served.

    Working with children and adults with special needs is often a very real challenge. Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom needs. Some campers exhibit behavioral challenges. Patience, energy, good judgment and enthusiasm are important qualifications for a position at Camp Courageous. The hours are long. An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed. Staff are expected to put the campers' needs before their own. If you possess the necessary attributes, I invite you to apply for a position at Camp Courageous.

    Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available. Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $25 per week plus room and board, and a restricted medical plan.

    Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around. Seasonal staff earn $385 per week while year-round staff earn $500-$550 per week. Room and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers. Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis. Other benefits include a restricted medial plan for seasonal staff and health insurance and one week paid vacation for year-round staff. Camp provides a bonus for returning seasonal summer staff and monetary incentive for recruiting additional staff. Candidates for year-round positions must have experience with individuals with disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season.

    Year-round: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment.

    Winter: January 27-Marsh 21, 2014

    Spring: March 22-May 16, 2014

    Summer: Mary 18-August 15, 2014

    Fall: August 20-November 21, 2014

    Positions available include: Counselors, Adventure Specialist, Canoeing Specialist, Crafts specialist, Swimming Specialist, Nature Specialist, Recreation Specialist, Outdoor Living Skills Specialist, Kitchen Staff, Health Staff Assistant.

    For more information, contact Jeanne Muellerleile, Camp Courageous of Iowa, PO Box 418, Monticello, IA 52310-0418; phone: 319-465-5916 ext. 2300; fax: 319-465-5919; or email: For more information about the camp, visit our website at










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