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About Talisman Summer Camp

Change the life of a child this summer – in our summer camp for children ages 6-22 with learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and high functioning Autism. Counselors co-lead cabin groups through traditional and adventure camp activities, facilitating development of social skills, personal responsibility and self-confidence along the way. Camp is 10 weeks, including 2 weeks of intensive training. Gain certification in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding and Crisis Prevention; college internship credit possible. Competitive salary, room and board and an unforgettable summer!
24-hour supervision of campers (3 staff with 8 campers)
Sleep in cabin with campers
Lead activities (you will be trained)
Facilitate group problem-solving discussions
Coach social skills
­ Be 18 years of age by the first day campers arrive; preferably have completed one year of college.
­ Hold or be able to earn certification in Wilderness First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and CPI.
­ Be able to pass a pre-hiring drug test that will take place during staff training.
­ Be physically able to carry a backpack that is 1/3 of your weight, and work on your feet all day.
­ Have good verbal communication skills (in English).
­ Have a basic understanding of child developmental stages.
­ Be comfortable spending long periods of time outdoors, sometimes in wilderness settings.
­ Be comfortable working with children with Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and other similar diagnoses.
­ Ability to interact with all age levels.
     Desired Qualifications:
§ Experience working with special needs children
§ Certification in Lifeguarding or willingness to acquire certification during staff training.
§ Certification in Wilderness First Responder
§ Coursework in psychology, social work, special education, education or outdoor leadership
§ Experience working with children and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome



Graduation Date

Graduating before May ’25

School Years

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctorate, Alumni, Postdoctoral Studies


Social Work/Human Services, Counseling, Cognition & Neuroscience/Biopsychology, Anthropology, Human & Child Development, Family & Consumer Science, Sociology, Psychology, Religious Studies/Divinity/Theology, Philosophy/Ethics, Linguistics, History, Gender Studies, English, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, Classical Studies, Foreign Languages & Literature, Cultural & Ethnic Studies, American Sign Language, Speech Pathology, Public Health, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Movement Science, Kinesiology, Health/Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Nursing, Medicine, Communication Disorders Sciences & Services, Undeclared, Individual Studies, General Studies, Education Administration, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Language Arts Education, Higher Education, Special Education, Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Health & Physical Education


No GPA preference set

Work Authorization

US work authorization is required, but the employer is willing to sponsor candidates

Why Work here

Come join our unique, dynamic and rewarding summer camp.  Talisman Summer camp is a special needs summer camp that serves children with Autism and ADHD ages 8-22 years old.  We provide excellent professional training and development, field experience, provide national certifications, and a fun summer.

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