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Chewonki Foundation

  • 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, ME
  • www.chewonki.org

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Activity Counselor- High paying position at Prestigious Outdoors Camp in Maine! Activity Counselor / Internship


Very competitive salary within the camping industry, full room and board, extensive training, opportunity to do Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguard Certification courses for free, days off to explore Maine, laundry services provided. You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school's internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Camp Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study! MOST IMPORTANTLY- You'll have the opportunity to truly change children's lives, develop essential interpersonal, leadership, team building (and more) skills for your future, forge real connection and community with your co-workers, explore and enjoy the incredible natural environment, and learn more about yourself than you thought possible. It will be the summer of a lifetime.


min experience

salary range

$3k - $4.4k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for children aged 8-15 who spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, learning skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and experiencing backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips. Participants in our Leadership Expeditions are aged 14-18 and spend 3 weeks or 5 weeks learning leadership skills, remote travel, and a robust sense of self.

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 including:

  • Natural History
  • Farm & Food Systems
  • Woodworking
  • Archery

Special Benefits

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season)
  • Lifeguard Certification (offered by Chewonki) or $500 for current certification
  • Room & Board
  • Travel stipend
  • $200 refer-a-friend bonus
  • Academic internship credit possible

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.

  • Experience working in educational spaces, preferred

  • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season)

  • Current Lifeguard Certification, preferred (offered by Chewonki)

  • Must Pass Background Criminal Check

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