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Chewonki Foundation

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

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Activity Counselor


min experience

salary range

$3k - $4.4k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

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:

  • Natural History
  • Farm & Food Systems
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Community Building (low ropes programs)
  • Woodworking
  • Visual Arts
  • Archery
  • Waterfront and Field Sports

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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