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Chewonki Foundation

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

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Generalist Counselor


min experience

salary range

$3k - $4.4k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

The Generalist Counselor is a fluid role that includes working with various age groups and activity areas. Generalists provide support and coverage to cabins to supplement the care of their cabin counselors. In this capacity,  they help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabin mates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. Generalist Counselors are responsible for preparing and facilitating activities, particularly Field Sports, and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained.  Ideal candidates will have previous experience working with children in group settings, interest in wearing many different hats at camp, and be self directed and eager to jump in where needed.


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

    • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

    • Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants

    • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

  • Deliver an activity program that promotes developmentally appropriate learning and fun in discipline-specific skills and abilities (activity curriculum created by Chewonki staff)

    • Field Sports activity in particular

    • Lifeguarding

  • Be an active member of the Chewonki community; e.g. participate in camp set up and take down, facilitate meals with campers in the dining hall

  • Assist Activity Coordinator planning and facilitating special events (e.g. – evening events, weekly events, once a session events, off-campus day trips)

  • Uphold the Chewonki Foundation’s mission and values

    • To learn more, visit our website at: www.chewonki.org

  • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp

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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