Summer Camps Jobs for Teens and Older

Summer camps jobs are a perfect fit for older teens and high school students looking to work over the summer. Many camps, both day and overnight camps, post their summertime positions in directories online. These directories such as:, include camping positions at heaps of summer camps located throughout the US and Canada. Camp positions and openings will vary from camp to camp. However, you can count on typical recreational/activity jobs and counselor positions to be a staple to summer camp jobs.

Get paid to do what you love

Many campers return to summer camps to work because they love kids and the camp experience. Also, working at camp is a great way to make money. Here's what you can typically expect when working at summer camp:

  • Competitive salary
  • Room and board
  • A travel allowance

Job openings at camp

Worrying about your qualifications and experience? Don't! A lot of camp positions require only entry level experience. If this is the case and you are hired, the camp will train you during pre-camp. Take a look at the qualifications and certification required before you consider applying. Some camps and/or job positions have minimum requirements and are looking to hire highly-skilled staff members. To apply you must first satisfy these requirements. Requirements may include: minimum age criteria, education criteria and experience criteria. The job posted may also require certification. If you are applying for a lifeguard job you will be required to be certified in Lifesaving, CPR and WSI; for a sailing instructor, sailing certification as well and First Aid certification are likely necessary.

Is working at camp for you?

With over 7000 overnight camps around in the US alone, their will always be plenty of summer camp positions that need to be filled each summer. Being a part of a camp is like being a part of a big family. You will make friends with other counselors, instructors, and staff from around the world. You will touch the lives of kids, serving as a role model, leader and friend. Besides that, you will have the opportunity to work and get paid for doing an activity you love. Some camps and positions require highly-skilled staff members others require entry level skills. Apply accordingly.

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