Boys Camp Counselor

Wiscasset, Maine
Posted 2 months ago

Camp Chewonki for Boys is hiring camp counselors.

Counselors live in cabins with 8-10 campers and one other counselor. Each counselor focuses on a specific activity; activity areas include nature, sailing, kayaking, farm/garden, field sports, tennis, archery, photography, shop, art, wilderness travel skills, renewable energy, challenge course and swimming. Most counselors help lead at least two cabin trips, each lasting 2-­8 days.

Trips might focus on backpacking, canoeing, sea or whitewater kayaking. Counselors are also expected to be engaged with other aspects of the daily camp program such as helping to organize special events, serving in the dining room, lifeguarding at the waterfront, implementing new program ideas or organizing evening activities.

Learn more about Chewonki Camp for Boys

Essential Responsibilities

  • Live in cabins with campers and co- counselor
  • Assist in Co-leading at least two cabin trips
  • Responsible for safety and welfare of participants
  • Check-in daily with campers to connect and provide for physical and emotional needs
  • Focus on specialized activity area
  • Plan, Prep, Pack and check equipment as safe and appropriate for age and location
  • Provide Direct Supervision of campers as assigned
  • Maintain Mission
  • Maintain Safety
  • Professional communication with families
  • Become familiar with and abide by Wilderness Protocols as set forth by Chewonki
  • Become familiar with and abide by Boys Camp Protocols as stated in Chewonki Camp for Boys Staff Handbook
  • Fill out all necessary paperwork, i.e. incident reports, camper reports, trip reports
  • Instill fun and teaching into Camp program

Additional Responsibilities

  • Plan evening activities and special events
  • Serve in dining room



  • At Least 21 years old to drive participants
  • Valid Driver’s License approved by Chewonki’s Insurance Carrier
  • Must Pass Background Criminal Check
  • Basic First Aid and CPR


  • Attend Staff Training per Employment Agreement
  • Attend necessary Driver’s Training
  • Additional stipend paid for certified and practicing lifeguards