Summer Staff Opportunities! 

Camp Woodbrooke’s staff members are enthusiastic about living in a small, close knit, diverse community where each person is valued and treated with dignity and respect. They are enthusiastic about working with children, are committed to living simply in harmony with nature; they design creative activities that help children know and love the outdoors. Staff members work to foster cooperation, team-building, and a sense of community within the camp and serve as a role model to others. 

Camp Woodbrooke, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employment and personnel actions are taken without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, ancestry, age, veteran status, or any physical or mental disability unless one or more of these factors is a bona fide job qualification.  Discrimination or harassment is prohibited.

Camp Woodbrooke is a very small camp with at most 34 campers, 10 cabin counselors, and 2 teen trip counselors.  Cabin counselors live in rustic, open-sided cabins with up to six campers and one other counselor or helper.  At Camp Woodbrooke everyone participates in the day-to-day life of the camp helping with food preparation, clean up, gardening, care of pets, and cleaning the cabins and wash-houses, so counselors must be ready to participate in each of these areas.  In addition, it is hoped that each counselor has special skills in some of the following areas: arts and crafts, woodworking, cooking, camp craft, nature, skits, group games, swim instruction, gardening, life guard, overnight tenting, music and archery.  Special salary bonuses are available (see below).

 

Why Work at Camp Woodbrooke?

  • Opportunity for creativity with the activities you lead.
  • Gain valuable leadership and growth experiences, because each person in our small community contributes to the smooth running of camp.
  • Experience deep connections with children and your peers.
  • Live closely with nature.
  • Camp counseling is highly respected on a job application or resume!

Available Positions:

Cabin Counselors

Minimum Salary: $245/week
Minimum age 18 and one year of college or comparable experience required.
Duties:

  • Design and lead a variety of activities during morning and afternoon activity periods for small groups of campers
  • Co-supervise a cabin group of up to six campers
  • Co-lead overnight camp-outs and cookouts with campers

 

Kitchen Coordinator/Cabin Counselor

Minimum Salary: $350/week
Minimum age 18 (21 preferred) and one year of college or comparable experience required – must have love of and experience with cooking (preferably for groups of people) and strong organizational and leadership skills.  Valid driver’s license preferred.
Duties:

  • Coordinate preparation and cooking of meals for up to 70 persons.
  • Coordinate counselor and camper assistants helping with meal preparations and after meal cleanup.
  • Plan menus that can accommodate some special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian) and that incorporate many organic, fresh ingredients.
  • Order supplies and drive/pickup/shop for groceries as needed.
  • Design and lead occasional activities during morning and afternoon activity periods for small groups of campers.
  • Co-supervise a cabin group of up to six campers.

Teen Session Counselor

Minimum Salary: $350/week

Minimum age 21.  First aid/CPR and Life-guarding certification required, Wilderness First Aid and valid driver’s license preferred.  Must have primitive camping, canoeing, and tripping (ideally backpacking and biking) experience and leadership experience with teenagers.

 

Duties:

  • Supervise a group of up to ten campers ages 13-15 and implement the Teen Program collaboratively with one other teen trip leader.
  • Maintain a primitive campsite on camp property that is used as the group’s “home base” when staying at camp.
  • Lead the group on biking, canoeing, or backpacking trips outside of camp for several nights at a time, camping in rustic/primitive campsites.
  • Implement a service project with the teen program group.

Internships

Camp Woodbrooke would be happy to coordinate with various college programs, to help provide worthwhile internship opportunities for students.  College credit may possibly be arranged.  The internship experiences should pertain to the program or overall mission of Camp Woodbrooke.  Persons interested in such internships should contact us at the address below.

Salary and Bonus Information:

Please note for all positions:

  1. All salary determinations depend on experience, certifications, and special skills.  All positions include room and board.  Counselors with prior counseling experience and special skills such as Lifeguard Training and Wilderness First Aid can expect some additional salary.
  2. Earn $25-$125 (or more) in bonuses!
    $25 referral bonus for staff member who stays for full summer
    $50 per certification (Lifesaving or Archery)