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Trail's End and Chestnut Lake Camps are Looking for...

Outstanding Leaders
Caring Role Models
Dedicated Young Professionals
Talented Team Players
Individuals Ready to Be the Difference for Campers

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Why Work at Camp?

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Trail's End and Chestnut Lake Camps – family-owned and operated for 75 years – are premier residential summer camp programs located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. A position at TEC or CLC offers an outstanding staff member:

  • An extraordinary job that will offer growth, excitement, and fellowship
  • Opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and skill-building that can transfer to the Real World job market
  • Internship and college credit opportunities in areas such as education, communications, marketing/sales, management, and more
  • Competitive seasonal salaries and full room/board
  • Work with people that care, and join a community that attracts outstanding individuals from around the world
  • Spend your days and nights enjoying the chance to unplug from the real world during this unique summer experience

What Will the Summer Be Like for Me?

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Summer positions at Trail's End and Chestnut Lake camps may vary, but regardless of the specific role, there are certain elements of a summer job at camp with us that can be expected by all:

  • Positions require on-site work at one of our campuses (TEC and CLC are next door to each other and sit on over 700 acres of land) in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. Beach Lake is close to Honesdale, PA as well as the New York State border, approximately a 2-hour drive to New York City and Philadelphia.
  • Most positions are residential, with room/board provided to staff members in addition to a competitive salary based on role and experience. Accommodations at TEC and CLC are considered to be among the finest of any camps in the region.
  • Dates of employment may vary slightly for specific positions, but expect contracts to begin by approximately June 13th, 2021 and end by approximately August 15th, 2021.
  • The camp environment for staff is close-knit, relatively diverse, and ultimately comes together to be like a family. Connections between staff members form quickly, and bonds often sustain for a lifetime.
  • Every day at camp offers a routine that is based on a structured, well-organized, and extensive program of activity for campers and staff members. Camp is a place for discovery, spontaneity, overcoming challenges, solving problems, and building relationships with people that care.

Learn More About Specific Camp Positions

The Basics

Summer camp sports and athletic coaches and specialist jobs

IDEAL CANDIDATES: No matter the specific position sought, members of the TEC and CLC staff teams thrive when they bring high-energy, initiative, compassion, resilience, creativity, flexibility, and a strong work ethic to their roles. Camp is a place for people who want to work hard, make an impact on others, grow as a person, learn new things about themselves, and be part of a dynamic and immersive environment. If this is you, read on.

  • All positions at TEC and CLC require being on-site in Beach Lake, PA, and unless indicated specifically, staff members will live on campus and housing will be provided in addition to a competitive salary.
  • All positions at camp – whether working in bunks, activity areas, support areas, or leadership – require staff members that genuinely care about working with children and young adults.
  • Unless indicated specifically (such as for roles as part of our health services staff), positions at camp are intended to be for the full camp season (approximately 9-10 weeks).

Bunk Counselors

Summer camp counselor jobs

IDEAL CANDIDATES: College-aged young adults that love working with, living with, and being role models for children.

  • Live in bunks with co-counselors and same-aged campers (group sizes of approximately 10-15).
  • Lead, support, and advocate for campers throughout their experience at camp.
  • Travel with campers throughout their schedule and participate actively in programs.
  • Receive guidance and support from exceptional Division/Group Leaders and Head Counselors to ensure high performance and professional growth.

Activity Specialists

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IDEAL CANDIDATES: College-aged young adults that enjoy working with, living with, and being role models for children, who additionally have advanced skills in specialized activity areas and can assist with the leadership of those programs.

  • Live in bunks with co-counselors and same-aged campers (group sizes of approximately 10-15).
  • Lead, support, and advocate for campers throughout their experience at camp.
  • During the daytime schedule, assist with the leadership of specialized activities (while bunk counselors travel with campers to each activity) for campers in various types of groups (age, gender), and skill levels.
  • Specialized activity leadership is intended to teach skills, create a safe environment, and inspire high levels of fun and engagement for campers.
  • Receive guidance and support from exceptional specialized activity Area Heads, Division/Group Leaders, and Head Counselors to ensure high performance and professional growth.
  • Athletics (including baseball/softball, basketball, dance/cheer, gymnastics, flag football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, beach volleyball, yoga and tennis)
  • Creativity & Arts (including fine arts, AV/technology, ceramics, culinary, digital media/photography, robotics/STEM, rock band/music instruction, textiles, theater/stage production, video production, and woodworking)
  • Outdoor Adventure (including archery, high ropes instruction/rock climbing/zip line, hiking, mountain biking, and nature)
  • Waterfront (including boating/sailing, lifeguard certification, swimming, and waterskiing)

Support Positions

Summer camp office and support staff jobs

IDEAL CANDIDATES: College-aged and older adults that are excited to work in important behind-the-scenes roles that contribute to the success of camp operations and the experience for all campers and staff. Interest in a specific support area will be essential, and in some cases, advanced skills in that area maybe be a prerequisite.

  • Live in shared, semi-private, or private accommodations for staff members on-site (depending on specific position).
  • Attend to daily functions of the support area in order to ensure the operational success of the camp, as well as safety and wellness for all campers and staff.
  • Receive guidance and support from exceptional leaders with advanced skills in specific support area to ensure high performance and professional growth.
  • Food Services (food prep, service, cooking) *on-site residential and non-residential positions available
  • Health Services (LPNs/RNs/NPs working alongside on-site doctors for the daily care of campers and staff, health area oversight and/or administration) *on-site residential and non-residential positions available
  • Childcare/Nanny (daily care for young children of on-site staff) *on-site residential and non-residential positions available
  • Housekeeping (cleaning, hospitality, laundry) *on-site residential and non-residential positions available
  • Office (reception, administrative support, customer service, communications)
  • Maintenance (facility repairs, landscaping, site projects) *on-site residential and non-residential positions available
  • Operations (facilitation of program, problem-solving, tech support)

Leadership Positions

Summer camp activity and area directors jobs

IDEAL CANDIDATES: Late-college-aged/post-college-aged and older adults that bring measurable experience and prior success in leadership and/or management roles in camp or similar working environments who are prepared to lead others.

  • Live in shared, semi-private, or private accommodations for staff leaders on-site (depending on specific position).
  • Lead, support, and advocate for staff members throughout their experience at camp, whether in residential life or program areas.
  • Receive guidance and support from exceptional Directors and other leaders with advanced skills to ensure high performance and professional growth.

Leadership Roles:

  • Program (program design and facilitation, assessment and evaluation of programming)
  • Division/Group Leader (oversight of bunk counselors and specialists in residential life areas)
  • Area Director/Head of Area (oversight of specialists in activity or support areas)

We look forward to hearing from you and are excited about the possibility of you becoming part of our 2021 team.