Camp Counselor

Staff / Seasonal

Chewonki, Wiscasset, ME

Currently hiring male identifying and non-binary counselors to live in cabins with male identifying and non-binary campers! Must be 17+ and completed High School.

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips. Participants in our Leadership Expeditions are aged 14-18 and spend 3 weeks or 5 weeks learning leadership skills, remote travel, and a robust sense of self.

Camp Chewonki Camp Counselors / Cabin Leaders are kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and fun adults who are responsible for caring for the health and well-being of a cabinful of campers for the summer. Cabin Leaders live in cabins with 8 campers and 1 other leader. They help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabinmates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. In addition to supporting campers daily routines, Cabin Leaders work as teaching assistants in activities and collaborate with trip leaders to facilitate multi-day remote trips for their cabin. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, spending time in the outdoors, and a dedication to lifelong learning.

Dates: June 10th-August 15th

Salary: Starting at $3,500


Very competitive salary within the camping industry, full room and board, extensive training, opportunity to do Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguard Certification courses for free, days off to explore Maine, laundry services provided.

We also offer support to earn academic internship credit for your work!

MOST IMPORTANTLY- You’ll have the opportunity to truly change children’s lives, develop essential interpersonal, leadership, team building (and more) skills for your future, forge real connection and community with your co-workers, explore and enjoy the incredible natural environment, and learn more about yourself than you thought possible. It will be the summer of a lifetime.


Wiscasset, ME
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender