‘Camp’ Camp is a great place to share your skills, talents, and knowledge with a community of fun and adventurous GLBT folks from all over the country – and many people find it’s simply a great way to end their summer. Our staff program was also established, in part, as a way for those on a limited budget to still be able to attend and enjoy Camp. Like many of our Campers, many of our Staff return from year to year and find that their “working vacation” at Camp is a fun and highly rewarding experience.
work a few & save a lot
Generally, staff positions at ‘Camp’ Camp are paid via a “work-play” compensation system. About half of the 200 or so who people who attend Camp each year take advantage of a reduced fee schedule in exchange for working during the week. Each and every member of our Staff, from our Activities Instructors to our Dishwashers, is equally important in creating a fun and positive experience for everyone at Camp. The fact that about 75% of our Staff returns each year is probably a good indication that you can work at Camp and still have the best time ever! We are looking for team players who can commit to making their individual position their priority that week, while simultaneously promoting Camp values of community, inclusion, and encouragement.
Staff positions are available in both the Program and Operations areas of Camp. The Program Staff consists primarily of our Activities Instructors, so those applicants must possess the specific skills and experience required to lead specific activities. However, even if you don’t have those sorts of specialized skills, we probably still have a position for you on our Operations Staff. Most of those positions simply require a positive attitude, a good work ethic, and the ability to work well as part of a team. Most Program Staff are scheduled during specified activity periods each day. (A typical day at Camp is broken into four activity periods, running either 90 minutes or 2 hours in length.) Most Operations Staff are scheduled to work specific hours throughout the week as necessitated by their particular position.
staff levels & fee schedule
Currently, ‘Camp’ Camp offers the following discounts on Camp fees for being a member of our staff:
Staff I (Staff member pays $825*): Operations or Program Staff who work approximately 12 hours during the week and Activity Instructors who lead one (1) activity period per day.
Staff II (Staff member pays $625*): Operations or Program Staff who work approximately 20 hours during the week and Activity Instructors who lead two (2) activity periods per day.
Staff III (Staff member pays $425*): Operations or Program Staff who work approximately 28 hours during the week or any Staff who works a combination of a Staff I and Staff II level position.
Staff IV (Staff member pays $225*): Operations or Program Staff who work approximately 36 hours during the week, Activity Instructors who lead three to four (3-4) activity periods per day, or any Staff member who works a combination of two (2) Staff II positions. Staff members in this category are generally given 2-3 activity periods off during the week to allow them to enjoy other Camp activities.
Staff V (Staff member pays $0): Executive Operations or Program Staff who work 40 or more hours during the week, any staff position requiring extensive “On Call” hours, or certain Team Leader positions which involve pre-Camp planning hours.
Staff VI (Paid Staff): Operations or Program Staff who work 45 or more hours during the week, Staff with highly specialized skills, or certain Team Leader positions which involve specialized skills and/or pre-Camp planning hours.
*All fees include a 7% Maine Use & Lodging tax.
currently available positions
In addition to the positions listed below, we are always looking to add new activities to our Activities Schedule. So, if you are an enthusiastic, people-person with a unique, fun Arts & Crafts project, specialized skill, or outdoor activity that you would like to share with a group of fun-loving, adventurous GLBT adults, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal. You may also e-mail us for a more detailed job description of any of the positions listed below. We do occasionally receive cancellations for Staff positions, so if you’d like to be considered for a position not listed below, feel free to submit a Staff Application by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, and we can let you know if anything becomes available.
Jewelry Instructor If you are an experienced silversmith, we can use your skills to help Campers create enviable hand-made rings to flaunt to all their friends back home. Prior teaching experience is not required – however, you must be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, personable and excited about your art and comfortable working with all skill levels. (Staff IV)
Kitchen Staff Experienced kitchen workers who can assist our chef in food prep and assist the Dining Hall Staff with serving are always a good thing! (Staff IV, Staff V, or Staff VI, depending on experience)
Waterfront Staff Our waterfront is one of the most beautiful, relaxing, and popular places at Camp, so we are always in need of Red Cross-certified lifeguards or WSIs to keep our lakefront safe for swimmers and to teach swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and kayaking. (Staff IV)
To apply for our Staff, simply complete the Online Staff Application Form by clicking on the link below. You may also download the application (Adobe Acrobat required), and mail or fax it to our office. Click here for a downloadable Staff Application form.
Be sure to complete the application form in its entirety, as incomplete applications will not be considered. Please allow at least 2-4 weeks for processing and review of your application.