Pay is for full-time full-season resident camp employment. Pay ranges may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Additionally, for counselors, room & board is provided, in addition to pay. Camp counselors are required to live on site.

ALL Applicants Must:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years old
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Have a clean background check
  • Strong desire to work with teens and ability to be appropriate role model

CAMP COUNSELORS Counselors directly supervise campers throughout their stay at camp and are responsible for program delivery

Age 21+ | $300 per week, plus room & board | *Counselors who are also lifeguards receive an additional bonus

We try to have as many of our counselors become lifeguards as possible, and give priority to hiring those who are able to do so, but this is not mandatory to be considered for employment.


Application for Camp Counselors & Instructional Staff

Choose A File Type To Download: PDFDOC

Reference Form (all positions)

Choose A File Type To Download: PDFDOC

All applicants must be at least 21 years old, and have a clean driving record.

Also, all applicants must be legally able to work in the US. International applicants must have the appropriate visa. At this time, the camp does not work with international employment placement agencies and does not secure work visas for international applicants.

Step 1: Complete the Application & Email It Back

Applying for a job or an internship is the same process, and the same application

Although not required to apply, you are welcome to attach any information related to your qualifications for the position, such as a resume, additional work history, etc.

Step 2: Mobilize Your References

All employment, volunteer and intern applicants are required to provide three references from three adults who are not related to you. These references should know you well enough to comment on your potential for success in this position. Applications will not be considered without references.

The quick method:open the reference form, save as a file in your computer, then email as an attachment to your references. Have them save as a document, complete the information, save, and email as an attachment to

You can also send them the document snail mail and have them mail it back to the camp, but this takes longer, and may slow down the hiring process….

Then What?

After we receive your application and references, we will consider your qualifications in terms of positions available. If your skills meet our needs, we will contact you for an interview. Although an interview at the camp is preferable, we will conduct telephone interviews for out-of-area applicants.

Chef Camp is committed to the physical and emotional safety of its participants. Screening is critical in the process to hire appropriate persons who have contact with/access to children, including identification of potentially abusive individuals. The camp will investigate the accuracy of information provided on this application, which may include reference checks, past employment, military service, education, volunteer organizations, and civic groups.

All applicants are required to sign consent to authorize the camp to utilize the services of a consumer reporting agency as part of the procedure for processing an application for employment. The consumer reporting agency will conduct an investigation which may include obtaining information covering up to the last seven (7) years regarding references, character, past employment, work habits, education, general reputation, personal characteristics, driving records and criminal background. Additionally, all applicants are required to sign a Pre-Employment and Continued Employment/Volunteer Disclosure, which authorizes the conduct of the background check and further authorizes any third parties who may be the custodians of or in possession of the requested information, to disclose such information to investigators in connection with this background check.

Background checks are required for all staff, which may include, but is not limited to, a combined multi-state criminal search, Sex Offender Registry search, social security identity verification search, county and state court felony and misdemeanors records search, Terrorist Database search. A Voluntary Disclosure Statement, signed by the applicant, is required at the time of application for volunteer or employed positions. Chef Camp will not accept background checks which were conducted for employment/volunteering for any other employer/organization/camp.

Chef Camp is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except when a bona fide occupational qualification applies.