YES! Working as a camp counselor is a challenging yet rewarding job. You will participate in training given by skilled professionals in social work, teaching, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader, make important decisions, and face challenges head-on. Having camp experience on your resumé shows that you're adaptable, flexible, and hard working–qualities that are relevant to any career path!
Along with our competitive salary and benefits package, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime and make friends from all over the world. There aren’t many jobs where you’re unplugged, surrounded by like-minded people, and are able to learn to water ski, climb through the trees on the ropes course, or make a mug in ceramics on your time off. While our primary goal is to encourage campers to gain confidence, compassion, and courage, most staff find they’ve benefited from their summers at Tapawingo as well.
Most staff spend eight weeks at camp, including our staff-only training. Some staff who require additional certifications arrive earlier!
We pick staff up in Portland, Maine at the bus station and airport. If you fly into Boston, you can take a bus to Portland and we will pick you up.
All staff live in cabins with bathrooms, electricity, and a nearby shower house. Most female counselors are bunk staff who live with 8-10 campers and 1-2 other counselors.
Tapawingo is a great place to unplug, though we do offer high speed internet in select areas of camp. Phone service can be sketchy at camp.
Tapawingo is a uniform camp. Staff wear navy blue bottoms and white tops.
Yes! We offer coaching, teaching, and social work internships. We have skilled members of our Leadership Team who are able to supervise and complete your school-provided documents for your internship.