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Why Work at Kingsley Pines?

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in a child’s life, this is the place for you! Camp has a life-changing impact on both campers and staff. There is no better way to spend the summer.

General Information

Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, overnight camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. The camp season begins June 7, 2019. It consists of one week of staff orientation, eight weeks of children’s camp, and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either August 10 or August 23. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

Available Positions for Summer 2019 (as of 03/21/19):

Counselors: The core of the camp staff. Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. Counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with a group of 3-10 children. They also teach activities (see list below). These positions require maturity, creativity and a strong commitment to children. Click here to learn more about being a counselor. Candidates must be at least age 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2019.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Archery, Basketball, Baseball, Canoeing, Ceramics & Pottery, Fencing, Golf, High Ropes Course, Kayaking, Nature, Outdoor Living Skills, Photography, Rock Climbing,  Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Theater (Pianist), Visual Art, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Woodworking and Yoga. Apply online.

Wilderness Trip Leader: Plan, organize, and lead a variety of two day and one night wilderness camping trips in Maine and New Hampshire. Activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and sea kayaking. Help campers gain an appreciation for the outdoors and gain confidence by having new experiences. Seeking candidates with one of the following: previous experience/training leading wilderness trips, participation in a university outing club, student experience with NOLS, Outward Bound or a similar organization. Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguarding certifications are required. We can arrange for you to get these certifications, if you do not already have them. Must be age 21 or older and have a clean driving record.

Rock Climbing Director: Responsible for all aspects of the climbing program. He /she will teach skills on the climbing tower at camp and lead trips to nearby climbing areas (North Conway, Rumney, Jockey Cap, etc.). The minimum requirements for this position are previous climbing experience, previous experience teaching climbing, age 21 or older, a clean driving record, CPR and Wilderness First Aid (or higher). We can assist in acquiring the necessary certifications.


Nurse: Responsible for the daily health care needs of campers and staff members, including first aid, emergency care, dispensing medications, health related communication with parents/doctors and record management. Each nurse lives in a private cabin, with its own bathroom, separate from the Health Center. RN is required. Benefits include competitive salary, private living quarters, beautiful location, delicious meals, and chances to participate in camp activities.

Nurse Assistant: Responsible for assisting the nurses with managing the daily healthcare needs of campers and staff, including first aid and record keeping. Great learning opportunity for student in nursing or other medical field.


Food Service Director: Responsible for creating nutritious meals that appeal to both campers and staff; menu planning, ordering food from vendors; maintaining accurate inventories; Setting up and shutting down seasonal kitchen; and training and supervising a staff consisting of four cooks and eight prep assistants. Exciting opportunity for someone who is creative and knows camp food is more than just chicken nuggets. Learn more about our menus and dining facilities. Benefits include private housing, competitive salary and positive work environment. ServeSafe certified and previous supervisory experience required. Seasonal position May 27 – August 23, 2019.


Videographer: Responsible for shooting a variety of video throughout the camp season to be used for the web and three multimedia shows. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session. Requirements:
1.) Capable of shooting a variety of videos that succinctly and clearly tell the story of what has been happening at camp, ability to shoot fast action a must.
2.) Ability to organize work load on a daily basis to be able to capture each camper and juggle this with weather, changes in schedule, etc.
3.) Experience editing with Adobe Premier (or similar program) – Knowledge of digital video cameras and equipment.
4.) Enjoy being outdoors and shooting in a variety of outdoor conditions.
5.) Comfortable working with children.
1.) Create shooting schedule
2.) Work with other Media staff to coordinate video for the multi media show.
3.) Shoot video.
4.) Edit videos.


Accounting Assistant: Responsible for is responsible for accounts payable processing of invoices and payments, organizing summer employees payroll checks and petty cash management. Ideal candidate is organized, efficient and has a positive attitude. Experience with QuickBooks is required. Great internship option for students pursuing a degree in accounting. This is a 32 hours per week, seasonal position starting May 23, 2018 and ending August 24. Seeking person who lives in the local area. Housing is not available.

Office Staff: Responsibilities include daily coverage of the camp office, answering phones, responding to email, data input, sorting email and mail,
greeting visitors and checking campers in on opening days and out on closing days. Seeking candidates with customer service, organizational and computer skills. Previous office
experience not required. Seasonal position starts May 28 and ends August 10 or August 23, 2019. Room and board is provided, but optional.

How To Apply

To apply for a counselor position click here for the online application. It is quick and easy.

To apply for a foodservice position submit an online application or send your resume to Alan Kissack by email

To apply for any other position, please send your resume to Alan Kissack by email

Attention International Candidates: We do not hire staff members from foreign countries directly. Like many other camps, we utilize the services of international staffing agencies.

If you have any questions or want to know more about Kingsley Pines, contact Alan Kissack at or call 207-894-9030. He would be happy to speak with you.