Summer Camp Jobs at Kingsley Pines

Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, overnight camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. The camp season begins June 14, 2024. It consists of one week of staff orientation, seven weeks of children’s camp, and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between eight and ten weeks, ending either August 10 or August 23. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

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.

Kingsley Pines provides a unique camp counselor experience that keeps our counselors coming back year after year. Our staff at camp is a family, and provides a warm and friendly environment for new and former staff members and campers! Our camp staff goals include ensuring that all campers feel comfortable, make friends, and learn new skills

Apply to Work at Kingsley Pines Camp

If you’re interested in having a fun and rewarding summer experience, please consider applying to work at camp this summer! The application process is simple, you can either fill out an application online or email us your resume, depending on the position you are applying for. You can find the specific application directions for all camp positions located below. For additional information, feel free to contact us directly.

Available Positions for Summer 2024 (as of 2/13/24)

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).

Requirements: These positions require maturity, creativity and a strong commitment to children. Candidates must be at least age 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2024.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Archery, Basketball, Baseball, Canoeing, Ceramics and Pottery, Dance, Fencing, Football, Golf, High Ropes Course, Jewelry, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Low Ropes Course, Outdoor Living Skills, Paddleboarding, Photography (Darkroom), Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Stained Glass, Swimming, Tennis, Theater (Directing), Theater (Pianist), Ukulele, Ultimate Frisbee, Visual Art (2-D), Visual Art (3-D), Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Woodworking.

Benefits: Room & board, salary of $3,000 or more for the summer, beautiful location, making a difference, supportive staff community, delicious meals with vegetarian option laundry service, wireless Internet access, and fun!

For more information about being a counselor at Kingsley Pines, click here. If you’re ready to apply online, please fill out an application!

Health Center Positions

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. To apply, send your resume to Dan Emmons at jobs@kingsleypines.com.

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. To apply, send your resume to Dan Emmons at jobs@kingsleypines.com.


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 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.To apply, send your resume to Dan Emmons at jobs@kingsleypines.com.

Food Service Positions

Cook: Responsible for helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+, supervising prep assistants and monitoring safety and cleanliness. Previous cooking experience required. Seeking candidates who are looking for a positive work environment and who know camp food is more than just chicken nuggets.

This position requires some flexibility in scheduling, but your schedule will generally be fixed. A wide variety of cooking will be required so knowledge is good, but a willingness to learn will make up for a lack of knowledge.

This is a summer camp. Attitude is very important. You will work closely and be in contact with campers and staff. A camp appropriate demeanor is a constant requirement. This is also a teaching and training position, as our prep assistants come from Mexico. Good Management and a Food Service Director with a desire and a mandate to make good food and enjoy doing it. A good fit for our kitchen is more important than lots of experience. Recent culinary graduates encouraged to apply.

Seasonal position, 40 – 45 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 10 – August 23. Room and board are provided, but optional. Apply online


Media Positions

Photographer: Responsible for taking a variety of photographs throughout the camp season to be posted on the web and used for three multimedia shows. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session.

Requirements:
– Capable of shooting a variety of photos that succinctly and clearly tell the story of what has been happening at camp, ability to shoot fast action a must
– Ability to organize work load on a daily basis to capture each camper and juggle this with weather, changes in schedule, etc.
– Knowledge of digital photography cameras and equipment and experience with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge

Responsibilities:
– Shoot photos daily of activities around camp
– Edit photos and assist in selecting best photos for weekly publication
– Take head shots of campers on opening day.
– Work with other members of media team to make routine posts on social media

To apply send your resume to Dan Emmons at jobs@kingsleypines.com.

Multimedia Editor: Responsible for creating four multimedia shows that combine photos, video, and music. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session. They will also take photos or shoot video, if time is available.

Requirements:
– Experience editing with Adobe Premier or similar programs.
– Include creative ideas to incorporate photos, video, and music to tell the camp story in a multimedia show.
– Knowledge of digital photography and video cameras and equipment.

Responsibilities:
– Create three session and one staff multimedia shows.
– Complete the multi media show on a timely basis for each session. Work with Camp Media Team and other staff to get the photos, video, and music required.
– Work with other members of media team to make routine posts on social media

To apply send your resume to Dan Emmons at jobs@kingsleypines.com.

Videographer: Responsible for shooting a variety of video throughout the camp season to be used for the web and four multimedia shows. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session.

Requirements:
– 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.
– Knowledge of digital video cameras and equipment and experience editing with Adobe Premier (or similar program)
– Work with other members of media team to make routine post on social media
– Ability to organize work load on a daily basis to capture each camper and juggle this with weather, changes in schedule, etc.

Responsibilities:
– Shoot video daily of activities around camp
– Edit video in coordination with Multimedia Editor
– Work with other members of media team to make routine posts on social media

To apply send your resume to Dan Emmons at jobs@kingsleypines.com.

International Applicants

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

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions about Kingsley Pines or our currently available positions, please feel free to contact us!