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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 05/20/19):

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: Baseball, Basketball, Canoeing, Fencing, Golf, High Ropes Course, Kayaking, Nature, Outdoor Living Skills, Pianist, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Windsurfing.

Benefits include: Room & board, Laundry service, Wireless Internet access, Transportation for days off, Beautiful location, Making a difference, Supportive staff community, Delicious meals with vegetarian option and Fun! 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.


Part-Time Nurse: We need a nurse to substitute for our full-time nurses, two days per week for 9 hours per day. (June 16 – August 10). This person would also work on our three opening days to help check in arriving campers. The nurses are responsible for the daily health care needs of campers and staff members, including first aid and dispensing medications. RN is required.


Lead 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 Europe and 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 3 – August 23, 2019. Onsite housing is available, but not required. Click here to apply online or send your resume to


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 June 3 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.