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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 12, 2020. 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 15 or August 28. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

COVID-19 Update (03/24/20)

We are planning on operating this summer and are not considering closing camp. Since the situation with COVID-19 changes daily, we are monitoring the constant stream of information and making adjustments as needed. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Kissack at or call 207-894-9030.

Available Positions for Summer 2020 (as of 03/24/20):

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, 2020.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Baseball, Canoeing, Fencing, Fiber Arts, Football, Golf, High Ropes Course, Jewelry, Kayaking, Low Ropes Course, Nature/Environmental Ed., Photography (Darkroom), Rock Climbing, Sailing, Swimming, Theater-Directing, Ukulele, Ultimate Frisbee, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing and Woodworking.

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.

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.


Sous Chef: Responsible for cooking and helping to manage a staff of three cooks and eight prep assistants. Duties include organizing and helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+; supervising staff; monitoring safety and cleanliness and being in charge of the kitchen two days a week. A varied knowledge of cooking is required. Most of our food is scratch cooking and needs skill.

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. 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. Seasonal position, 45 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 8 – August 28, 2020. Room and board is provided, but optional.


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 8 and ends August 15 or August 28, 2020. Room and board is provided, but optional.


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.

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.