JOIN OUR CAMP STAFF
Looking for an amazing summer job? Come spend it with us! If you enjoy working with kids, believe in the Scouting program, and love camp, then the Dan Beard Scout Reservation is a great place to work and play. Each summer we hire over 120 men and women to serve as part of our camp staff. This life-changing opportunity is a great, fun, and rewarding place to be. Imagine living at a camp for the summer and working, playing, and learning in the outdoors. You’ll meet plenty of new friends, some that may stick with you for the rest of your life. You’ll get some great new experiences too as you challenge yourself.
Camp Staff members are given room and board for the summer in either a cabin shared with other camp staff or in a large tent with electricity. Some cabins have air conditioning and high speed internet access. Staff members 15 years of age and older are compensated competitively compared to other camps. Three meals a day are provided, as are many of the amenities of life such as laundry facilities. The camp staff run activities, plan programs, and instruct thousands of campers that come through our summer camps. All staff are part of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation, but there are two camp staffs. The Camp Friedlander staff provide programs for Scouts BSA aged youth (11 through 17) and the Cub World/Challenge Camp staff provide programs for Cub Scout aged youth (7 through 11) for the Cub World program and ages 7 through 15 for the Challenge Camp Program.
Camp Staff applications are now being accepted for the 2021 season! If you have any questions about camp staff, please contact the Outdoor Program Assistant. If you think you would be a positive addition to our camp staff, complete a Camp Staff Application. If you are 14 or 15 years old and would like to be a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) at Camp Friedlander or Cub World, please apply online. More information can also be found in the Camp Friedlander and Cub World CIT Packet which can be downloaded on Camp Forms page here.
2021 HIRING SCHEDULE
- Offers made by October 15th
Area Directors and Office Staff
- Hiring begins October 15th and offers will be sent out on a rolling basis
General Staff (including CIT’s)
- Decision communicated within 2 weeks after interview
- Hiring begins January 15, 2021 through the camp season
AVAILABLE STAFF POSITIONS
Camp Friedlander, the Scouts BSA camp, and Cub World, the Cub Scout camp, of the Dan Beard Council is now hiring camp staff for 2021. Come work in an exciting outdoor environment while you teach Scouts skills that last a lifetime.
- Assist in the operation of camp
- Provide excellent program for Scouts and Scouters ranging from merit badges to open programs
- Lead outdoor education programs for youth and adults
- Make friendships that will last a lifetime
- Must be 16 years of age or older (Camp Friedlander) and 15 years of age or older (Cub World)
- Must be willing to live on camp from mid-June to early-August (room and board provided)
- Scouting experience preferred
Several rounds of interviews will be held through the year; the first will be in December. Every new staff member is interviewed by our camp management team to ensure that we only hire the best and to discover what area of camp might be a good fit.
After the interview, you will receive a response letter. If we have found a place for you, congratulations! Sign and return your letter of employment and we’ll follow up later with important employment forms and information on staff orientation.
2021 HIRED STAFF COMMUNICATION AND EVENTS
January 15-June 6, 2021
Emails will include: hiring paperwork instructions, registration for staff events, management team profiles, etc.
Virtual Meet & Greet
Feb. 18, 2021 | 7-8pm
The perfect opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow Camp Staff ahead
of the summer. Open to hired staff only.
Virtual Camp Staff Orientation
March 21, 2021 | 7:30pm
Staff hired before this date should plan to attend this Orientation session.
Virtual Camp Staff Orientation
May 8, 2021 | 9am
Staff who did not attend the March Orientation must attend this session.
June 6-16, 2021
Senior Staff will arrive on June 6 while General Staff (including CIT’s) will arrive June 9th. All hiring paperwork must be completed before arrival.
CAMP STAFF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
CAMP STAFF RESOURCES
All Camp Staff Resources such as those listed below can be found on our Camp Forms page.
- Available Positions
- Camp Staff Parent Approval Form
- CIT Packet
- CIT Reference Forms