There's no better way to spend your summer! 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, refrigerator, and high speed internet and cable access. Staff members over the age of 14 (and over 15 at Camp Friedlander) 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 runs activities, plans programs, and instructs the 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 provides programs for Boy Scout aged boys (11 through 17) and the Cub World/Challenge Camp staff provides programs for Cub Scout aged boys (7 through 11) for the Cub World program and ages 7 through 15 for the Challenge Camp Program.
The Camp Friedlander staff consists of about 80 camp staff. This staff focuses on instructing and providing merit badge classes for Boy Scouts. If you have outdoor skills, like teaching, and believe in the values of Scouting, this staff may be for you! Camp Friedlander staff are employed from June 2015 through August 2015
(dates may change due to camper attendance).
The Cub World / Challenge Camp staff consists of about 40 camp staff. This staff runs games and creates age-appropriate programs for younger boys. For the Challenge Camp program, the camp staff have the rewarding duty of providing an outdoor experience to inner-city youth. If you enjoy working with younger boys, like to perform in front of groups, and want to make a difference, this staff may be for you!