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Working with children and peers at camp can change your resume! Develop and strengthen vital 21st-century skills like:

  • Communications & Listening
  • Empathy & Support
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility & Resilience
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership

Note for returning staff members: Please sign in with your CampInTouch login email from your previous summer working with us even if you are no longer using that email address. You can always change this email after you apply. 

What skills and experiences are employers looking for in college graduates? While most young adults will graduate from college with a long resume of coursework, lab time, and tech competencies, life skills are what we really need to be successful. Regardless of your college major or professional goals, working at camp means cultivating and developing skills that will enhance your job marketability and help you smash that future job interview (all while having fun, making friends, and growing as a person). Take a look at 10 Reasons Why Businesses Should Hire Former Camp Counselors. What made the list? Former camp staff are great communicators, life-long and curious learners, leaders, team players, and creative thinkers that can problem-solve and think on their feet in a blink of an eye, just to name a few.

Working at camp means working hard to make camp special for campers. And it is hard work! Living and working on campus all summer long will stretch your skills, just like working out stretches your muscles. But camp is not only for the camper—it is special for everyone in our community, including staff like you! We know that staff who are given the opportunity to grow personally and professionally make great camp leaders (which results in happy campers) and build a lasting connection to an incredible international community. We want our adult staff to end the summer knowing they made a difference in the world and have the skills to make a difference in the future!

Ready to work hard, make a difference, build your resume, get paid, and have the best summer of your life? Have skills and passions that line up with any of our Potential Positions? Apply to work with us this summer!


We offer the following:

  • On-the-job training and supervision to help you achieve your goals
  • Professional mentorship from camping, education, and STEM professionals
  • The chance to inspire (and be inspired by) some of the most unique, quirky, and amazing campers there is
  • An international camp staff cohort so you can build the cultural competency skills needed to succeed in the global nature of 21st-century work
  • A close-knit community of new friends, along with staff social activities and programs throughout the year and during the summer
  • A summer of memories that will last a lifetime


Benefits of working on staff:

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Room and board (including the best camp food ever!)
  • Utilities (including WiFi)
  • Staff laundry service
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Free parking
  • Free CPR and First Aid Certification from American Red Cross
  • Free access to a licensed MA therapist for emergency mental health care services
  • Free access to nursing health care and OTC medication and first aid supplies
  • Social Security coverage
  • Workers’ Compensation coverage
  • Children may participate in summer program at a reduced fee



Staff must meet these basic requirements:

  • Experience and/or passion for working with children
  • Graduated from high school and/or at least 18 years old camper arrival
  • Experiential or educational background in technology, sciences, education, youth work, Jewish Life, or fields related to their jobs at camp
  • Pass all required background checks required by the URJ, the State of Massachusetts, and the American Camp Association
  • New applicants must provide three references. Please also note that the state of Massachusetts requires new references for any employee that has been away from an organization for one year or more. For this reason, all returning staff who miss a summer must also provide three new references.


We look for the following:

  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiasm
  • Teamwork
  • Patience
  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Passion

To apply to work at camp, please fill out our online application. Once we review your application, and if your background and experience match the camp’s needs, we will schedule an in-person or video-chat interview.

Machon is our Counselor-in-Training Program for entering 12th Graders