Do you want to spend your summer job working outdoors? Is making a difference in the lives of children important to you? Do you want to meet people from all over the world? What about building your resume while having an amazing time?
Join our camp family this summer for a challenging and rewarding job experience that will give you the skills you need for your future. Make a difference in the lives of our campers, while enjoying our beautiful outdoor facilities and working with people from around the world.
When you work at Camp Towanda, you get hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that any future employer is looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility.
Camp Towanda is now hiring Sports Instructors, Coaches and Activity Specialists, Group Leaders, Department Heads, and General Counselors! Our program consists of all the land and water sports, outdoor adventure, theatre, art and more! We offer professional paid internships in many fields including marketing, health administration, nursing, finance, hospitality, event planning, food services, sports management, media and nutrition. We work with colleges for school credit and provide mentorship opportunities.
We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and diligent instructors for many of our activity areas. If you play the sport in school, this is a great way to stay engaged and share your passion with youth. Great for those looking to be teachers or coaches in the future. We are looking for instructors for Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Hockey, Swimming, Archery, Mountain Biking, Quidditch, Lego, Farming, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Theatre, Culinary, Art, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Waterski...for a full list of activities...check out our website.
Athletic Specialists help teach groups of 20-40 campers at a time (boys and girls, ages 7-17) in their area of expertise. They are responsible for instructing different levels and abilities, from beginners to master classes with our more skilled campers. Working with Department Heads and Program directors to execute lesson plans. Our athletic specialists are responsible for coaching intra camp games and intercamp leagues, including county-wide tournaments with other camps. This is a great opportunity for developing professionals to get hands on coaching and teaching experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities.
You must be experienced in the specific activity, as you will be teaching most often on your own. Also, when you are not instructing in your area of expertise, you work with the group with whom you are living. You will be instructing children ages 7-16.
Competitive salary, room and board, all meals included, travel reimbursement Paid Internships Available
Available mid-June thru mid-August (some department orientations begin early June)
Candidates are required to complete at least one year of college
Have a true desire and knowledge to share their skills with the next generation
High School or College-level experience in their specialty
Youth coaching/teaching experience a plus!
Great with children
Strong work ethic
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary, room and board, laundry, all meals included, travel reimbursement
Paid Internships Available
About Camp Towanda
Camp Towanda is the premier family-owned and operated, co-ed 7 week sleep-away camp in Northeast Pennsylvania for children ages 7-17. We are nestled on over 400 acres of beautiful fields, facilities, waterfront and countryside. At Camp Towanda, we provide a well-rounded experience for our campers and staff in a nurturing, safe environment with endless opportunities for them to try new things and feel great about themselves! Our program offers excellent and professional instruction in all land and water sports, fine arts, drama and adventure, as well as very creative evening activities and special events.
We attract down-to-earth, friendly and spirited campers, families and staff. We hire 300 counselors and support staff from over 20 countries and all across the USA. When you work at Camp Towanda, you make a real difference in camper’s lives, while building your resume and career-building skills (leadership, work-ethic, public speaking, management, responsibility) with the support of our top-notch senior staff and Directors. The job of a counselor is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. When at camp, it is a 24-hour job. Flexibility, responsibility... and stamina are key attributes for our staff to possess. Working with kids is a challenging job but one of the most rewarding job experiences you will ever have.
All meals, room and board are included with scheduled time off. We are located near a popular summer destination in the Pocono Mountains and less than 2 ½ hours away from New York City and Philadelphia.
For 97 years, Camp Towanda has continued to define what summer camp is all about. We are highly regarded and respected as an industry leader and are involved in giving back to various organizations throughout the year. Camp Towanda is accredited by the American Camp Association.
When you work at Camp Towanda, it’s so much more than a summer job- it’s a family, network and community that will change your life forever. Thank you for considering Camp Towanda for your best summer job experience yet! Begin your application today!