Summer Staff Employment

Our staff is made up primarily of high school and college students. Many were once campers at the SBCC Day Camp themselves, which gives our camp a great sense of tradition and continuity. All staff are chosen for their maturity, commitment to children’s growth and a love of the camp community. All counselors have completed orientation, training, and CPR certification before the campers arrive.

Summer Employment Positions Available

We are not accepting applications for the summer of 2020. Please check back next season for a posting of open positions which typically include positions like these:

Activities Director:

The Activities Director will work alongside the Camp Director to plan and provide direct instruction to campers grouped by age for 45 minute blocks. Cross content area across the following areas preferred-arts and crafts, sports, team building, nature and exploration, and STEM. Activities that fit with the camp’s weekly themes preferred. Specific content to be approved by Camp Director.


  • Age 21 or over
  • Previoius leadership role working with children
  • Strong organizational skills

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Senior Counselor (8 week position, 1 position available):

Engage a group of 10-25 children daily in a variety of activities including, but not limited to: swimming, sports and active games. Age group assignment to be determined by experience. Be a role model and mentor for younger staff, delegating duties appropriately. Ready to work in a high energy, fast paced environment daily.


  • Age 18 or over
  • Minimum 8 weeks experience in a position working with children, preferably in a day camp setting
  • Flexible thinker with energetic personality and strong leadership skills

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Junior Counselor (4 week position, weeks 5-8, 2 positions available):

Assist group ,leaders in ensuring a safe, fun, and well organized environment for campers ages 5-13. Must be able to take direction well and be ready and willing to take initiative when appropriate.


  • Age 16 or over
  • Entering 11th grade or higher
  • Minimum 4 weeks experience in a position supervising young children, preferably in a day camp setting
  • Priority in hiring given to previous Sagamore Beach Colony Club campers and other criteria as determined by the camp committee

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Counselors in Training (CIT):

This is a FREE training program preparing registrants for a future role of camp counselor. Participation in SBCC CIT program does not guarantee future paid employment at this camp.


  • Entering 10th grade or higher
  • Priority in hiring given to previous Sagamore Beach Colony Club campers and other criteria as determined by the camp committee.

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Staff Selection Process


Applications that are received by March 31st will be considered in the first round of the selection process. Selection may continue through the spring, but many, if not all, positions will be filled from the first round of applicants. If applicant faces a time limit with another position, please let us know so that we can do our best to provide a determination in a timely manner.


References are not required if an applicant was a counselor or a CIT last year.

All other applications must have three (3) references included. For references, we are requesting that they be people who have seen/hired you to work, preferably with children. We would prefer no relatives.


All Staff must be CPR and First Aid certified. Training will be provided to all staff prior to start of camp, if needed.


Contracts will start to be offered starting in late March or early April and may continue through the spring, if necessary.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Fennell at kfennell31@gmail.com.