Summer Camp Positions!
At Camp Beech Cliff, we promote a balance between the active and the creative, while promoting fun and learning in the outdoors. We consider our staff team a community, as a large number of our staff return each year and work in unison to help all our campers have the best camp experience possible. We look for talented and caring staff members who are committed to their jobs. Our head program staff are trained and experienced in their fields, while many of them are pursuing careers working with children. All summer staff participate in a multi-day pre-camp training that includes child development, health and safety issues, and program planning.
Applicants should realize that the job of a camp counselor is challenging, demanding, and requires a great deal of patience and understanding. Personal lifestyle sacrifices may have to be made including disconnecting from daily use of digital technology during the camp day. Sensitive and dynamic leadership is necessary to provide youngsters the opportunity to grow, learn to positively relate to others, establish life-long values and increase their appreciation of the natural world.
If you would like to make a difference in the lives of our campers, while enjoying a great summer on Mount Desert Island, we encourage you to apply.
Excellent trainings with certifications
Ability to work in a scenic, outdoor setting
Possible on-site housing (seasonal).
Seasonal Summer Camp Positions (click on job title for full description)
Camp Support Staff
Senior Administrative Leaders
Program Head of Adventure Teen Camps - filled
Program Head of Adventure & Campouts
Program Head of Archery
Program Head of Boating - filled
Program Head of Challenge Course - filled
Program Head of Outdoor Skills (Junior Maine Guide program) - filled
Program Head of Nature - filled
Program Head of Performing Arts - filled
Program Head of Pottery - filled
Program Head of Sports and Games - filled
Program Head of Swimming - filled
Group Leaders & Counselors
Adventure Teen Camp Senior Counselors
Starburst Senior Counselor
Traditional Teen Camp Senior Counselor
Senior Group Counselors – Traditional Camp
Senior Counselor – Specialty Camp
Senior Counselor (August Only)
Junior Counselors - filled
Sailing Program Instructor
Swim Skills Instructor
Arts Program Instructor
Challenge Course Program Instructor - filled
For further information, please contact:
Matt cornish, camp Director
Year-round & Per Diem Positions
Outdoor Education Coordinator - This 6-7-month position (April-Mid October) is a unique opportunity for the right person with a diverse skill set and passion for working with people. The Outdoor Education Coordinator will develop and execute programs for CBC during the summer and shoulder seasons; teaching leadership and outdoor education; designing team-building for youth and adult groups; coordinating trainings and certifications. As part of Camp Beech Cliff’s Summer Day Camp Program, they will serve as Coordinator of our Teen Camp Program, providing direct oversight to both our traditional teen camp staff, as well as our Adventure Teen Camp Program. This coordinator will be a catalyst and tremendous role model for people of all ages to understand and experience the relationships between themselves and the natural environment through outdoor play and exploration.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience managing and training on low and high ropes challenge courses. BA in outdoor education or related field. Management and Supervisory experience a plus. Proven initiative to start multiple projects and to complete work without direct supervision.
Preferred Qualifications: Rock climbing and sea kayaking guide level experience.
Applications encouraged by March 20th. Cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Facilitators (per-diem) – We are seeking talented, motivated, and highly trained instructors to join our per diem team of program leaders. Whether you have a special certification and the ability to teach people of all ages or a high level of facilitation and challenge course experience, we want YOU! For more information and opportunities please contact Matt Cornish.
Internships – A staff position at CBC can serve as a paid intern for many programs including but not limited to: education, social work, outdoor education, family studies, sociology, psychology, sports management, exercise science. We have experience working with local colleges and universities to either fit the criteria already in place for an internship or help design a unique program. If you are interested in an internship at CBC, please contact Matt Cornish.