Why Work at Camp Kingswood?
Working at Camp Kingswood is so much more than a summer job, and it gives you so much more than any office internship! It’s the ultimate experience full of adventure, personal and professional growth, and an opportunity to grow as a leader as a role model for children. All of this in an amazing facility in the lake region of Maine at the base of the White Mountains. Working at camp sets you up with the skills and tools you need for the rest of your life.
Our Core Values
At Camp Kingswood, we hold these values dear to our hearts. They guide us in all that we do, each and every day.
We believe that we are all equal and connected. Treating others with respect and kindness helps us grow stronger inclusive and welcoming community.
We believe in trying new things—taking on new challenges headfirst and growing from them. We believe in having the courage to be ourselves and allowing others to be their true self.
We believe that shared space means shared responsibility. We act with integrity, taking accountability for our actions, and learning from our past mistakes.
Together we breathe life into our community and our traditions by being active participants in camp life and by living our values.
What You’ll Gain
- Highly Sought-After Transferable Professional Skills
Over the course of the summer, our staff gain valuable professional skills like leadership, problem-solving, empathy, and working in a team. Skills like these are highly sought after by employers in all fields.
- The Benefits of Being Unplugged in Nature
It’s not just kids who need to disconnect! What better place to be for the summer than at the base of the White Mountains in Maine? As a staff member, you’re in for a summer of breathtaking views—and not to mention waterfront fun on Woods Pond!
- Friends For Life That Feel Like Family
Staff members come to Camp Kingswood from all over the country—and the world! You’ll learn so much from one another, making lifelong friends in the process.
- Connection to Your Jewish Soul and Community
Our staff embody Jewish values and help to facilitate the exploration of our campers’ Jewish identities, all while connecting with their own.
- The Best Time of Your Life!
Our staffers say that summertime at Camp Kingswood is their favorite time of year. From Color War to gaga, staffers and campers alike experience a summer full of fun and exploration.
Who We Hire
At Camp Kingswood, we hire staff from all walks of life. From counselors to nurses, from chefs to supervisors, our staff members are all problem-solvers, team players, and hard workers. Most importantly, everyone loves working with children! They’re caring, fun, and eager to make a positive difference in the lives of our campers. Sound like you? Explore our open positions!
- Zohar Counselors – Work with campers with mild to severe special needs. Assist campers in daily living skills, behavior management, emotional regulation and adjustment to and participation in camp life. Living in and working one on one with some of these children may be required.
- Arts and Crafts
- Jewelry making
- Painting and Drawing
- Camping and Hiking
- Hip Hop
- Israeli Dance
- Farm and Animal Care
- High Ropes and Adventure Course
- Martial Arts
- Mountain Biking
- Song Leading
- Nature Crafts
- Outdoor and Indoor Cooking
- Street Hockey
- Ultimate Frisbee
- General Fitness
- Stage management
- Waterfront – All waterfront staff must possess a valid lifeguard certificate
- Water Skiing/Wakeboarding
- Swim Instruction
- And several more! Check out the activities page to see the full list of program areas we are hiring staff for
- Unit Heads – Oversees an age group at camp. Responsible for staff performance and camper wellbeing. Check out our Bunk Life page to learn more about the specific age units at Kingswood
- Area Heads – Oversee a specific activity area of camp. Must posses experience in leading relevant activities to the area. Responsible for overall operation of the area, specialty staff management, curriculum development and supply inventory. Check out the Activities Page to see the full list of program areas.
- Jewish Life Director – Works within all aspects of camp life and is responsible for integrating meaningful , quality Jewish content and experiences that make a summer at Jewish Camp so special. Oversees the leading and running of Shabbat and holiday ceremonies at camp in conjunction with song leaders.
- Program Director – Manages and supervises all aspects of camp scheduling and programming. Supervises the program areas. Develops and runs all camp programs. Familiarity with A/V equipment set up and use required.
Photographers and Videographers
- Nurses (RNs and NPs)
- Office Administrators
- Kitchen Staff (Chefs, Line Cooks, and Dishwashers)
- Buildings and Grounds (Facilities and Maintenance)