Applications for 2023 open March 1st
Camp 2023 June 5th – August 11th (M – F)
In order to complete your application, you will need to have the emails of 3 PROFESSIONAL references. Professional references include current and past employers (paid or unpaid positions), teachers, coaches, mentors, etc. PLEASE do not include friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, teammates, your parent’s friends – we want to hear from impartial people who have seen you in a position of responsibility including being a student, team player, babysitter, and so forth.
You will also need to enter your social security number for our Background Check. This is encrypted and cannot be seen even by us. The actual Background Check will not be ran until after you are offered a position but you will not be able to complete the application without completing this form.
Your application cannot be saved to be completed at a later time so be sure to give yourself plenty of time and have the above information handy. Be sure to get a reservation confirmation – not just a completed form confirmation.
Lastly, before applying we recommend you read below about the positions and job in general and feel free to email the firstname.lastname@example.org with questions before starting the application process.
Personal interviews will be set up after applications are received and generally after your group interview – so be sure and check your email.
Join Our Team
“My favorite part about Camp James is the enthusiasm of all the young counselors. I love the silly hats that they wear in the parking lot and that they do crazy silly songs as you’re walking in and everybody greets you and waves to you. This makes all the difference!!!”
-Camp James Parent
Camp James is looking for stellar staff like YOU!
If you can teach and help our campers experience sportsmanship, creativity, cooperation, respect and friendship, Camp James is the place for you! Our staff help guide campers to new outdoor activities, and more often than not, our staff has such a rewarding and fun experience they choose to return again and again. Our philosophy is Be Kind – to each other, the environment, our camp equipment.
Minimum Requirements and Commitment: Camp James’ staff members are full-time seasonal employees. We operate Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30. All staff members must be able to work outdoors in the sun all day and swim in deep, cold water. All staff members must be First Aid and CPR certified (Child & Adult) as a pre-requisite and show proof of the COVID-19 vaccine. Ages 18 and up are eligible for Counselor or Specialist positions. Ages 16-17 are eligible for Assistant Counselor or some Specialist Positions.
Each member of our staff is carefully interviewed, screened, and trained for one of the best summers of their life. Along with a pre-camp training program, we provide feedback and guidance over the course of the summer to ensure individuals are improving their skills and growing. All members of our staff have experience with leadership, creativity, and like to sing, smile, and have fun. If you’re ready to sign up for the best summer of your life fill out our online application today! A follow up email will be sent to set up an interview should it look like we have a position for you.
See the positions below and apply for those that suit your particular interest and expertise.
Do you like high fives? Do you have experience or interest in mentoring kids? Camp James is seeking super hero counselors for our summer. Counselors must be at least 18 years old and or have graduated high school. They will be responsible for a group of up to 12 campers and will participate in all activities while helping their campers learn and develop skills. We are looking for people who will sing, be silly, and create games with their group while providing a safe place for all campers to make friends, play, and try new things.
Specialists are expected to engage in the same camp magic that counselors do while providing a specialized program in one location at camp. Specialists are often experts or have special interest in the area they “teach.” They plan weekly activities, sometimes based on our awesome themed weeks, and teach all our campers. Specialists must be at least 16 years old. Check out our specialty areas and let us know your passion! [/toggle]
First Aid Provider – Do you feel most at home when you’re fixing ‘boo-boos’?
Candidates with LVN, RN, and/or Standard/Advanced First Aid and CPR (child and adult) certificates are encouraged. Will be responsible for camp wide first aid application, accurate treatment records, and maintenance of inventory of all supplies and records.
Lifeguards – Baywatch is on the Back Bay
Our lifeguards must be at least 16 years old. Advanced Lifesaving or equivalent, Standard/Advanced First Aid and CPR certificate required. Must be able to lifeguard at the pool and in open water. May be responsible for teaching and maintaining safety regulations at Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-up paddle boards, and other water based activities.
Dance/Movement – So you Think You Can Dance?
Animated, energetic individual preferred. Ability to create and lead new dances and/or creative movement for children ages 4-13 each week.
Drama – Do you practice your Oscar acceptance speech every day in the mirror?
Experience or interest in dramatic arts preferred. Must design and teach theatre programming for ages 4-13.
Martial Arts/Karate- Are you inspired by Cobra Kai?
Training in martial arts preferred. Must be able to design programming and safely instruct children ages 4-13 years old in basic Martial Arts.
Music – Do you celebrate the Grammy’s like it’s a federal holiday every year?
Experience with music/musical instruments preferred. Must be able to create and implement music programming for children ages 4-13.
Archery – Are you the future Katniss or Hawkeye?
Must be knowledgeable with archery equipment. Must know, follow, and teach safety regulations to children ages 8-13 in a group setting.
Arts and Crafts – Do you make Martha Stewart look like an amateur?
Experience working with art media preferred (painting, drawing, clay, tie-dying, paper mache, lanyards, crafts, etc.) Must be able to design and implement arts and crafts programming for children 4-13 and maintain camp crafts supplies.
Go-Carts – Is your nickname Speed racer?
Working knowledge of small engine basic maintenance and upkeep. Ability to maintain safety guidelines with the go-carts, track, and all safety equipment.
STEM – Who knew being smart could be so fun?
Must be able to design and implement STEM projects, crafts, and games teaching about integrated science, technology, engineering & math concepts for children 4-13 years old.
Nature Crafts/Environmental Awareness – Is the Lorax your best friend?
Interest in environmental science/nature preferred. Must be able to design and implement a nature program comprised of creative projects, crafts, and games teaching about environments, habitats, ecology, and other integrated science concepts for children 4-13 years old.
Camp James is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and selects the best matched individuals for each job. Employment and program policies of Camp James are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.