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Intern Picks: Camp Counselor Internships

April 16, 2014

Every day, our intern Alex gets a sneak peek at all of the new internships being posted daily on Each week he’ll choose a theme and highlight a few of the new internships he thinks are cool/useful/interesting.

By Alex Amato

Not ready to commit to a 9-5 desk job? Interested in working with kids or a career in education? Serving as a camp counselor can be a great way to gain valuable interpersonal skills while enjoying the great outdoors. The skills you learn through these internships will be directly transferable to a career in the education field. If getting involved in a summer camp interests you, check out these opportunities:

Camp Counselor Intern
Camp Augusta in Nevada City, CA
Camp Augusta is about fun with all of the activities you’d expect, but also so much more. In a small, tight, true community set in natural splendor, campers develop self-confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. As a counselor you would live with five campers in a cabin in the woods and get tons of experience working with kids. Apply now!

Camp Counselor Intern
Camp Starlight in Starlight, PA
Camp Starlight, a co-ed sleep-away camp in the endless mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, (2 1/2 hours from NYC) is currently looking for experienced, enthusiastic and fun individuals to work this summer and help out in one or more of the following areas: Athletics, Waterfront and Swim, Ropes and Outdoor Adventure, and the Arts! Apply now!

Camp Program Intern
Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange, CA
The Outdoor Education Center serves 20,000-30,000 campers a year with the majority being 4th-6th graders attending a weeklong science camp. As program staff you would assist with everything from the hands-on teaching environment to the many recreational activities offered here; (ZipLines, High & Low Ropes courses, Archery, Campfire Programs, Swimming in the Junior Olympic Pool with 140′ Waterslide, etc …). Apply now!

Special Needs Camp Counselor Intern
Camp Starfish in Rindge, NH
Camp Starfish was founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit summer camp for children with emotional, behavioral, social, and learning challenges. In this group counselor role, you will learn how to directly manage specific behaviors through a positive-based learning model. If you’re interested in getting great hands-on experience with helping special needs children develop, this would be a great opportunity. Apply now!

Camp Planning Intern
Civitan Foundation, Inc. in Williams, AZ
The Civitan Foundation is a group dedicated to helping special needs children and adults. Camp Civitan is their longest running program featuring weeklong sessions for campers on the 15 acre facility. As a camp intern you will get the opportunity to plan and implement Camp activities, performances, and events. Apply now!

Search through more Summer Camp Counselor internships here. Which types of internships do you want us to highlight next week? Let us know in the comments below.

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