Work At Camp

Did you know that Samoset Council operates three Scout camps including Cub Scout, Boy Scout and high-adventure programs? Each of these offers opportunities for a variety of summer and winter camp staff jobs. Most Scout camp staff are at least 16 years of age, but the Boy Scout and Cub Scout  camps have a few select jobs for youth who are a year or two younger. The high-adventure program employs young people who are at least 18 years of age. The Samoset Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer that hires both females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures, and mixed abilities.

The Samoset Council camps provide a great camping experience for thousands of Scouts each year. This success requires the best of camp staffs . . . . . . Why don't you become one of this select group? 

Why Apply for a Camp Staff Job?

Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:

  • To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
  • To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
  • To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
  • To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
  • To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
  • To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
  • To work with youth and adults of all ages
  • To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
  • To give something back for the opportunities you have received
  • To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Law
  • To have meaningful spiritual experiences
  • To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
  • To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
  • To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits

Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these that will prepare you for more meaningful endeavors?

Available Positions & Compensation

Positions and salaries are based on age and the number of years of experience you possess in camp staff or similar environment. All camp staff receive a cabin and bunk, meals during camp operation and one day off a week.

Administration: manages all operations of our camps including coaching and training the staff. Positions include camp director, program director and business manager. Minimum ages 18 or 21 years old depending on the level of responsibility. Salaries begin at $4,225 for the summer season

Area Director: Summer camp staff who supervise and oversee a camp program or service area. They are responsible for coaching their staff and ensuring a quality experience for our campers. Minimum ages 18 or 21 depending on position and level of responsibility. Salaries begin at $2500 for the summer season.

High Adventure Trek Staff: Summer camp staff members specializing in leading the expeditions of the Hanna Venture Base high adventure program. Minimum ages 18 or 21 years old depending on the level of responsibility. Salaries begin at $2500 for the summer season.

Program and Support Staff: Summer camp staff who work with an area director to provide specific service or program. Minimum ages 16 or 18 depending on position and level of responsibility. Salaries begin at $1500 for the summer season.

Winter Camp Staff: Assist with our weekend programs for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. This camp season stretches from January through early March each year.

Counselor in Training (unpaid position): A staff member, usually 14-15 years old who is training to be a paid staff member. The program exists to provide the necessary tools for future and continued success on camp staff through specialized training and on-the-job practical experience. Individuals must commit to a minimum of four weeks.

Volunteer Position: As in all Scouting activities, volunteer leaders play an important role. Positions such as commissioners, medics/physicians, chaplain, and others, make camp programs more effective.

Commitment & Expectations

Camp employment in the Samoset Council is provided under these guidelines:

  1. All camp employees subscribe and commit to live the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  2. All camp employees must be qualified and registered as members of the Boy Scouts of America through our camp staff venture crew. Those not currently registered will be upon agreeing to be on staff.
  3. All camp employees must furnish and wear the official Boy Scout uniform.
  4. All summer camp employees must attend staff weeks prior to the beginning of camp.

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If you have questions or need more information please contact the Samoset Camping Director, Troy Seehafer at 715-365-3111 or email

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