Camp Daggett Employment


Camp Daggett has just kicked off a search for someone to fill the position of Executive Director at Camp Daggett.   Camp Daggett is celebrating 95 years this year!  The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who can build upon and expand, with our talented and experienced staff, an already successful operation.    For more information, please click on this link:  Executive Director Search

Here is the JOB DESCRIPTION should you want additional information about the position.

We’re hiring for this summer!

Every summer, Camp Daggett hires individuals for many positions. Available positions change frequently, but we are generally looking for individuals to fill the following general positions. If you have an interest in one or more of the positions below, please feel free to fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  A member of the Camp Daggett staff will get back to you shortly.

General Information

Camp Daggett is a residential summer camp located near Petoskey, MI. As a member of the summer staff, you will be need to live and work at camp from June 7th through August 9th. In addition to a salary, you will be provide with room and board, including three square meals a day. The first week consists of a staff training week, followed by 8-one week sessions that run from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. All staff receive one night off per week, as well as the time between sessions. All positions require us to conduct a thorough background check with state and federal law enforcement, consult prior employers, and gather three character reference letters. Click a position below to see job descriptions. 

Cabin Counselors

Cabin counselors are responsible for the supervision of approximately 10 campers in their cabin. Counselors sleep in cabins with their campers and eat meals with their cabin during our meal times. Each week, you will be assigned a group of campers of similar age (from 7-14 years old), with new campers coming each week. During the day, cabin counselors work in an area all summer, while cabin groups rotate through all our areas. Each cabin, along with their brother or sister cabin, will also go on an overnight campout once a week.

Area Directors

Each of our areas is ran by an area director (AD). Each AD plans lessons for their areas, coordinates their counseling staff, and helps to run lessons in their areas. Area Directors also plan one camp wide night activity each week. On counselor nights off, an area director will sometimes be responsible for supervising a cabin while the counselor is not at camp. Our areas include: Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Arts and Crafts, Nature and Recreation.

Wilderness Assistant (Male)

The Wilderness staff is responsible for providing safe and educational guided backpacking, canoeing, and other interpretive experiences and activities for the wilderness campers. There are three Wilderness Trips throughout the summer.  On the weeks there are no wilderness trips, the wilderness trip leader will spend time helping traditional Summer Camp in various programming areas and assisting with Adventure Education.

Inquires regarding Summer Camp Employment in 2020 should be directed to Nathan Fleshman, Summer Camp Director. An online employment application can be found here.

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