Camp Daggett Employment
Summer Employment Opportunities
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. Please note, positions are filled on a rolling basis as applications are received and positions may open or close at any moment.
Please visit our online employment application here to get started.
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. First aide certification will be provided to all employees who are not currently certified. All staff, other than kitchen aides, must be 18 years of age or older at the time of employment.
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.
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.
Camp Health Officer – Our Camp Health Office (CHO) is our primary health care provider at Camp Daggett. Duties include communicating with parent pre-camp about specific health needs, managing and distributing all medications, documenting health care provided, advising the Summer Director on health care matters, and providing advanced first aid as needed. The CHO is a residential position and room and board are included in addition to salary. Must have or be able to obtain certification community first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer (Camp will help obtain if needed).
Kitchen Staff – Several positions are available in the kitchen, including Assistant Kitchen Leader (must be 18 and older) and Kitchen Aides. The assistant kitchen leader will assist our kitchen leader in the preparation of daily meals and supervision of the kitchen aides. Opportunities exist for both residential and dinner-only options. Kitchen aides work under the supervision of our kitchen leaders in the preparation of daily meals and cleaning the kitchen and food storage areas. Kitchen aide positions are residential, and opportunities exist for part summer employment.