Summer Employment Opportunities

ONLY THREE SPOTS LEFT ON OUR SUMMER TEAM!

We have a few summer positions still open! Build your leadership abilities at Camp Daggett while developing transferable skills and experience. These experiences, along with the great communication and interpersonal skills gained while working at camp, look phenomenal on any resume. We are looking for…

Nature Area Director | Maintenance Assistant | Kitchen Assistant

Click each position to learn more. Apply today HERE or get in touch with Scott to learn more! scott.lakin@campdaggett.org -or- 231-347-9742 x119

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The Basics 

Working as part of our summer staff is one of the best ways to spend June, July, and August. We strive to create an inclusive, dedicated team that is willing to do everything it takes to make sure everyone has a great summer. These are the basics that apply to all positions 

  • Location: Camp Daggett is a Co-Ed overnight camp on beautiful Walloon Lake in Petoskey, Michigan and has been operating since 1925. 
  • Time commitment: June 12th-August 14th, living and working at Camp Daggett 
  • Benefits: each position has a starting salary along with an end-of-summer bonus, extensive training, and includes lodging and meals for the summer. 
  • Training: June 12th-June 18th is a paid week of staff training which includes activity specific training, positive youth development approaches, and basic First Aid and CPR. Lifeguard training will be available the week prior for aquatic positions and in-service training takes place throughout the summer.  
  • Time Off: the 8 week-long camp sessions run from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. All staff have one night off per week and time off between sessions. 
  • Application Process: apply via the link above. Applicants must be 18 at the start of the summer (except for kitchen aides). All positions require thorough background checks, employment history, and three references.  
  • Position availability: summer positions are filled on a rolling basis. All roles are listed below regardless of whether they are filled for the upcoming season. 

Cabin Counselors

$375 per week | Room + Board | Training + Skill Development

The core of the summer experience for campers. 
In this role, you will: 

  • Create a positive group dynamic for 10 campers under your supervision for the week. Campers are 7-14 years old, stay at camp for 1 week, and are grouped by age 
  • Help campers enjoy camp, stay in the cabin with your campers and eat meals with them 
  • Instruct in one of our program areas for the summer, working with all campers 
  • Lead a weekly overnight campout with your brother or sister cabin

Counselors do not need extensive outdoor or summer camp experience. 

You will be a great fit for counseling if you love working with kids, are known for being responsible, and care about giving campers a supportive, positive experience.  

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Area Directors

$400 per week | Room + Board | Training + Skill Development

Key to creating fun, engaging program areas for campers. In this role, you will:  

  • Lead one of six areas: swimming, sailing, canoeing, arts + crafts, nature, or recreation 
  • Plan program area lessons and work with counseling staff to run activities in the area 
  • Prepare and lead one camp-wide night activity each week 
  • Fill-in for counselors during nights off and supervise a cabin of campers 
  • Work as part of the leadership team to make sure all the details of camp happen 
  • Area Directors need to have experience in their area and a willingness to learn.  

You should apply to be an Area Director if you are great at planning and organizing, enjoy supporting others’ success, and love helping people learn new things. 

Administrative and Support Staff

Help make sure everything that needs to happen at camp does while supporting campers, staff, and volunteers.

Program Director $475 per week | Room + Board 
Supports our volunteer Camp Aides and works with the Assistant Director to provide them with a leadership development experience. Throughout the day, the program director leads volunteers in preparing special programs, assisting maintenance, helping in the kitchen, and making sure overnights are ready to go. 

Waterfront Director $475 per week | Room + Board 
Ensures that all aquatic activities at camp are safe and fun. The Waterfront director supports ADs and counselors in getting classes started, fills in when additional lifeguards are needed, and oversees all swimming and boating. They must have or be able to obtain a current waterfront lifeguard certification.  

Adventure Program Director $475 per week | Room + Board 
Plans, prepares, and supports our cabin campouts. They coordinate where cabins are camping out each week, develop dinner and breakfast menus, and work with camp aides to make sure all gear and food is packed. They also support counselor skill development for tent camping and may attend campouts when available. This role also ensures that other adventure programming is successful in program areas. 

Camp Health Officer $475 per week | Room + Board 
Is the primary health care provider at Camp Daggett. They communicate with parents about specific health needs, manage and distribute all medications, document health care provided, advise the Camp Director on health care matters, and providing advanced first aid as needed. Must have or be able to obtain first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer as well as any other required health officer training. 

Kitchen Staff starting at $375 per week | Room + Board available
Roles include the Assistant Cook and Kitchen Aids. The Head Cook and Assistant Cook order supplies, plan menus, and prepare meals for campers and staff that are accommodating to dietary restrictions and food allergies. Kitchen Aides assist with food preparation and serving as well as cleaning of dishes, the kitchen, and food storage areas. 

Maintenance Staff starting at $375 per week | Room + Board available
Keep the facilities and grounds at camp maintained and looking great. Our Summer Maintenance Director and Assistant Maintenance Director help make repairs and clean spaces daily with the support of volunteer Camp Aids. The Summer Maintenance Director position does have the option to live on-site or drive in daily. 

You are made to take on a supportive role if you are great at seeing the big picture, can keep multiple things moving at once, and know that you can have a huge impact by helping others be successful.

Have specific questions about working at Camp Daggett this summer? Get in touch with Scott Lakin, our Programs and Summer Camp Director, at scott.lakin@campdaggett.org -or- 231-347-9742 x119

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