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The job of working at Camp Newaygo is a demanding and rewarding one. It requires a great deal of stamina, enthusiasm, interpersonal skill and patience. Staff members must be receptive to the campers and take very seriously the responsibility of nurturing these children in a safe and interactive environment. The staff’s number one priority needs to always be the campers in their care.

Camp Newaygo & our camper parents expect our staff members to be positive role models for our campers.

We strive to create a staff community with diverse perspectives and life experiences. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The basic job description for any Camp Newaygo position:

DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ENSURE THAT THE CAMPERS HAVE A GREAT SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE.

APPLY HERE FOR SEASONAL 2022 COUNSELING & LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

APPLY HERE FOR YEAR-ROUND CHEF

APPLY HERE FOR CULINARY INTERN

APPLY HERE FOR SEASONAL HOUSEKEEPING

LEARN ABOUT OUR INTERNATIONAL TRAINEE PROGRAM HERE

*After a successful summer camp season in 2020 & 2021 with NO suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases, we are moving forward with planning for summer 2022. To find out more about our COVID-19 protocols HERE*

Steps to getting hired seasonally at Camp Newaygo:

  1. Complete application
  2. Have three references complete a reference check form
  3. Our staff will connect with you once we have application & references to schedule a 30 minute interview via ZOOM

Open Positions at Camp Newaygo:

 

Year-Round Chef

  • Minimum age – 21 years old
  • High school diploma or GED, culinary degree preferred
  • Three year minimum experience in a commercial kitchen
  • SERV Safe Food Manager Certification Preferred
  • Ability to pass background & driving checks
  • Don’t take this job if: you don’t love to cook, bake, clean, organize, and run a kitchen year-round

APPLY HERE BY EMAILING YOUR RESUME

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


Seasonal Culinary Intern

  • Must be 18 or older and have graduated high school.
  • May 23rd – August 20th
  • Assist the Chef Team in preparing, scooping, panning, knife work, etc.
  • Assist with special events catering as directed by the Chef Team for events such as weddings, corporate retreats etc.
  • $250 per week, room & board provided
  • Don’t take this job if: you don’t love cooking, learning new skills, and being part of a hard-working team

APPLY HERE

 


Seasonal Hourly Housekeeping

  • May 30th – August 30th *flexible start and end dates*
  • Maintain the cleanliness of Camp Newaygo building interiors – sweeping, mopping, dusting, moving furniture, washing windows, screens, vacuuming, laundry, etc.  Interiors include bedrooms, restrooms, dormitories, classrooms, storage areas, offices, and public areas
  • Starting at $12 per hour, 20 – 40 hours per week
  • Don’t take this job if: you don’t have a skill for cleaning, and you are able to be on your feet all day

APPLY HERE

 

 


Seasonal Summer Camp Counselor

  • Must be 18 or older and have graduated high school.
  • June 1st – August 6th (option to extend to August 20th)
  • For All Girl’s Overnight Camp: Live in cabins/tents with campers ages 7-16
  • For Co-ed Day Camp: Live separate of campers ages 5-12
  • Lead camp activities & programs
  • 2 weeks of staff training, including Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • No previous camp or outdoor experience required
  • Counselors are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 before summer
  • $300 per week, room & board provided
  • Don’t take this job if: you don’t love kids & the outdoors

APPLY HERE 


Seasonal Overnight Camp Counselor & Trip Lead

  • Must be 18 or older and have graduated high school.
  • June 1st – August 6th (option to extend to August 20th)
  • Live in units with campers ages 13-16
  • Lead camp activities & programs including weekly wilderness trips
  • 2 weeks of staff training, including Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Previous outdoor experience required in backpacking, tent camping, and paddling
  • Counselors are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 before summer
  • $315 per week, room & board provided
  • Don’t take this job if: you don’t love sleeping on the ground, eating food cooked over a fire, being outdoors all day, and working with teen girls.

APPLY HERE 


 

 


“I grew up going to Camp Newaygo and made some of my fondest memories along its trails. Camp Newaygo is a place where young women are given the opportunity learn from and love the outdoors, to grow into confident, strong, warm, and driven young adults, and to experience summer camp in all of its fun-filled glory. I still look back on my years at camp with a happy and grateful heart. Thank you, Camp Newaygo!” – Emily Reichard


 

“The expectations of a woman in the “real world” are substantially different than those at camp. After eight glorious summers at Camp Newaygo I have formed my own expectations of woman both in the “real world” and at camp. Early on, I was taught that beauty was mascara, shoes and expensive clothing. Not until I was welcomed into the world of camp did I realize these values did not hold true for many women, certainly not me. At Newaygo the sunscreen with the highest SPF holds the equivalence of the most expensive foundation in the “real world”. Bug spray is our perfume, our freckles act as concealer, friendship bracelets as our diamonds and the paint on our hands from the marshmallow paint war the day before is better than any nail polish. Our sun kissed skin and mosquito bites tell stories of the beauty that we all have on the inside, rather than the beauty that society expects us to grasp. Now, I have realized that being a woman is ultimately about being beautiful as you see it, not how the status quo does.” – Karol Kane, Camper, LIT, Counselor