Summer Camp is one of our most treasured programs. We devote the majority of our collective staff time and resources to developing this immersive experience, where youth of all backgrounds and walks of life can spend time in nature together, learning to cooperate through work and play. We hire skilled and caring people, ages 18 and over, who love to work with children in an integrated, intergenerational, community setting. Are you passionate about social and environmental justice, movements of peace and equality, and/or the natural landscape of rural Michigan? Want to share that passion with a group of unique and inspiring kids as you learn and grow side by side? Summer staff must be available to work from June 22 to August 10, 2016. LGBTQ and POC are especially encouraged to apply. See seasonal jobs for longer term employment options at Circle Pines Center.

If you are interested in Summer Camp jobs please complete the job application provided below


Summer Camp Staff Position Descriptions

Year-round Kitchen Manager: Planning shifts and enforce kitchen schedule. Lead shifts and coordinate between kitchen staff and other departments of camp.  Open.  Click here for full description.

Grounds Coordinator: Help to keep grounds and facilities in general order as well as ordering materials and providing guidance to work project groups.
Position filled for the summer

Summer Camp Director:  Oversees all functions of Summer Camp throughout the year. 
Position filled for the summer
Health Officer:  Responsible for health and safety of campers and staff.  Performs health screenings, maintains health office and first aid kits, and provides necessary first aid treatment and information. Distributes prescribed medication.
Position available
Health Officer's Apprentice -Shadow and assist the health officer. Provide backup when health officer is off duty.
Position filled for the summer
Unit Counselors: Directs care and supervision of campers in all phases of the camp day.  Each counselor will also lead during work projects, daily activities, and evening programs.  Counselors work with one of the following units:  Acorn (8-11 years old), Junior (11-13 years old), Youth (13-17 years old), or YALs  (16-17).
Positions still available
Waterfront Director: The waterfront director is responsible for all waterfront activity, waterfront equipment and safety.  They supervise the lifeguard team during all structured and unstructured swim time.
Position filled for the summer
Lifeguards: Assist the waterfront director with life guarding and all other waterfront activities.
Position filled for the summer
Lead Cook- Responsible for daily operations in kitchen, including meal preparations and timely delivery. Manages and schedules staff. Creates menu and oversees food preparation. Enforces safety and sanitation standards.
Position filled for the summer
Kitchen Assistant –Assists with meal preparation based on explicit instructions. Follows safety & sanitation directions
Positions still available
Work Project Leader - Plan and facilitate daily work projects (garden, nitty gritty, construction or trails).  Maintain safe and orderly project site.
Garden position still available
Music Director- Lead all music programming including after lunch singing, Folk Opera pit band and visiting artist workshops.
Position filled
Program Leader - Facilitates cumulative creative projects with campers and staff. These projects may be related to session themes and take place during work projects, Youthie 3rd hour and afternoon activities.
Position still available on a session-by-session basis 

Volunteers - assist with work projects, afternoon activities, general cleaning and staff back up. Volunteers with cars may be asked to run errands and provide transportation. 


Summer Camp Staff Applications




Waterfront Director

Work Project Leader

For the five positions listed above, please use Camp Staff Application

Health Officer - Health Officer Application

Head Cook/Kitchen Manager
Kitchen Assistants
For a the head cook or kitchen assistant position, please use Kitchen Staff Application


Submit completed applications by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Circle Pines Center Summer Camp, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton, MI 49046


Contact Cirlce Pines Center for more information. 

Phone: (269) 623-5555

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