Summer Camp Employment

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 28 to August 16, 2017. LGBTQ and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

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To Apply:

If you are interested in Summer Camp jobs please complete the Camp Staff Application


Summer Camp Staff Position Descriptions:

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

Position available

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 (7-10 years old), Junior (11-13 years old), Youth (14-15 years old), or YALs  (16-17).

Position 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 available

Lifeguards: Assist the waterfront director with life guarding and all other waterfront activities.
Position available

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 available

Kitchen Assistant –Assists with meal preparation based on explicit instructions. Follows safety & sanitation directions
Position available

Work Project Leader – Plan and facilitate daily work projects (garden, nitty gritty, construction or trails).  Maintain safe and orderly project site.
Position available

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.

Head Cook

Kitchen Assistants

For a the head cook or kitchen assistant position, please use Kitchen Staff Application

Submit completed applications by email to or by mail to Circle Pines Center Summer Camp, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton, MI 49046

Contact Circle Pines Center for more information.

Phone: (269) 623-5555