Why Work at an Overnight Summer Camp?

Camp Mah-Kee-NacNov 22, 2023

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Why Work at an Overnight Summer Camp?

Working at an overnight summer camp can be a rewarding experience filled with personal and professional growth. If you’ve been considering working at an overnight summer camp this summer, here are a few reasons why you should submit your application now – you’ll be glad you did!

Skill Building 

The work you do at camp will help you gain valuable professional experience. You’ll develop strong communication, organization, and problem-solving abilities that can be applied to any professional field. Camp also gives you the opportunity to learn the skills that you’ve always wanted to try. From watersports to adventure activities, every day is a chance to do something new!

Personal Growth and Confidence

Camp environments encourage self-discovery and personal growth in a meaningful way. When you work at an overnight summer camp, you’ll learn more about yourself, your strengths and your areas for development. You will be challenged to grow and adjust to a new environment and look back on your time at camp with a newfound self-confidence.


From late-night campfires to team-building activities, working at a summer camp provides endless opportunities to create life-long bonds. You’ll be a part of something bigger than yourself and contribute to the camp community in a meaningful way.

The “camp family” extends far beyond the summer. You’ll meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, creating friendships and professional networks that will last a lifetime!

Mentorship and Positive Impact

As a camp counselor, you’ll play a key role in camper’s journeys. Your positive influence on the lives of your campers helps them develop life skills, build confidence and create lasting memories they’ll cherish for years to come!


Working at a summer camp is not just a job. It’s an adventure! You’ll participate in exciting activities, games and events, having fun while making a positive impact. As a member of the camp staff, you’ll be a part of an incredible community of people from all around the world working together to create an amazing experience for campers.

Why Choose Camp Mah-Kee-Nac?

Camp Mah-Kee-Nac has been a leader in the camping field for 90 years! Over 200 families entrust their children to us for up to seven weeks because of the culture and community that our staff create, as well as our commitment to excellence. Most important is our commitment to recruiting, training and supporting an outstanding staff.

Being a camp counselor is the experience of a lifetime. The personal growth, the rewards of working with children, the excitement of an active community and the close friendships that you build will stay with you long after the summer ends. Working at Mah-Kee-Nac will make you a better person. And you’ll take that with you wherever you go.


To learn more about the Camp Mah-Kee-Nac community, visit our staff page

Ready to make this summer extraordinary? Apply for one of our job openings for the summer 2024 season, here



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