Join our camp family this summer for a challenging and rewarding job experience that will give you the skills you need for your future. Make a difference in the lives of our campers, while enjoying our beautiful outdoor facilities and working with people from around the world.
When you work at Camp Towanda, you get hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that any future employer is looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility.
Camp Towanda is now hiring Sports Instructors, Coaches and Activity Specialists, Group Leaders, Department Heads, and General Counselors! Our program consists of all the land and water sports, outdoor adventure, theatre, art and more! We offer professional paid internships in many fields including marketing, health administration, nursing, finance, hospitality, event planning, food services, sports management, media and nutrition. We work with colleges for school credit and provide mentorship opportunities.
We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and diligent instructors for many of our activity areas. If you play the sport in school, this is a great way to stay engaged and share your passion with youth. Great for those looking to be teachers or coaches in the future. We are looking for instructors for Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Hockey, Swimming, Archery, Mountain Biking, Quidditch, Lego, Farming, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Theatre, Culinary, Art, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Waterski...for a full list of activities...check out our website.
Athletic Specialists help teach groups of 20-40 campers at a time (boys and girls, ages 7-17) in their area of expertise. They are responsible for instructing different levels and abilities, from beginners to master classes with our more skilled campers. Working with Department Heads and Program directors to execute lesson plans. Our athletic specialists are responsible for coaching intra camp games and intercamp leagues, including county-wide tournaments with other camps. This is a great opportunity for developing professionals to get hands on coaching and teaching experience with a wide variety of ages and abilities.
You must be experienced in the specific activity, as you will be teaching most often on your own. Also, when you are not instructing in your area of expertise, you work with the group with whom you are living. You will be instructing children ages 7-16.
Competitive salary, room and board, all meals included, travel reimbursement
Paid Internships are available -Sports Management -Recreation -Education -Psychology -Leadership -And More!
Learning Objectives: -Build upon the knowledge of your sport and strengthen your coaching skills while applying classroom learning, theories, and experiences in a real world setting. -Improve self confidence and initiative by working with a diverse, multicultural staff. -Manage multiple teams and coordinate games, scrimmages and tournaments -Understand logistics in tournament play, transportation, programming and coordination within the organization and working with other camps. -Strengthen leadership, teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the importance and impact of being a positive role model to hundreds of children. -Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities from our Leadership Team, Alumni and Parent Network.
Internship Overview: As a Sports Management Intern, you will most likely be an Activity Specialist in your associated sport or discipline. You will be assigned a mentor, working closely with our Athletic, Program and Tournament Directors on tournament scheduling, coaching strategies, and managing equipment inventory, etc. You will also coach teams of your own and work directly with many department heads in all land and water sports. Interns in the past have kept journals, written essays or made a video documentary about their experience to show future employers (we also have a media staff that can help you create the perfect content for your resume!).
Some of the sports we offer: Basketball Dance Field Hockey Flag Football Golf Gymnastics Lacrosse Martial Arts Fitness Quidditch Roller / Street Hockey Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Zumba And MORE...For a full list check out our website!
Daily Responsibilities: Your primary role will be working with the campers as a counselor, living in a cabin with campers and other co-counselors. Working at camp simply as a counselor, in-and-of-itself, provides hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that hiring managers are looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility. There are typically six, 50 minute long activity periods per day; you will be directly involved with the curriculum planning, participant engagement and execution of a successful program related to your sport with various age groups (boys and girls). When you are not at your specialty, you will be with your assigned group as a counselor, ensuring safety, team-building, growth and development in all activities and life at camp.
Benefits of Working/Interning at Camp Towanda: -Individually tailored experience to meet your goals, working with school advisors so that you get the most out of your internship. -Hands on program, working directly in your discipline. -Real world work experience in the outdoors vs. an office or corporate setting, getting coffee or pushing papers. -Work with a diverse team from around the world, impacting and inspiring today’s youth. -Work on the set of the movie “Wet Hot American Summer”. Yup, it was filmed here! -Join a vast network of Staff, Alumni and Parents that can connect you with future endeavors. -THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP.
Available mid-June thru mid-August (some department orientations begin early June)
Candidates are required to complete at least one year of college
Have a true desire and knowledge to share their skills with the next generation
High School or College-level experience in their specialty
Youth coaching/teaching experience a plus!
Great with children
Strong work ethic
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary, room and board, laundry, all meals included, travel reimbursement
Paid Internships Available
About Camp Towanda
Camp Towanda is the premier family-owned and operated, co-ed 7 week sleep-away camp in Northeast Pennsylvania for children ages 7-17. We are nestled on over 400 acres of beautiful fields, facilities, waterfront and countryside. At Camp Towanda, we provide a well-rounded experience for our campers and staff in a nurturing, safe environment with endless opportunities for them to try new things and feel great about themselves! Our program offers excellent and professional instruction in all land and water sports, fine arts, drama and adventure, as well as very creative evening activities and special events.
We attract down-to-earth, friendly and spirited campers, families and staff. We hire 300 counselors and support staff from over 20 countries and all across the USA. When you work at Camp Towanda, you make a real difference in camper’s lives, while building your resume and career-building skills (leadership, work-ethic, public speaking, management, responsibility) with the support of our top-notch senior staff and Directors. The job of a counselor is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. When at camp, it is a 24-hour job. Flexibility, responsibility... and stamina are key attributes for our staff to possess. Working with kids is a challenging job but one of the most rewarding job experiences you will ever have.
All meals, room and board are included with scheduled time off. We are located near a popular summer destination in the Pocono Mountains and less than 2 ½ hours away from New York City and Philadelphia.
For 98 years, Camp Towanda has continued to define what summer camp is all about. We are highly regarded and respected as an industry leader and are involved in giving back to various organizations throughout the year. Camp Towanda is accredited by the American Camp Association.
When you work at Camp Towanda, it’s so much more than a summer job- it’s a family, network and community that will change your life forever. Thank you for considering Camp Towanda for your best summer job experience yet! Begin your application today!