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Why Somerset

This is no ordinary camp job. In fact, working at Somerset should hardly be seen as a job, but instead as a passion. The summer camp experience is unique, and few environments can match both its spirit and the positive impact it has on children.

At Somerset, you will be a part of a once in a lifetime opportunity. An opportunity to be part of a young camp and to help build a community and create traditions from the ground floor up. We encourage our summer camp counselors to exercise their creative abilities, share personal interests and talents, and challenge themselves as they challenge their campers.

The diversity of our staff is one of our greatest assets. Our counselors come from all over the country and the world, bringing with them a wide variety of skills, abilities, and backgrounds.

Everyone at Somerset is valued equally in a warm and hospitable environment where friendships are fast and abiding, racial equity is championed, and different values and perspectives are celebrated.

We want uniquely qualified individuals who are independent thinkers, the loudest team cheerleaders, and willing to do anything and everything for our campers.

We want compassionate role models who are full of joy, have tons of energy and love working with young people. We want dreamers, creators, leaders, and risk takers. Is that you?

Our Staff is our backbone

We believe that the success of our campers depends on the quality of our staff and their health, happiness, and ability to be successful in their own right. A summer spent at camp should be equally rewarding for the staff as it is for the campers.

That’s why we are committed to providing all our counselors with the opportunity to flourish not only in their cabins and activity areas but to challenge themselves in the same way we encourage our campers to do so. We want our staff to not only display their amazing talents but to find the ones they didn’t know they had.

As a counselor, you will:

  • Be a role model.
  • Improve your conflict resolution skills.
  • Meet amazing people from all over the world.
  • Put your phone away and enjoy real human connection and the beautiful outdoor setting of Maine.
  • Take an active role in programming and put your ideas to work.
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills.
  • Have more than fun than you ever thought possible!

“Camp changed me, and it has shaped me into a better version of myself. It has given me opportunities I could have only dreamed about and now, I get to experience it every summer with the sweetest campers and the most amazing colleagues, who I consider my family.”

LexiSomerset Original Counselor

Set up for success

We seek individuals who enjoy working closely with children and have the ability to teach with a high level of proficiency in one of our instructional areas. We’re looking for adults who want to make a difference, not kids passing the time between semesters.

In addition to their primary cabin and instructional responsibilities, counselors serve as role models, mentors, and team coaches. Counselors accompany their campers to out-of-camp events, including camping trips, whitewater rafting, amusement parks, and other activities. The camp covers the cost of these excursions.

The summer begins with an intensive, week-long staff orientation to review all the policies, procedures, and expectations for a summer at camp. Additionally, this week provides the critical opportunity for staff bonding and the Somerset community to take shape. During the summer, we are committed to seeing that our staff is well-rested, well-fed, and have time to connect and socialize with one another.

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Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

Apply Today!