Camp Runoia is an authentic, down to earth, caring sleepaway camp.
Camp counselor jobs are summer jobs that change lives!
Work at Camp Runoia and increase your skill set while helping others. Out of school time is the perfect time for teachers and school support staff (nurses, guidance counselors, social workers) to work a job at summer camp.
Work hard, play hard, enjoy time in Maine, make a difference in the lives of children, make life long friends with other adults. Work by the side of Great Pond, the largest of the Belgrade Lakes. Are you a lifeguard? You’ll have the chance to work in camp and get into Maine for great day trips to the beach and other destinations. Are you a team player? Love to support others? Do you wake up and say, “what amazing things will happen today?”, then this job is for you!
Learn more about the jobs offered at Camp Runoia on this page. Click each job for a full description.
At Runoia, we are committed to developing our staff to be confident leaders in and out of camp. Our staff love Runoia, and Runoia loves our staff!
Hiring for the upcoming season starts November 1st.
Current Openings at Runoia
Adventure Challenge – Instructor
The Adventure Challenge Course staff work with girls of all ages, taking them through various elements on our high and low ropes course. We also run a very popular climbing
Archery – Head of Activity
Do you have personal experience in archery? Are you 19+ and interested in passing your skills on to girls of all ages and abilities? Archery is a popular program at
Arts and Crafts – Head of Activity
Our Arts and crafts program is located right at the lake in a beautiful setting, ideal to get the creative juices flowing. The Head of Activity must be a creative
Basket Making – Head of Activity
A competent weaver heads our basket-weaving program. The basket making program is very popular and girls work on basic and more complex designs in an outdoor, covered location. Responsibilities also
Camp Craft – Instructor
We run an extensive in-camp outdoor living skills program known as Camp Craft. This program supports our active trip program. Camp Runoia girls enjoy and value learning skills to safely enjoy the
Canoeing – Instructor
We need an enthusiastic canoeing instructor with experience in lake paddling, knowledge of strokes and rescue techniques. We encourage staff to teach girls skills and an appreciation of an activity they can
Drama – Head of Activity
An enthusiastic and creative thespian is needed to run our very popular drama program. You should be able to coach girls in skits, improvisation, theatre games, plays, monologues etc. We
Farm and Garden
The farm and garden counselor is responsible for teaching the fundamentals of small animal care and organic gardening. Developing curriculum that will encourage girls to understand the principles of sustainable
Head of Waterfront
We are looking for a qualified Head of Waterfront who has a passion for waterfront activities. The Head of the Waterfront will oversee and guide the workings of our entire
Kitchen workers must have basic experience in food handling and will be trained on the job from our experienced Kitchen Supervisor. Shifts 6 days a week work well for local
Lacrosse – Instructor
Introductory lacrosse to LAX passionate athletes enjoy our practice area and scrimmage field. Counselors versed in lacrosse teach technique and skills. Bring your own equipment if you have it –
Nanny positions are open for adults with experience in child care from previous nanny employment or extensive babysitting jobs. This program typically involves caring for staff children who are not
Photography – Head of Activity
Are you at home in the Darkroom? Black and white photography is a popular program available to girls of all ages. Staff should have good knowledge of 35mm processing and
Pottery Head of Activity
Are you at home in the Studio? Pottery is an exciting program available to girls of all ages and abilities. The Head of Activity must be a creative and dynamic,
Riding Instructors – Activity Head and Assistant
Our riding instructors are responsible for teaching the fundamentals of English riding and horse care: how to mount, dismount, saddle, bridle, position hands and feet, seat and rein, along with etiquette
Riflery – Head of Activity
Are you a keen target sports enthusiast with personal experience in riflery as a sport? We need a 21+ responsible and organized person to lead our riflery program. The purpose of
Sailing – Head of Activity and assistant instructor
Sailing is one of the most popular programs at camp and is staffed by an experienced crew of safety conscious staff. To head the area we prefer a 21 +,
Soccer – Head of Activity
The soccer counselor has good personal skills and ideally some coaching experience. Responsibilities also include refereeing games and organizing teams. Soccer is only offered part time therefore the ability to
Stained Glass – Head of Activity
Stained Glass project work is reserved for our oldest girls in Camp. Girls enjoy working independently on projects in a small class setting. Ordering supplies and maintaining equipment are responsibilities
Swimming – Activity Head
Teaching swimming skills to campers has always been an important focus of the Runoia program. You get to have four lessons a week with certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Do
Tennis – Head of Activity
Do you love playing tennis and want to pass on your skills to campers of all ages and abilities? You must be enthusiastic about the sport and able to motivate
Trip Leaders – hiking and canoeing trip counselors
Our Trip Leaders are aged 21+ with strong canoeing and or hiking skills and Leave No Trace (LNT) camping experience. Trip leaders are responsible for meal planning and food pack out
Waterski – Instructor
On the 20 foot “Osprey” Four Winns motor boat, you will learn the basics of water skiing and if you are at camp for enough time, you can practice dropping
Windsurfing – Head of Activity
We are looking for an enthusiastic windsurfing instructor to lead our lake-based program for girls of all ages and abilities. Good personal experience and technical knowledge is essential. Instructor training and