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Island Outdoor Adventure Counselor

Company: Mayhew

Island Camp – Be a Mentor!
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join The Mayhew Program- Make a Difference in Young Lives! 
Are you looking for an unforgettable summer experience that combines personal growth, meaningful work, and the chance to positively impact the lives of at-risk youth? Look no further!

About Us: 
The Mayhew Program is not your typical summer camp. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering boys from disadvantaged backgrounds in New Hampshire. Through our unique year-round program, we provide tuition-free opportunities for these young individuals to discover their potential, build self-esteem, and grow into responsible, confident members of their communities.
At Mayhew Island, we offer a summer experience like no other.

As an outdoor adventure counselor, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable training and hands-on experience working with at-risk youth, a population that many individuals don’t often get the chance to engage with. You’ll be leading both low-ropes team-building activities and high-ropes challenge course elements. While the position is for the summer months only, the impact you make during this time will be profound and last a lifetime.

Why Choose the Mayhew Program? 

  • Meaningful Impact: At Mayhew, you’ll have the opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of deserving boys. By becoming a role model and mentor, you’ll help young individuals believe in themselves, work effectively with others, and discover their best potential.
  • Training and Experience: You’ll receive training in working effectively with young people, particularly at-risk youth. This experience is invaluable for anyone interested in careers related to education, social services, or youth development.
  • Beautiful Location: Our camp is situated on Mayhew Island, a picturesque private island on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire. This serene environment will be your backdrop as you embark on a rewarding journey of personal and professional growth.
  • Community and Camaraderie: Join a close-knit and supportive community of counselors and staff who share your passion for making a difference. While your time with us is seasonal, the connections you form will last well beyond the summer.
  • Positive Reinforcement: At Mayhew, we focus on creating an unrelentingly positive and supportive community for both boys and staff. We recognize and reinforce good behaviors, providing a more effective way to address any negative behaviors.


Qualifications and Requirements: 
We are looking for individuals who:

  • Naturally do what’s right and are willing to live in a dynamic, disciplined, and structured community.
  • Possess strong character, maturity, adaptability, and personal responsibility, modeling behaviors we hope to instill in the boys.
  • Demonstrate a good sense of humor, creativity, patience, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to purpose.
  • Have at least one year of college or equivalent work experience.
  • Are interested in working with at-risk youth.
  • Experience working with children is ideal but not required. What matters most is your passion for making a positive impact on the lives of these boys.


As a summer staff member, your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the care, welfare, safety, and security of all program participants.
  • Being a positive role model.
  • Recognizing and reinforcing the good behaviors and positive decisions of program participants and fellow staff members.
  • Addressing participants’ negative behaviors or poor choices using the tools of the Mayhew discipline system.
  • Believing that every person can grow, change, and succeed.
  • Engaging with the boys of the program in positive ways.
  • Being open to receiving feedback and implementing change.

How to Apply

Visit https://www.mayhew.org/employment to learn more and to apply.
Contact Person: Ed Thompson
Contact Phone: 603-707-2940
Posted on: January 2, 2024
Location: Mayhew Island, Bristol, NH
Job Type: Full Time
Job Starting Date:
June 5, 2024
Job Salary Range:
Region(s): Northeast US