Summer Camp Counselor + Activity Instructor

Job Description

North Star Camp is a residential boys summer camp in Northern Wisconsin. Founded in 1945, we provide meaningful summer experiences for kids from all over the US to make new friends, try new activities, grow as individuals and learn life skills.  North Star provides a diverse elective-based program consisting of athletics, watersports, music & arts, and adventure activities, as well as a top notch wilderness trip program. Each summer, we hire approximately 90 staff from all over the US and abroad and we are actively hiring for the summer of 2021!

Are you looking for the most fun job of your life and the ability to spend your summer outdoors?   We're looking for some enthusiastic and trustworthy leaders who are interested in making a difference this summer while being a part of our amazing community.   As a cabin counselor, you will serve as a mentor and role model for a cabin group of approximately 8-12 boys and two or three other co-counselors.  Your group will become a family as you go through the ups (and downs) of the summer.

Our cabin counselors also serve as activity instructors throughout the day for our elective-based program. You'll be able to utilize your skills and expertise to help our campers develop their skills in many of our activities. Program areas where we're looking for instructors include:

Athletics: Basketball • Disc Golf • Fitness Training • Football • Golf • Hockey • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Ultimate

Watersports: Fishing • Sailing • Swimming • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Waterskiing • Wakeboarding • Windsurfing

Outdoor Adventure: Archery • Biking • Canoeing • Camping Skills • Riflery • Rock Climbing

Creative Arts: Arts & Crafts • Ceramics • Guitar • Model Rocketry

North Star pays a very competitive summer salary (including room & board), reimburses for travel expenses, and will also pay for various certification courses.

All candidates are subject to a background check. We are a smoke free environment and all staff members must be able to pass a drug screening at the start of the summer.  Pre-camp orientation begins on June 7, 2021 and the summer camp session runs from June 21 - August 13.

Important Note re: COVID-19

North Star Camp operated successfully with over 170 campers and nearly 100 staff during the summer of 2020 with no positive COVD-19 test results after multiple testing rounds.  We expect to be fully operational again in 2021. Operating amidst a pandemic requires putting into place comprehensive protocols aimed at keeping all campers and staff healthy and safe, while also ensuring that our program is meaningful and fun. These protocols add additional layers of health and safety procedures and also place some limitations on all members. We anticipate that many of these protocols will be in place in 2021 to ensure that we are protecting every camper and staff member. Some protocols may include but are not limited to wearing face coverings in certain areas around camp, observing social distancing and small group podding measures, quarantining before camp and at the beginning of the session, and/or participating in COVID-19 testing.  As part of our hiring process, every prospective staff member will be provided with our COVID-19 protocols to ensure that they understand how they will be a part of keeping our community healthy.  We expect all staff members to not only abide by the protocols, but help enforce them as well to help ensure the health and safety of our North Star community.

To Apply

Please fill out an application at  For more information, email Dan Lichtenstein, North Star's Director of Operations and Hiring Director, at [email protected].

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Hayward, WI
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