Staff & Employment

Updated: February 17, 2017

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in a child's life, then this is the place for you! We currently have openings for camp counselors, cooks, nurses and other positions.

Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, resident camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. The camp season begins June 10, 2017. It consists of one week of staff orientation, eight weeks of children's camp, and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either August 12 or August 25. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

We have the following openings for summer 2017:

COUNSELORS: The core of the camp staff. Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. Counselors supervise, lead, guide and live with a group of 3-10 children. They also teach activities (see list below). These positions require maturity, creativity and a strong commitment to children. Click here to learn more about being a counselor. Candidates must be at least age 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2017.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Baseball, Ceramics & Pottery, Fencing, Football, Golf, Jewelry, Lacrosse, Nature, Photography (Darkroom), Rock Climbing, Ropes Course (High), Sailing, Theater (Technical), Visual Art (2-D), Visual Art (3-D), Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, and Woodworking.

COOK - Part of a twelve person staff consisting of a food service director, sous chef, three cooks and eight prep assistants. He/She is responsible for helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+/-, along with snacks and dessert. Responsibilities include supervising prep assistants and monitoring safety and cleanliness. Previous cooking experience required. Seeking candidates who are looking for a positive work environment and who know camp food is more than just chicken nuggets.

This position requires some flexibility in scheduling, but your schedule will generally be fixed. A wide variety of cooking will be required so knowledge is good, but a willingness to learn will make up for a lack of knowledge. A positive summer camp attitude is more important than cooking skills. Head Chef has the desire and mandate to make good food and enjoy doing it. Seasonal position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 9 - August 25, 2017. Click here to apply online or send your resume to .

NURSE: Responsible for the daily health care needs of campers and staff members, including first aid and dispensing medications. Each nurse lives in a private cabin, with its own bathroom, separate from the Health Center. RN is required. Benefits include competitive salary, private living quarters, beautiful location, delicious meals, and chances to participate in camp activities.

MULTIMEDIA EDITOR: Responsible for creating three multimedia shows that combine photos, video, and music. These shows are presented at the end of each camp session. He/She will also take photos or shoot video, if time is available. Requirements: 1.) Complete the multi media show on a timely basis for each session. 2.) Include creative ideas to incorporate photos, video and music to tell the camp story in a multimedia show. 3.) Experience editing with Adobe Premier and other Adobe programs on a PC. 4.) Comfortable working with children. Responsibilities: 1.) Work with Camp Media Team and other staff to get the photos, video and music required 2.) Create 3 session and 1 staff multimedia shows.

How To Apply

To apply for a counselor position click here.

To apply for a foodservice position submit an online application or send your resume to Alan Kissack by email

To apply for any other position, please send your resume to Alan Kissack by email

Attention International Candidates: We do not hire staff members from foreign countries directly. Like many other camps, we utilize the services of an international staffing agency. The agencies we use are CIEE Camp Exchange USA, Camp Leaders and 3 Adventures.

If you have any questions or want to know more about Kingsley Pines, contact Alan Kissack at or call 207-894-9030. He would be happy to speak with you.