Staff & Employment

Updated: May 28, 2016

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, office staff 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 11, 2016. 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 13 or August 26. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

We have the following openings for summer 2016:

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, 2016.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Baseball, Basketball, Ceramics & Pottery, Fencing, Football, Kayaking, Outdoor Living Skills, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee and Windsurfing.

OFFICE STAFF: Responsibilities include answering phones, responding to email, data input, sorting email and mail, greeting visitors and checking campers in on opening days and out on closing days. Seeking candidates with customer service, organizational and computer skills. Previous office experience not required. This a residential position, so office staff members must live at camp. Seasonal position June 6 - August 13, 2016.

BREAKFAST CHEF - Responsible for leading the cooking and service of the daily breakfast for 300+/-. Steam table service. Structured meal times. Fresh ingredients and products, limited use of processed food. Prep will be done the day prior to morning cooking. The breakfast service includes cereal and a fresh fruit/yogurt bar. This is supervisory position and the Breakfast Chef will be in charge of prep, service and cleaning. After breakfast, you will work with the other cooks and prep assistants to do the tasks for the day.

Experience with breakfast cooking, cafeteria service and supervising preferred. General experience in food service, plus good cooking skills and knowledge required. This is a summer camp. Attitude is very important. You will work closely and be in contact with campers and staff. Camp appropriate demeanor is a constant requirement. This is also a teaching and training position, as our prep assistants come from Europe and Mexico. 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 10 to August 26. Room and board is provided, but optional. Click here to apply online or send your resume to

PHOTOGRAPHER: Responsible for taking a variety of photographs throughout the camp season to be used for the web and three multimedia shows. Photos are posted to the web weekly. The multimedia shows are presented at the end of each camp session. Seeking a person with photography experience, especially with fast action (like sports), experience with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and strong time management skills.

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 a position other than counselor, 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.