Staff & Employment

Updated: May 23, 2018

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

Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, overnight camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. The camp season begins June 8, 2018. 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 11 or August 24. Most jobs are residential and provide room and board.

We have the following openings for summer 2018:

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, 2018.

We need counselors who can instruct one or more of the following activities: Baseball, Basketball, Canoeing, Ceramics, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Nature, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate, Waterskiing and Woodworking.

WILDERNESS TRIP LEADER: Plan, organize, and lead a variety of two day and one night wilderness camping trips in Maine and New Hampshire. Activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and sea kayaking. Help campers gain an appreciation for the outdoors and gain confidence by having new experiences. Seeking candidates with one of the following: previous experience/training leading wilderness trips, participation in a university outing club, student experience with NOLS, Outward Bound or a similar organization. Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguarding certifications are required. We can arrange for you to get these certifications, if you do not already have them. Must be age 21 or older and have a clean driving record.

OFFICE STAFF: Responsibilities include daily coverage of the camp office, 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. Seasonal position starts May 29 and ends August 11 or August 24, 2018. Room and board is provided, but optional.

LEAD COOK - Responsible for helping to prepare, cook and serve meals for 300+, 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. This is a summer camp. Attitude is very important. You will work closely and be in contact with campers and staff. A camp appropriate demeanor is a constant requirement. This is also a teaching and training position, as our prep assistants come from Europe and Mexico. Good Management and a Food Service Director with a desire and a mandate to make good food and enjoy doing it. A good fit for our kitchen is more important than lots of experience. Recent culinary graduates encouraged to apply. Seasonal position, 40-45 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 4 - August 24, 2018.

ORDERING & RECEIVING ASSISTANT - Primary duties are maintaining stock levels and rotation, receiving and maintaining cleanliness. You will not be required to do all labor involved, but you will have to be able to carry and move heavy items. Menu changes regularly, so our inventory can be diverse. It includes fast moving inventory for salad bar, deli bar and a fruit & yogurt bar in addition to the three daily meals. This position also has office responsibilities including research, menu creation, word processing, and special projects. Organizational and computer skills are a must. Knowledge of food, cooking and food service is required though the position is not a cooking one. Previous ordering experience a plus. Good opportunity for a culinary management advanced student or recent graduate. Seasonal position, 40-45 hours per week, 5 days per week, June 4 - August 24, 2018.

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 maintenance position, send your resume to or download and print an application. Return it by email and scan or by fax 207-655-4121.

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 IENA.

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.