Assistant Counselors

TSC will start accepting applications for Summer Camp 2017 on February 1, 2017. 

Join us for an amazing summer job!

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A job at a summer camp gives you career skills in leadership, communications, public speaking, supervision, problem solving and decision making. Working at Tom Sawyer Camps will more than likely be the most challenging and most rewarding job you have ever had. Where else could you have so many learning opportunities in an out-of-door environment working with kids!?

Working at TSC is a great way to start your career, even before college. Click here to read more about why this is true.

Tom Sawyer Staff place the needs of children first and foremost. You spend your entire day with children. Successful staff organize activities each day while maintaining a sense of responsibility. Throughout the summer you are supported by your coworkers and the administration. You will develop life-long friendships, identify new strengths within yourself and make a difference in the life of a child.

Counselors are the KEY to success at TOM SAWYER and each of our 100+ counselors must have a unique mix of maturity, patience, enthusiasm, creativity, endurance, imagination and above all a genuine desire to work with a rambunctious bunch of lovable kids.

There are Assistant Counselor positions available in each of our four camps:

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  • PRE-CAMP for ages 3 to 5 (through kindergarten)
  • DAY CAMP for ages 6 to 10 (through 5th grade)
  • OUTPOST for ages 11 to 14 (through 8th grade)
  • TSC TOO! for ages 5 to through 3rd grade

Summer positions are available for group counselors, swim instructors/lifeguards, horseback riding instructors, rock climbing instructors, windsurfing instructors and more!

We begin hiring staff in February and continue through mid-June.

Step 1 is to call or email us for an application (bottom of page) and return it.

Step 2 is to attend one of our five group interviews held on Saturdays in the spring.

Following the group interview, applicants will be invited back for individual interviews based upon their performance in the group interview. We offer jobs all during this process, so committing to an earlier interview is advantageous as more positions are available at that time. If you are not able to make one of the group interviews, give us a call to make other arrangements.

What are the dates that you need to be available?

  • Pre Camp: 10 weeks long, June 19 through August 25.
  • Day Camp: 10 weeks long, June 19 through August 25.
  • Outpost: 9 weeks long, June 19 through August 18.
  • TSC TOO!: 8 weeks long, June 19 through August 11.

TSC has mandatory training dates for all staff.  There are also mandatory training dates for all specialists (for example, Lifeguards, wranglers, group counselors).  Training dates typically start the two weeks prior to the first day of camp and run up until the start of camp.  A detailed list will be mailed with our summer job application packet. 

Apply now for a summer job!

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