Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life, be outside daily, learn valuable skills that can be used in any future job, make lifelong memories and friends, all while having FUN? Then a summer job at Tom Sawyer Camps is the place for you!

Tom Sawyer Camps has been in operation since 1926 and has helped hundreds of young adults prepare for their adult lives with the experiences they had with us. Some of the top skills your future employers are looking for will be learned by being a camp counselor. During your time as a counselor, you will have the opportunity to learn the following skills and many more:

  • Communication with peers, children, and supervisors

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Responsibility and Time Management

  • Public Speaking

  • Flexibility and Adaptability

  • Professionalism and Dedication


Join our team! We are currently hiring School Year Counselors, Wranglers and Operations Crew!

Tom Sawyer Camps offers Saturday Camp and Holiday Camp throughout the year. We depend on our staff to make each afternoon a quality experience for the campers. Staff lead games and activities and work on developing meaningful relationships with each camper. Wranglers provide safe and engaging introductions to horseback riding. Operations Crew provides care for our horse herd and their environment.

Saturday Camp: Saturdays from 8:30-2:00pm in Hahamongna Watershed Park.

Wranglers: Monday-Saturday. 45 minute lessons and trail rides in Hahamongna Watershed Park.

Operations Crew: Monday-Sunday. Early mornings and some afternoons in Hahamongna Watershed Park. Feed and care of horse herd and property.

Being a counselor is an excellent opportunity for local students who want a flexible, fulfilling and FUN  part-time job!

  • Currently in 11th grade or older

  • Required to complete Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR (with AED) certification prior to starting.

  • Occasional trainings and professional development opportunities

  • Flexible schedule within a monthly block schedule

  • Enjoys the outdoors, working with children, and being on a collaborative team

Protecting children and youth is core to TSC’s mission. We have a zero tolerance policy for any form of abuse or harassment. TSC carefully screens applicants and requires all staff to be Live Scanned (DOJ fingerprinting) and complete child abuse prevention and reporting requirements.

When we were looking at her camp group photo, I asked my daughter who her friends were. She said: "All of them!"

TSC Family

Felicity woke up each day looking forward to camp! She still sings the songs, talks about the horses, and mentions what she learned on a daily basis. It was a wonderful experience and we are so thankful to have had this opportunity.

TSC Parent

My campers often look at the TSC photo and still name their friends. Thank you and the TSC family for creating such a gift for families.

TSC Parent

Our Campers want to be Counselors someday, because of the examples that your Counselors set for them. Tom Sawyer is encouraging them to be leaders.

TSC Family

Camp has given our child confidence to try many new things like archery, horses, swimming, climbing, high ropes, and taking the initiative to make new friends.

TSC Family

I was impressed by the high level of communication between the camp leadership and parents. If something came up at camp, they helped my child grow skills to handle things and always updated me about it.

TSC Family

My daughter had the absolute best time! She learned new skills, made friends, and came home, every day, covered in mud! It was exactly what summer should be.

TSC Parent

Our son Oliver adores TSC. Loves the counselors, all the activities, and the fellow campers.  TSC has become a summer family tradition.  He hopes to one day be a counselor!

TSC Parent

Our daughter stepped outside her comfort zone on the rock wall and high ropes and is so proud of herself! The well-trained staff made it a great and safe experience for her.

TSC Parent

My son had a wonderful time. All his needs were met including his fear of swimming. The counselors were fantastic with him.

TSC Parent