Summer Jobs – Join Us!

Our counselors are the main key to our success at Tom Sawyer Camps! To read more about why a camp counselor job is more than just a fun summer job click here.

We have two paid levels of Counselor at TSC: Senior Counselor and Assistant Counselor

  • Senior Counselors must currently be attending college or equivalent. Our Senior Counselors are given more responsibility in their position and are typically responsible for mentoring and supervising younger staff members. Senior Counselors are supervised by one or more TSC Directors. See Senior Counselor section for more details.

  • Assistant Counselors must currently be in either 11th or 12th grade. Our Assistant Counselors are given their own set of responsibilities and are supervised by their designated Senior Counselor as well as one or more TSC Directors. See Assistant Counselor section for more details.

Both Assistant and Senior Counselor positions are available in all of our three Camps: Pre-Camp, Day Camp, and Outpost as well as at our Specialist Positions: Horses, Pool, Archery, Activities, and our Outpost special programs Rock Climbing, Lake, and High Ropes.

  • PRE-CAMP: For campers ages 3-5 (Preschool/TK). Campers are in coed groups of 12-13 and are grouped by age.

  • DAY CAMP: For campers ages 6-10 (K to 4th grade). Campers are in single sex groups of 13 and are grouped by age.

  • OUTPOST: For campers ages 11 to 14 (5th to 8th grade). Campers are in coed groups of 16 and are grouped by age.

Next Steps

We begin hiring staff in January and continue through mid-May. Counselors must commit to working the entire 9 weeks and attend our mandatory training the week before camp starts.

Step 1: Use the link below to fill out an online application. Make sure you designate whether you are applying as an Assistant Counselor or a Senior Counselor.

Step 2: Attend one of our group interviews (usually held on Fridays).

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.

Step 3: All positions are required to attend mandatory training dates: June 4 through June 11 and commit to working the full summer season: June 13 through August 12. There will be no camp on July 4. All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted by May 15.

Senior Counselors

  • Currently attending college or equivalent.

  • Required to complete Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR (with AED) certification prior to camp (Additional certifications needed for specific positions). TSC will offer courses for staff to complete this requirement during training.

  • Must attend ALL training during the week of June 4th to June 11th

  • Must commit to entire camp season: 9 weeks, June 13th to August 12th

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

  • All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted by May 15.

Assistant Counselors

  • Currently in 11th or 12th grade

  • Required to complete Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR (with AED) certification prior to camp (Additional certifications needed for specific positions). TSC will offer courses for staff to complete this requirement during training.

  • Must attend ALL training during the week of June 4th to June 11th

  • Must commit to entire camp season: 9 weeks, June 13th to August 12th

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

  • All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted by May 15.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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