Summer Camp Jobs & Internships

Summer Camp 2019 application is open September 17, 2018!

True Friends runs summer camp at all four Minnesota camp locations: Camp Friendship, Camp Courage, Camp Eden Wood, and Camp Courage North.

We hire 250+ staff to make camp happen – from counselors, health care and leadership who directly support our campers, to admin, marketing, and kitchen staff who work behind the scenes to enhance campers’ experience. Everyone has a place at True Friends camps – including you!

Working at True Friends is an inclusive summer job/internship:

  • We pay you. Since you’re working long hours, it’s not an hourly rate. But your compensation includes so much more than your paycheck…
  • We train you. You’ll receive a minimum of one week of orientation before campers arrive to prepare you for your role at camp. Be prepared to learn on the job as you go!
  • We house you. You live on-site in co-ed housing. Direct care positions share cabins with campers. Admin positions share housing with other camp staff. And while you’re able to leave during your off-time, we know you might be from another state or another country. You have a place to stay for the length of your contract.
  • We feed you. Meals are included all summer (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and we can accommodate most special diet and food allergy needs.

Summer 2019 hiring runs September 2018-May 2019, but positions fill fast and are not guaranteed by the spring. All positions are listed below along with their job description. If you’re unsure of what role would be best for you or which site would be best, don’t hesitate to send your resume to Seasonal Recruitment department: hireme@truefriends.org

You should apply if you are:
– Passionate about making a difference in the world.
– Willing to step outside your comfort zone.
– Motivated to take initiative and be a role model for all staff, volunteers, and campers.
– Able to support others with daily living skills.
– Happy to live and work in a communal setting.
– Eager to take initiative and have a strong work ethic.
– Able to be flexible and adapt to an ever-changing environment.

CPR/First Aid certified, Lifeguard certified, camping experience, prior experience with the population are highly valued but NOT required.

We hire on a rolling basis which means we screen applicants and conduct phone interviews typically within 2 weeks of receiving an application. If you’re interested in a position, it’s highly encouraged you apply today!

If you’re looking to complete a for-credit internship, please email your program internship requirements packet to HireMe@truefriends.org

Counselor / Direct Care Roles
Leadership Roles
Administrative Roles
Healthcare Roles
Support Roles

If you’re ready for a life-changing summer camp job, we’re ready for you to join our team!

Questions? HireMe@truefriends.org


Counselor / Direct Care Roles


Cabin Counselor

View the full position description here.

Activities Counselor

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Inclusion Counselor

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Adventure Trip Counselor

View the full position description here.

Counselor-in-Training*1 (CIT*1)

This position is for teens ages 16-17 (by June 14, 2019) with previous experience working with the population we serve and successful Camp Friendship volunteers. View the full position description here.


Leadership Roles

Assistant Program Manager

View position description here.

Activities Coordinator

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Cabin/Village Coordinator

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Youth Development Coordinator

View position description here.

Day Camp Coordinator

Updated position description coming soon.

Inclusion Coordinator

Updated position description coming soon.

Special Events + Volunteer Coordinator

Updated position description coming soon.

 

Administrative Roles

Office Coordinator

View position description here.

Human Resources Assistant

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Volunteer Services Assistant

View position description here.

Transportation Coordinator 

View description here.

Marketing & Communication Assistant

View position description here.

Digital Media Specialist

View position description here.

Health Center Coordinator

Updated position description coming soon.

 

Healthcare Roles

Camp Nurse

Read position description here. 

Camp Nursing Assistant

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Support Roles

Special Diets Intern

Read position description here.

General Lawn Care (Seasonal Summer) – 2 openings (FT-Camp Courage, Maple Lake and PT-Camp Friendship, Annandale)

Responsibilities include:

– Mowing lawns
– Tree trimming
– Weed whipping and spraying

Includes other outside maintenance activities such as sweeping and pressure washing.

Hours are between 8:00-4:30 M-F, no weekend/on-call work.





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