Summer Camp Jobs & Internships

Summer Camp 2019 applications are open! Apply today to ensure your spot at summer camp.

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. Click Apply Now to see current openings.

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; we’re happy to help you find the right fit:

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.

Health care roles:
Camp RNs must be licensed nurses (or planning to be) in the state of Minnesota by June 2019.
– Sophomore and junior nursing students are encouraged to apply for the Camp Nursing Assistant role.
– Freshman nursing students are encouraged to apply for the Cabin Counselor role.

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 make sure you share your internship requirements packet with your hiring manager before your interview.

Meet Us

Every fall + spring we travel internationally and around the Upper Midwest to attend career and internship fairs where we get to share the excitement of summer camp with college students. Check out our recent schedule (click to enlarge). If we’re coming to your school, come meet us and bring friends! We’re also available for classroom presentations.

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


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