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Join our staff & spend your summer at Deer Lake!

We are now hiring rising high school seniors and above to be lifeguards, counselors, office staff, first aid director, wilderness school staff, and skill area program directors this summer.

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All Deer Lake staff members have current certifications related to their programs and are committed to sharing all they have gained from years of professional and personal adventure experiences. With college backgrounds ranging from the sciences to outdoor recreation, music, art, nursing, and education, the Deer Lake staff provide the best possible experience to every camper, filled with great memories and new friendships. Camp is all about the campers but we have a great time as staff too! A majority of our staff returns year after year and many make life-long friendships.

The typical camp day starts at 8:30am and ends at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with 3 overnights each summer. Pay starts at $627 per week or above depending on experience and we offer CPR, first aid, and lifeguard training.


Counselors: The most important position at Deer Lake! Counselors work in a team with a co-counselor, and occasionally a CIT (Counselor in Training). Counselors ensure that their group arrives on time to scheduled programs. Counselors assist skill area directors in their program area. During non-scheduled programs, counselors run quality programs, hikes, or games to ensure campers are constantly engaged and having fun.

Skill Area Directors: Skill area directors are responsible for the content and overall camper safety within their assigned skill area. Skill areas include Waterfront, Archery, Nature, Wilderness, Arts & Crafts, Rowing, Canoeing, Wilderness School, and CIT Director. They present a fun and interesting presentation that is age-appropriate to each group. Skill area director positions often require special certifications and training.

Waterfront Director: The waterfront director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of everything that occurs on the waterfront, including swim lessons and open free swim. Safety is the waterfront director’s number one concern.

Lifeguards: Lifeguards are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of campers while at the waterfront. Lifeguards teach swim lessons each morning and guard swimmers each afternoon.

First Aid Director: Our first aid director monitors the health and well-being of all campers and staff on site. The first aid director performs all tasks under the direction of the camp’s medical director. The first aid director ensures that each camper and staff member has a current and complete medical form on file in the health center, manages administration of medications to campers, and performs first aid as needed.

Assistant Camp Director: The Assistant Director works hand-in-hand with the Camp Directors by assisting in the day-to-day operations of the camp. They also provides support to all other staff and serves as the acting Director in the absence of the Camp Directors.