Changing the world starts here

Camp Tecumseh recently conducted a survey of over 100 past Tecumseh counselors to gauge the impact of a Tecumseh experience on their lives.

  • 89% still keep in touch with the friends I made at Tecumseh.
  • 90% use the skills I learned at Tecumseh in my every-day work.
Summer Positions

Find your perfect fit

All staff positions require a positive attitude, commitment to safety, integrity, commitment to Christian values, and a determination to give 100% to the campers and the job.

  • Day Camp Counselor | 17 and older$250/week

    All applicants must be available to attend the mandatory staff training week of June 10-15. At the time of their first week of work beyond staff training, applicants MUST: Be at least 17 years of age (for the summer of 2024 applicants must be 17 by July 21, 2024 and their weeks of work will be limited to weeks after their 17th birthday) AND Have completed their Junior year of High School Applicants for this job must have a positive attitude and desire to be an excellent role model.

  • Cabin Counselor | 18 and older$4,400 - $4,600/Summer

    A positive attitude and desire to be an excellent role model.

  • Equestrian Cabin Counselor | 18 and older$4,400 - $4,600/Summer

    A positive attitude and desire to be an excellent role model. Teaching experience and/or CHA Certification a plus.

  • Program Support Specialist | 19 and older$4,750 - $5,450/Summer

    Program Support Specialists work in at least one specific area in support of all camp programs which supports counselors and campers. Specializations could include Aquatics, High Adventure, Activity specialist, Camp Store, or Arts & Crafts. All Program Support specialists are considered fill-in cabin counselors and will be assigned auxiliary responsibilities considered other duties as needed in support of camp programs.

  • Barn Specialist | 18 and older$4,750 - $4,950/Summer

    A positive attitude, willingness and ability to work hard, and comfortable around horses and other animals.

  • Administrative Assistant | 18 and older$4,440 - $5,000/Summer

    Must have excellent written and phone communication skills, and ability to work independently.

  • Leadership Center Program Staff | 21 and older$4,850 - $5,000/Summer

    Can be structured as an internship. Works directly with groups served through the Tecumseh Leadership Center. Responsibilities include facilitating team building activities, running program areas, and hosting groups that are on site.

  • Multimedia Specialist | 18 and older$4,750 - $4,950/Summer

    Digital photography, videography, computer media, or other media creation experience. Other IT experience needed as well.

  • Adventure Trip Counselor | 21 and older$4,440 - $4,600/Summer

    Lead campers on off-site adventure trips. Ability to drive 15 passenger vehicle, clean driving record, Lifeguard Certification.

Overnight Camp salary information:

All salaries include a $75/week bonus paid at completion of contract.

Example: Counselor weekly salary = $440/week (paid at $365/week + $75/week bonus at the completion of contract)

Overnight Camp additional salary potential:
  • Returning Bonus = $10/week/year of experience (max of additional $20/week)
  • Lifeguards = $75/week
  • Horsemanship = $25/week
  • High ropes = $25/week
  • Full summer bonus = $350 (for staff that work staff training + all 9 weeks)

Dates & Trainings

These are subject to change.
  • Leadership Staff Training | May 17 - 18

    Unit coordinators, Village leaders

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • CILT Leader Training | TBD

    Mandatory for CILT program leaders

  • Lifeguard Recertification | TBD

    For those whose American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification has expired, or is just about to expire.

    Additional $75.00 to your paycheck per week of camp to anyone possessing a current lifeguard certification.

  • Lifeguard Training | May 23 - 28

    Upon successful completion of this training participants will receive certification through the American Red Cross as a Lifeguard which includes First Aid, CPR, and AED.

    Additional $75.00 per week of camp to anyone possessing a current lifeguard certification.

  • Support Staff Training | TBD

    Required for all non-cabin counselor support staff positions.

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • Horsemanship Training | May 19 - 22

    Participants will learn the skills and techniques necessary to develop and teach lessons in our Horsemanship Program at Camp Tecumseh. Experience with horses is preferred but not required.

    Additional $25/week of Camp.

  • Equestrian Staff Training | May 19 - 24

    Become familiar with Camp Tecumseh Equestrian Program, horses, lesson format and guidelines, and staff.  Required for all Equestrian Staff

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • High Ropes Training | May 19 - 22

    Learn the skills needed to instruct/facilitate camp program areas such as the rock climbing wall, Skywalkers High Ropes Course, and the zip line.

    Additional $25 per week of camp.

  • Media Team Training | May 28 - 30

    Become familiar with Camp Tecumseh’s media equipment and philosophy. Learn the in’s and out’s of what it takes to tell the story of summer at Tecumseh. Required for all Media Staff.

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • All Overnight Camp Staff Training | May 30 - June 7

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • All Day Camp Staff Training | June 10 - 15

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • Overnight Camp | June 9 - August 10

    Regular salary paid during this time.

  • Day Camp | June 17 - August 2

    Regular salary paid during this time.

Overnight Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight and Equestrian Camp staff opportunities include the position of camp counselor, along with a number of support and administrative roles. Overnight staff members must be 18 years old, and must have completed their first year of college. All potential staff must pass a background check, including nationwide criminal and sex offender registry checks.

Staff commit to live at camp for staff training and the nine weeks of the camp season. For more information, contact Meg Piechocki.

Apply for Overnight Camp

Day Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Camp staff members work between 3 to 8 weeks during the summer, depending on their availability. These weeks aren’t necessarily consecutive. Day Camp staff members must be available to attend the mandatory staff training week of June 10-15. At the time of their first week of work beyond staff training, applicants MUST: Be at least 17 years of age (for the summer of 2024 applicants must be 17 by July 21, 2024 and their weeks of work will be limited to weeks after their 17th birthday) AND have completed their junior year of high school. They live on site with an overnight camp cabin group during their employment and hold a range of positions, from counselor to assistant director. For more information, contact Sean Maney.

Apply for Day Camp

International Staff

Role models come from everywhere

If you live outside of the United States, we ask that you apply through one of the following international placement organizations. Since face-to-face interviews and police background checks are required, we cannot place you directly. When you contact the organization you can tell them you would like your application sent to Camp Tecumseh YMCA first. If we don’t have a position to fit your skills and talents, you would then have the opportunity to be placed at another camp.

These organizations will be able to tell you where to contact them in your home country and what process you must go through. If you are a student in the United States, you may be able to go through the International office at your university so check with them first.

International Exchange of North America (IENA) – www.iena.org

Camp Leaders – www.campleaders.com

More opportunities

Camp Tecumseh has programs that operate all year long. From weekend retreats to field trips for school groups we never stop working to make the world a better place. If you’re interested in non-summer seasonal positions; kitchen, housekeeping, or maintenance positions; or full-time positions, we’ve got you covered.

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Meet this year's Overnight Camp team

The titans of Tecumseh making a difference in our 100th Summer

Summer Staff 2024