Being a staff member at Laurel South is far more than a summer job. It’s an unforgettable experience in beautiful surroundings, and a rare opportunity to reach your full potential by helping others reach theirs. Laurel South is a down-to-earth place where you will meet and make friends of all ages – from all over the world – and form bonds that will last a lifetime. Most of all, it’s a place where a family feeling is encouraged and both campers and staff are urged to be themselves.
Each year, we choose the Laurel South team from students, graduates, and faculty from schools and colleges mostly from throughout the U.S. with a few from abroad. We look for people with personality, character, maturity, professional training, experience and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children. Our counselor to camper ratio is better than 1:3. As a staff member, you enjoy several nights and days off during the summer. Our salaries are competitive and vary according to age, education, skill and experience. Room/board and laundry services are provided.
Our ultimate goal at Laurel South is to provide an enjoyable, exciting summer experience that motivates our campers to approach the future with courage, confidence and a feeling of self-worth. We look for staff who are positive, hard-working, empathetic, mature, fun to be around, and most importantly, those with a sincere desire to work with children.
Room/board, food service, and laundry services are provided. In-cabin staff live with 2-3 co-counselors and 8-12 campers. Out-of-cabin-staff either share a room with one other or have their own room.
Camp Laurel South is located near Portland, Maine in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region. The area is famous for warm, sunny days and comfortable nights, and boasts 50 lakes within a 25 mile radius. We are located near many popular cities such as Portland, Bar Harbor, Freeport, and Old Orchard Beach, and less than 3 hours from the incredible Acadia National Park. Our location in the southern part of Maine also provides easy access to many surrounding locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
All meals covered.