Located in coastal Maine, our "co-ed" summer sleep away camp features distinctive programs for children ages 8 to 14. Depending on your interest, HVC is a visual arts camp, a horse camp, an adventure camp, a performing arts camp, a nature camp, a water camp, a sports camp and much more. Or — because you choose your activities — it can be all of these! I can say without hesitation that there is something fantastic happening at your camp! Something I'm not seeing anywhere else. - HVC Parent
Make friends, connect with young people in a professional environment with a deep history of progressive summer camping, hone your teaching skills and explore Maine! Hidden Valley Staff describes the meaningful professional summer experiences they've had during a summer at camp: "This summer has been fun and deliciously paradoxical. I've been brought back to my own childhood and yet this summer's experiences make me feel older, wiser... better equipped for life." "I became better at taking charge of solving problems and looking to myself for answers rather than relying on other people" "I feel like I grew as a teacher and counselor. I think that my skills in counseling grew tremendously as a result of working with young people." "Your compassion and patience with your employees and campers is something I remember every day." "I loved working in such a caring, educational, lively environment for both staff and campers."
Camp Counselor is a live-in position that includes Room & Board. Staff live in spacious cabins with their camper groups and have every other night off away from children. Hidden Valley provides delicious meals three times a day - includes vegetarian options and support for some diet limitations.
Successful staff at Hidden Valley Camp: - Bring a great work ethic - Value immersion in a children's world 24/7 - "Initiative" is their middle name - Self-awareness" is their other middle name - Understand how to balance fun and structure - Can define the word "professionalism" in their sleep - Possess a creative, independent spirit
Housing is provided for staff throughout the summer. Staff live in cabins, our cabins are basic wooden structures with electricity and indoor plumbing. Cabin counselors live in cabins with campers and 2-3 other co-workers. Non-cabin staff may have a roommate with a shared bathroom.
Sunset views at Ledge Mountain Canoeing at sunrise Campfires at Knight's Pond An evening swim on your off night Road trip to LL Bean Sundaes at the Superscoop Climbing Mount Katahdin Evenings in the stained glass studio Moose sightings Road trip to Acadia Nat’l Park Browsing in second hand shops Making friends from all over the world
All meals are included and our food is pretty awesome!
No RV sites are available.