Are you looking for connection, adventure, and fun?
- Camp Androscoggin is the summer home for 250 boys between 8 and 15 and 100 staff. Located on a 120 acre lakeside campus in central Maine, 2022 will be our 115th year.
- Our campers are with us for one 7 week session and participate in a wide range of team sports and individual activities on the land and water. We also offer an extensive overnight camping program.
- Every counselor is both an activity specialist and a cabin counselor. A list of our activity openings can be found below. Our male staff live in the cabins with the boys, and our female staff are assigned to help supervise a bunk.
- Counselors must have completed one year of college or a post-high-school gap year. We do not have CITs or junior counselors.
- Competitive salary based on experience. In addition, room and board, laundry and wifi is provided, and we also cover travel expenses to and from Maine.
- Staff dates for 2022 are June 16th through August 12th.
- It’s a lot of work, a lot of fun and, we believe, a really rewarding way to spend your summer. Please let us know if you’d like to learn more.
- Waterski and Wakeboard
- Beach Volleyball
- Arts and Crafts
- Photography (BW and digital)
- Trip Leading
- Mountain Biking
- Climbing Wall
- High and Low Ropes
What will you learn at Andro?
“I have hired several Androscoggin staff for my team because their skills match the most important things I need: the ability to problem solve effectively and an outstanding work ethic.”Omar BhakriChief of Staff, Patchwork Health
“The most valuable skill I learned at camp was the human elements of management. Both with campers, my fellow counselors, and eventually as a department head, I learned to delegate and determine who had what skills and match them to positions.”Morgan FurmanBiomedical Robotics Engineer, Striker
“Working at Androscoggin has made me a better medical student and a better doctor. The experience of being a counselor gives you a broad perspective that you don’t gain working in a lab or doing an internship.”Nicholas Moore, MDPediatrics, University of Vermont Children's Hospital
“I was wowed by the range of counselors from all over the world that now form a global network of friendships (and couches to crash on when traveling). The connections I made that one summer have helped me through every step of my career—and life.”Mercedes BlethGlobal Associate Director of Social for Condé Nast Traveler
“As a camp counselor, the impact you have on young people will resonate throughout their lives. You can contribute to a positive experience that pays dividends for that person for decades. You can’t have that in many summer jobs.”Peter FeldmanNew York City Program Officer, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA
“Working as a camp counselor throws you into leadership on day one. As a first year counselor, you’re managing a bunk of campers and running activity periods. As you progress at camp, you have leadership opportunities such as running a department, leading trips and organizing tournaments.”Stephen JonesMiddle School Science Teacher, San Diego Hebrew Day
What do you need to know before you arrive?
- Location – Wayne is located about an hour north of Portland, Maine. It is an easy drive from most Northeast cities.
- Orientation – All staff attend a 10 day orientation before the campers arrive. During orientation, you will get to know your fellow counselors, learn our daily schedule and practice how to run activity periods. You will also learn about early childhood development and how best to connect with your campers.
- Travel to Camp – Counselors are welcome to drive. Those traveling by bus or plane should plan to arrive in either Portland or Augusta (15 miles away) where we will pick you up for the final leg of the journey. Flights are available from both New York and Boston into Portland and Augusta. If you are arriving at Boston’s Logan Airport,the best option is a Concord Trailways bus from the airport to Portland.
- Uniform – We ask staff to wear Androscoggin shirts and sweatshirts. When you arrive, we will give you a sweatshirt and one t-shirt and ask you to purchase additional t-shirts at cost. While we do not require uniform shorts, we ask that you bring solid colored ones along with footwear appropriate for your activity
- Packing – Laundry is done on campus several times each week, so you do not need more than a week’s supply of clothing, and we provide linens, towels, blankets and pillows. In addition, it’s important to realize that storage space in the cabins is limited, so no need to overpack. Be sure to include a warm sweater and rain gear. And, since we do laundry by bunk, it’s important to label everything.