Make a Difference in a Child’s Life

Looking for an exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in a child’s life? This is the place for you! Kingsley Pines is a coed, noncompetitive, overnight camp for ages 8-16 located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine.

Kingsley Pines is in an incredible waterfront location, with a sandy beach leading to a beautiful lake, it is the perfect spot for your new summer home. Spend the warm, sunny days teaching kids to waterski or kayak on the lake, and mild nights roasting s’mores by the campfire before retreating to our contemporary but simple cabins.

About Kingsley Pines Camp

Approximately 65 counselors are employed during the summer and there are approximately 215 campers per session. The camp season begins June 14, 2024. It consists of one week of staff orientation, 7 weeks of children’s camp, and two weeks of family camp. The employment period varies between nine and eleven weeks, ending either August 10 or August 23, depending on our your schedule and our staffing needs. We have more than 30 activities and are seeking counselors with a wide variety of backgrounds and skills.

The Employee Experience

Camp counseling is one of the best (if not the best) jobs in the world. There is no better way to spend a summer. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference in a child’s life and meet staff who will become your friends for life. The campers in your cabin will remember you and their experiences at camp for years to come. Learn more here about being a counselor.

Click here to see why our staff loves working at Kingsley Pines.

Ideal Candidate

Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. These positions require maturity, creativity, and the ability to put others needs before your own. Candidates must be at least age 18 and have graduated from high school before January 1, 2024.

Room and Board

Room and board are included.  Counselors reside in cabins with the campers.  All cabins have electricity and screened windows.  Most have bathrooms attached.  Older camper cabins use a nearby common bathroom.

The food at camp is great!  It is always fresh and served buffet style.  There is something for everyone. Our Food Service Director goes out of her way to prepare nutritious alternatives for vegans, vegetarians, or people with special dietary needs.  The veggie options are excellent and there is always a fully stocked salad bar for lunch and dinner.

Employee Perks

If you put your heart into it, you will have the best summer of your life and have made a positive, lasting impression on campers who will never forget you.  Other benefits include:

  • Salary starting at $3,000 + for the summer
  • Great, friendly people to work with
  • Being outside all day in a beautiful location
  • Playing in the rain, spontaneous water balloon fights, and dressing like a pirate
  • Staff Lounge with high-speed wireless internet, and a small kitchen
  • Use of camp vehicles during time off
  • Use of camp facilities and equipment during time off
  • A travel allowance for those who qualify
  • Financial assistance in attaining any required certifications

Getting Here and Getting Around

Many counselors choose to drive to camp.  If you choose to come by bus, plane, or train, we can pick you up in Portland, the nearest major city. Portland is about 40 minutes from camp.

If you are looking to get off-campus during your time off, this never seems to be a problem.  Counselors car-pool just about everywhere and we allow the use of camp vehicles under certain conditions.

For Fun

Camp is recreation.  We offer over 30 different activity options, we have special themed days, games like all-camp Capture-the-Flag and the list goes on!  But after all that recreation, inevitably the counselors are always ready for more.  Staff members have one day and two evenings off per week.  Some of their favorite activities include:

  • An evening out in Portland
  • Hiking in the nearby White Mountains
  • Relaxing by the ocean on a beautiful sandy beach
  • Spending the day in Boston- 2 hours away
  • Going to the Drive-In to see a movie (Yes.  They still exist.)
  • Tubing down the Saco River
  • Natural waterslides at Step Falls
  • Mt. Biking down Attitash Mountain
  • Climbing the Beehive at Acadia National Park
  • Take in a Sea Dogs game (minor league team for the Red Sox)
  • Shopping at the Freeport Outlet Mall

Counselors are also permitted to use camp facilities and equipment during time off as long as they have permission and it does not interfere with camp activities.  Yes.  You can go waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing on your time off, among other things.

How to Apply

To apply for a counselor position click here.

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