Teen Leadership Program

We are now accepting Teen Leadership applications.

Camp Ocean Pines wants to help young adults to learn how a camp runs and gain the skills needed to become valuable future employees, whether it be at a camp or any other job.  Our Teen Leadership Program has three different positions and is limited to teens who have either attended summer camp or a teen trip at Camp Ocean Pines.  Please read over the explanations and then follow the application instructions below.  Good luck!

The Basics

Counselor in Training (CIT):  This is our introductory Teen Leadership position.  Applicants must be at least 15 and have completed either 9th or 10th grade prior to the start of camp.  There is a fee associated with this position, which is fully waived for those participating in any of our Teen Adventure Trips.

Junior Counselor (JC):  Applicants must be at least 17 and have completed either 11th or 12th grade prior to the start of camp.  There is no fee required to be a JC.  We give priority interviews and first choice of dates to those participating in any of our Teen Adventure Trips.

Intern Counselor (IC):  Applicants must be high school graduates and will be paid a stipend for their work at camp.

Scroll down to learn more about position duties and how to apply!


Counselor in Training (CIT)

Each CIT position will last for one 6-day or 8-day camp session.  CITs are highly encouraged to attend one of our Teen Adventure Trips; the CIT fee will be fully waived for those who participate in a trip!

CIT Duties:

  • Assist summer camp staff in preparing camp activities
  • Clean and organize camp supplies and areas
  • Assist in running campfire and evening programs
  • Fulfill general needs of the summer camp program

CIT Position Qualifications:

  • Must have completed either 9th or 10th grade prior to the start of camp and be at least 15 years old
  • Must have attended either our summer camp program or one of our Teen Adventure Trips
  • Applicants will have to submit an online application and interview with the summer camp director
  • Parents of CITs will have to complete all the same paperwork required for summer camp participants
  • CITs will be officially considered program participants, not staff

Application Process:

  1. Follow the link to the online application below.
  2. Be sure to upload a current resume and a one-page cover letter detailing your experience working with kids.
  3. Provide two references including at least one non-family reference (Name, Phone, Address).

Program Fees:

  • Session 1, 3, 5, or 7 – $600
  • Session 2, 4, or 6 – $750

Junior Counselor (JC)

Each JC position will last for one 6-day or 8-day camp session.  JCs are highly encouraged to attend one of our Teen Adventure Trips; we give interview priority and first choice of dates to those who participate in a trip!

JC Duties:

  • Assist summer camp staff in running activities
  • Clean and organize camp supplies and areas
  • Help to plan and run campfire and evening programs
  • Fulfill general needs of the summer camp program

JC Position Qualifications:

  • Must have completed 11th or 12th grade and be at least 17 years old
  • Must have attended either our summer camp program or one of our Teen Adventure Trips 
  • Applicants will have to submit an online application and interview with the summer camp director
  • Parents of JCs will have to complete all the same paperwork required for summer camp participants
  • JCs will be officially considered program participants, not staff

Application Process:

  1. Follow the link to the online application below.
  2. Be sure to upload a current resume and a one-page cover letter detailing your experience working with kids.
  3. Provide two references including at least one non-family reference (Name, Phone, Address).

Program Fees:

JCs are volunteers and there is no fee for the program.


Intern Counselor (IC)

Each IC position will last for two camp sessions: one week of training followed by one week of leading activities, running campfire, etc.  ICs are considered interns and will receive a stipend.

IC Duties:

  • Take lead in running some daily activities
  • Clean and organize camp supplies and areas
  • Plan and run a full campfire program
  • Fulfill general needs of the summer camp program

IC Position Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school graduate and be at least 18 years old
  • Must have attended either our summer camp program or one of our Teen Adventure Trips 
  • Applicants will have to submit an online application, film and upload a short video, and interview with the summer camp director
  • ICs will be officially considered program interns

Application Process:

  1. Follow the link to the online application below.
  2. Be sure to upload a current resume and a one-page cover letter detailing your experience working with kids.
  3. Provide two references including at least one non-family reference (Name, Phone, Address).
  4. IC applicants will be required to film a short video (2-3 min) about why they want to work at camp as part of their application.  We ask that applications upload their video to Youtube and share the link in their online application.

Compensation:

ICs will be paid a stipend for their work at camp at a starting rate of $200 per week.


Questions about our Teen Leadership Program?  

Contact Caleb Albert, the Summer Camp Director, at 805-924-4019 or via email at caleb@campoceanpines.org