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Employment - About working at Tanglewood’s summer camp

First day of camp 2013

Tanglewood’s summer staff is made up of around 35 people from a variety of backgrounds, who come together to form a dynamic community and create an awesome summer experience for hundreds of children. All staff are educators, care-givers, entertainers, musicians, ecologists, artists, athletes, and holders of “great mad skills.”

Tanglewood has four main summer programs (day, residential, adventure trips, and leadership) that overlap together to make one big camp. Other key positions are cooks and kitchen staff, health care, and administrative staff.

The majority of the staff is comprised of residential camp staff who live in a cabin with a co-leader and 8 campers, aged 8-14. Leadership counselors work in teams of two and lead two to three-week long programs for teens which include time out of camp on wilderness trips and time in camp, working closely with residential counselors. ¬†Two adventure trips staff lead various one-week programs taking campers all over the state of Maine via trails, rivers and coastal waterways. A team of 7 day camp staff run programs for Tanglewood’s youngest campers, planting the seeds of tomorrows great leaders!

camp musical stage 2013

We look for staff who recognize the importance of being a good role model, are committed to educating about the earth and sustainable living, and who genuinely enjoy working with youth.

All staff live, work and play together as part of an intentional community of educators. Days are long and rewarding. The summer will fly by in a blink of an eye. People who were strangers at week one will be best friends by week nine.

Would you like to join our family?


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