Camp Beech Cliff seeking Interns

Camper Support Specialist Internship

Join fellow professionals and young leaders to enrich the lives of youth with 50 acres of woods and significant waterfront on Echo Lake as your office!

Camp Beech Cliff is seeking a seasonal paid intern (with housing) for our traditional summer day camp which operates M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm from June 21 – August 27, 2021. Supervision provided by LSW who worked at CBC previously.

Camper Support Specialist responsibilities include (but are not limited to): •

Minimum qualifications: •

  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in camp setting
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, clear communication skills, patience, self-regulation and well-developed

    counseling skills

  • Ability to work closely with Camp Director
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to represent and act as liaison for camp with parents and community members


  • Work collaboratively and communicate with camper families, the camp management, and

    Administrative Team to meet the best interests of the camper both before and during the summer

    camp season

    Deliver training to staff on areas such as mental health and positive behavior management, as well as

    appropriate responses to situations that may occur at camp

    Provide on-going coaching and support to camp staff as it relates to meeting camper mental,

    behavioral, social and emotional needs

    Ensure proper response, follow-through and debrief on situations arising with campers

    Make referrals to support services in home communities of the campers

    Establish relationships with youth that reflect respect, trust, and empathy

    Model healthy choices and emotional maturity

    Current LSW or MSW candidate

    Experience working with youth aged 5- 15

    Understanding and sensitive to the challenges faced by youth from various socioeconomic


    Skilled in building interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence positive decision-making, listen,

    manage conflict, and practice sensitivity and compassion

    Certified in CPR and Standard First Aid, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), or are willing to obtain

    Willing to submit to a Criminal Background Check

    Provide our team with training and development opportunities

    Previous experience working in a summer camp environment

    Considerations: Applicants should realize that the job of a camp intern is challenging, demanding, and requires a great deal of patience and understanding. Personal lifestyle sacrifices will have to be made including disconnecting from daily use of digital technology during the camp day. Sensitive and dynamic leadership is necessary to provide youngsters the opportunity to grow, learn to positively relate to others, establish life-long values, and increase their appreciation of the natural world. All interns must adhere to the health and safety laws set forth by the State of Maine Dept of Human Services Youth Camps Division, and standards for accreditation with the American Camping Association.

    Commitment: Pre-Camp season (Mid May to Mid June): 20 hrs/wk. Camp Season (Mid-June – end of August) 40 hrs/wk. $12/hr plus Housing. Pre-camp work involves communicating with parents and families as preparation for their child’s time at camp, and some post-season hours to de-brief and compile reports regarding camper services. or contact (ACA accredited Camp)