Each summer Camp Treetops looks for seasonal staff to fill positions as counselors, registered nurses, cooks, kitchen assistants, and farm interns.
Occasionally, year-round positions, which serve both Camp Treetops and North Country School, become open. Year-round positions can be found here.
Apply To Work At Treetops
What We Look For
Treetops looks for applicants who are emotionally mature and able to live and work in a fast-paced, intense, rewarding camp community where they will serve as positive role models for children. We are especially interested in individuals who:
have a genuine respect for children
- experience working with children
- a love for the outdoors
- a sense of adventure
- a sense of humor
- lots of energy.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation is dependent upon experience and job responsibilities.
- room and board
- laundry facilities
- opportunity to live, work, and play in a beautiful setting
- computer and Internet access.
Of course the greatest benefit comes with the meaningful relationships and friendships developed with children and peers, the opportunity to help children have transformative experiences, and becoming a contributing member of the Treetops community.
Employment Dates & Time Off
The employment period extends from mid-June through mid-August. Staff arrive two weeks before campers for orientation (see below) and remain three days after campers depart in August.
All staff members will have at least six days off during the seven-week camper season, to be arranged as duties permit. In addition to a day off, staff members usually have two other evenings off per week, which begins after dinner.
All staff attend our comprehensive staff training before the arrival of our campers. A fun and educational time, Staff Orientation provides time for staff to get to know each other and to acquaint (or reacquaint) themselves with our program. Staff participate in a combination of group work periods to set up the Camp activity areas and living quarters and training sessions that cover a range of topics — from Treetops philosophy to how the program works, health and safety concerns, and sessions on working effectively with children.
Staff also have the opportunity for certification in courses such as Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard Training.
With our commitment to simple living, our staff are housed in rustic cabins or wooden platform tents designed for two to four people. Staff accommodations are separate from but nearby those of the children.
Each summer Camp Treetops hires approximately:
- 75 counselors
- 2 to 3 registered nurses
- 2 to 3 cooks
- 10 kitchen assistants
- 2 to 3 farm interns
When to Apply
We begin accepting applications in early September and start the interview process in early December. Interviews continue until all staff positions are filled — typically around mid-March.
How to Apply
1. Read through the description of the position(s) you’re interested in and the qualifications to ensure that you meet all requirements.
2. You can save your application and continue to work on it later. However, if you plan on completing it in one sitting, please allow at least 15 to 30 minutes.
3. Gather necessary information needed to complete the application in one sitting:
- contact information for three references
- employment information for the past two years (including summer): employer name, email, location, start, and end dates
- certification information for CPR/AED, EMT, Lifeguard Training, Nursing License, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, WSI.
4. Apply using our online application. Click here for the online application.
Interviews & Hiring
We must receive all three reference forms before we contact applicants to schedule an interview.
Interviews are conducted in person, by phone, or via Zoom, based on your location and availability.
Hiring decisions are generally made two to four weeks after the interview.