Camp Notre Dame
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Join Our Summer Camp Staff

Are you ready to have the best summer of your life?

We are hiring talented, motivated, and dedicated team members to join our family.

We seek to hire enthusiastic individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. Our counselors are the all-stars that make Camp Notre Dame unique.

There is no job like it. The experience you gain at summer camp is not taught in books or classrooms but hands-on skills that you can only learn by being in charge of a group of young campers. Camp Notre Dame will be one of your life’s most challenging and rewarding experiences. Being part of our team is life-changing not only for the campers but also for you.

Think about what future employers are looking for: work ethic, leadership, teamwork, job commitment, and good judgment. Camp Notre Dame delivers the experience you need for future employment and an experience you will never forget.

Staff who succeed and are happy at Camp Notre Dame are:

  • Fun-loving people committed to creating a safe and fun experience for children. 
  • Enthusiastic team players.
  • Able to put the needs of others ahead of their own.  
  • Enjoys being in nature and is comfortable being unplugged from technology.

Summer Camp Counselors enjoy a good salary, meals, lodging, scheduled breaks, and access to camp facilities. Take a look at the below list of the positions we hire for each year.

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2024 Summer Camp Staff

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Senior Staff

To be eligible for a senior staff position, one must be 18 yrs or older. As a member of the Senior Staff, you are a resident staff member and reside at camp from Sunday noon until Friday evening.The position is for eight weeks of the summer, although staff have time off at different points in the day and are permitted to leave camp if necessary. The Senior Staff member is directly responsible for their campers and cabin or will be able to lead an activity such as archery, boating, nature crafts, etc.

Kids Kamp Counselors

To be eligible for the role of Kids Kamp Counselor, one must be 18 years old for in-residence or 17 for non-resident. The Kids Kamp work day is 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Kids Kamp is not an overnight camp and, therefore, not a resident position. Though Kids Kamp Counselors are not required to leave Camp by 5:30 p.m., housing will only be guaranteed with prior approval. The Kids Kamp Counselor is responsible for their day campers.

Administrative Positions

Already have camp experience? Consider applying for our Assistant Summer Camp Director or our Day Camp Director. Want to work at camp but not directly with children? Camp also hires an office manager and a maintenance/pool person for the summer. With the exception of the Asst. Summer Camp Director, these positions can be resident or non-resident.

We are currently accepting applications for 2024 Summer Camp Administrator positions. If you are interested in applying, please forward your resume and a letter of interest to

Camp Notre Dame is seeking to hire a day camp director for 8 weeks (June 19 – August 11). The KKD(Kids Kamp Director) is responsible for all aspects of the day camp program, which operates Monday-Fridays from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day. The Kids Kamp Program accepts up to 36 campers each day, aged four to eight years. The KKD is responsible for parent check-in each morning, supervision of staff and daily scheduling. Campers experience an “introduction to camp life,” participating in activities like swimming, hiking, nature programs, crafts and much more. The KKD addresses parent concerns daily and provides feedback to parents at the end of each camp day. Our Kids Kamp Director communicates daily with kitchen staff and coordinates the serving of breakfast and lunch to campers. The KKD also works closely with the Resident Summer Camp Director to ensure the wellness and safety of campers and staff.

Camp Notre Dame seeks to hire an Assistant Summer Camp Director for 8 weeks (June 19 – August 11). The ASCD is a resident position, with time off away from camp Friday evenings to Sunday noon. The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for the programming aspects of camp, which offers recreational opportunities to its 7-16 yr. old campers like canoeing, swimming, nature programs, Frontier living, crafts and much more. The ASCD is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of program areas and provides support and feedback to staff to ensure camper safety and consistent quality programming. The ASCD also helps staff to implement the CND philosophy of CA.R.E.(Christ-Awareness/Recreation/Education) into their programs. The ASCD works closely with the summer director to help build community and address camper and staff difficulties.

The Office Manager(OM) position may be resident or non-resident depending on applicant housing needs. The position is a 10-week position, beginning in mid-June and ending August 11. The OM takes care of camper registrations, camper check-in on Sunday afternoons and day camp registrations throughout the week. The office manager assists the Executive Director with payroll and the summer assistant director with bunk assignments. The OM receives parent phone calls and packages, responds to parent emails and is the “face of CND” during the summer.

Camp Notre Dame seeks to hire a maintenance/pool person for 10 weeks (June 11 – August 18). This position can be resident or non-resident, dependent on room/board needs. The hours are flexible, but this position requires a Sunday-Friday commitment, usually 4-6 hrs. per day. An organized person with attention to detail would be ideal to help take care of the facilities of Camp Notre Dame, including the camp swimming pool. The maintenance position requires day-to-day chores like trash pickup, bathroom cleaning, picnic lunch deliveries, campfire site prep, small repairs to cabins, etc. For pool maintenance, daily pH and chlorine testing is required, as well as pool vacuuming and filling as needed. Pool experience is not required, we will train you.

Summer Staff

Working at Camp Notre Dame was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I made so many friends, and the bonds will never be broken. You can change the life of so many kids by just being with them for one week. You impact them as much as they impact you! It will be an unforgettable summer that you will always look back on as one of the greatest times you have ever had!
Corey Myers
I grew up attending CND and always knew I wanted to work there someday. The experience of being a counselor, then assistant director helped me grow in ways I never imagined. It gave me friendships I still enjoy 20 years later and helped me realize I wanted to be a teacher. My first teaching job, which I got because of my experience at CND, set me on the path to meeting my husband, and I hope to send our daughters to CND when they are ready!
Erin Troester Leone
I could never have imagined the impact of being a camp counselor. I am proud of how many of my campers became counselors themselves or continue to be a part of the CND family. Like everyone else stated, CND formed lasting friendships, and I was lucky to meet my husband there. Funny how a few lines can never really capture the magic of camp and those sweet summer memories.
Aimee Emerson