Current Opportunities

We are fully staffed for 2021 and will reopen hiring in the Fall / Spring. Please see below for details and to preview the Staff Application.


  • Must be 18+ (out of high school)

  • Excellent with kids of all ages

  • High energy & flexible in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong leadership & team-building skills

  • Positive attitude, common sense, and sound judgment

  • Sincere desire to be a role model for children

  • Interest in the arts/musical theater a plus!

  • Ability to instruct activity classes in VARIETY of areas.

  • Proof of COVID Vaccination (fully vaccinated by 6/15)

  • Willingness to follow, implement & enforce COVID protocols.

Specialty / Teaching Areas

  • Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, etc.)

  • General Games and Activities

  • Art / Arts + Crafts (Lead teacher and assistants)

  • Film/Video and/or Photography

  • Other Specialties: Guitar, Martial Arts, Science Experiments

Note: We are NOT seeking lead theater teachers for 2021. 

Details & Application

2021 Dates: June 15 - August 3, 2021

Seven-week commitment (including orientation)

Counselors must be available for the entire summer!

Salary: $1000+ for the summer (based on experience)
Counselors also receive FULL room & board
on the Carthage College campus and all work-related activities paid for. A small travel stipend may be available for those coming from outside the Midwest.

Time-Off: Four (4) full days off, rotating evenings

Other Information

Prospective counselors must submit a complete application (including employment history), participate in an interview (via phone), and are subject to a reference & background check.


Strong applicants should have previous camp or teaching experience & the ability (and willingness!) to teach or assist in a variety of activity areas - specifically those outside the performing arts! Please see our Electives Page for information about our classes and activities.

All Staff must by fully vaccinated by June 15, 2021.

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