The foundation for the success of our program at Camp Cavell is the quality of our staff.

Camp Cavell operates three seasons out of the year. We are owned and operated by the Camp Cavell Conservancy, but serve people from all areas and from many different cultural, social, economic backgrounds. Our camp is over 100 years old. We employ people to work in our kitchen, stables, waterfront, health center, housekeeping, program areas, and counseling.

Why work at Camp Cavell?

It's a great place to learn, grow & gain experience

Work with amazing kids & adults

It's a lot of fun in a beautiful environment

Beautiful outdoor setting, lots of amazing activities and exciting programs

there are financial benefits

A competitive salary, but also a summer of accommodation, meals and fun

discover your passion, strengths & best self

Develop your strengths and share your passions with like-minded colleagues

make life-long friendships with campers & staff

Our staff create connections in one summer that last a lifetime

make a real difference in campers' lives

Being a counselor, mentor, friend – you give our campers a home away from home


Must have some experience in food prep (willing to train the right person) We work in morning and afternoon shifts with the morning starting according to the time and type of breakfast, but normally about 6:00. The afternoon shift tends to be from 1:00 to 9:00 but we may work later if we have had a large meal. We cook for 250 people a day in the summer. Looking for people who can work together as a team, take direction well, have positive customer relations, and adhere to health regulations. Supervisors: ServSafe Training Opportunity


We need English Riding Instructors and a Director who can work 9 – 5 on average during the week and sometimes on the weekends. We teach classes in all levels from basic horse care to jumping. Looking for people with patience, enthusiasm, an eye for safety, and riding skills.


Looking for people to work as Lifeguards and teach swimming and boating. Must be able to complete lifeguard course (including swim formal strokes of 25 laps, dive for a body 12 feet underwater). Must be able to enforce rules while helping kids to learn and have fun. We also teach kayaking on Lake Huron.

Program Instructors

Need person to teach wood shop, nature, science, archery, crafts, orienteering, climbing, and other camp activities. We work in the spring and fall part time when groups request we teach classes as part of their program. We work full time during the summer.

Day Camp Counselors

Work with kids from the local area 8:00 – 6:00 each weekday. Mid-June to end of Aug. Must be 18. Patience, maturity, good role model, and enjoy having fun.

International Overnight Counselors

International Counselors – We do invite International Counselors to join our Girls’ Summer Camp Staff. Although, International Counselors first need to contact a “camp counselor placement service”

Overnight Counselors

Must be over 18, live on site for about 8 weeks in a cabin with 8 – 10 children. Help them in daily living skills, as well as supporting them emotionally, teaching them new skills, and helping them to make friends. Must be enthusiastic, patient, mature, and responsible. Female counselors needed for 8 weeks / Male counselors needed for 3 weeks. We have Friday night to Sunday noon off each week and a couple of hours off a day. Late June to mid August.

Camp Nurse

Supervise and implement health care for all camp children and staff members. Follow standing orders for immediate care, distributions of medications, and emergency protocols. Required Skills and Abilities: Hold a current license as a registered nurse (or other equivalent training), have experience with children and young adults, have the ability to originate, update and/or monitor health care, maintain records and implement the camp’s health care plan, and hold current CPR and First Aid certifications.


To clean cabins after a group has departed and to clean some general areas and bathrooms each day. Can be combined with kitchen for more hours. Duties include sweeping, straightening, mopping, and cleaning bathrooms. Some hours are flexible, but will need to work on days a group leaves to get camp ready for the next group. This is usually on the weekends in summer and weekdays in the spring and fall.


Grounds keeping, care of buildings, equipment, and vehicles.