Camp Kanuga

Staff Application Process


Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Expeditions, & Leadership Academy Staff


Thank you for your interest in serving on the Camp Kanuga team!


Interview Request

Those who join the Camp Kanuga team undergo an extremely thorough interview process and background check. In fact, Kanuga’s hiring standards surpass the minimum requirements set forth by the American Camp Association.

Camp Kanuga applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • minimum age requirement:
    18 years old for Crew members
    19 years old or completion of 1st year of college for Counselors
    21 years old for Support Staff
  • pass a face-to-face interview
  • pass a national background check
  • pass a social media check
  • sign the Kanuga Community Covenant

For questions about the application process for our Residential, Day Camps and Expeditions programs contact the Camp Kanuga Director David Schnitzer at

Internships welcomed!

Camp Kanuga welcomes applicants who seek to use their summer job at Camp Kanuga as an internship.  Every summer Camp Kanuga has summer staff who use their summer job to fulfill an academic requirement or a vocational goal. The Camp Kanuga staff work with the summer staff member and college faculty to meet their needs including working to set goals, learning outcomes, paperwork, supervising, etc.

Partial summer employment available

Want to work on the Camp Kanuga staff team, bit nor sure if you can work a whole summer.  That’s okay.  Camp Kanuga does grant partial summer contracts for those who are seeking a flexible summer.  Many College students want to work on the staff team and do a summer course or study abroad in part of the summer.  We seek staff who are gaining great life experiences such as these.  If you are seeking a flexible summer then apply for a partial summer contract.


Overnight Campus

(Multiple Positions Per Role)
Camp Counselor
Crew Member


(Multiple Positions Per Role)
Adventure Day Camp Trip Leader
Adventure Day Camp Counselor
Expeditions Counselor
Expeditions Trip Leader

Leadership Academy

(Multiple Positions Per Role)
Assistant Leadership Director
Leadership Director

Support Staff

(One Position Per Role)
Crew Team Leader
Adventure Team Leader
Arts Team Leader
Nature Team Leader
Expeditions Team Leader
Day Camp Team Leader
Media Manager: Photographer
Media Manager: Videographer
Evening Program Leader
Evening Program Leader
Worship Leader
Blacksmith Manager
Camp Store Manager
Waterfront Manager
Mountain Bike Manager

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New Team Members

Welcome to the Camp Kanuga Team! Click below for our recommended summer packing list.

Summer Packing List