Camp Towanda

About Camp Towanda

Camp Towanda is the premier family-owned and operated, co-ed, 7 week sleep-away camp for children ages 7-17. Founded in 1923, we are nestled on over 400 acres in the rolling countryside of Northeast Pennsylvania. At Camp Towanda, we provide a well-rounded experience for our campers and staff in a nurturing, safe environment with endless opportunities for them to try new things and feel great about themselves! Our program offers professional instruction in all land and water sports, fine arts, theatre, STEM, nature and adventure. We are looking for outgoing, hardworking and high energy individuals. We offer many types of positions from Sports Instructors, Coaches and Activity Specialists, General Counselors, Group Leaders, Department Heads, Nurses, Student Nurses, Doctors to Kitchen, Maintenance and Support Staff! We also integrate internships into the work experience to help further build your resume on top of the worthwhile experience of being a counselor. As you can tell by our job and internship listings on Handshake, there is a lot we offer! We attract down-to-earth, friendly and spirited campers, families and staff. There are close to 500 campers and we hire approx. 300 staff from over 30 countries and all across the USA. When you work at Camp Towanda, you make a real difference in camper’s lives, while building your resume and career-building skills (things like...leadership, work-ethic, public speaking, management, responsibility and a whole lot more ) with the support of our dedicated Senior Staff and Directors. The job of a counselor is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. When at camp, it is a 24-hour job as you are living and working at the same place. Flexibility, responsibility and stamina are key attributes to succeeding at camp. Working with kids is a challenging job, but one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. When you work at Camp Towanda, it’s so much more than a summer job- it’s a family, network and community that will change your life forever. Thank you for considering Camp Towanda for your best summer job experience yet! Check out our website for more info including a Typical Day, Virtual Tour, some FAQs and much more! All meals, room and board, laundry and travel reimbursement are provided with scheduled time off. We are located in the popular summer destination of the Pocono Mountains and less than 2 ½ hours away from New York City and Philadelphia. Competitive salary, room and board, all meals included, travel reimbursement Paid Internships Available Job Requirements: -Available mid-June thru mid-August (some department orientations begin early June) -Qualified references -Great with children -Strong work ethic -Desire to have fun and make a difference! -Sophomore in college or later. Our ideal candidate is 21 or older by the time Camp starts. However, if you believe you have exceptional skills and you stand out from the rest, please feel free to apply.


Gymnastics Specialist

June 2019 - August 2019 Honesdale, PA
“I like being able to work with new people and people from everywhere around the world. I enjoyed working and getting to know the kids in different ways and being able to utilize my past cheer experience to help the kids enjoy doing gymnastics”

Lifeguard / Water Safety Instructor

May 2019 - August 2019 Honesdale, PA
“It was a tremendous experience. I have never experienced anything quite like camp before. The atmosphere at camp when the campers arrived elevated the experience. The daily routine became easy to adapt to and I really enjoyed the little things camp had to offer. Working at the waterfront was also a bonus as I had a great group of counselors around me who made everyday fun. ”
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