Merrowvista is now hiring for spring, summer, and fall 2023.
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The Merrowvista community is a vibrant gathering of people from all backgrounds who support youth in discovering and developing their own best self. Applications for the 2023 spring, summer, and fall seasons are now live!
Summer 2023 positions at Merrowvista generally take place from June 15 to August 11. Apply and interview to learn more about the specific date requirements of each position. Learn more about our Summer 2023 program offerings for participants.
While some positions require you to live onsite (Village Leaders, for example), all roles below have the option to do so. Housing and meals are provided.
The health and safety of our AYF community is our top priority. All 2023 seasonal staff are required to be fully vaccinated and up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination before they arrive at Merrowvista. Proof of full vaccination will be collected before arrival at camp.
The American Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran’s status.
Spring Community and School Programs Facilitator Internship
Help support hundreds of school and community group based youth through the fall in experiential and outdoor education residential trips. The training program is all-inclusive, so previous facilitation experience is not required. Beneficial experience can include ropes courses, environmental education, summer camps, outdoor programs, and/or wilderness medicine certification.Learn More
Program Area Specialists
Program Area Specialists are seasonal youth development professionals who support the camp program by leading swim lessons, teaching arts and crafts, instructing climbing and more.Learn More
Village Leaders (summer camp counselors) are seasonal youth development professionals who co-lead a cabin group of 10 to 12 campers and are active leaders in daily activities. Cabin Leaders work directly with youth and help them discover their best selves.Learn More
Four Trails Leader
Four Trails Leaders (summer camp counselors) are seasonal youth development professionals who co-lead a cabin group of 10 to 12 campers during backpacking and/or canoeing trips off-site and on Merrowvista property. Trips may be 2 to 17 days in length.Learn More
Seasonal coordinators prepare and implement summer programming, including in-camp programming for Pioneers and Seekers, the Four Trails program, and waterfront activities. They also supervise teams of village leaders and program specialists.Learn Now
Rhyolites (Leaders in Training)
Rhyolites work as leaders in training, learning a variety of camp roles. They work in trios or pairs with cabin leaders to lead a group of 10 to 12 campers. They also support the in-camp community through specialized work with the activities team and/or waterfront teams. In addition, Rhyolites receive additional training and evaluation beyond staff training, participating in regular group and one-on-one meetings for professional development.Learn More
The Care Team collaborates to proactively support emotional and mental well-being for the camp community. This team also includes the Community Life Coordinator/ Mulcahy Fellow, who supports campers who hold historically marginalized identities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc.).Learn More
The Health Team is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of each camper. The primary functions of the Health Team include providing first aid care, overseeing the administration of medications to campers, coordinating visits to a physician when needed, monitoring health and cleanliness standards, and keeping camper medical records organized.Learn More
Photography Specialists document the daily activities at camp with an eye to the AYF’s year-round marketing and communication needs.Learn More
Communications and Office Specialist
Communications and Office Specialists write daily blog posts, create frequent social media posts, assist with camper family email communications, and write longer articles for the AYF monthly email newsletter. They also assist with daily incoming and outgoing mail and packages, organize and distribute camper family emails, and answer phones.Learn More
Food Program Assistant
Food Program Assistants help with food preparation, service, kitchen clean-up and dish washing to ensure healthy, safe meals for the staff and campers.Learn More
Facilities Assistants help in the maintenance and upkeep of the Merrowvista facilities and grounds during the summer season as part of the Facilities Team.Learn More
The Scout Leaders develop and implement a discovery day program for children of camp staff (generally pre-camp, potentially ages 1 to 7), some evening duties may also be required as the needs of the program dictate.Learn More