Merrowvista is now hiring for spring, summer, and fall 2022.
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 2022 spring, summer, and fall seasons are now live!
Looking for a fall 2022 internship? Learn more about our Community and School Programs Internship.
Summer 2022 positions at Merrowvista generally take place from Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, Aug. 14. Apply and interview to learn more about the specific date requirements of each position. Learn more about our Summer 2022 program offerings for participants.
The American Youth Foundation board of directors and full-time team recognize the powerful and demanding commitment the seasonal team makes to the youth we serve. We are thrilled to announce we have significantly increased our pay rate for summer 2022.
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 summer 2022 staff and participants 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.
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
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
The 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
Fall Community and School Programs Internship
Help support hundreds of school and community group based youth through the fall in experiential and outdoor education residential trips. The internship 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