If youâ€™re between the ages of 18 and 24, enjoy working with children, love the great outdoors, and want to earn and save money this summer, consider working as a counselor at Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott.
This renowned, long-running sleepaway camp offers one of the highest staff salaries in the U.S. Counselors earn $697 per week and $6,274 for nine weeks. That includes room and board and three meals a day. The average weekly salary for a summer camp counselor in the U.S. is $520.
Applicants must be able to pass a background check, drug test, and be vaccinated.
Here are more details about Friendly Pines Campâ€™s summer employment:
â€¢ Employment dates: At minimum, May 22 - July 24. Some activity positions will require additional weeks.
â€¢ Days off are a mix of evenings (5 - 11 p.m.) and 24-hour days off. Counselors also receive on-site free time most days.
â€¢ A desire to work with children is extremely important, and specific activity skills are useful but not as important as folksâ€™ ability to work long, difficult days with their peers
â€¢ Applicants must be at least 18 years old and need to have completed at least one year of post-high school experience (college, work, etc.)