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Education/Youth Development Summer Camp Internship - (PAID)

Join us this summer at Camp Towanda for the experience of a lifetime!

Working at summer camp is an incredible opportunity to prepare for a career in education!

Camp Towanda is the premier co-ed, 7 week sleep-away camp for children ages 7-17. We offer a well rounded program of activities from sports, to the waterfront, Outdoor Adventure and the Arts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply classroom learning, theories, and experiences to real world settings.
  • Improve self confidence and initiative by working with a diverse, multicultural staff. 
  • Strengthen leadership, teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the importance and impact of being a positive role model to large groups of children.
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities from our Leadership Team, Alumni and Parent Network, including school educators, child psychologists, social workers and college counselors.

Camp Towanda is hiring enthusiastic, outgoing and dedicated staff to work with children ages 7-17. General Counselors are like big brothers/sisters to our campers during the summer. As a General Counselor you live with the campers and other co-counselors in a cabin and have opportunities to assist in a wide variety of daily activities and sports. You serve as the ultimate role model. This is an excellent opportunity to be creative, have fun, work hard and be a part of a great team!

You will also have an opportunity to create, propose and execute innovative “lesson plans” in the camp environment to various different age groups. Based upon your concentration in school, internships can be focused on a particular age/development stage.

When you work at Camp Towanda, you get hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that future employers are looking for, such as adaptability, initiative, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility. The job of a counselor is multi-faceted. Your dedication, creativity and leadership is paramount. Summer camp is an immersive, full time, 24-hour job. Working with kids is a challenging job but one of the most rewarding job experiences you will ever have.

For over 100 years, Camp Towanda has continued to define what summer camp is all about. We are highly regarded and respected as an industry leader and are involved in giving back to various organizations throughout the year. Camp Towanda is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Job Requirements:

  • Available mid-June thru mid-August.
  • Candidates are required to complete at least one year of college
  • Qualified references
  • Great with children
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits of Interning at Camp Towanda:

  • Individually tailored experience to meet your goals, working with school advisors so that you get the most out of your internship.
  • Hands on program, working directly in your discipline. 
  • Receive routine feedback and supervision by a professional with expertise and educational/professional background in your associated field.
  • Satisfy school internship requirements and earn credits as/if needed.
  • Join a vast network of Staff, Alumni and Parents 
  • Pay scale depends on experience and qualifications. Housing, meals, laundry service and travel reimbursement are provided.


The next step is to fill out our online application. We will then connect to set up a video interview over Zoom. Our internships are integrated with our hired camp counselor positions; there is one application. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 570-253-3266 or

Be sure to check out our website and our staff website