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Summer Internship at Camp for Neurodivergent Children (Camp Counselor)

Use your experience in PsychologyCommunication Sciences/Disorders, or Education to provide an incredible sleep-away camp experience for a neurodivergent population. Our campers are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or a similar profile. Camp Akeela is a traditional coed New England summer camp for children between 4th and 10th grade, structured in a way that develops social skills, confidence, and independence in a socially immersive community.

Why work at Akeela

As much as Akeela is about its campers, we place a tremendous emphasis on building a sense of community for everyone at camp. You’ll walk away with a community of staff who you’ve networked with professionally and built amazing friendships with socially. You’ll feel a new sense of pride because you helped create a community for your campers. Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities found nowhere else. Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability.

We are seeking energetic students and recent grads who will use their knowledge and experience in youth development to facilitate an enriching, safe, and fun camp experience for their campers.

Counselors will:

  • Along with co-counselors, serve as a primary leader for a group of campers, ensuring day-to-day safety and physical and emotional well-being of their campers.
  • Work with other camp staff to ensure the positive resolution of all camper-related issues by communicating clearly and consistently with camp leadership staff on a daily basis.
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with other counselors and leadership staff.
  • Be familiar with and support the successful execution of all camp policies and procedures, including safety and emergency plans.


  • Have completed at least one year of post-high school education (eg. college, gap year).
  • Compassionate, enthusiastic, patient, hardworking, empathetic, intuitive.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Interest in working hard and positively transforming the lives of campers.