Summer camps for kids and teens,
located in Waltham, MA

Adventures Counselor Positions

We have a variety of positions available. Apply or reach out to us so we can figure out the best opportunity for you!

At Running Brook, we believe that camp is special because of the people who are there. Camp is a place where youth come to play and grow in a group - as a member of our staff, you will play an integral role in this incredible experience. Along the way, we hope you will learn about yourself and gain valuable experience to use throughout your life.

What We Offer

  • An opportunity for you to positively impact youth by being a leader and role model
  • Flexible professional development opportunities to benefit you regardless of career path
  • A community of coworkers with the drive to create meaningful change while having fun
  • Competitive pay with increases based on level of experience
  • Year-round career development support (e.g. 1:1 resume workshops, internship opportunities)

What You Will Do

  • Be available for the camp season - June 26 through August 18
  • Participate in pre-camp training and professional development
  • Co-lead a combination of day and overnight tent camping trips
  • Ensure safety and welfare of camper group through constant supervision
  • Oversee transportation of campers in 12 - 15 passenger vans or a large school bus
  • Be an active participant and leader in all activities throughout the day, including: kayaking, canoeing, tent camping, rock climbing, hiking, biking, backpacking, etc.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team about group management efforts
  • Communicate with parents regarding program updates and camper concerns
  • Maintain a positive attitude and an enthusiasm for your work with all campers
  • Practice self-care in order to put your best foot forward
  • Communicate effectively with leadership team, counselors, campers, and parents
  • Be safe and have fun with the whole Running Brook community!

What You Need

  • 21 years of age or older
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Relevant education and experience
    • Examples: education, child development, clinical work, parks and recreation
  • COVID-19 vaccination and booster
  • Clean driving record
There is room for everyone at camp. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages, abilities, and backgrounds at camp. We encourage value, and honor diversity and support a culture of equity and inclusion. We are an equal-opportunity employer, committed to fostering equity at every level of the organization. We recognize that this is a long-term, ongoing commitment that requires active learning and change on the part of our organization.
Hiring Timeline & Program Dates

Fall 2022
Summer 2022 staff are invited to re-apply

January 2023
Staff positions for Summer 2023 open to new applicants

January 2023 - June 2023
Hiring continues until all positions are filled

May & June 2023
Mandatory staff training and orientation - dates / times to be announced

June 26, 2023
First day of Day, Adventures & Creative Arts Camps!

August 18, 2023
Last day of Day, Adventures & Creative Arts Camps. All staff are required to work through this date for the Summer 2023 season.