Why not have both a great adventure living in the great outdoors and earn a paycheck. Apply now. Get the 2014 staff application [Print PDF Version] [Fillable PDF Version] (also available in the camp forms area) and submit it to the camp director at the Nevada Area Council Service Center.
Each program area is headed by a qualified area director. Some of these positions such as the Aquatics, Nature/Ecology, Shooting Sports and Climbing Directors must be certified from the BSA's National Camp School. Other directors are selected for their unique qualifications for that program area. All directors are required to be age 18+, and some must be 21+.
These are the most public Camp Fleischmann members as you see them every day working on merit badges, first class skills and other fun activities like sailing and archery. Program staff members must be 15+ years old to serve on staff.
These are the members of the Camp Fleischmann who work behind the scenes like the kitchen crew preparing 3 wholesome meals a day, the camp ranger who makes sure water arrives at your campsite just like at home, the trading post staff who supplies your extra nutritional content each day. The minimum age for support staff varies by the area being served.
Counselor in Training
A young Scout, typically age 15-16 years old, spends time in a variety of program areas in a non-paid capacity. The Program Director tailors the program for the staff in training member to best match their skills and the needs of the program at camp. Assignments are usually for 2 weeks but may be extended or reduced upon needs of the camp.
Why Work at Scout Camp?
Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:
- To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
- To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
- To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
- To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
- To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
- To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
- To work with youth and adults of all ages
- To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
- To give something back for the opportunities you have received
- To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Law
- To have meaningful spiritual experiences
- To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
- To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
- To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits
Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these that will prepare you for more meaningful endeavors?