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Now hiring for the 2023 season!

Activity Leaders In:

· Archery

· Arts & Crafts

· Drama/Theater

· Music

· Riding

· Weaving

Counselors In:

· Camping Skills

· Canoeing

· Sailing

· Tennis

· Hiking Trips

Leadership and Support Roles:

· Kitchen

· Residential Life Assistant

· Office/IT

· Marketing / Photography

· Nurse

Arts & Humanities

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Arts and Crafts

Our beautiful setting is the perfect place to inspire our campers to develop a love of the arts. We are looking for energetic, awe-inspiring art instructors to teach our campers. Ideally, our instructors have experience teaching art to children, and familiarity with different mediums of art, including ceramics or pottery.

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Dance &
Gymnastics 

Music and movement abound in the upper field! Our campers enjoy learning all types of dance from ballet to jazz, to modern and hip-hop. Gymnastics taught on mats, focuses on floor routines and basic tumbling. Come teach and groove in our beautiful outdoor setting.

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Theater

All aspects of the theater are taught at camp: acting, backstage, set design, performance, and directing. If you are a theater major or have experience working in children’s theater, you will thrive while putting up shows and leading classes with our talented campers. Fostering a child’s creativity and helping her to realize her potential in any aspect of theater is our goal!

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Music

Our music program includes private lessons in piano and voice and has also covered guitar, saxophone, violin, and other musical instruments. Each summer is a bit different depending upon the camper's interest and skill. Teaching this activity can include topics like music history, theory, notation, interpretation, sight singing, ear training, and appreciation.

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Nature

Arcadia is located in the Maine woods on a stunning lake.  Share your knowledge of the natural world by helping campers explore Camp’s 365 acres and mile of shoreline and introducing them to wildlife, ecology, and the importance of conservation. You will also help them share what they have learned about the natural world around them with the rest of the camp.

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Weaving &
Fiber Arts

Arcadia has a wide variety of looms including frame looms, table looms, inkle looms and floor looms. Campers make small projects like purses and god’s eyes and larger projects such as rugs and belts. The Weaving hut is often a place for campers to build their skills and sense of creativity!

Arts & Humanities
A&C - Dance/Gym
Theater - Music
Nature - Weaving

Sports & Waterfront

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Archery

Do you have a love of archery and want to pass on that love to campers of all ages and abilities? Campers at Arcadia engage in all-camp and inter-camp competitions, equipment maintenance, as well as challenging themselves to improve. A Level one Archery certification and First Aid and CPR are required. We can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Campcraft

Arcadia has an extensive in-camp outdoor living skills program known as Campcraft. The Campcraft program includes everything from fire building and cooking out-of-doors and to star gazing and map reading. We want our campers to learn to be confident and competent in the out-of-doors. Our campers use their skills during the summer on canoeing and hiking trips in Maine and New Hampshire. Counselors are required to have Wilderness First Aid.

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Boating

Share your knowledge of crew and boating while enjoying our waterfront! You will teach campers to row confidently using a variety of strokes, to row in tandem and solo, and to tie knots they will be able to use in many areas of their lives. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Canoeing

Our canoeing staff work together to teach our campers all aspects of canoeing through games, skill instruction, and practice. Campers practice their skills on our lake, and on lake and river trips throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Canada. Canoeing staff are required to have Wilderness First Aid and American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Diving

Share your skills with our campers by teaching them forward pikes, back dives, and somersault dives on our beautiful lake. Experience in the excitement of a camper’s first front dive off the diving board to a more advanced diver’s first successful inward dive. Our diving instructor is part of the swimming department and teaches swimming to campers of all abilities as well. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, and we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Campers learn to confidently paddle a kayak using a variety of strokes, learn how to exit a capsized kayak, and make water rescues using a kayak. As campers develop their skills they paddle beyond our waterfront to our remote campsites on Pleasant Lake as well as take part in kayak/ canoe trips on nearby lakes. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Sailing

Our Sailing instructors teach campers of all skill levels using 420s, Hobie Ones, Optis, and Lasers. Beginning sailors learn how to rig a boat, wind theory, and tack and jibe as part of a crew. More advanced sailors learn to skipper, make basic boat repairs, and on a day with a good stiff wind, use a trapeze! In addition to teaching campers to sail for the enjoyment of recreational sailing, campers learn skills needed to race sailboats and participate in regattas. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Riding

At Arcadia, campers learn English riding and how to groom and care for horses. They also participate in horse shows and gymkhanas at Arcadia and other camps. Trail rides take campers through the pine woods, up dirt roads to views of the White Mountains, and down to our lake. We have 5-6 horses available for our campers. Counselors are required to be certified in First Aid and CPR, we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Synchronized Swimming

This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce campers to synchronized swimming, teaching them the synch strokes, to scull effectively, and the basic figures including the tub and the oyster. Campers with experience work on advanced figures and create routines set to their favorite music. Our synchronized swimming instructor is a part of our swimming department and teaches swimming skills to campers of all ages as well. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, and we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Swimming

Our beautiful lake is the perfect setting to teach our campers their skills from beginner to advanced swimmer. Our program is based on the American Red Cross levels. In addition to learning and perfecting their strokes, campers learn a wide range of rescue and water safety skills, including survival floating, reaching, and throwing rescues. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, and swimming staff are encouraged to be certified as Water Safety Instructors.  We can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Hiking Trips

Our trip staff teaches campers how to be confident and successful in the out-of-doors. Campers complete hikes of all levels, learn to be good stewards of the environment, and discover other important life lessons on the trails. If you are an outdoor enthusiast with a passion and strong experience for hiking, this is the position for you! Canoeing experience is beneficial. Trips staff are required to have Wilderness First Aid, and we can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Tennis

Our campers range from beginners to advanced tennis players. We have four all-weather courts on which to teach and to use during unscheduled tennis times. Sometimes, we even transform the courts for Pickleball! For our campers under age 10, we use the Quick Start program, and our campers have sometimes participated in intercamp tournaments.

Sports & Watr
Archery - Campcraft
Boating - Canoeing
Diving - Kayaking
Sailing - Riding
Synchro - Swimming
Hiking - Tennis
General
Gen Counselor - Driver

General Staff, Health, & Kitchen

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General Counselor

We hire counselors to work with our youngest campers (the Juniors) and to assist them to have successful summers at Arcadia. If you are a creative and fun-loving person who is not afraid to play games, this is the position for you. Experience working with children is essential as you will be working with campers aged 7-9. Most of our general counselor staff are lifeguards (or eligible to be trained). General counselors must be comfortable swimming in our lake and being around horses.

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Marketing/Photography/ Video

Savvy with a camera and/or with social media? Join us this summer to ensure we are capturing all of the memories and milestones of the camp season.  This position will be crucial in helping Camp Arcadia tell our camp story to campers, staff, and alumni, now and in the future. Internship credit is available.

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Office Staff & IT

The Arcadia camp office is a busy and dynamic place. Our office staff is organized, professional and flexible with a good sense of humor. Responsibilities include answering the phone, computer administrative work, and general office organization and oversight. Experience coordinating office equipment such as printers and general systems troubleshooting is appreciated, but not required. This position can be residential or commuter, and experience with Google workspace or a similar system is preferred.

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Kitchen Manager
& Head Chef

Come work in our busy, fast-paced kitchen. We are looking for someone with kitchen management experience who has creative ideas for feeding children. Our kitchen feeds approximately 250 each day. A positive outlook and sense of humor are a must.

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Kitchen /
Housekeeping

Our beautiful lake is the perfect setting to teach our campers their skills from beginner to advanced swimmer. Our program is based on the American Red Cross levels. In addition to learning and perfecting their strokes, campers learn a wide range of rescue and water safety skills, including survival floating, reaching, and throwing rescues. All waterfront staff are required to be lifeguards, and swimming staff are encouraged to be certified as Water Safety Instructors.  We can assist in locating a course if you are not already trained.

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Groom

Do you love horses or animals? We have a barn with 5-6 horses and our groom is responsible for maintaining the stables, feeding the horses, and monitoring their health.

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Cook

We have a very busy kitchen in the summer! If you have experience working in a fast-paced environment serving a volume of delicious food, this is the position for you. 

Maintenance

Maintenance

Camp Arcadia is a 365+ Acre property that comes alive every summer with 250 people. We are looking for maintenance staff that have experience with groundskeeping, handyman skills, and painting skills. Experience with carpentry, plumbing, and electricity is preferred. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required.

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Nanny

Come work with the children of staff members who live with their parents. Our cub counselors are nannies/counselors who play with, teach and care for these children. If you have a background in early childhood education, are energetic, flexible, and have a love of the out-of-doors, you will make a great cub counselor. We prefer cub counselors who have lifeguard certification or are eligible to become a lifeguard.

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Nurse

Our nurses work as a team to provide for the health care and well-being of our campers. Their primary concern is the physical and emotional health of campers. This includes giving appropriate support and guidance to the counselors who live and work with campers. Nurses at Arcadia make a tremendous difference in the well-being of the whole camp family

Residential Life

Residential Life Assistant

Residential Life Assistants are responsible for supporting the well-being of campers.  This includes working directly with campers and staff to ensure a successful summer is had by all. Residential Life Assistants will work collaboratively with the Head of Residential Life to pro-actively implement strategies that will encourage cooperative community living and engagement in all aspects of camp life.

Successful Residential Life Assistants will possess strength-based and inclusive attitudes. Flexibility, energy, calmness, and fun are essential dispositions for this position. While they may feel most comfortable with certain age spans, they will be willing to work with any age camper and their counselors to support a successful summer. Experience leading a group of peers in college, camp, or work contexts, as well as an authentic comfort with and knowledge of children, preferred.

Marketing - Office
Chef - Kitchen
Groom - Cook
Maintenance - Nanny
Nurse - Res. Life
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Driver

Our driver is an important part of the staff. Whether you are getting supplies, driving trips, or planning fun “off-camp” activities for staff, you are invaluable. We are looking for someone with a knowledge of Maine and New Hampshire, a clean driving record, and over 21 with at least 3 years of driving experience.

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