Working at Camp Arcadia
Spending a summer at Camp Arcadia is much more than just a summer job!
As a member of the Camp Arcadia staff you will:
Be active in the outdoors, enjoying 365 wooded acres and a mile of shoreline along Pleasant Lake.
Make a positive difference in the lives of girls ages 7-17.
Teach life and specialty skills.
Develop skills, including leadership, communication, being part of a team, conflict resolution, and decision-making, that will be valuable in any profession you choose to pursue.
Make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!
I'm taking great graduate classes like individual counseling, group counseling, risk and resilience, and have an internship at a public charter school in the college placement office. There are so many skills I learned as a counselor at Arcadia that have helped me stay one step ahead in my graduate classes and in my professional life; I understand everything on a different level. -Mia Ritter
Make the world better and more beautiful because you have been in it.
1. To build confidence and skills so that girls will find their place in the world, contribute to the diverse communities to which they belong, and include others in their adventures.
2. To encourage healthy risk taking through the exploration of new areas of learning and group living so girls will have the confidence to listen with compassion, take initiative with unselfishness, and face new challenges with strength.
3. To heighten their sensitivity to and awareness of the outdoors so girls will respect and care for living things, the environment, and one another.
4. To develop interpersonal skills, establish lasting friendships, and cultivate understanding and respect for others who may be different from them, including, but not limited to, individuals of varying abilities, cultures, genders, races, and faith traditions.
Staff at Camp Arcadia
Camp Arcadia staff come from around the US and the globe and have a variety of different backgrounds. They all have one thing in common, they all love working with children and helping girls reach their full potential.
We are looking for staff who will:
Be a positive role model for our campers
Enthusiastically embrace camp life
Be an engaging and energetic member of our camp community
Make this summer the best ever, because you are a part of it
Interested in applying for a position at Camp Arcadia? You will:
Complete an application
Interview with a senior staff member via Zoom or Google Meet
Provide three references
Complete a background check
Living at Camp Arcadia
Camp Arcadia is a residential setting with rustic, yet comfortable cabins with views of Pleasant Lake. All cabins are technology-free. Some cabins have electricity and most have bathroom facilities. Cabins closest to the lake share a common bathroom. There is a shower house that is centrally located to all the cabins.
In addition to room and board Camp Arcadia provides for staff:
Weekly laundry service or you may choose to use our coin-operated machines
Wi-Fi in a staff area located away from the cabins
Individual lockers and locks to keep personal/valuable items
10-day staff orientation that will provide you with the tools needed for a successful season working at camp
Location and Weather
Camp Arcadia is located in Otisfield, Maine on Pleasant Lake, about an hour north of Portland, Maine. The quaint town of Casco is about a mile away where there is a post office, convenience store, library, and a sandwich and ice cream shop. Traveling about 20-30 minutes will take you to grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping for essentials. The closest major city is Portland, which is a fun place for shopping, dining, and culture on the coast of Maine.
Maine summer weather is known for its beautiful, clear, 70°F days (at Camp Arcadia we call days like these an RMD - Real Maine Day!). Temperatures can range from mid 50°F to low 90°F. You will want to be prepared for a range of weather in Maine.
Our staff lounge provides space to relax with your co-staff. The staff lounge has Wifi and a secure locker to charge your personal devices.
On days off our staff take advantage of the beauty and wonder of Maine. Often, they hike in the white mountains of Maine and New Hampshire, take a trip to Portland or Freeport for sightseeing and shopping, or enjoy a day at the beach. There are many lakes in the region for canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Hackers Hill provides an exceptional 360-view and is minutes from camp.
I had a great summer! The people I've met, places I've seen and everything I've experienced last summer to be one of the best experiences ever! -Annemijn Doude from Troostwijk .
Sailing Counselor, Activity International
The food at Arcadia is great! We eat most meals family style, one meal served at each table, some days we have meals in the great out of doors. Counselors sit at tables with a mixed age grouping of campers. There is also a fruit, oatmeal and yogurt bar at breakfast and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. Camp Arcadia offers gluten-free and vegetarian options.
We are Dedicated to Staff Development
Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability.