- Must be at least 20 years old
- Ability to work with limited time off and limited personal time
- Previous experience working with teens or children
- Enthusiasm for relationship building and connection
- Strong leadership and decision making skills
- Ability to offer specialized activities and classes (check out our program here)
If this sounds like you, you can find our application below. Thanks!
if you would like to join our staff for summer 2021 …
working at odyssey
Each summer we hire around 60 staff members — counselors, kitchen staff, nurses, administrators and pod leaders — who want to give their best selves to Odyssey Teen Camp. We search for people who believe in our mission to help teenagers live authentic, joyful, courageous lives and be celebrated for exactly who they are.
For many people, working at Odyssey is a game changer. Camp is an extremely rewarding and extremely difficult job. Camp is full of magical moments, side-splitting laughter, budding friendships, s’mores — but it’s also full of long days, challenging social situations, and lots and lots of bugs. Whatever it is you love about camp, you’ll find at Odyssey, and wrapped up in some of those challenges are those moments that make camp special.
In our staff, we value self-expression, initiative, empathy, critical thinking, responsibility and an ability to communicate effectively with others. Our camp is a community, so every person is highly valued and expected to demonstrate their commitment to Odyssey. Whether you’re picking up trash off the ground, introducing a struggling camper to some new friends, or figuring out the funnest way to wake up your cabin with your co-counselor, you’re always modeling those values to our campers.
Adam Simon, camp director