Camp Mak-A-Dream Staff Requirements


One of the main reasons Camp Mak-A-Dream is a magical place is because of the people who come to be part of our Core Staff. Each year we hire up to 15 full-time, paid, staff members to work for the entire summer season. The Core Staff works tirelessly throughout the summer to ensure a safe, fun and enriching environment for each camper attending Camp Mak-A-Dream.

All staff members, both full-summer and volunteer, must be at least 18 years old.  We look for enthusiastic, safety-conscious and caring individuals whose first priority is the well-being of the campers. A background working with children, teens or young adults, as well as experience at other camps is helpful but not required. Special skills, such as playing guitar, experience with a kiln or in archery or certification as a lifeguard or on a high ropes course can be beneficial at Camp. All prospective staff members participate in an extensive application and interview process to ensure the safety and care of our participants. All full-time summer staff must be CPR certified and participate in a criminal background check. Preference will be given to candidates 21 years or older for some full summer positions.

The Core Staff spends several days training on campus prior to the first session to learn everything they need to know about Camp, from our history and mission to emergency procedures. This is also a time for us to learn about each other and come together as a team so that we can achieve our ultimate goal, to give campers the best week of their lives.

For more information about weekly volunteer positions please visit the Camp Volunteer Page. Camp Volunteer