Click here to fill out the staff application.
Click here to fill out the voluntary disclosure statement.
Click here to fill out the health form (post-hire).
Please send applications to our winter office:
12230 Clarksville Pike Suite C
Clarksville, MD 21029
When do you need staff?
June 13-August 22, 2018
What kinds of counselors do you look for?
Landsports (Soccer/Basketball/Tennis/Field Games)
Arts & Crafts
We are also hiring:
Chefs/Cooks and Kitchen positions
What is a family camp like?
Medomak Camp runs just like a traditional summer camp. We offer scheduled activities like archery, arts and crafts, land-sports, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing and nature hikes, all with experienced instructors to help and guide you along the way. We also offer activities in the daily rotation geared specifically to adults. We may do couple's massage classes, aromatherapy, yoga, hikes through our woods and along our lake with a knowledgeable naturalist, a walk to the local artist's gallery, or cooking classes.
Families choose Medomak for a variety of reasons � they are looking for an outdoorsy vacation, parents want to relive the fun of their camp days, the children are too young to go to sleepaway camp alone, they want something all-inclusive�whatever the reason, our goal is to provide a memorable and fun experience.
If you are looking for a fun summer job, an intimate and personal work setting where you get to be an active participant in the camp community, and gain valuable experience instructing kids and adults in the special skills that you have, then Medomak Camp for Families might be the right place for you.
What do you look for in staff?
We are looking for counselors with a mindfulness of sustainability and a desire to teach, who are self-motivated, outgoing and adventurous. The camp setting requires people who are both flexible and enthusiastic, while also considerate of safety. We want you to come to camp full of ideas and to turn those ideas into fun and interesting activities that campers of all ages can enjoy. Additionally, camp life is physical and active. We value hard workers.
Morning Walk/Stretch 7:00 (once a week)
Staff meeting 9:15
Activities and Lake 2:00-5:00
Evening Activity 7:30
Staff run activities as well as participate in evening activities, provide an extra eye at the lake and help facilitate campfire. The schedule gives staff members a decent amount of time off.
In addition to program responsibilities, staff assist in minor cleaning and upkeep of the camp.
Compensation and Benefits
Staff salaries start at $250/week and go up depending upon experience.
Room and board is included.
Travel Compensation up to $200
Excellent food�better than any camp out there!
No cabin responsibilities
What are some of the other benefits of working at camp?
Interaction and Networking--Working at a family camp is unique from a kid's camp in a variety of ways. Our campers are lawyers, doctors, university professors, scientists, environmentalists, financial planners, psychologists, marketing professionals, PR execs, journalists and business people. They come from all walks of life and span the entire spectrum of the professional world. And at Medomak, as their counselor, you are given a rare opportunity to teach them, to show them a new skill. All the while you are honing your ability to communicate and interact with the very types of people you may soon be looking to for jobs. Not only do our campers love to talk to the counselors about what they do and give insight and advice about their chosen professions, they sincerely appreciate and admire the knowledge that you impart to them and their families.
Laid back and personal--During family camp, we have capacity for 12 families and the size of our staff is proportional to our enrollment. It is small, but we like it that way. It gives the families as well as our staff the ability to get to know one another and interact on a personal level. Being a part of such a small staff, you become actively involved with all aspects of camp. Your ideas are heard and you truly help shape the community that is created.
Clean and green�At Medomak, we pride ourselves in our sustainability efforts. We currently reap more than half of our energy needs from solar panels on our barn. We manage our waste responsibly through recycling, composting and donating food scraps to a local pig farm. We avoid using harmful chemicals and strive to preserve and admire the natural landscape we reside in. We also strive to teach these values to our campers through example, so our staff is able to have a healthy and responsible summer job that they can be proud of.
Size of staff
Medomak is a very small camp, programming-wise. Each week, we have up to 12 families participating in family camp. That means we usually have about 35-45 "campers." Because of this, we only require a staff big enough to suit our camper enrollment. We hire approximately 30 people every summer, of which up to 10 are program staff with the rest support staff (administration, kitchen, facilities). The small staff size has its pros and cons. Some counselors who are looking to meet A LOT of people may not get that at Medomak. (There are 2 camps with large staffs right next to Medomak, however so meeting people isn't necessarily a problem). A staff this small requires that you be able and willing to get along with people in close quarters. It requires an element of maturity to be friendly and civil, even if you may be at odds with someone. It also offers a fine opportunity to become close friends with people you may not have previously known. It offers the potential for excellent team building when everyone involved is working towards a common goal.
Is working at a Family Camp for me?
A lot of people (myself included) go into camping because they enjoy working with children. Traditional summer camps offer counselors the opportunity to act as long-term mentors to children over a period of anywhere from 2 to 4 to 8 weeks. This is an incredible experience and one I would recommend. Staff at Medomak get an experience working with children, but in a different way and it may or may not live up to your expectations about summer camp. Medomak gives staff the opportunity to interact with children and their parents at the same time. Staff aren't really put into the same situation as typical cabin counselors. You aren't their parent-away-from-home. You are still a mentor, but the relationship is much different. At Medomak, parents are responsible for their children outside of the three morning hours where counselors take them. We are set up so that counselors work with kids all day, but at the same time are not ultimately responsible for them. What this means in practice is that behavior issues rest with the parent. Parents are responsible for their child's well being and whereabouts, and parents act as the cabin counselors. This is a huge load off the staff member�s shoulders and is a major difference between us and typical children�s camp.
We tell you all this simply to give you a fair chance to decide whether or not this is the camp for you. All camps differ in what they refer to as their "culture." Camps come in all shapes, sizes, philosophies, goals and so forth. Different combinations of these create different atmospheres that best suit different people. Finding the right one for you can be a challenge, but a search well worth undertaking. Hopefully, Medomak is what you are looking for in a summer camp experience.
Click here to download the staff application.
Click here to download the voluntary disclosure statement.
Click here to download the health form (post-hire).
Please call to speak to us about available positions toll free at 1(866) MEDOMAK.
It warms our hearts to see how touched and affected other families and returning families are by the Medomak experience. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves for a second year and we will always cherish the memories. Looking forward to another visit!