Join Our Staff!

Camp Tekakwitha is looking for faith-filled, passionate, and energetic young adults to join our staff. Positions include kitchen aids, camp counselors, & lead team members, and dates of employment will run from

May 26-August 13, 2023.

Stay tuned near the beginning of November for counselor applications, and apply as soon as possible! 

Interviews will be held throughout the winter months and positions will be filled by the end of January.

Let's answer some of your questions ...

Hopefully these frequently asked questions will give you a strong basis of information as you discern a position on our Camp Tekakwitha summer staff. Please reach out with any questions we haven't answered!

  • Who can be a counselor?

    The ideal candidate will want to inspire young people, help create lifelong memories, and embrace the beauty of outdoor adventure. We provide a strong witness to our Catholic faith during each and every moment of Camp largely through the lives of our staff members. 

    Summer counselors are at least 18 years old while kitchen staff members are at least 16 years old.

    Summer counselors will receive training in VIRTUS, CPR/First Aid, and Lifeguarding upon arrival - there are no requirements for previous training in these areas.

  • DO counselors ever get to leave camp?

    Yes! Each counselor is allotted one half-day break during a camp week along with opportunities for shorter breaks each day. 

    At the end of the week, staff members are 'off-duty' once all campers have been picked up, Camp is clean, and our closing staff meeting is complete. They are expected to be back on-site by mid-day on Sunday to begin again! 

  • what are the dates of employment for 2021?

    Staff Training begins on Friday, May 26th!

    Session 1: June 11 - June 16

    Session 2: June 18 - June 23          

    Session 3: June 25 - June 30                            

    Session 4: July 2 - July 7                         

    Session 5: July 9 - July 14

    Session 6: July 16 - July 21                     

    Session 7: July 23 - July 28

    Session 8: July 30 - August 4

    Session 9: August 6 - August 11

    Closing + Departure: Sunday, August 13th

  • How much does a counselor get paid?

    Summer counselors are paid $300 per week when they begin as new staff members. 

    As returners, counselors are paid $310 per week. Rates differ for kitchen staff and lead team members.

    All room/board, food, and ENDLESS laughter and memories are included for the summer!


Welcome to the love, joy, and excitement that is Camp Tekakwitha! We're glad you're here, and we can't wait to get to know you. 

Applications for the 2023 summer staff will be open November 1st - share the word with your friends and family who may be interested.



We appreciate the time and dedication you've given to Camp throughout your previous year(s) on staff!

Please continue sharing your missionary heart by prayerfully reapplying at Camp Tekakwitha for the summer of 2022!