Current Openings

We have the following summer positions available:

  • Animal Care Instructor
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Archery Coach
  • Camp Counselor
  • Camp Photographer
  • Ceramics Instructor
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Crafts Instructor
  • Culinary Science Instructor
  • Field Biology Instructor
  • Forensic Science Instructor
  • Geology Instructor
  • Health Lodge Assistant
    (assists with first-aid administration)
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Lead Craft Instructor
  • Lead Photographer
  • Lifeguard
  • Photography Instructor
  • Physics Instructor
  • Pottery Instructor
  • Registered Nurse
  • Riflery Coach
  • Ropes Course Instructor
  • STEM Instructor
  • Survivor Skills Specialist
  • Videographer

Job Applications

Welcome! First-time applicants looking to work at our camp should use the “New Summer Staff Application”. That application will cover any position that you are looking to apply for at camp. Returning Camp Staff, Animal Fall/Spring Internships, and Fall/Spring Volunteers should apply to the corresponding forms. If you have not heard from us within one week after submitting your application you may send us an email to confirm receipt and the status of your applications.

We appreciate you considering working with us! We are looking for people whose goals line up with our mission. When this happens, we believe great things are possible! Please take some time to read more about work experience and Internships at our camp.

Current Openings - New Staff - Finger star - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp

New Summer Staff Application

Current Openings - Returning staff - Camp beads - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp

Returning Summer Staff Application

Current Openings - Camp Nurse - Bug spray - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp

Summer Camp Nurse Application

Current Openings - Animal Internship - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp

Internship Application

Current Openings - Volunteer - Sunrise over camp - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp


Summer Internships and work experience

Internships are often a requirement for a student to graduate from college. Many people do not think that summer camp fits as a “Internship” when it comes to various degrees, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! We are seeking to change that mindset!

We are happy to work with our camp staff to ensure that they are given the time and supervision needed to meet the requirements necessary to achieve internship or work experience credit. We offer a great deal of variety of majors including science, education, parks and recreation, business administration and others. Whether you are receiving college credit or not, a job at Cub Creek Science Camp makes a great addition to a resume!

We understand that peers, parents and professors may not fully understand the benefits of a camp job. Some of our staff have even begun their summer unsure of how teaching a STEM subject could apply to their science or engineering degree? Well think of this: The best test of whether you really understand a concept is when you try to teach it to someone else. You can’t just ‘kind of get it’ or know it just well enough to get by on a test; teaching calls for complete understanding of the concept. Teaching also forces you to communicate your thoughts clearly and precisely. We know that oral communication is one of the most important 21st century skills looked for by employers.

Choose YOUR job title

Cub Creek Science Camp is looking for coaches, instructors, engineers, child development specialist, recreational specialist, teachers, biologist, animal care specialist, bakers, chefs, health care professionals and yes, camp counselors. Because, believe it or not, we do all these things at camp.

Our cabin staff are Camp Counselors. However at Cub Creek, we give our summer staff the chance to better articulate the specific skills gained from their time at camp. We allow staff to customize their own job title, based on their specific job responsibilities during the summer. For some, Camp Counselor says it all! But for others, Chemistry, Physics, or Ceramics Instructor will look better on a resume and be a better description of the job skills they wish to highlight.

At Cub Creek Science Camp, most staff focus their teaching time in one or two specific areas. Therefore calling yourself a “Chemistry Instructor at Cub Creek Science Camp” would be just as appropriate of a job title as Camp Counselor. Whether you call yourself an Instructor, a Coach, or a Camp Counselor, our goal is to help you build the skills sets that will benefit you in whatever profession you hope to pursue. What job title would look best on your resume? Here are some ideas of what you could use to further describe your summer with us:

  • Animal Science Instructor
  • Animal Care
  • Archery Instructor
  • Ceramics Instructor
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Culinary Instructor
  • Elementary Education
  • Forensic Science Instructor
  • Geology Instructor
  • Herpetologist
  • Limnology Instructor
  • Leadership Development
  • Outdoor Education
  • Pottery Instructor
  • Physics Instructor
  • Ropes Course Facilitator
  • Survival Skills Specialist
  • Teen Counselor
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Veterinarian Medicine Instructor

All of our summer positions require strong communication skills, patience and a love the subject that you will focus on during your time on our team. Not Sure what job title or position is best for you? Let us help! Complete an application, let us know your major, your current skills and your desired profession and we will discuss ways that your summer camp job can be tailored to best prepare you for your future profession.

Resume Building

Studies indicate a strong correlation between four key 21st century skills and an individual’s success in the workforce.These four “Most Important Skills” are: Professionalism, Teamwork, Oral Communication, and Ethics and Social Responsibility. All of which are taught, learned, and practiced while working at summer camp. Hiring managers across all different industries are looking for applicants with these skills and more. A summer at camp is focused on giving you experience in:

  • Collaboration and Focus on Goals
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Dedication and Tenacity
  • Willingness to Take On Challenges
  • Industry Specific Skills

In this day when college students lobby for internships and field experience, the professional values of working at camp sometimes take a back seat to other possible summer jobs. In truth, people who have never worked at camp may not understand the 21st century skills acquired at camp. They struggle to see the tremendous impact and learning opportunity that a camp job provides.

In reality, camp fosters many important 21st century skills, such as responsibility, patience, and flexibility. Camp counselors are solving conflicts, adapting to the needs and teaching styles of various campers, and enhancing their ability to work with others. The ability to work as a team player and build a sense of community give camp counselors an incredible edge in the professional world.

It is hard to think of a time when professionalism and oral communication matter more than in a situation where you have just a few minutes to meet and reassure an individual (parent) that they are wise for entrusting you with their most valuable possession (their child). Ethics and social responsibility cannot exist in a vacuum and are a natural part of living in an environment with others. Respecting others and resolving petty conflict are a matter of social necessity in tight quarters, and they are a daily occurrence in typical cabin life. As for teamwork, it goes without saying — the entire summer itself is one large team effort.