Summer Employment Information

To make Hartford County 4-H camp successful and memorable for each camper, program and activity instructors are hired who are enthusiastic, hard working, and caring individuals. Applications are accepted from January until positions are filled.  Generally, interviews are held in March.

The hiring process is performed by the Staff Procurement Committee of the Hartford County 4-H Camp Board of Trustees and the current Camp Director and Associate Director. The minimum age for staff is 18; however, in some positions, the state requirement is older. Please check to see that you meet the age requirement for positions for which you are applying.  You must be of acceptable age before the first day of the camping season.

If you are interested in a position, please use our Online Application.

Here is the hiring process timeline for working at our camp:

December and January – Staff applications are sent to previous summer’s staff and those interested in a camp staff position.

March until all staff are hired the Procurement Committee conducts interviews and hires staff.

June – The camping season begins with staff training and counselor training, and then the campers arrive!

June through August – CAMP!  😎

Hartford County 4-H Camp, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that hires and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities, including disabilities, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, or any other protected class.

Summer Staff Positions 

Program Staff – Along with supervising campers, staff are responsible for teaching three one-hour activity each day, leading tribe group, helping with all camp recreation, evening activity, monitoring campers and mentoring teen counselors.

Certified Staff
– Teaches two one-hour activities at the pond and lifeguards during the third session and during free time, in addition to the program staff responsibilities.  Must have proper certifications.
Ropes Course Instructor – Teaches up to three one-hour activities on the low ropes course and maintains low ropes course, in addition to the program staff responsibilities. Certification required.
Archery Instructor – Teaches up to three one-hour archery lessons and maintains archery course and equipment, in addition to program staff responsibilities. Certification required.
Horse Activity Instructor – Teaches horseback riding to beginners during one-hour lessons and performs  stable chores during free time, in addition to the program staff responsibilities. Must have prior equine experience. Horse Safety Certification required.

Leadership Positions
Waterfront Director – Leads lifeguards in daily routine and drills, prepares team for emergencies, and maintains pond. Certification required.
Horse Activity Director – Leads horse activity instructors, provides schedule for stable chores, and is responsible for the care of 15+ horses for the summer.  Horse Safety Certification required.
Cabin Coordinator – Lives in the cabin area and leads all program staff in ensuring the safety of campers in the cabin area during transitions, free time, and at night.

Other Positions
Kitchen Maintenance –
Maintains kitchen cleanliness and works closely with the Chef to assist in daily food preparations.
Nurse – Provides medical care for campers and administers daily medications.  This is a live-in position lasting one week.  Certification required.

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