Join Our Staff
Being an outstanding role model is the unifying theme among our diverse, talented, and caring counselor team. With cabin counselors, activity counselors, Off-Camp Adventure trip leaders, nurses, and directors, we are able to maintain higher than a 3:1 ratio of campers to staff; this small, personal size lets us get to know our each and every one of our campers very well.
- 18 years or older
- Completed 1 year of college or trained in Adventure Treks’ Leadership Summit program
- Previous experience working with children
- Outdoor activity skills
- Experience with Leave No Trace principles
- Ability to work with little time off and limited personal time
Get to know our 2016 staff here!
Staff positions available
This is the most important position at Camp Pinnacle—and the most rewarding! You’ll live in a cabin with six to 10 campers and one other counselor. The cabin community is the heart of camp and where the closest friendships are built. Your role as a mentor, role model, hero, and friend cannot be overemphasized. General cabin counselors attend and teach activities to campers, share meals with them, facilitate evening circle, and help make every camper’s summer experience memorable and exceptional. It’s a challenging job, but you’ll receive a lot of support.
One of every cabin counselor pairs also acts as an activity counselor. You’ll be trained and certified in particular activity areas and are responsible for creating fun and exciting lessons for campers. You’ll begin your day with your cabin and help them prepare for the day. After breakfast, you’ll head to your activity area. At rest hour, meal times, and at the end of the day, activity counselors return to their cabin groups.
Activity counselors will apply for one of the following:
- Rock climbing
- Mountain biking
- Team sports
- Arts & crafts
Trip leaders are a part of our out-of-cabin staff who lead all outdoor activities and support our cabin counselors. Trip leaders help with off-camp logistics and driving and lead hiking, biking, canoeing, and climbing trips.
Trip leaders must have the following qualifications:
- Current Wilderness First Responder certification or higher
- At least 21 years old with a clean driving record
- Experience belaying at a climbing gym and/or natural rock site
Activity heads facilitate camp activities and support activity-specific counselors in their program areas. Division leaders support all counselors, help care for campers, and assist in planning special events and evening programs.
Activity heads and division leaders must have the following qualifications:
- At least 21 years old
- Have expertise in your area and have relevant and current certifications
- Have previous camp experience
We hire registered nurses with significant experience, and we’re fortunate to have nurses who are also mothers of Camp Pinnacle campers! Our goal is for our nurses to be fully involved in our programs, and give out more hugs than Band-Aids. We hire one nurse per session, who is supported by our head nurse. We are able to trade a session of camper tuition for every full session served as a camp nurse. Please contact our executive director, Jane, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a camp nurse.