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Working at Camp

Are you the kind of person who doesn't mind acting silly? Do you love kids? Are you always up for an adventure? Do you just ooze school spirit? Love being outdoors? Energetic and enthusiastic? Can you go with the flow? Got a soft spot for structure and tradition? Are you a creative problem-solver? Does the thought of a fresh s'more get your heart racing?

Sounds like you're ready to be a camp counselor.

Working at camp is unlike any other job you'll ever have. To begin with, it comes equipped with a group of adopted little sisters who will look up to you, learn from you -- and keep you on your toes! From the cabin counselors who create safe, caring living spaces for their campers to the program specialists who get to spend each day sharing their favorite sport or activity, our staff members work together to help give each girl a summer she'll never forget.

Counselors set the tone in making camp a friendly, supportive community where campers feel confident trying new things - even when that means making mistakes. They're role models who are there to help campers pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and try all over again! Ask any girl at Bryn Mawr to tell you about a person who has made a difference in her life, and chances are good she'll name one of her counselors, her group leader, or another LBMC staff member.

But your camper relationships are only part of the community you'll join as a Bryn Mawr counselor. You'll also find friends for a lifetime among your fellow counselors.

When you step off the bus on the first day of Staff Week, you might not know a single person. By the end of the first day, you'll have friends. By the end of the week, you'll have best friends. And by the end of the camp season, you'll have the lifelong friends we know as "summer sisters" - your fellow counselors, who come from all over the U.S., Canada, and around the world. You'll cheer one another up on the hard days (yes, there will be some) and share one another's joy on the fun days (there are a lot more of those!). You'll share ideas and stories and jokes, and before you know it, you'll be bonded for life. And like your campers, you just might find yourself counting down the days to the next summer as soon as you get home.

For nearly a century, Bryn Mawr has been a summer home not just to young girls, but to the counselors who come to help give them a magical experience, year after year. If you're ready to join that tradition of enthusiastic, caring counselors, we want to hear from you!

Ready for the summer of a lifetime? Apply here!

Staff Life

Lake Bryn Mawr Camp is the summer home for 325 campers (ages 7 to 15) and 175 staff members. All of our girls are full-season campers who attend a seven-week session.

We believe that our philosophy of encouraging personal growth and responsibility helps our campers grow into confident, community-minded young women. Campers learn four core values—Loyalty, Beauty, Merit and Comradeship—that are the foundation of the Bryn Mawr philosophy.

In order to accomplish the goals we set for our campers, we rely on a staff of enthusiastic, motivated and skilled women and men from all over the world who love camp, enjoy working with girls and young women, and have knowledge they want to share.

Camp life is fun. It's hectic. It's exciting! And it's not perfect. The days are long and packed full of activities, and there's not a lot of down time. Everyone in camp is human, and humans, particularly kids, are prone to occasional mood swings, disagreements and outbursts. Working at camp is rewarding in large part because it's not always easy! That's why when we are hiring counselors, we're looking for people who are flexible, creative, hardworking, and able to see the good in every situation.

If the following statements are true for you, and if you think Bryn Mawr is the right match for you, please proceed to the online application and let us know why you want to spend the summer with us!

  • You are 19 or older.
  • You will enjoy living and working with children 24/7 for two months.
  • You want to experience a summer away from home, in a new place and surrounded by new people.
  • You are not limited by factors that could keep you from going to camp (including summer classes/practices, significant other, family reunion, vacation, or financial considerations).
  • You are flexible and open to trying new things. You can go with the flow!
  • You can commit to the full summer session (including Staff Week).
  • You are willing to live by the standards set for LBMC staff.
"Bryn Mawr really changed my life in more ways than one, and I know it is only something that people at Bryn Mawr can actually understand. The girls and I always reminisce and talk about how amazing it really was. I do not know if I ever told you this but I feel as though I can honestly say that last summer was the best summer of my life."
~ Michelle B., Canada