All Staff is required to be at least 18 and CPR/First Aid Certified current thru the end of camp; additional certifications may be required.  Must pass child abuse registry and criminal record checks.

Spring Break and Summer Day Camp:

Important Dates for Camp:

Spring Break Camp:  April 4 – 8

Staff Training: May 31 to June 3 8 AM to 4 PM. Additional dates in May for CPR certification for those that do not have it already. Also, 15 hours of online training required before camp. Staff is to bring own lunch daily.

Day Camp: April 4 to 7;  June 6 to July 15.

Camper Hours: Main Camp: 9 AM to 3:15 PM; Before/After Care: 7:30 AM to 6 PM

Staff hours: 8 AM to 4 PM. Staff will be assigned to ride bus or van, or arrive at camp to set up/take down.  Staff will alternate working before/after care.


Group Leader/Counselor (age 18+): College students and young (at heart) teachers. Each group of children is led by a Group Leader who fills the role of parent, friendship coach, teacher, and social worker as needed. The Group Leader is the true leader of the group, responsible for everything from attendance to overall happiness. The Group Leader also oversees their Ass’t-Counselor(s). Group Leaders assist specialists at elective activities, and if qualified, can lead a select few.


Ass’t Counselor (students that just graduated High School): Ass’t Counselors are the “big brothers and sisters” of their campers. Each group of children has one or two Ass’t Counselors as well as the Group Leader. Much of the summer’s success lies with the relationship between Counselors and campers. For most campers, great Counselors = great summers. Ass’t Counselors assist Specialists during elective activities, and provide motivation and emotional support to the campers throughout the day.


Athletic Specialist (age 18+): Teachers and experienced adults. Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Archery, Martial Arts, Riding Instructor and more. Specialists lead elective activities with the assistance of Group Leader(s) and/or Counselor(s). Athletic Specialists are usually teachers with experience coaching children.


Creative Specialist (age 18+): Teachers and experienced adults. Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Woodworking, Jewelry Making, Music, Dance, Drama, Science, Nature, Magic, Poetry, Newspaper, Rocketry, and more. Specialists lead elective activities with the assistance of the Group Leader(s) and/or Counselor(s). Creative Specialists are usually experienced teachers.


Life Guard for Creek Exploration (High School graduate and older): Current American Red Cross (or equivalent) lifeguard certification required before beginning employment.


Support Services (age 18+): Office, Maintenance, and Grounds (work available from spring through fall).

Health Center: Licensed Nurses


Leadership Team (age 21+): Experienced teachers or adults with supervisory/management experience. Division Leaders, Assistant Division Leaders, Program Director, Social Workers

Position Starting 7-Week Salary Misc
Ass’t Counselor  $1190  Age 18, HS graduate
Group Leader/Counselor $1837
Certified  Specialist  $2187 Archery, Riding Instructor, etc.
Non-Certified Specialist $1968 – 2030 Arts, Athletics, etc.
Nurse $2800
Lifeguard  $2012 (Age 18; H.S. graduate)

$2229 (College graduate)

To oversee activities at creek.


Year Round Positions:

August through May:

Birthday Parties:

Part time.  Generally Saturdays and Sundays late spring and early fall, for children ages 3 to 15 and their parents. Staffing includes: a. Environmental Educator to lead guests  in activities related to the garden and farm animals.  b. Assist with horses in grooming, tacking and leading horses in hand led horse rides (previous experience with horses required.); d. Art instructor: assist children with arts and crafts e.  Supervising visitors as they visit the farm animals. f. Great guests as they arrive.  For small parties, staff may assume more than one job.

Lessons After school and weekends:

Riding Instructor: Certified Level 1 CHA or equivalent.

School and Scout Field Trips:

Part time.  Frequency and hours will vary, generally  weekdays, part time 8 AM to 2 PM for school field trips, and or 2 PM to 6 PM for scout groups.

Environmental Educator and Assistant  Activity Leaders

Certified Archery Instructor.

Please see the page “Application for Employment” for the steps needed to apply!

Magnolia Farm is an alcohol, drug and tobacco free facility. Magnolia Farm provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (as long as minimum age requirement is met), disability, or veteran status.                                          

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”    

Rachel Carson