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Apply, Dates, & Salary

How do I apply? Do I need special qualifications?

The most important characteristic we are looking for in our counselors is a genuine interest in working with young girls. Please explain and list any certifications on your application. Wohelo is interested in supporting counselor training, and financial assistance may be available for some programs—to be considered on a per applicant basis.

Sebago &
Little Wohelo Counselors
Counselors arrive for pre-camp training a week before campers arrive and depart the day after campers. This includes our staff training and our end-of-the-summer staff dinner.


How much will I get paid at camp?

You will not become rich in dollars as a camp counselor but the experience is rich in rewards! Our salaries are competitive with similar camps. Your salary will be determined by your age and year in school; the salary for a college freshman starts at $2,400 for eight weeks and goes up per year in school. Salary will also increase as an activity director. While at camp room and board is paid for as well as uniform and laundry. It is sometimes possible to supplement your salary by coming early or staying after the camp to work maintenance.

International Staff

We hire several International Staff every summer and all appreciate their new ideas, enthusiasm, and teaching about other parts of the world. Foreign Counselors will need to apply through one of the current International Counselor Agencies which include but are not limited to – Camp Leaders, Camp America, and CCUSA.

Specific Needs

As we said above, if you are an enthusiastic woman who has a genuine interest in working with young girls, we have many different options for work at camp. Some of the specific skills we are often looking for:  

  • Grade 8 (International) or Wicked Good (US) – Pianist for evening music and drama performances. Other instruments are always valuable.
  • Drama/Dance/Craft Directors
  • Sailors
  • Certified Swim Instructors/Lifeguards (we can help you get this)
  • Nurse/Health Care