Join the Gorham Scout Ranch Staff Today

If you have previously filled out an application and submitted it to Jarod for the 2022 summer - please resend it and your cover letter to Greg Kelly at  We apologize for the inconvenience

Looking for a way to earn money this summer while having fun? Is one week of summer camp not enough? Let Gorham Scout Ranch be your home this summer! A camp staff position at Gorham Scout Ranch is an experience that you will always remember.

Camp staff are expected to live by the Scout Oath and Law. All camp staff wear a uniform. Camp staff live in a canvas tent on a wooden platform and is equipped with electricity.

Being a camp staff is challenging, but we train our staff to tackle those challenges and thrive in diverse and unique outdoor experiences, all while gaining instructional experience and personal management.

Think you have what it takes to lead adventure?

Gorham staff exemplify:

 - Scouting Principles

 - Scouting Skills (can be learned!)

 - Leadership & Maturity

 - Enthusiasm & Energy

 - Work Ethic

 - Passion for Outdoor Experiences

Below is an overview of the camp staff positions available for summer of 2020:

Minimum Age 21 and Older:

Aquatics Director (National Camp School required), Shooting Sports Director (National Camp School required), COPE Director (National Camp School required), Climbing Director (National Camp School required), High Adventure Director, ATV Director, Trading Post Manager, Camp Medic, and Head Cook. These positions are all managers and are expected to serve as the leaders of the camp staff.

Minimum Age 18 and Older:

Commissioner, Scoutcraft Director, Archery Director, Nature Director, Trail to First Class Director, COPE Instructor, Climbing Instructor, Assistant Ranger, Assistant Cook, Dining Hall Steward, and Camp Clerk. These positions are junior managers and are expected to serve as role models for the younger staff and Scout campers.

Minimum Age 15 and Older:

Merit Badge and Skills Instructor, Lifeguard, Trading Post Staff, and Kitchen Staff (dishwasher). Youth staff members are set the example to campers by living the Scout Oath and Law.   


Staff In Training is an unpaid work experience designed for Scouts 14 years old that are interested in learning more about how to become a camp staff member. Staff-In-Training youth will be given the opportunity to experience different program areas, providing merit badge instruction, and other camp staff duties. This young people will wear the staff uniform, sleep in the staff area, and be expected to live by the Scout Oath and Law. Staff-In-Training program is a two-week experience.

Adult Volunteers

The camp is continually looking for adult volunteers who are willing to put their time and effort into making a truly spectacular summer program. Volunteers who have specialized skills or knowledge, and are willing to pass them on to a new generation of Scouts, instruct training programs for our adults or assisting the camp ranger with improvement projects are always welcome.

Staff Application


For more information contact

Greg Kelly


Staff Documents

Staff Manual

The staff manual contains all the details for camp, including schedules, Covid info, and program outlines. 

Staff Packet

The packet includes all the employment forms and documents you need to fill out and when they are due.








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