Join the Gorham Scout Ranch Staff Today
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 Summer Staff position at Gorham Scout Ranch is an experience that you will always remember.
We still have positions available in the following positions:
The aquatics director (minimum age 21) is responsible for the safe operation of the pool area by enforcing all BSA waterfront policies and regulations, in addition to overseeing the execution of all aquatics programs; additional responsibilities include basic pool upkeep and maintenance. Applicants with strong swimming skills and lifeguarding experience are preferred, and will have to complete National Camp School’s Aquatics Program Director training.
This position (minimum age 21) is responsible for the daily operations of the climbing tower area, including teaching the climbing merit badge, enforcing BSA climbing and safety standards, and the maintenance of GSR’ s climbing equipment and facilities. The director will be required to be present during all uses of the climbing tower and bouldering wall. An applicant with a strong background in and familiarity with climbing will be given priority; applicants will have to complete National Camping School’s Climbing Director training.
The Scoutcraft Director (minimum age 18) is responsible for implementing a quality outdoors skills program at camp. He/she is expected to provide leadership and education for the scoutcraft staff and participants; the director will also be responsible for keeping a safe and orderly program area. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of basic outdoor skills including but not limited to: pioneering, orienteering, camping, search and rescue, wilderness survival, and first aid.
The camp still has paid positions available for motivated youth aged 15 years or older to help facilitate our diverse merit badge program. Program areas still hiring include scoutcraft, horsemanship, nature, trail to first class, pool area (lifeguard certification preferred), and handicraft. Food and lodging are provided, as well as the opportunity for personal growth and the expansion of outdoor skills. Individuals under 15 years of age may still work on staff, but only as Staff in Training (SIT’s) at no pay.
Kitchen Staff: Spots are available in the kitchen at increased wages compared to general camp staff. Positions available include dishwashers and a single assistant cook. Applicants with experience working in the food service industry, are customer service oriented, and are comfortable operating in a fast-paced work environment are preferred.
Are you 14 and interested in seeing what being a camp staff member is all about? Our S.I.T Program will give you the opportunity to "test drive" our different program areas to discover where you would like to work. This is an unpaid position, but you are guarenteed to make life-long memories and experiences.
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, insruct training programs for our adults or assisting the camp ranger with improvement projects are always welcome.