2015 Summer Staff Application is Closed


THANK YOU for your interest in the Florida 4-H Camping Program!

We are always looking for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE, and MATURE Summer Program Staff for our summer camp programs!

While we have already closed our applications for the 2015 summer, we are always happy to discuss potential future employment with interested individuals.

If you have questions or would like to request information regarding employment for the upcoming summer, please contact Kim Gumbiner, Florida 4-H State Camping Business/Administrative Manager, at kimball@ufl.edu.

If you are interested in applying for future summers, please review the application information, then visit the application.

Qualifications for Summer Program Staff and Interns:

Preferably applicants will have experience with youth and youth programs, such as 4-H experience as a camp counselor with a 4-H Agent’s referral, but this is not required.  Applicants with other experience will also be considered.  We’re looking for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE & MATURE individuals to help lead and teach youth at our residential camping facilities.  EOE/AA.

Age requirements for Summer Program Staff:

It is required that applicants have been out of high school for at least one year before applying for this position.

Age requirements for Summer Program Interns:

It is required that applicants have  completed high school before applying for this position.

Selection process for New Applicants:

Applications will be reviewed by the State Program Coordinator and the Camp’s Business / Administrative Manager, and applicants who are selected for an in-person interview will be notified by email the first week of January.

Interview Weekend: 

All applicants will be expected to attend a weekend-long working interview at the end of January. Dates for the interview are January 23rd-25th, 2015, and interviews are held at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake.

Mandatory Summer Program Staff Trainings

Staff Training Dates: 

1st Weekend Staff Training: February 20th-22nd, 2015

2nd Weekend Staff Training: March 13th-15th, 2015

Archery/Air Rifle Training: April 24th-26th, 2015

Week-long Staff Training: May 17th-22nd, 2015

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: May 25th-29th, 2015

On-Site Staff Training: June 1st-5th, 2015

Before applying for summer staff, please make sure that if selected, you will be able to attend ALL weekend trainings throughout the winter and spring, as well as three week long trainings in May/June. 

New staff are paid at the rate of $220.00 per week, plus room and board.  Staff live on camp and have no cabin responsibilities with the youth.  Staff are fed Sunday dinner through Friday lunch and have most weekends off.  If a camp has a rental group in for the weekend some staff may be asked to work, but they are paid extra for the weekend work.