I want to teach.

I want to learn.

I want to laugh and sing.

I want to have fun.

Ask the staff what they love most about working at ALC and you’ll hear stories of laughter, friendship, adventure and community. United by the single purpose of making camp the best it can be for each camper, the counselors and support staff work as a team that is cohesive, energetic and fun. Yes, working at camp can be demanding, and it is also one of the most rewarding jobs available. A real-life internship, counselors develop the skills and qualities employers look for the most: communication, flexibility, dependability, tenacity, teamwork, decision-making, leadership, empathy, willingness to learn and self-confidence. Each staff member walks away at the end of the summer, recognizing that they have made a difference in the lives of the campers and have simultaneously grown, learned and made the best of friends along the way.


Each year, Alford Lake Camp works to assemble an amazing team of people from all over the world who come together to provide a wonderful, safe community. We seek individuals who are willing to work hard, assume the responsibility of caring for and teaching children and to reach deep within themselves to contribute to the greater camp community. Along the way, our counselors and staff embark on a summer of adventure, exploration, growth and friendship… a summer unlike any other. Bonds of ALC Staff friendships are unparalleled and life long.


If challenge, adventure and fun all sound like a great way to spend your summer, we kindly invite you to apply to join our Summer Community:



While completing the online staff application, you will be asked to provide contact information of three individuals who are willing to provide an online reference for you. They will receive an automated reference form to complete and once we receive this form, we will follow up with a phone call to each reference. All staff members will also have a background check and are trained as mandated reporters. 



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