Why Work at Beyond Akeela

At Beyond Akeela, we are doing nothing less than changing young adults’ lives. Our campers are going through a major transitional (post graduate) phase in their life and having a mentor is essential for their success. They are more likely in this setting than anywhere else to make meaningful connections with peers and older role models, which leads to increased self-esteem, confidence and pride. It’s without doubt the summer staff members are most directly responsible for this amazing transformation.


Teenage Summer Camp Work StaffAs much as Beyond Akeela is about its campers, we place a tremendous emphasis on building a sense of community for everyone at camp. You’ll walk away with a community of staff who you’ve networked with professionally, and built amazing friendships with socially. You’ll feel a new sense of pride because you helped create a community for your campers. Campers and staff alike leave Akeela feeling like a part of something special, something bigger than themselves, and counting down the days until they can return the following summer!

Acquire Skills & Build Your Resume, Too!

According to the American Camp Association:

Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities found nowhere else. Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills. Young adults working as counselors have the opportunity to:

  • live, play and work in the great outdoors;
  • experience another part of the country;
  • bank more money that you think – with few expenses;
  • master real-life problem-solving skills;
  • have a significant and positive influence in the lives of children;
  • develop greater self-understanding;
  • participate in experiences that enhance personal growth; and
  • make friends from all over the US and abroad.

Beyond Akeela also offers college and graduate level internships and/or practicum hours. Give us a call to find out if a summer at Akeela will satisfy the requirements of your particular situation.

Benefits and Time Off

Our highly competitive salary package ranges from $2,000-$5,000, plus travel allowances, housing and all meals. We appreciate how hard our staff works and believe that time off is extremely important to maintaining a happy, motivated group. Weekly 24-hour days off are supplemented by down-time during each day of the program.