Field Staff Positions

Hiring for the 2023 season is now open!

Few experiences are as profound or impactful as a summer spent working at camp. Step into a job that’s filled with purpose and gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids by being the person you needed when you were younger. We have a passion for developing and training leaders who can make an impact. Gain marketable skills through foundational training and extensive leadership experience. Join a close-knit community of people led by full-time staff committed to your personal development and support. Our staff is our greatest asset and we strive to be the best job you have ever had.

Check out a few of the PERKS & BENEFITS that are provided to our staff. 

The 2023 season runs from June 1 – July 15, with the opportunity to stick around for several weeks/months after the season ends  to assist with our partner camp programs and fall programming.


These positions are based at our headquarters in Newbury, Ohio and are a part of our Full-Time, Year-Round leadership team.

Seasonal Positions

These seasonal positions support off-season camp programming from approximately mid-March to June 1st and mid-August through mid-November.

Group and Retreat Instructor

We are in the business of designing powerful outdoor educational and social-emotional learning programs, creating safe and memorable events, and providing the folks who stay with us an opportunity to enjoy CHMK in a number of different ways. With a year-round team of professional staff to handle all the logistics and planning, we are pretty well set up to support or create whatever our client groups are looking for.

However, to make those plans a reality, we hire 8-10 Groups and Retreat (G&R) Instructors to work from approximately mid-March to June 1 and mid-August through mid-November. With the heart of our work centered around outdoor adventure and education, and our largest customers being K-12 school groups, we are looking for folks with a passion for the outdoors and a love of working with kids. Our ideal candidates have backgrounds in camp, outdoor recreation programs, classroom teaching, or environmental education programs. We also look for folks who see employment with us as a natural step towards a career in outdoor and environmental education or hospitality.

As a G&R Instructor, you will be part of a close-knit community of educators and instructors who strive to enrich the lives of our participants through outdoor adventure challenges, team-building facilitation, social-emotional learning, and fun. And with the goal of quality professional development at the core of our business, we are proud to offer top-notch training and in-services to the folks who work with us. Competitive pay, on-site housing, meals during programming, and access to a network of outdoor businesses also add to the perks of working with us.

However, we are most proud of the culture that we create as a team here at CHMK. We work very hard to create an atmosphere between the managers and the instructors that are conducive to learning and growing as an outdoor professional. Additionally, we work really hard to make this feel like your home away from home.

If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Ian Roberts at He will be able to answer any questions you have about the position and get you started on the application process.


Our leadership staff serve camp in many different ways but are united by the scope of responsibility and strong leadership required for each role. In addition, the people in these positions take ownership for mentoring and supporting our summer staff team. Strong preference is given to applicants with previous Camp Ho Mita Koda staff experience or equivalent leadership experience.


  • Manager of Camper Experience
  • Manager of Staff Experience
  • Manager of Parent Experience


These roles involves working to build a community within your group where all your campers feels like they belong, leading daily activities with your campers, facilitating discussions that connect with the real life experience of kids today, and working closely with your fellow summer staffers to make camp an engaging and awesome place for all our campers.


  • Counselor
  • Challenge Course Specialist
  • Aquatics Supervisor
  • Lifeguard
  • Program Assistant
  • Facilities Assistant

Dining Services

Without the hard work and dedication, camp would not be able to function. These positions are the heart and soul of the program.


  • Dining Service Manager
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Camp Cook
  • Dining Hall Coordinator
  • Nutrition Coordinator

Camp Ho Mita Koda

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14040 Auburn Rd
Newbury Township, OH 44065

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