Field Staff Positions

Hiring for the 2024 season will open on November 1, 2023!

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 2024 season runs from May 29 – July 13 (Ohio) and July 14-20 (Michigan), 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

Camper Experience Manager

This is leadership position that focuses solely on the camper’s happiness! They work with campers and staff to make daily activities and all-camp programs to wow-the-crowd. They also help campers navigate their feelings during and hardships while at camp.


Staff Experience Manager

We believe that our campers experience is directly impacted by our staff’s personal experience. That’s why this person oversees all staff-related-stuff. Multiple daily check-ins with every team member, creating team rosters, creating time off schedules, relieving staff that need a breather, and so much more. This is a vital position to successful summer.


Parent Experience Manager

This person is all about the parents and the guardians. They coordinate all communication with parents. We keep our parents/guardians in the loop through emails, uploading photos, and phone calls leading up to their week of camp. During arrival day, this person is there to greet the parents with a smile and help them get checked in.



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

Cabin Counselor

These folks hold the most important position at camp because they make the most impact on our camper’s experience. They live, eat, and play all day with campers. They are go-go-go almost 24 hours a day. A special breed of summer staff.


Life Guard

Protecting the swimmers and boaters in the waterways of CHMK. Days are spent ensuring safety and fun at the pool and lake. After dinner these folks support the all-camp activity and staff.


Challenge Course Specialist

Safety, high up adventure and a team spirit what this person is all about. They oversee, instruct, and ensure safe climbing on the High Ropes elements as well as team building games on the Low Ropes courses.


Aquatics Supervisor

A leadership team member is always carrying a clipboard and a towel. They oversee the Lifeguard team and all swimming and boating areas. If the activity involves water, this person is the head honcho.


Program Assistant

The Swiss Army Knife of Camp Ho Mita Koda. This person is responsible for a very eclectic job list. From delivering water to delivering fun games to campers stuck in a cabin during a thunderstorm. This team member does it all in a flurry of effort to keep camp running smoothly.


Facilities Assistant

This person keeps the doors from squeaking and the lights turning on. Part of a small but mighty team the Facilities Assistant works on various upkeep projects while maintaining clean restrooms and dining areas.


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 Cook

The hero of the hungry campers and staff. This person ensures delicious and nutritious options for 100 people, 3 meals a day! The camp cook, well… cooks all the food.


Kitchen Assistant

This person assists their team mates in the kitchen with all aspects of the meal. Prepping food, setting up salad bars, tidying up, running the big-bad-Hobart-dishwasher. The kitchen assistant is non-stop, wham-bam, thank you, ma’am job. In their free time they are more than welcome to cool off in the lake or pool. They earned it!


Dining Service Manager

This person oversees every aspect of the kitchen and dining hall. Many chef hats are too be worn; this person is the direct supervisor of the kitchen crew and also orders all food and is the primary cook.


Dining Hall Coordinator

At camp we see the dining hall as an activity area. This person hosts all the meals with vigor and fun! When to eat? When to clean up? When to pay attention to announcements? The DHM will tell you. This person is also in charge of setting up any theme meals through the summer. One part field staff, one part kitchen crew, ALL AWESOME.


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