Camp Pupukea – Summer Camp Staff

Why Apply for a Camp Staff Job?

Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:

  • To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
  • To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
  • To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
  • To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
  • To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
  • To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
  • To work with youth and adults of all ages
  • To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
  • To give something back for the opportunities you have received
  • To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law
  • To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
  • To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
  • To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits 


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or the presence of a disability that is unrelated to your ability to perform the job requested.


Age Requirements:

The minimum age requirements are: (refer to Position Preference)

  • 14 for CIT (Counselor in Training, non-paid staff) – there are two CIT sessions
  • 16 for full-time paid staff or 15 having completed one season as CIT
    Paid staff under 16 years must provide a work permit from their home state
  • 18 or 21 for directorship/leadership positions

Length of employment for 2017 summer season is:

  • CIT staff –
  • Staff 16 to 20 years old –
  • Staff over 21 (or leadership staff) –


Membership Requirements:

Applicants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America or agree to become registered before employment begins. All staff members must complete Youth Protection training and all training necessary for your assigned position.

As a camp staff member of the Aloha Council, you will be expected to set an example of excellence in Scouting, which includes the wearing of the assigned uniform, and adhere to standards of personal appearance. Staff members are expected to be mentors and role models for our Campers, and as such, the principles of the Scout Oath and Law must be practiced as a way of life.

How to Apply:
Applying for a summer camp job is easy!  1) Download Application 2) Mail it in!

All applicants will have an interview with the Camp Director, who will then determine the placement status of the applicant.

Salary is based on position responsibility with consideration given to the individual’s experience. Review the list of jobs, indicate three references, and complete the entire application. Two letters of recommendation are required for applicants that have not been employed in the past.

Every applicant who is employed will be required to submit a completed Health and Medical Record, W-4 and HW-4 forms, and an Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form. The I-9 form will require that you provide proof of your eligibility to work in the US, including your SSN card.