After submitting a staff application (which includes 3 references for new applicants), it will be reviewed by the camp director. All new applicants will be contacted to set up an in-person or phone interview. After all applications have been received and interviews completed, the camp director will make all hiring decisions, including offering you a position, placing you on a waitlist, or deferring your application for possible hire in the future.

If you are hired, you will be required to complete 1-2 hours of online staff training prior to arrival at camp and will participate in on-site training once at camp. For Camp Goodtimes, new staffers will be invited to participate in a new staff orientation.

what is my time commitment to be on staff and what prerequisites do i need to complete before camp?

The Goodtimes Project runs four camps, each with their own duration, dates, and eligibility requirements. Please refer to the individual camp staff pages for detailed information.

In order to be hired on staff for any camp, you must commit to:

  • being at camp for the duration of the camp dates

  • completing a series of online staff training modules (totaling approximately 1-2 hours) prior to camp

  • submitting required health and compliance forms

  • passing a background check

  • providing 3 references

how old do i need to be to be on staff, or to volunteer?

Because the majority of our camps serve campers aged 5-17, we require all staff and volunteers to be a minimum of 18 years old. The preferred minimum age of staffers is 19, and there is no maximum age (as long as you are healthy and mobile we welcome all ages).

Why is it important for staff to be vaccinated?

To be hired to be on staff at any Goodtimes Project camp, all staff and volunteers need to attest that they are up-to-date on their immunizations. A significant portion of our camper population is medically fragile, making it imperative that all campers and volunteers are current in their vaccinations unless exempted for cancer treatment or medical allergy reasons. Routine vaccination of campers and staff is an important public health matter and a way to combat the outbreak of preventable infectious diseases in the confined setting of sleep-away camp or during single-day or weekend camps.