Connecticut Yankee Council

Summer Camp Programs – Employment Opportunities

Scouting: A Career With a Purpose

There are many opportunities for employment with the Boy Scouts of America, from seasonal jobs at summer camps to a lifelong career. See information about various Employment Opportunities with the Boy Scouts of America or inquire to Charles L. Flowers at (203) 951.0800 or



Summer Camp Opportunities

Are you tired of doing the same old routine?

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 Law
  • To have meaningful spiritual experiences
  • 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


Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these that will prepare you for more meaningful endeavors?

How Do You Apply for Scout Camp Staff?

Connecticut Yankee Council – Camp Staff Employment

Counselor In Training (CIT) Programs

Scouts who are interested in a future summer camp staff position may participate in a Counselor in Training (CIT) program at either Camp Sequassen (Boy Scout Resident Camp) or Deer Lake (Cub Scout Day and Action Camp). Scouts receive leadership development training as well as hands on experience working in camp program areas. Scouts completing the CIT program will be given preference for employment on the camp staff the following year at the camp attended.

Please check the appropriate application for specifics on eligibility, dates, and any applicable fees.


Camp Sequassen

Are you looking for a summer job that provides a sense of accomplishment like no other? The position of Camp Counselor at Sequassen is a satisfying challenge. It’s teaching. It’s helping others to succeed. It’s Scouting at its best. It’s also a big step toward your future success. If you are at least 16 years of age and interested in a great summer job, this is the opportunity for you.


Questions about Resident Camp employment opportunities should be sent to Carolyn Cruson, Council Camping Registrar.



International Camp Staff

Each year, the Boy Scouts of America invites Scouts and Scout leaders ages 18 to 30 from around the world to come to the United States spend the summer as an International Camp Staff member of a BSA summer camp or Cub Scout day camp. The days are long and hard. But the trip and what you see and do can be an exciting time of your life.