Dates, Positions, Salaries

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

It’s true…and…like the rest of us, you’ve got bills to pay—and you deserve fair pay for your work. Bottom line is, you won’t get rich working at camp. You can undoubtedly make more money working a 9 to 5. But we truly value you and the impact you make. That’s why we pay better-than-average summer camp salaries. Also, consider this: summer camp staff typically save more money than their non-camp peers because their living expenses are next to nothing during the summer. Trust us, nobody ever regrets working at summer camp.


  • Program Head Retreat: May 19-21 (Program Heads only)
  • Leadership Team Orientation: June 11-14 (A-Team only)
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification: June 14-15 (optional)
  • First Aid / CPR / Lifeguard Re-Certification: June 15 (optional)
  • Staff Orientation: June 16-23 (mandatory)
  • Summer Camp: June 25 – August 18 (mandatory)
  • Cleanup Day & Staff Appreciation Banquet: August 19 (mandatory)
  • Family Camp: August 20-26 (optional)

Salary Base Rates & Increases

All staff receive free meals, lodging and certifications. In addition to the base rates in the table below, staff members receive the following salary increases:

  • Staff on the Cabin and Support Teams receive an additional $10 per week for every year of college (capped at four years).
  • Staff on the A-Team receive an additional $10 per week for every summer completed in the same position.

Staff Referral Bonus

Nobody knows better than you do what makes an outstanding staff member. You also know firsthand that your happiness and success this summer will largely depend on your teammates. That’s why we’re asking you to recruit your friends to work at camp this summer.

In appreciation for referring a new staff member to Takodah, you’ll receive a $100 bonus, as long as they complete their contract. Easy as that. Refer as many friends as you can. If you have someone in mind, please contact us at or 603-352-0447.

Positions & Salaries

Cabin Team Program Team SC A-Team NC A-Team Support Team Healthcare Team
Base Rate:
$215 per week (9 weeks)
Base Rate:
Cabin leader pay plus $10 per week (9 weeks)
Base Rate:
$265 per week (10 weeks)
Base Rate:
$265 per week (10 weeks)
Base Rate:
$215 per week (9 weeks)
See Below (9 weeks)
Cabin Leader Waterfront Specialist Division Head Division Head Kitchen Crew Healthcare Assistant ($240 per week)
Leader Corps Leader North Camp Program Specialist Leadership Dev. Director Program
Kitchen Crew Chief Registered Nurse
($1,000 per week)
Leaders-In-Training Leader Trip Specialist Behavior Specialist North Camp Director Sous Chef
Photographer & A/V Specialist Program Head: Athletics Maintenance Crew
Program Head: Hobby Nook Maintenance Crew Chief
Program Head: Nature  Office Assistant
Program Head: Ropes Course
Program Head: TPAC
Program Head: Waterfront
Assistant Program Director
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