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  • Full-time: Site Director (Maintenance & Operations)
  • Seasonal: Fall, Winter Spring Staff


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Camp Perkins is always looking for qualified and enthusiastic people to work not only during the summer, but through the rest of the year as well.

Full-time: Site Director

Camp Perkins is seeking a Site Director. This is a year-round facility with lots of seasonal dynamics that create challenges and opportunities to test your problem solving skills, your planning ability, and your mentoring enthusiasm. This position calls for a jack-of-all trades, but master of some. A little plumbing, carpentry, vehicle maintenance, electrical, and a whole lot of plain ol' "it broke so I get to fix it". It also requires project management, directing of volunteer crews and appropriate logging of maintenance tasks. 

This position incorporates strong administrative, supervisory, and facilities and construction management roles. Basic skills in or an aptitude to learn vehicle maintenance, plumbing, electrical, appliance repair, and carpentry are necessary. Additionally, an ability to manage volunteers and staff are beneficial. This position requires living on-site year-round. This is a full-time, salaried position. Email your resume to Executive Director, Signe White, by Sept 1.

Director of Operations Position Description

Seasonal: Fall, Winter, and Spring Positions

SnowCatCamp Perkins hires 2-3 college age or older individuals for seasonal employment.

Length of employment can be variable. Seasonal staff assist with the day-to-day operations of the camp during the fall, winter, and spring seasons and help to make guests of camp as comfortable as possible. Responsibilities include housekeeping and food service, in addition to some maintenance, office and program assistance as needed. This position requires flexibiltiy and adaptability, and the ability to be a team player, a self-starter, and to function as a servant-leader. Benefits include on-site, full room and board and a salary of $250-300 per week.

Seasonal Staff Position Description

Seasonal Staff Application

Seasonal: Summer Staff Positions 2016

Spend an unforgettable, life-changing summer serving with Camp Perkins! Summer Camp Staff positions are rewarding and challenging in ways that will engage you spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. There is no other job like it. Consider a summer of service engaging children and families in life-changing ways.

Staff Training for summer staff begins May 31, 2016. Summer staff duties are complete on August 20, 2016. Program staff must also attend program staff training beginning May 16, 2016. All staff will receive CPR/AED and First Aid training and will have the opportunity to attend an American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding course and Wilderness First Aid with WMI of NOLS. Salaries start at ~$1600 for the summer for High School age staff and ~$2200 for college age staff. Salary increases are given for past experience, specific positions, and additional trainings. 

To apply to work at Camp Perkins, please visit and complete an on-line application. We partner with NLOMA for a process called joint recruitment. Joint Recruitment places your application in the hands of 25 Lutheran Camps across the country! If you desire, you may indicate Camp Perkins, ID as your first choice camp on the NLOMA application.

Available positions include:

  • Counselors
  • Kitchen Camp Assistants
  • Photo & Social Media Camp Assistant
  • Maintenance Camp Assistant
  • General Camp Assistant
  • Housekeeping Camp Assistants
  • Day Camp Coordinators*
  • Summer Program Facilitators*
  • Ridges Backpacking Counselors*

    *Program Staff Positions

High School Age Applicants

High School students are invited to apply for any of the Camp Assistant positions listed above! This is a great opportunity to enhance your leadership skills while working along with our college age staff. Much of the CA's time is spent in the needed behind the scenes work in the kitchen, housekeeping, and maintenance to be sure that each camper has an amazing experience at camp.

To apply for employment at Camp Perkins as a High School student, please download and complete the Camp Assistant Application. Application deadline has been extended to April 1st. 

Civil Rights Statement: In accordance with Federal and US Dept. of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Room 326-W, Whitten Bldg, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call: (202) 720-5964 (Voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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