Summer Positions Available
We hire approximately 16 college students as Program Specialists each summer. Program specialist position applications open January 1st every year and close on the last Friday of February.
Program specialists organize, plan and teach daily camp activities. They assist with total camp activities, services, kitchen duties and daily/weekly cleaning. All Program Specialists fill one or more activities instructor positions throughout the camp. Which activities you instruct is dependent on your skill set and interests. Activity instructors are assigned during staff training at the beginning of each season.
In addition, leadership opportunities are available to become the Activities Coordinator or the Waterfront Coordinator. Returning staff are preferred for these positions.
Staff must be at least 19 years old and have preferably completed the second year of college or post-secondary education. We're looking for staff who can interact with people of all ages and abilities.
Program Staff Housing
Here’s what some of our past summer staff say about Camp Knutson:
“From the beautiful sunrises in the morning to singing around the campfire at night and everything in between, Camp K is one of the most magical places on earth filled with special people. I have never felt more encouraged and inspired than the two summers I spent at Camp Knutson. It will always hold a special place in my heart.” - Rachel F.
“Being a part of Camp Knutson summer staff was the most rewarding and exciting job I have ever had. Though the work can be difficult and the days can become long, it is all worth it in the end to know that I have had an impact in the life of a child with special needs. Campers always say how much they love camp and how much impact the staff has had on them. Little do they know the amount of impact that they have had on us!” - Jacob
Prior to filling out the application, please thoroughly read all of the steps in How to Apply. This will ensure proper submission and consideration.