Summer Program Specialist

Summer Program Specialists

As Camp Knutson staff, you will supervise camp activities and help develop recreational plans for campers with identified needs and special medical conditions. You will receive specialized training that will build your skill set and deepen your ability to provide top-notch experiences for our campers.


Why Camp K?


You will play a key role in helping our campers understand their strengths and in motivating them to try new experiences. You will help create an experience our campers will remember forever. Camp is transformative for so many of our campers – and you will be at the heart of making that happen.

Campers build lifelong friendships here — and so do staff. Our creative, compassionate staff work well together and model what it is to be accepting and nurturing.

Many personal and professional skills you will learn at Camp are skills that are transferable to future professional endeavors. Working at Camp Knutson will strengthen your ability to work well as a team and discern how to take initiative when needed. It will teach you how to communicate clearly and to see life through another person’s eyes.

Campers enjoying water sports

Every day is different. Every day is fun. Every day is challenging. You will learn more than you imagined and gain more than you dreamed.

Our summer camp counselors are full of life, passion and energy. They are compassionate, creative and motivated. If this sounds like you, please consider working at Camp K!

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.

See the program Specialist full position description.

How to Apply

Prior to filling out the application, please thoroughly read all of the steps in How to Apply. This will ensure proper submission and consideration.

If you would like to be contacted by someone at Camp Knutson to learn more, fill out the Program Specialist Interest Form.

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


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