Need a Job? Camp is Hiring Counselors and a Lifeguard

Michigan Out-of-Doors Camp season is only five weeks away. Five weeks may seem like a long time but the preparations for the season are in full swing and camp is coming fast. We have had several workdays to get the facility up and running and our major repairs are well on their way to being completed. With the facility coming along we are focusing on filling our last few spots getting campers registered and finalizing our last few hiring needs.

Each year we hire roughly 25 people to help run our camp programs. All of these positions are paid salary positions that include housing and meals. You get 48 hours off on weekends and we take the week of July 4th off. To find our recruits we visit numerous colleges and universities throughout Michigan. Candidates who have knowledge of conservation, outdoor skills, and environmental education as well as demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude are whom we are looking for. Background checks are completed for all staff hired and participation in a weeklong training session is a requirement for employment. All staff must also to be willing to become First Aid and CPR certified before the beginning of the camp season.
Each of our camp staff learns the importance of teaching techniques, camper motivation, behavior management, leadership and emergency procedures plus the many different curricula they will be instructing as part of their training. We are extremely proud of the staff we have hired over the years at Cedar Lake Outdoor Center.
We are currently looking to fill a Waterfront Director/Lifeguard position to oversee our waterfront operations including swimming, kayaking and fishing. We are also currently seeking Male Conservation Educators to be in charge of teaching programming to the campers and keeping them safe.

If you are interested in working at the Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp during the summer of 2019, now is the time to apply. If you have questions or would like to see more information on the jobs we currently have available, you can visit the camp website at You can also contact Camp Director Max Bass, via phone (517-346-6462) or email

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