Pilgrim Lodge Summer Staff

The Pilgrim Lodge staff plays a vital role in supporting the program and ministry of camp. There are longer-term positions available and shorter, summer roles for residential staff. We welcome applicants from all walks of life as reflected in our Statement of Faith.

Staff applications are now open for 2024! Apply now! Interviews are underway.

Many summer jobs can fulfill internship requirements! Reach out to Director Liz about how a summer job can be supported as a paid internship.

Two summer staff members will be selected to participate in a summer Fellowship opportunity through United Church of Christ Global H.O.P.E. Partners in Service. This is an opportunity for youth adults to gain leadership experience in our camp setting. Contact Director Liz if you’d like to learn more about this opportunity. Build your skills and resume through a dynamic staff experience at Pilgrim Lodge!

Please check out the job descriptions before applying. The season will begin during the week of June 10, 2024 (including staff training) to mid-August, 2024.

Some things to consider:

  • If you love working with children and can be silly and engaging, while keeping safety as your number one priority, camp is the perfect place for you!
  • A role on the summer staff is a great way to give back to Pilgrim Lodge or contribute to the transformational experience that camp can offer
  • You will be living and working closely with other staff members in an intentional community that seeks to uphold the mission and values of Pilgrim Lodge with the Camp Staff Code of Conduct and Community Life for all staff members
  • You must be at least 18 years of age (or will be by June 2024)
  • You will be doing meaningful, but hard work, fulfilling a variety of responsibilities from supporting campers to helping camp operate. This can make for some long, but rewarding days.

Consistent with federal and state law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA), it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact Liz Charles McGough, Director, at echarles@pilgrimlodge.org or call 207-724-3200.

      Residential Summer Jobs

      These short-term positions support the camp programming in the months of June, July and August. Some staff roles may be asked to work pre-season and post-season depending on need and availability.

      These seasonal roles on the “Program Staff” receive a daily rate of pay and generally generally earn $3,400 – $5,000 / season plus lodging and meals at Pilgrim Lodge depending on the role and years of summer staff experience.

      These seasonal food service and maintenance roles are hourly jobs at Pilgrim Lodge earning at least minimum wage or higher depending on level of experience and whether lodging and meals are desired.

      To apply for a residential summer job, click below!

      Applications are processed through Pilgrim Lodge’s UltraCamp portal. Please be sure to save your application along the way (entries you have completed will be lost if your web browser times out).

      Seasonal Roles

      These longer length positions are an ideal fit for someone who lives locally as they support the spring and fall rental season. Seasonal housing is available, if needed. All positions earn an hourly wage.

      To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Liz Charles McGough, Director, at echarles@pilgrimlodge.org.

      Campers often say that PL is great because it is a place where you can truly be yourself. Imagine getting to experience that feeling of authenticity all summer! The four summers I spent on PL staff allowed me to challenge myself in new ways, develop leadership and collaborative skills that I now use everyday, and build lifelong relationships with people from all walks of life. For me, PL was more than just a summer job – it was one of the most formative experiences of my life.” -Adam

      My summers on camp staff have made me who I am today. The bonds I made with fellow staffers, the skills I learned through all those “other duties as assigned”, and the quiet moments immersed in nature are things I take with me everywhere I go.” -Ruth