Enjoy the Best Summer Job You’ll Ever Have!

Lourdes Camp staff members are the centerpiece to providing a memorable experience to our campers. The memories you make and the lessons you learn working at camp as a member of the LC Staff are ones that are sure to last a lifetime. The skills and experience you gain from being a camp counselor can help your future goals. Spend your summer on Skaneateles Lake with fun, excitement and new experiences.  

Staff are employed for eight weeks, which includes staff training/orientation week, and seven one week sessions with campers. Staff members work from Sunday afternoon – Friday early evenings while having the weekends off. Most positions require living onsite. Salary includes room and board. Staff members must be 16 years or older to work at camp.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Ability to teach or assist an activity
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, responsibility, patience and self-control
  • Good role model, integrity and adaptability


  • Guide cabin and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health and enforcing camp safety regulations.
  • Select cabin activities with campers and co-counselor.
  • Supervision with co-counselor to oversee all assigned aspects of campers’ day including reveille, cabin clean up, meal times, rest time, evening activities, getting ready for bed and after hours duty as assigned.
  • Instruct campers in emergency procedures including fire drills, evacuating the cabin, etc.
  • Help campers plan their participation in camp programs and special events.
  • All staff members 18 years of age and older must attend and complete a Safe Environment Training Course (child abuse) and pass a background check.

These are not the only duties performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.


Avalible Positions

Residential Camp Counselor

Supervise campers assigned to cabin and provide leadership in all phases of the camp program. Counselors will work with other staff members to instruct a variety of activities throughout the summer. 

Day Camp Counselor

Day Camp Counselors have the same responsibilities as a Residential Camp Counselor. Day Camp Counselors are expected to ride the bus to and from camp daily. Day Camp operates from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Monday – Friday. Day Camp Counselors are required to be at camp every Sunday during registration.

Other Positions Available


Assist with the physical needs of the camp. Such tasks include mowing lawns, cleaning bathrooms, garbage disposal, repairing doors, screens and windows, painting and assisting in major repairs. Must have a clean, valid drivers license.

Kitchen Assistant

Assist the cook in preparing and serving nutritious meals as well as maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dining hall. Set up food, supplies and utensils for dining hall distribution. Store food and leftovers at proper temperature. Wash all dishes, serving and preparation equipment and utensils. Perform other duties as required.