Why Work at Pemi?

Work Hard & Have Fun

Working at Camp Pemigewassett isn’t a vacation, but it’s a summer full of fun. It isn’t easy, but it’s deeply rewarding. As a Pemi staff member you will have the opportunity to:

  • work, live, and play in a community of people dedicated to making a difference in the lives of boys from all over the country and world.
  • spend the summer in the great out-of-doors, working under the warm summer sun, enjoying the beauty of Pemi’s pristine campus in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains.
  • share your special passions with campers who are eager to learn new skills and improve on those that they already have.
  • make lifelong friendships with other staff, dynamic young people from the United States and around the world.
  • live simply in a face-to-face community that enjoys limited interference from the electronic world that so infuses our lives in the other weeks and months of the year.
  • be mentored by dedicated, life-long professional educators who are eager to share their experience and love of education and the outdoors with you.

“Pemi” On Your Resumé

Are you torn between the desire to work at Pemi and the pressure to seek an internship? Consider that as a Pemi staff member you will learn, apply, hone, and reinforce highly sought-after skills through intensive and ongoing training and through a wide-ranging, daily array of firsthand, practical experience.  You will be able to document your qualifications and identify your strengths with both measurable data and personal anecdotes in core areas, such as:

  • InitiativeDevelop a lesson plan for teaching a week’s activity; organize a Vaudeville act; volunteer to run a workshop…
  • CollaborationWork with your cabin group to establish rules to live by; work with your co-workers to manage staff recreation space; work with management to create time-off schedules…
  • Communication Convey clear activity instruction, write detailed reports on campers for their parents (cabin counselors), make announcements and presentations before a group of 250…
  • Conflict-managementListen, question, and guide—using ways in which you have been trained—to model and empower boys to solve their personal challenges
  • Critical thinkingAssess skill levels of boys you are instructing; check weather conditions before summiting a mountain; identify ways for boys of differing interests to connect with one another…
  • CreativityFind alternative activities for a rainy day; keep instruction engaging; write a song for campfire…
  • PatienceTake the time to listen to and help a camper who is frustrated; give extra time to a boy so that he might accomplish a goal; let a camper finish a task rather than do it yourself…

What qualifications should I have to work at Pemi? >>

Ready to apply? Use the “Application for Employment” link on the right, under “Helpful Links”