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Requirements & Application

We make hiring decisions carefully and we do not guarantee any applicant a spot at camp, whether you are new or have volunteered with us previously. To be considered, summer camp volunteers must meet these requirements:

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) positions (Kids Week and Day Camp / Hobé Juniors ONLY)

Counselor or Staff positions for any session (also includes Kitchen staff, Medical staff)

  • Be at least 21 years old for Teen Week and at least 19 years old for Kids Week, Day Camp / Hobé Juniors, or Virtual Camp
  • Submit an online application. (please select the Volunteer application from the choice of positions)
  • Submit the background check screening information and disclosure here 
  • Complete an interview
  • Be a CIT for at least one year if you came to Camp Hobé last year as a camper
  • Participate in staff training
  • Pass a criminal background check

Please complete the online application for all roles by April 1. Note, as of 4/7/2023: We are still accepting volunteer applications, please submit ASAP.

Applications must be completed by the applicant (not by a parent, relative, friend, or significant other). Once we receive your application, an interview will be scheduled during the month of April (returning volunteer interviews may be conducted in February) – interviews are typically conducted on evenings or weekends.  Volunteer training is conducted during May and on site prior to the camp session.

For more dates and deadlines, view the Camp Hobé calendar