Summer Camp Employment- Apply NOW!

Summer Camp Employment


Looking for something to do this summer?
Are your parents nagging you to find a summer job?
Why not consider a job with the
 Boy Scouts of America, Blue Ridge Mountains Council?
We operate a 17,000+ acre Reservation that hosts approximately 10,000 participants from across the nation each summer.

Click HERE for a 2018 Staff Application for ALL Camps!

Click on the links below to apply at the Camps you are most interested in:

  • Camp Powhatan Application: click HERE
  • Camp Ottari/Fish Camp Application: click HERE
  • Claytor Lake: click HERE
  • New River Adventure/Voyageur: click HERE
  • Mountain Man: click HERE
  • High Knoll: click HERE
  • Foxfire/NYLT:  click HERE



  •     Sailing
  •     Emergency Preparedness
  •     C.O.P.E.
  •     Archery
  •     Kayaking
  •     Backpacking
  •     First-Aid
  •     Whitewater Canoeing
  •     Mountain Boarding
  •     ATV's (All-Terrain Vehicles/ 4-wheelers)
  •     Personal Watercraft Safety
  •     Climbing & Rappelling
  •     Horeseback Riding
  •     Trout Fishing
  •     Nature (Geology, Mammal Study, Environmental Science, etc.)
  •     Pioneering
  •     Caving
  •     Whitewater Rafting
  •     Water Skiing
  •     Living History
  •     Blackpowder Riflery



The Blue Ridge Scout Reservation is one of the largest Camping Operations in the United States. Each summer we employ 200 staff to deliver program opportunities to over 10,000 youth and adults. Due to the complexity of our program, we do not advertise for specific internships; however, if you have a specific interest or educational need, then we will work with your educational institution to help you meet those goals. Currently we have provided internship opportunities for students hailing from Radford University, VA Tech, Ferrum College, Roanoke College, and the University of VA.

Description of Opportunity

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness.

Interns have an opportunity to work this coming summer within the Blue Ridge Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Students must be over 18 years of age. The camp positions are paid positions with housing and full board available for those interns who work during the summer months.

Discipline and Skill Requirements

Students in the following disciplines are particularly needed:

  •     Nurse practitioner students needing practicum experience
  •     Recreation and Leisure students needing practical leadership experience
  •     Education majors wishing to test their skills
  •     Visual and performing art students with art, music, theatre background
  •     Conservation/Environmental Science Majors hoping to plan and carry out specific natural resource projects.

Interns with a desire to work with young people, an interest in non-profit business management, education, or outdoor recreation will find our programs of great interest. Students should have a strong moral character, ability to work with increased levels of responsibility, good communication skills, and exhibit the characteristics of self-starters.

For more information, please contact the Council Program Director at 540-265-0656

If any of these areas interest you, we offer competitive salaries, training, and full room & board. Both men & women may apply. No prior Scouting Experience is required, however, former Scouts may be eligible to work in our Brownsea Island Program.


For more details, contact Shirley Neiderhiser, Camp Registrar at 540.265-0656 or

Click HERE for a 2018 Staff Application for ALL Camps!