Wellspring Camps is currently hiring for summer 2015 positions.

Join an energetic, diverse community of people committed to helping children and adolescents and adults lose weight and change their lives. Each summer, Wellspring Camps seek enthusiastic, dedicated staff members to round out our team at each of our locations. We look for team players who:

  • Have an interest in obesity treatment, nutrition, personal and athletic training, children’s health
  • Are at least 21* years of age
  • Have a clean driving and criminal record
  • Are CPR/First-Aid certified (or willing to gain certification prior to start-date)
  • Will be role models to our campers for healthy eating, fitness and positive attitude
  • Are ready to work hard in a challenging setting as part of a tremendous learning and work experience

*Summer team members must be at least 21 in order to qualify as a camp vehicle driver.

What do summer staff do?

Wellspring introduces campers to a healthy lifestyle by teaching them how to eat healthy and to love physical activity. Counselors play a critical role in leading sports, games and supervising campers on other cool activities both on campus and off. While having fun, it is also critical that counselors role model a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. Finally, Wellspring trains campers on the set of behaviors that they need to become successful weight controllers for the rest of their lives. All staff also receive this training in preparation for their summer role.

The unprecedented success of Wellspring campers is owed primarily to the quality, commitment and integrity of our staff. At Wellspring, we seek people who are equally dedicated to fun and health. If you are interested in helping to change lives, Wellspring Camps are for you.

To be considered for a position:

Applicants need to complete an online application and attach a resume. Positions available

To be hired:

Candidates must complete an interview with one of our Program Directors, pass reference and background checks, complete several pre-camp training modules online, and successfully complete on-site training.

Positions Available

Program Supervisors (various locations) Support Program Director in daily operation of camp. Organize camp schedules and activities. Supervise head counselors and/or camp counselors. Correspond with families to provide pictures and updates on campers’ activities. Previous management experience and outdoor experience required. Includes room and board.

Behavioral Coaches (all locations). Provide counsel and support to campers. Lead weekly group and individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions with campers. Candidates must be masters or doctorate level in psychology, counseling or social work. Please inquire for further detail.

Camp Counselors (all locations) Supervise campers throughout the day, showing them new ways to have fun with exercise while supporting the important lifestyle change they are undergoing. Previous experience leading/supervising campers in sports and other activities required. Camping/outdoor experience preferred, particularly at NC and NY. Majors in psychology, social work, health and wellness, sports science or outdoor leadership/recreation management preferred. Includes room and board. Must be at least 21 years old.

Adventure/Field/Trip Staff (NY, TX, NC) Be a part of the Adventure Team and lead campers in canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and rock climbing. Adventure staff also helps facilitate campers on low and high ropes courses (dependant on location). Experience leading groups in at least one of the above outdoor activities and a current WFR or WFA and CPR certification required. Must be at least 21 years old. Includes room and board.

Camp Counselor/ Nutrition Instructor (all locations) In addition to Counselor responsibilities, teach hands-on nutrition course including trips to the grocery store to teach our campers how to stock a healthy kitchen and out to local restaurants to practice dining out in a healthy way. College degree in nutrition or professional experience required. Includes room and board.

Camp Counselor/ Culinary Instructor (all locations) In addition to Counselor responsibilities, teach hands-on culinary course including basic cooking and culinary skills paramount to low-fat meal preparation, recipe creation and nutritional value calculations. College degree in culinary or professional experience required. Includes room and board.

Camp Counselor/ Fitness Instructor (all locations) In addition to Counselor responsibilities we are seeking certified instructors in yoga, martial arts, personal trainers, and a variety of fitness classes such as aerobics, kick boxing, and step. College degree pertinent to the field or professional experience, and current certification required. Includes room and board.

Registered Nurse (Various Locations) Our registered nurse will supervise the daily health needs of campers and staff. Nurses will be responsible for on-site evaluations, distribution of medication, making appointments when needed with local doctors, and the general welfare of the camp. Experience with overweight patients and/or adolescents is a plus. Includes room and board.

Cooks (NC) Work with our Food Service Manager in creating low fat, low calorie dense meals for our campers and staff. Diversify your cooking techniques, and assist in operating a full scale institutional kitchen. Previous experience working in food service preferred. Includes room and board.

In order to be considered for any position, please complete our online application and attach your cover letter and resume.


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We do our best to accommodate your location requests, but appreciate staff who are flexible in where they spend their summer.

Questions? Call 866.364.0807

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