American Camp Association (ACA)


CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mountains
Lake Como, Pennsylvania, United States
30+ days ago



A detailed job description for this position is available by contacting our staff coordinator at

Our Cheerleading Program is covered in detail at


SUMMER SEASON: June 17th through August 18th.  Date exceptions are possible.

Part Season (4 weeks) Employment Opportunities are also available.

Internships Available!

PRE and POST CAMP WORK AVAILABLE.  Pre-Camp Option: May 1-June 15. Post-Camp Option: August 19 - Sept. 30+

 Additional employment is available BEFORE and AFTER the summer camp season.  Applications for year-round internships are also accepted.  The benefits packages are among the best in the industry!  Click here for more information.


CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mts.

Camp Lohikan is a coed resident summer camp located in northeast Pennsylvania.  Our campers range in age from 6 to 15.   We operate 65+ activities on a daily basis and our facilities are extensive.  Click here for more information.

Our Sports Program is awesome!  Lohikan features:

  • Professional Instruction
  • College-enrolled specialty staff members assist with instruction and activity operation.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Cheerleading Facilities. 
  • 11 Tennis Courts with Lights
  • Inter-camp games are scheduled in all team sports.  Last summer over 150 inter-camp games were played.
  • Fully equipped gymnastics center with spring floor, uneven bars, balance beam, vault, floor exercise area, parallel bars, rings.
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Huge Skate Park
  • Archery and Riflery Ranges
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Swimming Pool and private lake
  • Fitness Center, Weightlifting with free weights, universals, bikes.
  • 2 Paintball Fields with lights
  • Circus Building with indoor flying trapeze
  • Quad Riding Track and 7 miles of woods trails
  • Martial Arts Center
  • Wrestling Pavilion
  • 2 Soccer Fields
  • Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Courts ( 4 Courts with lights, Glass Backboards, Adjustable Goals)
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field
  • Sports Center with Indoor Roller Hockey Rink
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • 2 Football & Lacrosse Fields
  • 1200 Private Acres, Private Lake, Heated Pool.

Our Cheerleading Program is among the best for one reason... We hire the BEST staff!


We pay the BEST salaries to recruit the BEST staff!

Nothing is more important than our staff and we know it.  If you are a hard-working individual who enjoys children, you may be just the person we're searching for.  Staff members must be able to put kids first at all times.  It is also essential that staff members be strong role models for our campers.  And because we're working with kids, we have strict policies in many areas including alcohol, smoking, curfew, etc.  While it is preferable that our staff members have some experience working with children, this is not a prerequisite.  Many program areas require skills and certifications to safely operate and this is a priority. 

At this time Camp Lohikan is also searching for qualified individuals to lead or assist in the instruction and the operation of the following sports programs: Tennis - Basketball - Lacrosse - Soccer - Softball - Baseball - Gymnastics -  Cheerleading - Volleyball - Roller Hockey - Flag Football - Field Hockey - Paintball - Riflery - Archery - Laser Tag - Martial Arts - Ultimate Frisbee - Bungee Trampoline - - Golf - Horseback Riding - Quads - ATVS - 4 Wheelers - Dirt Bikes - Skateboarding - Inline Skating - Weights & Fitness - Wrestling - Swimming



We have over 400 summer camp jobs available.  Some jobs are highly skilled positions (i.e., Flying Trapeze Instructor, Horseback Riding Instructor, Gymnastics Instructor, Tennis Instructor, etc.), others require child care experience (i.e., Division Director, Group Leader, General Cabin Counselor), and then there are jobs where you will receive all of the necessary training at camp.  If you are compassionate, hard-working, and an excellent role model, we have a job for you!  Click here for an application. 

Camp Lohikan shares staff applications with Camp Cayuga and Lake Greeley Camp.  All three camps are coed resident camps located in northeast Pennsylvania and have been operated by the Buynak family since 1957.  The positions currently available are listed below.   A number of individuals are required to fill each position.  Click here for more information.

Working at camp is the experience of a lifetime.  The personal growth, the rewards of working with children, the excitement of an active, diverse community and the close friendships that you form will stay with you long after the summer ends.  Working at camp will make you a better person.  And that you'll take with you wherever you go.  Many staff members describe their employment at Camp Lohikan as the BEST summer of their life.  You will too!  Click here to read what other staff members have said about working at Lohikan.



  • Applicants must have completed at least one year of college.
  • College enrolled staff members are housed in the cabins with the campers and assume counseling responsibilities in addition to instructional responsibilities during the program day.
  • Applicants must be individuals with high moral character and a strong work ethic. Working in camp and counseling children is hard work!
  • We expect our staff members to be excellent role models for our campers. Previous experience working with children is preferred. The capacity to provide warm, mature guidance is most important.
  • Camp Lohikan is a non-smoking (no vaping) camp.
  • Depending upon the specialty position, certification, if available, may be required. In any event, staff members applying for an instructor position must have extensive personal experience participating in the activity, must have demonstrated expertise in the activity, and ideally, should have experience teaching the activity.
  • As a condition of employment applicants must pass Camp Lohikan's pre-offer and post-offer staff screening processes which include: reference checks, criminal background checks, fingerprinting, sex-offender registry check, and other staff screening checks deemed appropriate.



  • We pay the BEST salaries to recruit the BEST staff!
  • Travel allowance is available.
  • Room, board & laundry services are provided. You have no expenses!
  • Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer.
  • High-Speed Internet Access. Stay in touch with family and friends!
  • Pre and post-camp employment is available.
  • Free camp tuition is provided for children of senior staff members.
  • Our top caliber staff is recruited from across the US and Europe and provides a unique social experience for our counselors and supervisors.
  • Why not work in a non-competitive, supportive camp environment where the emphasis is on individual attention and FUN?
  • Working at Camp Lohikan is the experience of a lifetime. The personal growth, the rewards of working with children, the excitement of an active, diverse community and the close friendships that you form will stay with you long after the summer ends. Many staff members describe their employment at Camp Lohikan as the BEST summer of their life.
  • You will too! Click here to read what other staff members have said about working at Camp Lohikan.
  • For more information about the benefits of working at Camp Lohikan click here.






MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS SUMMER.  Camp Lohikan is the perfect environment to impact the lives of young people in positive ways.  Join us for your most rewarding summer!

CAMP IS AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!  Nothing will tug at your heart more than the memories from your camp years!  

Camp Lohikan has been owned and operated by the Buynak family since 1957.  Our reputation as being a friendly, supportive camp community WHERE THE CAMPER ALWAYS COMES FIRST is well established.  


Professional instruction is provided in all of our ARTS, SPORTS & ADVENTURE activities.  The camp occupies over 1200 acres and includes a private lake, heated swimming pool, 11 tennis courts with lights, 30 horse stable on-premises, indoor and outdoor riding rings, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, 6 regulation sports fields, performing arts center w/amphitheater, music department with practice and recording studios, creative arts center w/14 workshops, gymnastics center (fully equipped plus bungee trampoline), circus center with indoor and outdoor flying trapeze rigs, adventure program site w/40' climbing tower, 2 zip lines, high & low ropes course, 40’ real rock climbing site on campgrounds, huge skate park and numerous other top-notch facilities.  Click here for more details about Lohikan’s facilities.



Choosing to work at a summer camp is easily one of the most selfless acts you can make.  The decision to put the wants, needs, and desires of the campers and the camp ahead of yours for 9 weeks is a big decision.  A LIFE-ALTERING DECISION!

Please understand that working at a camp is not simply a job.  It becomes a way of life.  It encompasses your entire self for the summer.  You will be eating, drinking, and sleeping summer camp.  You will make friends at Lohikan that will remain your friends and become part of your family for the rest of your life.  You will talk about camp, the activities, the kids, and the friends you make this summer so much so that your family will believe you joined a cult!

The days will feel like months.  The weeks will feel like days.   The months will feel like weeks.  What do I mean?  You will work 12-14 hour days that will never seem to end.  The weeks will fly by and the months will be a blur. 



  1. Are you a hard worker?
  2. Are you a glass-half-full person? 
  3. Can you put the needs of the camper and camp ahead of your needs?
  4. Do you enjoy a challenge?
  5. Do you work well with others?
  6. Can you work in a drug and alcohol-free environment?
  7. Do you work well under supervision and take direction well?
  8. Are you kind?

If the answer is yes to all of these questions, I look forward to working with you this summer.






Teen Counselors, General Cabin Counselors, Instructors for All Arts, Sports and Adventure Activities including: Quad Riding, Dirt Bike Riding, Backpacking, Mt. Biking, Camping/Campcraft, Hiking, Paintball, Mt.Biking, Ropes Course, Survival Skills, Spy Camp, Trip Leader, Climbing Wall/Tower, Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing/Painting, Jewelry Making, Photography, Pottery, Digital Video Editing, Woodworking, Computers, Skateboarding, Bungee Trampoline, Mt.Boarding, Fishing, Radio Broadcasting, Dee Jay, Rocketry, Web Design and Graphics, Acting/Directing, Dance - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Cheerleading, Music - General, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Rock Band, Singing, Technical, Aerobics, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Fitness/Weight Training, Floor Hockey, Football, Games, Golf, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Roller Hockey, Inline Skating, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, Boat Driver, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lifeguard (LGT), Sailing, Scuba/Snorkeling, Swimming, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Water Skiing, Windsurfing, and Jet Skiing. We are also searching for Athletic Directors, Media Arts Director, Computer Specialist, Drivers, CDL Drivers, Janitor/Housekeeping, Maintenance, Landscape, Office Staff, Academic Tutors, Webmaster, Camp Photographer, Head Counselors, Division Directors, Evening Program & Special Events Staff, Trip Leaders, Group Leaders, Off-Camp Excursion Heads, Doctor, Nurse - LPN, Nurse - RN, Health Center Administrator, Health Care Assistants, Head Cook, Food Service Director, Dining Hall Manager, and Assistant Cooks.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 45543984
  • Location:
    Lake Como, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name: CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mountains
  • Position: Program
  • Setting: Overnight Camp
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • accredited: Yes
  • Season of Job: Summer

Camp Lohikan is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls of the ages 6 to 15. We are located in the Pocono Mts. of northeastern Pennsylvania in the village of Lake Como. We're about 2.5 hours from New York City. Camp Lohikan has been operated by the Buynak Family since 1957. We are warm, welcoming camp community dedicated to caring for our campers and staff. Our goal is to provide an environment of support and encouragement where children will try new things and grow in the process. We are searching for individua...

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