Summer Employment

LIVE & WORK AT CAMP on CAPE COD this summer:

Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center offers a co-ed, day and overnight camp program for youngsters 6 to 15 years of age. Located on one of Cape Cod's largest freshwater lakes, Camp Farley offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, nature, barnyard animals, horseback riding, gardening, arts and crafts, theater, music, recreation, archery, non-competitive games, challenge initiatives, outdoor living skills, fishing, and a whole lot more. Camp Farley looks for enthusiastic staff to be role models and willing to share their skills and knowledge, show concern and dedication, and be productive members of a structured camp community.


Creative Arts: Traditional arts and crafts; Some informal theater activities 
Nature / Agriculture: Nature based activities; Barnyard Animals; Gardening 
Recreation / Outdoor Living Skills: Games, Low/high ropes & challenge initiatives; Archery, Weekly teen campouts 
Waterfront (Certified & Experienced): Swimming instruction, Free Swim, Games, Canoeing, Kayaking
Department Head: Must have prior work experience and leadership qualities in one of the four program departments listed above. Semi private housing is provided. Waterfront Head must possess relevant certification. Min. age of 21 preferred.

Program Counselors - Must have skills and/or interest in at least one of the four program departments listed above. Min. age is 18. Positions involving canoeing, kayaking, life guarding, or archery require specialized training, but Camp Farley may be able to provide this certification to prospective candidates if needed.


Competitive salaries are commensurate with position and experience. Staff are also provided with room, meals, and limited accident and sickness health coverage.


Program counselors reside with campers during the week, with all campers leaving Friday evening of each week. Department Heads and support staff are provided with private or semi-private living quarters. Staff are off-duty from 8:30 PM Friday to 12:30 PM Sunday. In addition to a daily "period" off, staff have two evenings off, 9:00 PM to Midnight, during the week (Monday thru Thursday).

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Contact us by phone: 508-477 0181, fax: 508-539-0080, or send us an email. Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Interviews (either via phone or in person) and confirmation of appointments begin in January and continue to positions are filled. For specific questions regarding camp staff issues, you may also contact Camp Farley's Program Director, Joyce Oberthal.

4-H Camp Farley is affiliated with UMass Extension, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 4-H Camp Farley and UMass Extension offer educational programs, materials and employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation and mental or physical handicap. Camp Farley is an equal opportunity provider and employer, USDA cooperating. Contact Camp Farley for information on disability accommodations or complaints related to discrimination at 508-477-0181. Massachusetts 4-H is a youth development program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, UMass Extension, which prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status. No endorsement of the product or service by UMass Extension 4-H Program is implied or intended.