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Summer Camp Team Leader 
Position (Jun-Aug)

Position Summary

Summer camp counselors provide instruction in firearms safety, fishing education, and science-based camps. Camp activities include canoeing, archery, hiking, indoor rock wall, camping, arts and crafts and much more! If you are an outdoors oriented person, or willing to train this is a once in a lifetime camp employment experience to pass it on to the next generation.

Throughout the 10-week season staff can expect to instruct on a variety of outdoor skills to diverse audiences ranging in age from 9-16. Develop your teaching skills and broaden your own outdoor experiences in a beautiful northern Minnesota setting. This position is commonly used to fulfill internship requirements for undergraduate education, recreation, and outdoor education programs.

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Position dates: June 3rd, 2024 - August 9th, 2024

Make this the best summer ever for campers!

Team leaders at Deep Portage co-lead groups of campers throughout their week at Deep Portage, leading them on classes and adventures such as Canoeing, Archery, Firearms in the Field, Range Days, Teambuilding, Climbing Wall, and more. Check out some photos of summer camp!

Be a part of the larger community!

While Deep Portage is located in rural north central Minnesota, there is still plenty to keep busy with. We are a short drive from the towns of Hackensack, Longville, and Pine River. A few popular attractions for staff include:

What Former Staff Say:

“So much to say here. The exposure to literally thousands of students and adults is valuable in crafting your educational style. Deep Portage solidified my love of experiential learning and the joy of teaching."

— Jared Little, 2011-2012

“Deep Portage has helped me become a more well-rounded educator. From teaching kids about orienteering to sustainable energy. One thing that surprised me was just how important the local community can be to help support an organization."

— John Roth, 2021-2023

“Working here taught me so much about working with people/students from different backgrounds. I was reminded that we have no idea what a student's home life might be. This lesson in empathy will help me as I become a nurse to never make assumptions about the patients I treat."

— Steven Gang, 2014-2016

“So many things from Deep Portage have stuck with me. I had no idea how lucky I was to have 18k of beautiful hike and ski trails that started about 15 feet from my doorstep. What a gift.”

— Charlotte Wollenburg, 2009-2011

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