Spend a Summer at Wonderland Camp!Give someone the time of their lives and… Change yours.
Wonderland Camp seeks high-quality, dedicated staff for the summer. You’ll live and work at camp 24/6 with other great staff and our amazing campers. Come experience for yourself how the bond between a staff member and a camper can last a lifetime! You’ll discover just how strong you are and how rewarding serving others can be. It’s the hardest job you’ll ever love!
Please scroll down to see the list of summer jobs available. Apply today!
Job Title: Cabin Leader
A Cabin Leader must be 18 years of age or older. Cabin Leaders are responsible for supervising staff in the cabins and reporting any issues or concerns to the Camp Director. They will ensure the care needs of campers are being met, that the cabin is getting to activities on time, and for the safety of the campers. They will schedule breaks, care rotations, cabin duties, and 1:1 schedule. They will assist staff with incident reports and charting on aspects of camper care. Each will create and implement activities during cabin leader led blocks and during downtime in the cabin to ensure campers have the time of their lives.
Job Title: Counselor
A Counselor must be 18 years of age or older. Counselors should be able to organize and conduct activities with campers. They help campers with all aspects of camp including activities, personal care (including but not limited to helping campers dress, shave, shower, brush teeth, use the bathroom, and change adult diapers such as Attends) and down time. Counselors should be able to follow directions from Cabin Leaders and Program Staff. All Counselors participate in all camp programs with their campers. A Counselor should be able to work with the Wonderland Camp staff as a team.
Please read A Day in the Life of a Wonderland Camp Staff Member page for a more in depth view of this position.
Job Title: Counselor Assistant
A Counselor Assistant must be 15 years of age or older. Counselor Assistants will help counselors with engaging campers in activities and giving campers the time of their lives. This person should be interested in learning about people with disabilities, energetic, fun, and able to take direction from cabin leaders and counselors. The Counselor Assistant is not required to provide personal care to campers. This is a daytime position and hours will be discussed during the interview process. Counselor Assistants will meet weekly with the staff cabin coordinator to learn leadership skills. Meals will be provided during working hours. The Counselor Assistant will receive an hour break during the day.
Job Title: Leader in Training
A Leader in Training (LIT) must be 16 or 17 years of age and someone who exhibits the desire to work with people of all ages with disabilities and is energetic and fun. The LIT will report to the cabin leader and work side by side with the counselors to care for, participate in activities, and have fun with our campers. The LIT will meet weekly with the staff cabin coordinator to learn leadership skills. They will sleep in the cabins and eat meals with their campers. They receive a 2-hour break daily and may leave the camp during this time, pending parental permission. They will switch cabins each week to experience working with campers of different ages. LITs must go home on the weekend.
Job Title: Cabin Medication Aide
Our Cabin Medication Aide (or CMA) works under the direction/supervision of our nurses to help check in, prepare, and administer camper medications within their cabin each week. This is a great opportunity for students in health-related fields of study to gain hands-on experience. This CMA must be at least 18 years old and be extremely organized, focused, and willing to learn. The certification for this position is online and takes approximately 4 hours. The class is paid for by Wonderland Camp. There will be specific training for this position led by the Director of Health and Wellness. This position sleeps in the cabins and eats with their campers. When not doing medical-specific duties they will be helping campers with activities, personal care, and participating with their cabin. They receive a 2-hour break daily and may leave the camp during this time. They will switch cabins each week to experience working with campers of different ages. This is a challenging position at camp that takes dedication, organization, and a lot of hard work!
Job Title: Dietary/Nutrition Intern
This individual should be a student studying to be a dietitian, nutritionist, or for a position in a food-service-related field. The intern will work with our kitchen manager to create weekly menus for our campers and staff and especially those with special dietary needs including but not limited to gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic diets, pureed, and mechanical soft diets. They will work with our kitchen teams and learn all aspects of the kitchen (meal planning, food prep, sanitation, serving, etc.) The intern will assist with camper check-in to discuss special dietary needs/allergies with families and caregivers to ensure compliance. When not working in the kitchen they will help with campers within their cabin. They should expect to be cooking, serving food, doing dishes, prepping special diet meals, and all other aspects of working in a commercial kitchen as well as being in cabins interacting with campers. (These are paid internships). They receive a 2-hour break daily and may leave the camp during this time. They will switch cabins each week to experience working with campers of different ages.
Job Title: Medical Professional
(RN, Licensed Practical Nurse, EMT, Paramedic)
Our camp clinic is staffed 24/6. Medical staff can live onsite or work hourly and will help oversee medication preparation and dispensing alongside the certified medication aide. The medical staff will respond to camper and staff health needs as well as emergencies. They report to the Director of Health and Wellness. The medical staff must have a current license to work in the state of Missouri. This position is required to maintain appropriate records and documentation as learned during training. The candidate ideally has experience with people with disabilities, is friendly, calm in stressful situations, and has the ability to respond quickly. This position begins in May and ends in August with the possibility of additional weekends throughout the year.
Job Title: Kitchen Staff
Kitchen Staff must be at least 18 years of age and will work in our industrial kitchen in our large dining hall under the supervision of our kitchen manager. Duties include preparing and serving three meals a day plus snacks, washing dishes, clean our kitchen, dining hall, and the dining hall restrooms. The kitchen staff work week averages 36 hours a week and begins on Sunday afternoon and ends Friday at noon. There is either a morning shift from 6:00 am – 1:30 pm or an afternoon shift from 1 pm to 7 pm. Previous kitchen experience is a plus but not required. Kitchen staff does not stay in the cabins, but housing may be available to those who are interested. Please ask during your interview. This position begins in May and ends in August with the possibility of additional weekends throughout the year.
Job Title: Weekend Laundry Staff
Laundry staff must be at least 18 years of age and able to lift 50 pounds, bend over, stand for long periods of time, and walk long distances. This position is part-time Friday – Sunday, averaging 24 hours a week. The laundry staff is responsible for washing all linen used by campers and staff throughout the week and restocking the cabins. There are multiple washers and dryers that can be used simultaneously to increase efficiency. This is an hourly position that begins in May and ends in August with the possibility of additional weekends throughout the year.
Job Title: Challenge Course Staff
Challenge Course staff are at least 18 years of age and report to the Program Director and Program Coordinator. This position requires participating and passing paid challenge course training which begins two days earlier than staff training. Challenge Course staff must be physically fit and have good body balance and coordination. They must take this position and safety extremely seriously. Wonderland Camp has a 40-foot adaptable rock-climbing wall, a Tree Top Bridge which is a wire that the participant walks across while holding onto two additional wires, a giant swing, and a tree climb. All the elements are adaptable, and the challenge course staff will be trained to assist campers with the equipment required to have a safe, fun adventure. Encouragement and teaching are skills needed for this position. This position sleeps in the cabins and eats with their campers. When not working in their program areas, the challenge course staff will be responsible for helping campers with activities, personal care, and participating with their cabin and reporting to their cabin leader. They receive a 2-hour break daily and may leave the camp during this time. They will switch cabins each week to experience working with campers of different ages.