Looking for an amazing summer job? Come spend it with us! If you enjoy working with kids, believe in the Scouting program, and love camp, then the Dan Beard Scout Reservation is a great place to work and play. Each summer we hire over 120 men and women to serve as part of our camp staff. This life-changing opportunity is a great, fun, and rewarding place to be. Imagine living at a camp for the summer and working, playing, and learning in the outdoors. You’ll meet plenty of new friends, some that may stick with you for the rest of your life. You’ll get some great new experiences too as you challenge yourself.

Camp Staff members are given room and board for the summer in either a cabin shared with other camp staff or in a large tent with electricity. Some cabins have air conditioning and high speed internet access. Staff members 15 years of age and older are compensated competitively compared to other camps. Three meals a day are provided, as are many of the amenities of life such as laundry facilities. The camp staff run activities, plan programs, and instruct thousands of campers that come through our summer camps. All staff are part of the Dan Beard Scout Reservation, but there are two camp staffs. The Camp Friedlander staff provide programs for Scouts BSA aged youth (11 through 17) and the Cub World/Challenge Camp staff provide programs for Cub Scout aged youth (7 through 11) for the Cub World program and ages 7 through 15 for the Challenge Camp Program. 

Camp Staff applications are now being accepted for the 2025 season! If you think you would be a positive addition to our camp staff, complete a Camp Staff Application. If you are 14 or 15 years old and would like to be a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) at Camp Friedlander or Cub World, please apply online. More information can also be found in the Camp Friedlander and Cub World CIT Packet which can be downloaded on Camp Forms page here.


Camp Friedlander, the Scouts BSA camp, and Cub World, the Cub Scout camp, of the Dan Beard Council is now accepting application for camp staff 2025. Come work in an exciting outdoor environment while you teach Scouts skills that last a lifetime.

  • Assist in the operation of camp
  • Provide excellent program for Scouts and Scouters ranging from merit badges to open programs
  • Lead outdoor education programs for youth and adults
  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime


  • Must be 16 years of age or older (Camp Friedlander) and 15 years of age or older (Cub World)*
  • Must be willing to live on camp from mid-June to early-August (room and board provided)
  • Scouting experience preferred

2024 CAMP STAFF DATES (2025 Dates Coming Soon!)

Our preference is that all employees should be available for the Full Season.
If you have a prescheduled Family Vacation or Scouting Trip, please request the time off in your application.
Approval of requested dates may be subject to your position and staff availability needed to successfully deliver programs.

  • Camp Friedlander All Staff Orientation Day: Date TBD
  • Senior Staff Week: June 5 – 7, 2024 (Area Directors and Management only)
  • Staff Week: June 8 – 14, 2024 (All Staff and CITs)
  • Session 1: June 16 – 22, 2024
  • Session 2: June 23 – 29, 2024
  • Session 3: June 30 – July 6, 2024
  • Session 4: July 7 – 13, 2024
  • Session 5: July 14 – 20, 2024
  • Session 6: July 21 – 27, 2024
  • Clean Up: July 28 – 29, 2024
  • Staff Dismissed: July 29, 2024
  • Webelos Session*: July 28 – 31, 2024

*Staff that are asked or requested to help with Webelos Session will report to Cub World Leadership and help with Cub World clean up. 

Camp Staff are expected to work an average of six days per week, with a 24-hour period off each week (Sat-Sun). Daily breaks and nights off are scheduled on a weekly basis.

  • Cub World All Staff Orientation Day: Date TBD
  • Senior Staff Week: June 5 – 7, 2024 (Area Directors and Management only)
  • Staff Week: June 8 – 14, 2024 (All Staff and CITs)
  • Session 1: June 16 – 18, 2024
  • Session 2: June 20 – June 22, 2024
  • Session 3: June 23 – June 25, 2024
  • Session 4: June 27 – 29, 2024
  • Session 5: June 30 – July 2, 2024
  • Session 6: July 4 – 6, 2024
  • Session 7: July 7 – 9, 2024
  • Session 8: July 11 – 13, 2024
  • Session 9: July 14 – 16, 2024
  • Session 10: July 18- 20, 2024
  • Challenge Camp: July 22 – 26, 2024
  • Webelos Session: July 28 – 31, 2024
  • Clean Up: August 1 – August 2, 2024
  • Staff Dismissed: August 2, 2024

Camp Staff are expected to work an average of six days per week, with a 24-hour period off each week (Wednesday). Daily breaks and nights off are scheduled on a weekly basis.


The following positions are available at both camps unless otherwise noted by: CF= Camp Friedlander, CW= Cub World, and R= Dan Beard Scout Reservation).


What to expect once you have submitted an application:


Several rounds of interviews will be held through the year and they happen on a rolling basis.

Every new staff member is interviewed by our camp management team to ensure that we only hire the best and to discover what area of camp might be a good fit.

After the Interview

After the interview, you will receive a response letter usually within 1-2 weeks of your interview.  These are sent out on Fridays.

If we have found a place for you, congratulations! Sign and return your letter of employment and we’ll follow up later with important employment forms and information on staff orientation.

*All 14 year olds and 15 year olds who cannot commit to the full summer may serve as Counselor-In-Training (CIT) at Camp Friedlander. Some 15 year olds may be considered for a full summer paid position.


Required Paperwork

You will be added to an online system in early 2024 where you will finish your onboarding paperwork. This includes required online training, submitting your Direct Deposit information and Tax Forms. 

Information and Working Meetings:

  • Monthly Zoom Meetings for Key 4 & Area Directors (beginning January 2024)
  • Full Staff Zoom Meetings begin March 2024

All Staff Orientation Meeting | Date TBD

This orientation is IN PERSON at the Camp Friedlander dining hall.

  • Tour your assigned Area and Camp
  • Meet Area Directors and staff in your area.
  • Pick up program materials/resources and Merit Badge books.
  • Review required trainings, uniform requirements, and general camp policies and procedures.
  • Check onboarding status and receive onboarding assistance.
  • Parent Meeting for Staff under the age of 18.

Cub World All Staff Orientation Meeting | Date TBD


All Camp Staff Resources such as those listed below can be found on our Camp Forms page.

  • Camp Staff Positions
  • Camp Staff Pay Scale
  • Camp Staff Parent Approval Form
  • CIT Packet
  • CIT Reference Forms


If you have ever been a part of a camp staff within the Dan Beard Council, you are eligible to join the Dan Beard Council Camp Staff Alumni Association. Annual membership dues are only $15. We schedule several social and service opportunities throughout the year.  Please support our camping programs through your membership. Use the link below to access the membership registration page. Click here for details on the Camp Staff Alumni Association.


For the 2022 summer, we are pleased to announce that there are three recipients of Robert C. Griffin Camp Staff Scholarship. The Scholarship Committee reviewed applications submitted during the summer to make their selections. 

Lindsey Geers received $2,500. Ollie Basta and Sam Hamad each received $1,250. Please join us in congratulating these amazing staff members!

Lindsey Geers

Lindsey Geers has served on staff at Camp Friedlander for four seasons as Trailblazer Staff, NEST Staff, and NEST Director. She teaches engineering and science at Milford Junior High School and serves as an assistant coach for the Milford Robotics Team. In the evenings, she is returning to college to pursue a Masters Degree in Middle Childhood Education at Mount St. Joseph University, specializing in Math and Science. She hopes to pursue teaching as her career, focusing on middle school science education.

Ollie Basta

Ollie Basta has served three summers on the Cub World staff, two as Fort Staff and one as the Fort Area Director. She will be starting college at Wilmington College in the fall, majoring in Education with a minor in performance Theater. She is very excited to start college, and to come back to camp for many more summers!

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad has served three summers on camp staff at Camp Friedlander. He has worked at both Trailblazer and Handicraft. During the offseason, Sam is at Miami University pursuing a double major in Human Capital Management & Leadership and Bassoon Performance.



For questions, please contact the Dan Beard Council at (513) 577-7700.