Age & Other Requirements

Age Requirements

Due to federal and state employment laws and BSA National Camp Standards, there are minimum ages for applicants:

Age 14 by June 15: can only serve at day camps (Metro Eastside, Ireland, SW Washington) and only as volunteer (unpaid) staff-in-training.

Age 15 by June 15: can serve as full-time, paid staff at day camps (Metro Eastside, Ireland, SW Washington) -OR- Age 15 can serve at overnight camps (Baldwin, Meriwther, Pioneer, NYLT, Butte Creek, Camp Cark) only in a volunteer (unpaid) staff-in-training position. This is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door for a full-time position next summer.

Age 16 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions.

Age 18 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions, including management positions with a minimum age of 18 such as bb-gun director, archery director, health officer, commissioner, ecology/conservation director, and others.

Age 21 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions, including management positions with a minimum age of 21 such as program director, head cook, aquatics director, horseback riding director, chaplain, shooting sports director, climbing director, and others.

Age 25 by June 15: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions, including camp director. Camp directors are selected in October for the following year.

Membership Requirement

All summer camp staff, whether volunteer or paid, must be a current member Crew 808 of Boy Scouts of America. Applicants over age 18  must apply as an adult and successfully pass a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Cascade Pacific Council is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the policies of the Boy Scouts of America, the rules for acceptance and participation in the camp programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or physical disability.


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