Join Our Staff!

The Saginaw Day Camp family prides itself on creating enriching memories for our campers and those moments start directly with our staff. Not only does working at Saginaw Day Camp allow you to provide amazing experiences for your campers, but you will be able to create life-long memories for yourself. Our success depends on the dedication and enthusiasm of a staff that is devoted to our campers’ safety, well-being, and growth.

If you love children, are energetic and spirited, love being outdoors, and are in search of a rewarding summer camp job — we want to meet you!


Staff Positions

Head Counselors

Head Counselors are adults with experience in education and working with children. They are the primary caregiver of the campers and will oversee that staff are correctly providing for the needs of each camper. Head Counselors will both mentor, train, and lead their staff as well as resolve conflicts and be a trusted resource for all campers.

Counselors/Junior Counselors

Counselors and Junior Counselors are the “big brothers” and “big sisters” of their campers, and are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the campers in their group. Working in teams of two, Counselors and Junior Counselors typically supervise between 8 and 12 co-ed campers as they go about their daily summer camp activities. Counselors and Junior Counselors get to know their campers well and provide them with leadership, support, and guidance throughout the summer. Any group is led by at least one college-aged Counselor, and Junior Counselors going into 11th or 12th grade will have increased hands-on mentorship from their Head Counselor, ensuring they exhibit effective leadership skills.

2024 Dates & FAQs


Staff Orientation will be Friday, June 14th & Saturday, June 15th, 2024

SDC Opens on Monday, June 17th and closes on Friday, August 16th, 2024

“Working at Saginaw Day Camp has been a truly rewarding experience; you’ll learn so much through leading groups and working with the kids. This is a job that you wake up excited for because every day brings new adventures and new memories that will last a lifetime.”
Becca P.
“I worked at Saginaw Day Camp for almost six summers! Being a camp counselor is by far the best job I ever had. There’s no other place where you can swim, canoe, zip-line, play sports, tie-dye, make slime, etc. every day. Working at SDC feels like too much fun to be a job!”
-Sarah H.