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 1: can only serve as volunteer (unpaid) counselor-in-training. This is a 2-week position. 

Age 15 by June 1: can serve as full-time, paid staff at day camps.

Age 16 by June 1: can serve in any camp as a full time, paid staff in one of many positions.

Age 18 by June 1: 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 1: 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, shooting sports director, climbing director, and others.

Membership Requirement

Upon being hired, all summer camp staff, whether volunteer or paid, must be a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Applicants over age 18  must apply as an adult and successfully pass a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Trapper Trails 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.