Burgess Outdoor Education & Retreat Center seeks to build conscientious citizens of all ages and backgrounds through meaningful outdoor programs that instill wonder, encourage stewardship and cultivate community. Our seasonal instructors come from across the country to facilitate programs that inspire and community that fosters growth. We call our instructors Outdoor Education Gurus because they support all aspects of programming and facility maintenance necessary to keep our Center & Camp thriving. Applicants should be age 21+, have a real passion for working with youth, a desire to be outdoors, and the ability to live and work in a vibrant community setting!
We are also seeking a seasonal, residential Kitchen Guru to support our Food Services Director with meal preparation, clean-up and the general maintenance of the kitchen and dining hall throughout our three distinct seasons of programming. The Kitchen Guru will also help foster a connection with our Farm Director to incorporate farm fresh produce into meals. Applicants should be 21+ and have interest in gaining experience in a large-scale food service operation and possess a high level of initiative and a strong desire to be a part of our dynamic community.
Please read our Outdoor Education Employment & Application Information for more on how to apply.
SUMMER CAMP (SUMMER ONLY)
Established in 1928, the South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess and Hayward has been a leader in Massachusetts camping for over 80 years. With one and two-week sessions, Camp Burgess & Hayward’s brother-sister camps have summer programs for boys and girls ages 7-16.
Please read our Employment & Application Information for more information on how to apply. Please fill out the online applications and then submit these forms.
Burgess Reference Form
Hayward Reference Form
CORI & SORI Forms
2018 RETURNING STAFF APPLICATIONS
If you have ever worked at Camp Burgess & Hayward previously, please fill out the following applications. If there is a gap in your summers, please give the above link to 1 reference to fill out on your behalf. You will need to submit a new CORI & SORI. All returning staff applications must be filled out by December 31.
2018 NEW STAFF APPLICATIONS
For new applicants, please fill out the following application. Please give the above link to 3 references to fill out on your behalf. You will need to submit a CORI & SORI and send along a passport or other ID.
Please note: we are no longer hiring Cabin Counselors for summer 2018. We have limited spots remaining in the following positions:
- Burgess only- Waterfront Director, Outdoor Pursuits Directors
2018 JUNIOR COUNSELOR (JC) APPLICATIONS
If you are under 17 and our interested in applying as a Junior Counselor please fill out the following application. Please give the above link to 3 references to fill out on your behalf. One should be a close relative or family member. You will need to submit a CORI & SORI and send along a passport or other ID.
Please note: the Junior Counselor application process is now closed for summer 2018.
TEEN ADVENTURE TRIPS (SUMMER ONLY)
Building on more than 30 years of leading trips for teens around North America, we offer trips with a variety of focuses, including surfing, biking, and kayaking. We work to give campers the opportunity to gain confidence and leadership skills while trying new and exciting activities. Applicants should be 21+ and have a passion for working with teens in the outdoors.
For current staff, please log in to the Staff Portal