We are currently hiring for two fulltime, year-round positions:
Food Service & Retreat Center Manager
Farm Director

Please email Rebecca at with any questions or to apply.


Established in 1928, the South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess and Hayward has been a leader in Massachusetts camping for over 90 years. With one and two-week sessions, Camp Burgess & Hayward’s brother-sister camps have summer programs for boys and girls ages 7-16. We have a variety of positions available every summer. To learn more about our available positions, please email our Camp Directors at


Anyone that is interested in applying to Camp Burgess & Hayward for summer 2024 can click the link below and fill out the appropriate application.

Once you finish your application, the website will allow you to upload some mandatory paperwork, such as forms of ID, SORI & CORI forms, and Proof of your COVID 19 Vaccine. You will also automatically get an email reminding you to submit the paperwork once you have finished the application. The hiring process includes a personal interview with the camp director, checking of references and employment history, and CORI & SORI background checks.

You won’t be able to schedule an interview until you complete your application and submit the appropriate paperwork.

If you did not work at Camp Burgess & Hayward in 2024 you will have to submit 3 references. Please share the appropriate reference form link(found below) to the reference you wrote down on your application and have them complete the form.

2024 Camp Burgess & Hayward Application

Camp Burgess Reference Form
Camp Hayward Reference Form

If you have any questions or concerns please contact either of the Camp Directors

Camp Burgess Director – Shawn Lynch

Camp Hayward Director – Emily McGuinness


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.

We are looking for Trip Leaders for summer 2023! Application information can be found here: 2023 Adventure Trip Leader Job Post


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!


For current staff, please log in to the Staff Portal