Sports Instructor / Counselor – Camp Cobbossee | Camp Cobbossee for Boys

THE JOB Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway Sports & Adventure summer camp in Maine. Check out our Sports trailer here:

Dates 2021: June 9th to August 14th

Cobbossee is looking for talented and motivated Sports Instructors to coach our boys in a range of sports including; Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and Squash. If you have Varsity or College athletic experience this is the perfect position for you.

Cobbossee prides itself on its Sportsmanship. We have a ton of fun all summer long, and also teach our boys about hard work, competition and sportsmanship. As a staff member, you will be part of a diverse team of young people from all over the states and the world. Our Counselors and Coaches make friends for life and will be free to socialize in a Covid safe environment on our beautiful campus.

Each area of our sports program is managed by a Head Coach, usually from a collegiac background. These Head Coaches will take point on the summer program with your assistance instructing our curriculum to boys aged 8-16.

Each Instructor also fulfils the role of a Counselor, working their day at a sports area and engaging with a bunk of campers outside of the activity periods. This means living in the bunks with (and caring for!) a set of campers who will grow hugely from their close relationships with you. You will make great relationships with these boys and entertain each other all session long.

One thing that cannot be beaten at camp is the social scene and the Covid protection this summer. We hire adventurous male and female staff and will provide testing for everyone in the community this year to ensure maximum safety. Jonesy (Our Staffing Director) will tell you much more in detail about how we intend to manage Covid this year when you connect over the phone.

THE BENEFITS Cobbossee pays room and board AND travel. You don’t have to use your own cash to break free of Covid 19 isolation and explore New England! The food and atmosphere at Cobbossee is legendary: our chef makes everything from scratch and we even have an evening short order cook for staff! Our staff return year-to-year because they feel strong connections to each other. Definitely a work-hard, play-hard culture. You’ll have a blast while forging deep friendships.

Internships We can configure your employment this summer as an internship. Our director, Josh Holland, (Ph.D) is a former academic and can make sure your experience is converted into internship credit if that’s what you want. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any sports-related field (sports management, kinesiology, movement, physical-education), this experience can be one of the best paid internships you can find.

THE BOTTOM LINE “Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives. When you step outside of your comfort zone and join us on this adventure you will grow as a person, and you’re going to develop real relationships doing it alongside fellow staff and with our wonderful campers. You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop counselors like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.

WHAT TO DO NEXT You should immediately head to and apply online. Our Staffing Director, Matt “Jonesy” Jones will be in touch very quickly. You can also call us at 800-473-6104 if you have more questions.

For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows: All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.