Camp Staff

Camp Shands Staff 2023 - 

2023 Staff Application

Camp Shands takes pride in its Summer Camp Staff. Each year the camp employs over
100 seasonal staff ranging in ages from 15-80. Most senior staff and area directors attend
regional training sessions for their position including BSA National Camping School. Staff
members also participate in multiple weekend training sessions prior to the start of the first
summer camp session. This way all of the staff are trained, ready, and prepared to provide an amazing experience and field any questions upon your arrival.

Camp Shands has also had the privilege to host several International Scouts who work as
part of our camp staff. Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to take time to learn from them
about their native Scouting programs and personal experiences.

If you or any of your Scouts would like to be a part of the Camp Shands staff, please fill out
the online staff application at All applicants will be offered an interview for
the opportunity to be a part of Camp Shands. Some Scouting experience is recommended,
but not necessary. Any staff, volunteer, and counselor in training are subject to a level 2
background check and drug test before beginning their time at camp.



Each year, Camp Shands trains the next generation of camp staff in its Counselor in Training
program. Each “CIT” participates in the program to both experience multiple areas of camp
program and to get a first hand look into the life of a camp staff member. Many CITs return the following summer to be employed as a full staff member. The CIT program is recommended for 14 and 15 year olds.