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200pixpic072If you've gotten this far, hopefully it means that you're thinking seriously about applying to join our team! We're happy to hear that and look forward to your application. Please note that our staff to camper ratio is an essential part of what sets our campers up for success, and being there on a camper's last day is just as important as being there to welcome them at drop off. Due to the importance of this aspect of our program, Starfish requires all hired staff to make the full-season commitment
Click the drop-downs below to learn more about the dates for this summer, salary and benefits.
2023 Salary, Bonus & Benefits


We know you’re not in it for the money. Still, it helps to know as you’re considering a position with us how you will be compensated. Here’s how the benefits break down:

Room (Housing), Board (All Meals), Laundry & WiFi
All room, board, and laundry is provided to staff free of charge. You'll have a space to sleep, a place store your clothing and belongings, and yummy meals and snacks each day. We send laundry out to a professional service weekly and it comes back to you folded and clean - all you have to provide is the laundry bag! You'll also have access to high speed WiFi - we're rural, but we're connected!

Paid Time Off (Daily & Weekly)
You receive time off each day as well as a portion of time each night after kids are in bed. You also receive days off which you can use to relax and recharge. There is a staff-only area on camp where you can take a nap, get WiFi access, have a snack, and just enjoy your downtime away from the hustle and bustle of the camp day. 

Appreciation & Support
We know how hard our staff members work and we want you to know how much we appreciate it! We can't give you all the secret details here, but rest assured that we have many ways to show you how much you matter to us! We know you'll enjoy the staff appreciation events our Director of Staff Experience and their team puts on. In addition, our supportive, welcoming camp community makes it feel like you're working with friends - which is how work should be! And, if you're having a hard day or need to talk things out, we have a great staff support system in place, up to and including access to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. We're committed to making sure you are taken care of while you're with us!  

Staff Transportation
We offer all staff free transportation to and from camp at the beginning and end of the summer from our closest city hub: Boston, MA. Additionally, we help who don't have a car on site with access to delivery services, curbside pickups from local shopping, and rides to places on your time off. 

Any certifications we offer you are at our cost and for you to keep and benefit from indefinitely. Additionally, if you desire, we will work with you to get school credit for the training and work you do at Starfish. 

Salary & "Boosts" (Bonuses)
Our pay scale is structured so you can see what you’ll be making, based on your qualifications, tenure at camp, skills, and even your ability to recruit friends to work with you (referral bonuses). 

Click to open the 2023 Staff Salaries as a PDF.

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2023 Staff Dates


The Commitment You are Making
When you accept a job at Camp Starfish, you’ll be committing to stay at camp for the full length of the summer dates. In 2022, that will be approximately 10 weeks. 
All staff members are required to work the entire summer, because the children’s successes are largely contingent on our ability to provide them with consistency and individualized, 1-to-1 programming. Also, because we’re a small camp, we hire only the staff we need for the summer. Each person’s role is therefore incredibly important to the success of our team and to ensuring that camp runs safely and is fun for all. Please double-check the dates below (or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions) before applying, to save yourself from being disappointed that no partial-summer work is available. 
 2023 Staff Dates
May 24, 2023 Administrator Arrivals
June 7, 2023 Lifeguard & Support Staff Arrivals
June 8, 2023 Program & Lead Specialist Arrivals 
June 10, 2023 International/Far Traveling Staff Arrival
June 11, 2023

Remaining Staff Arrival; All-Staff Training Starts!

August 19, 2023 Departure for Staff not contracted for Respite Week
August 25, 2023 Respite Staff Departure
You will not work every single day during your contracted dates. These dates include paid time off during training as well as during the sessions. The Intersession Reset is an extended period of paid time off for all staff as well. The in-session time-off schedules are determined at the start of the summer and that process will be explained to you during staff training.
A Note About Planning Your Travel to Camp
We do not recommend booking tickets for travel until you have confirmed your role with our Director of Staff Experience (DSE). Specific travel details will be provided to you once you are officially hired which will add clarification to the arrivals and departures process, allowing you to make the best decision about travel. Staff are responsible for confirming their start dates with the DSE and booking travel so as to arrive ready for training.

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