All summer employment positions are listed below. Click on the position(s) that interest you for job description details.
The application for employment is available at the bottom of the page. If you are interested in an internship experience, please attach the internship requirements of your academic program to your application.
Bay Cliff offers the following positions for our eight-week Summer Session:
Bay Cliff therapists collaboratively provide a thorough and intensive therapy program based on the individual needs of the campers. All therapists must be nationally certified, and licensed with the State of Michigan when applicable. Student therapists are graduate level students completing clinical fieldwork experiences necessary for graduation. Students work under the supervision of experienced therapists.
Camp counselors are responsible for the 24-hour care and well-being of their assigned campers in their cabin/unit. Applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed one year of college, preferably in therapy, pre-medicine, nursing, special education, recreation or human services. College students from any area of study are welcome to apply. To apply, download an application here.
Unit Leaders are responsible for the leadership and management of the unit. They oversee the care, participation and success of all the campers in their unit, and provide direction, supervision and support for the camp counselors. For a leadership position, please apply by downloading an application here.
Program Department Staff
The Program Staff is responsible for coordinating the daily camp schedule, evening all-camp activities, weekend programs and special events. Previous Bay Cliff staff experience is strongly preferred.
If you are interested in a program department position, please download an application here.
Activity instructors are responsible for planning and implementing classes for all units in camp, with activities appropriate for age level and abilities. Certified teachers are preferred. Waterfront staff are responsible for both guarding and instruction with positions available for Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Boating, canoeing, and kayaking instructors are required to have the necessary certification in their watercraft area, and in lifeguarding. Therapists are available to answer questions regarding camper abilities and for collaboration.
If you are interested in applying for an activities position, please download an application here.
If you are interested in a position in our Dental Clinic, please download our application here.
Food Service Staff
The Head Cook and Assistant Cooks are responsible for the overall supervision of the kitchen. Kitchen Aides assist with preparation for meals and clean up of the kitchen/bakery. The Dining Room Supervisor is responsible for overall supervision of the Dining Room Aides and the total operation of the Dining Room. Dining Room/Camp Aides assist with preparation/serving of meals and clean up afterwards. Dining Room/Camp Aides also are assigned to help in other departments and camp activities.
To apply for a food service position, please download an application here.
If you are under the age of 18, please download an application here.
The Linen Room Staff organize and provide clothes for all campers. Laundress and Laundry/ Housekeeping Aides clean all camper clothing and bedding for staff and campers, and have housekeeping responsibilities for certain areas of camp. Maintenance Aides do routine repairs, grounds keeping, cleaning and camp maintenance. Secretaries work in the camp office with general clerical responsibilities and are responsible to the Administrative Assistant.