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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:

Therapy Staff

Bay Cliff therapists collaboratively provide a thorough and intensive therapy program based on the individual needs of the campers. All therapists must be licensed/certified, as required by the State of Michigan. PTA & COTA applicants are considered if they have pediatric experience. Student therapists are graduate level students completing clinical fieldwork experiences necessary for graduation. Students work under the supervision of experienced therapists.  Hear from some of our staff alum about “Why I am a Bay Cliff Therapist.”

Positions: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech TherapistsInstructor for the Hearing Impaired, Instructor for the Visually Impaired, Music Therapists, Student Therapists

Unit Staff

Camp Counselors

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.

Unit Leaders

Unit Leaders are responsible for the leadership and managment 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.

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 required.

Positions: Program DirectorAssistant Program Director/Teen Coordinator

Activity Instructors

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.

Positions: Lifeguards, Arts & Crafts Instructor, Arts & Crafts AideNature Instructor, Recreation Instructor

Health Cottage Staff

The nurses are responsible for the overall health care and medical needs of campers and staff. Positions for both Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses are available.

Positions: Nurses

Dental Cottage Staff

Complete dental care is provided for the children by summer dental staff and visiting dentists in the program. Must be licensed and professionally trained.

Positions: Dental Clinic Supervisor, Dental Assistant

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.

Positions: Assistant Cooks, Baker, Kitchen Aides, Food Service Aides, Dining Room Supervisor

Auxiliary Staff

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.

Positions: Laundry/Linen/Housekeeping SupervisorLaundry/Linen/Housekeeping Aides, Maintenance, Office Secretary

Would you like to apply to join us at Bay Cliff this summer?

If you would be new to our staff for our summer therapy camp program, 2019 application will be available in January, or contact us and we will be glad to send you one.

If you worked at Bay Cliff during “kids camp” in the past, please contact us for a Returning Staff application packet.