Are you interested in joining the Camp Nuhop team? We select staff based on maturity, sensitivity, and the ability to relate well with the young people who participate in our summer programs for students with learning disabilities. 

Our staff is dedicated to facilitating a positive experience for every child and helping them see themselves in a positive light. Staff and campers canoe, hike, and camp together—but most importantly, they take risks together and accomplish goals that may initially seem impossible to the camper. 

2023 Employment Details

Who works at Nuhop?

We only hire dedicated and caring people who are ready for the responsibility of working with children with special needs. We expect employees to create and maintain the structured, nurturing environment our children need to succeed. The hours are long and sometimes difficult, and you are repaid with sincere smiles, fulfilling experiences, and life-long memories. With a busy schedule, counselors are busy too but do have some time off during the summer. We allow for one night off during each session and one full day off in between camps.

All Camp Nuhop staff are responsible for the safety and success of all Nuhop campers. We promote unconditional acceptance of everyone in our Nuhop community; all seasonal employees are expected to live up to this ideal. You are required to attend ALL SCHEDULED DATES and meetings, including the Summer Staff in-service and six sessions of our special needs camps. The Staff in-service is designed to create staff community and to teach counselors our mission, camp activities, behavior management techniques, and more. Room and board are provided for the summer.

The Assistant Director and Mentor Staff Counselors will be responsible for attending an additional leadership in-service as directed by the Summer Director.

Camp Nuhop accepts applications at the beginning of each calendar year until all positions have been hired. You will be notified shortly after we receive your online application.

Year Round Job Opportunities

Cleaning Staff

We are seeking a Cleaner to join our team! You will be responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly environment.


  • Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition
  • Perform heavy cleaning duties such as cleaning floors and shampooing rugs
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks
  • Organize custodial closets and spaces
  • Maintain working condition of cleaning equipment


  • Previous experience in cleaning, maintenance, or other related fields
  • Ability to handle physical workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills

Kitchen Staff

We are seeking Kitchen Staff to join our dedicated kitchen crew! You will assist in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of meals in our professional kitchen.


  • Prepare all served food
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours
  • Memorize, record, and comprehend menu items, abbreviations, plate appearance, and portions
  • Follow standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
  • Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes
  • Clean and maintain kitchen equipment, utensils, and appliances


  • Previous experience in cooking, culinary arts, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and cooking techniques
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Have or are willing to obtain ServSafe Certification (we will sponsor this)

Summer Job Opportunities


Counselors are responsible for organizing, planning, and facilitating individual sessions, as well as handling day to day interactions with our campers. Counselors should have a positive attitude, as well as an understanding of children with special needs and the outdoors. Counselors should have completed at least one year of college.


The Lifeguard is responsible for facilitating deep water tests, keeping campers and staff safe while on the beach, organizing free swims, and other duties determined by the director, including joining a group as an extra hand and cabin duties.

Outdoor Education (Seasonal) Job Opportunities

Outdoor Education Field Instructors

Seasonal positions available Late February-May and Mid August-November.

Seasonal contract pay starts at a minimum of $500/Week with the following benefits: On-site housing, food when working with clients, and access to our facilities including laundry, internet, the Mohican state park trails, two lakes, two rock walls, and two high ropes courses. Part-time instructor pay starts at $12/hour and increases with experience and qualifications.


Salaries increase with additional qualifications, including: WFA/WFR, ACCT Level 1 or 2, teaching license, master's degree, or ACA canoe instructor certification.


Instructors will teach and lead outdoor education sessions through:

  • Approaching learning and engagement through a multidisciplinary teaching approach
  • Guiding hikes in the state forest
  • Engaging students in environmental and STEAM-centered curriculum 
  • Facilitating challenge courses, canoeing, rock climbing, and other adventure programming
  • Promoting social and emotional learning with our team-building initiatives
  • Making the program accessible for all students, regardless of ability level and background


Candidates will be:

  • Driven and motivated to serve
  • Flexible and able to thrive in a team setting
  • Kind, honest, and positive role models for the students and districts Nuhop serves
  • Equipped to instruct with compassion 
  • Ready to challenge themselves to learn and grow
  • Inspired by Nuhop’s mission and focus leading to professional outcomes
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather
  • Willing to take initiative to assist with cleaning and other duties


The position will require evening duties throughout the season, and occasional weekend responsibilities.  You should expect to help the students settle in at night 2-3 times per week, but you will not be asked to stay the night in the cabins as a part of this position. 

Candidates need to be comfortable working outdoors, excited about teaching, and able to pass a background check. This is the perfect job for recent college graduates, prospective teachers, students invested in a gap year process, professionals in environmental studies, and retired educators.

The initial training will last two weeks, and continued training will be offered as the season progresses.

Feel free to contact us with any questions (419) 938-7151 or sarahk@nuhop.org

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