Salary & Benefits | Timber Lake Camp

Salary & Benefits

The camping experience is invaluable to both campers and staff – but only with your efforts, love, energy and enthusiasm. It’s a place where counselors meet new friends, learn about themselves, determine careers, and in some cases, meet their future husband or wife. One thing is certain – it is an experience that will stay with you throughout your lifetime.

Pay Scale

College Year CompletedSalaryTravel AllowanceMax BonusTotal Potential Salary
College Students$3,000$500$600$4,100
Group Leaders$3,250$500$600$4,350


canoeing-4At Timber Lake Camp, we have developed a very comprehensive Evaluation & Bonus program. Based on job performance, bunk counselors can earn up to an additional $600 in bonuses.

Travel Allowance

If you are an American in-bunk counselor and live more than 350 miles away from camp, you can get up to $500 to help cover your travel expenses. In-bunk Canadian staff can receive up to $600 to help cover their travel expenses, work visa and SEVIS fee. Make sure you retain all receipts to submit them to our office once you arrive at camp!

Refer a Friend

friendsWe are always looking for talented staff and we’d like our returning staff to help us. For every college student that you recruit for a general counselor position, we will pay you a cash bonus at the end of the summer . See the bonus schedule below for details. Note, the staff member that you recruit must complete the summer in order for you to earn your bonus. Please have your friends apply online and make sure they tell us that you recommended them. Note: The staff recruitment bonus is only available to returning staff members.

Number of Recruited StaffRecruitment Bonus per IndividualTotal Potential Recruitment Bonus