Summer Staff 2018

Being a summer staff member is the hardest job you will ever love! The days are long and hot, but most will find it is a great experience. It is easy to be fun, enthusiastic and a great role model when you have so many campers looking up to you and you’ll never forget the lifelong friends you’ll make in a summer. There are many opportunities for our summer staff.

Each year we look for the following seasonal positions:

  • Assistant Director
  • Head Boy Counselor
  • Head Girl Counselor
  • Cabin Counselors
  • Nature Program Coordinator
  • Arts & Crafts Program Coordinator
  • Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Barn Program Coordinator
  • Music Program Coordinator
  • Waterfront Program Coordinator(age 21+)
  • Archery Program Coordinator
  • High Adventure Coordinator
  • Photography Coordinator
  • Counselor in Training Program Coordinator(s)
  • Lifeguards
  • Maintenance & Grounds Keeping
  • Cooks & Kitchen Help
  • Camp Nurse (RN)


Camp Shaw Staff 2017

Camp Shaw staff members are some of the most passionate and influential individuals around! We are happy to work with our staff to tailor their summer employment to meet internship criteria. Staff come to us from all over the country and we even have a few from overseas. Staff members must be at least 18 years of age by the first week of camp.


To apply for a summer staff position (new or returning staff), please click here. If you need to set up an account, please set yourself up as a Guardian.


Staff Resources

Camp Shaw Daily Schedule
Conviction Form
Voluntary Disclosure Form
Federal I9
Federal W4
State of Illinois W4
Health Form
Free Choice Sheet
Staff Packing List


The Northern Illinois 4-H Camp Association’s and Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age,  disability, religion, national origin any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.