In Search of a Camp Director

We are currently seeking a full-time year round Camp Director, beginning January 1, 2018. Candidates must be at least 25 years old, have at least 2 years of administrative/supervisory experience at an organized camp, and possess a bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation, Education, or similar field. The camp director will manage summer camp, rental groups (year round), and weddings. Housing is provided year round (sleeping room with bath, shared kitchen) and the candidate must live on camp property. Meals are provided when camp is in session.

Apply using the link below through October 31, 2018. If you have not previously applied for a position at Camp Shaw, you will need to create an online account. Please select the “Guardian” role when setting up your account. Once you have completed the application, select “Proceed to checkout” and “Complete Order”. Note that three reference requests will be created as part of the application process. We will need to hear back from at least 2 of your 3 references to proceed with an interview. A job description will be sent to you once your application is complete.…

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:

  • 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
  • Low Ropes Course Facilitator
  • 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.