Enjoy a truly unique and rewarding summer!


Independent Lake Camp will provide you with a summer of exponential professional growth, with irreplaceable friendships and contacts of campers and colleagues, with the beauty of our natural setting, lifelong memories, and untold fun. Our staff is the most important aspect of running a quality camp. Please take a moment to read our mission statement and think about how you would ‘fit in’ with it.

Independent Lake Camp is a co-ed, non-traditional, residential camp located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We are located 2.5 hours north of New York City and 2.5 hours north of Philadelphia in the small town of Orson PA. Independent Lake Camp attracts campers and counselors from all over the USA and abroad. We cater to ages 6-17 and offer 2, 4, 6 and 8 week sessions. We offer plenty of time off, one period every day and 4 nights per week. You will also receive one day off per week but not including the first and last week of your contract.  We are looking for staff who have an expertise in a certain area and a passion to share that expertise with kids. We are also looking for a few general Counselors.

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2018 Season Staff Dates


June 2 – August 11, 2019*
June 16 – August 26, 2019*

What we are looking for:

Circus, Horseback Riding, Go-Karts, BMX, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Music, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Music Recording & mixing, Cinematography, Video Editing, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Yoga, Fitness, Theatre, Dance, Tech Theatre, Waterfront, Swimming, Sailing, Kayaking, Water-skiing/Wakeboarding, Boat-driving, Lifeguarding, Magic, Rocketry, Climbing Wall/Ropes Course, Role Playing Games,  A Capella Singing, Fine Arts, Ceramics, Photography Darkroom, Stained Glass, Sign-language, Administration, IT, Maintenance, Driving, Housekeeping, Landscaping, Kitchen, Nursing, and more…

*if the staff dates don’t fit with your summer plans please email us and we can work with you:

Pre-Camp opportunities also available starting at the end of May – email for more information.

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