Summer camp job offers life altering experience and opportunities

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Seeking to enrich your life and make a real difference this summer? Look no further than Bay Cliff Health Camp, a therapy and wellness center dedicated to changing the lives of people with disabilities in a camp setting. Bay Cliff’s flagship program is a seven-week summer therapy camp serving children with disabilities ages 3-17. They work towards goals of increased independence in an environment that provides structure and compassion.

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Previous counselors routinely call their time at Bay Cliff transformative.

“To say last summer was life changing would be an understatement. Before I even left camp at the end of the summer, I knew I wanted to return, I knew I had more work to do at Bay Cliff,” says Ryan Gooch.

While camp staff come to Big Bay in order to make a difference in the lives of the children placed in their care for the summer, year after year they find the experience directly benefits them on both a personal and professional level.

“I can definitely say that they had a greater impact on me than I did on them, and I am very appreciative of that now,” says Teegan Dawson.

Becoming a part of the Bay Cliff family changes you for the better, and that positive change is something that stays with you for life. By guiding campers through their day to day life as they strive to achieve their therapy goals, you find yourself discovering a missing ingredient to the best version of yourself: The Bay Cliff Spirit.

“The Bay Cliff Spirit is caring about the campers needs and wants before your own, always putting them first. The special part is how easy the kids make this,” Dawson says. “Having one more person to love them will never hurt, and some may not receive enough. This shows the Bay Cliff Spirit in the purest form. Show each other love, acceptance, and kindness without limits.”

Bay Cliff’s Children’s Summer Therapy Camp Staff are employed from June 11-August 6, 2023 (Leadership staff arrive early on June 7, and stay through the end of camp). This includes a week of orientation prior to the campers’ arrival.

Working at Bay Cliff can also benefit your future career, by helping you:

  • Build your resume
  • Learn problem-solving skills
  • Learn to work as a team with others
  • Earn more scholarships
  • Gain real-life work experience

“I think the Bay Cliff Spirit is exactly what I felt on the last couple days of camp last year,” says Gooch. “It was the emotions I felt as one of my campers was graduating at the end of the summer, and it was the yearning I felt to return to camp this year as I was driving away.”

Bring the spirit of Bay Cliff into your life!

“The experiences sneak up on you and you don’t realize just how much Bay Cliff means to you until you realize your first summer is coming to an end,” said Gooch.

Apply now to take the first step towards discovering the Bay Cliff Spirit. Learn about summer camp counseling employment opportunities on the Bay Cliff website. For questions or to apply, contact Executive Director Clare Lutgen at

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