Job Descriptions

Group Leader

Each group of children is led by a Group Leader who fills the role of parent, coach, and teacher. The Group Leader is the true leader of the group – responsible for everything from attendance to creating a successful atmosphere for each child. The Group Leader is assisted by Counselors who provide support throughout the day. While their campers are attending electives, the Group Leaders assist Specialists at various activities, and if qualified, can lead a select few. Group Leaders have all completed at least one year of college.


Counselors are considered the “big brothers and sisters” of their campers. Many are former campers themselves, and appreciate how amazing it is to spend a summer a Black Bear Lake! Each group of children has one or two Counselors, in addition to a Group Leader. Counselors assist Specialists during elective activities, and provide motivation and emotional support to the campers throughout the day. As a Counselor, you will participate in many activities with your campers – so be prepared to have fun, too! Counselors are entering 11th and 12th grade.

Athletic Specialists

Athletic Specialists are teachers with experience coaching children. We have dozens of activities including Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis and so much more!

Creative Specialist

Our Specialists are experienced artists and teachers in Crafting, Painting, Pottery, Wheel Throwing, Woodworking, Dance, Drama, Science, Cooking and more!


Three heated pools and our beautiful 5-acre lake provide a variety of Waterfront activities, and many opportunities for those who love the water. We hire Red Cross Certified lifeguards for lake and beachfront activities, as well as instructional and free swim periods in our pools. Plus, we will provide a Red Cross Certification course if you are interested in becoming a Black Bear Lake lifeguard! You must be 16 years or older to apply. Our Lakefront activities including boating, fishing and our awesome Water Park, all supervised by teachers.

Wellness Center

At the BBL Wellness Center, we have three Registered Nurses on site throughout the summer. They provide a high level of care for both campers and staff.

Support Services

Each summer we hire staff to maintain our camp facility. The crew maintains our buildings, fields and pools. They make sure camp is clean and safe. We also hire staff to keep our office running smoothly, in addition to kitchen staff to feed our camp community.


If you have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) apply to be one of our Van Drivers.

Supervisory Staff

If you have previous camp experience, we have supervisory positions available including Division Leaders, office staff, Programming, Swim Director and more.