Summer Programs
Staff and Employment

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Application & Interview

Don't just have a job, have a fulfilling job at Tenacre! This is where you belong, grow, and have lasting impact. This is where your work is truly appreciated.

Working at Tenacre Day Camp is for you if...
- You genuinely derive joy from building connections with youth and peers.
- Personal growth is important to you.
- You want to feel a sense of purpose in your job.
- You love variety. (Each day at camp is unique!)
- You don't want a desk job.
- You want to be part of something bigger than yourself.
- And most importantly... you love kids!

- Experience working with youth (babysitting counts!)
- Experience being a camper at any type of camp preferred
- 18+ years of age by the start of camp in June
- Able to work outside for 8 hours a day in a variety of summer weather conditions
- Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual
- Hard-worker and team player
- Ability to take direction from leaders while still taking initiative

In order to apply for the summer season, please fill out the online staff application and attach a resume if possible.  If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you to schedule a face-to-face interview, at which time you must present a government issued photo ID with address (Driver’s License). During the interview process, we also require the following background check forms:   CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check with Juvenile Records) and SORI (Sex Offender Background Check). 

COVID-19 Information: Job offers for summer staff positions at Tenacre are fully conditional on the Summer 2022 season happening as planned!  Should COVID-19 interfere with camp operations, there may be a need to reduce/let go of staff, particularly in the event that we are not able to run programming.  As such, we are currently hiring and planning camp with the guidance that has been released to-date and are very confident that we will run camp this year.

Please direct any questions about summer employment to:

Background Checks & Fingerprints

Tenacre is required by Massachusetts law to obtain a fingerprint-based criminal background check, and we must submit and receive back a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information with Juvenile records) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Inquiry) on each staff person prior to hiring the individual. The CORI and SORI forms require an individual to present a CURRENT government issued photo ID with address (Driver’s License) Student ID's are NOT acceptable. The CORI and SORI forms are not due with the application, but will be filled out during the interview process.

Hired Staff will be provided with information about how to register for a fingerprinting appointment using our Provider ID.

Recommendations & Work Verification

Tenacre Day Camp requires the following for New Staff (after the interview):
  • (3) Personal References.  A minimum of three references is required for camp. Reference request forms are sent and submitted digitally via an online form upon employment application submission. References cannot be relatives.
  • Verification of previous work history (including volunteer)


Health Forms

Hired Staff must complete a Health History Form (online), and must either e-mail or upload a copy of a recent Physical Form with immunization records. The physical must be within 2 years.

Immunization Requirements: for more information about immunization requirements, please visit the following website for Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements.
Returning Staff need to log into CampSite and update the application information, including Work History, Health Forms, and fill out the CORI and SORI Background Check Forms

Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.