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We will soon be accepting applications for 2021 Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe Staff (for virtual programming only).

Please contact Julianne Kelleher, Camp Program Director, 774-216-0790

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Camp Staff Application

A team of dedicated, special individuals is perhaps our greatest resource at camp. This team’s role is fulfill the Dream Day mission of ‘bringing a ray of sunshine to seriously ill children and their families’. Together, they facilitate camp programming that focuses on FUN, FAMILY, and RESPITE – helping families create loving lasting memories that transcend pain and illness.

We are now accepting application for  2017 Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe Staff. Positions open may include nurse,  counselor/junior counselor, kitchen staff, and waterfront director/lifeguard positions.

All applicants should complete the following application:

Printable Staff Application 2017

Online Staff Application 2017

Applications should be mailed to: 165 Nan-Ke-Rafe Path, Brewster, MA 02631. Additionally, you may ALSO email your application to

Opportunities for internships are a possibility. Majority of positions are residential and begin approximately June 18th and go until August 18th.

Questions, contact via email or call 508-360-9135

Residential  positions:

Nurse/Health Manager/EMT – be the lead health/first aid attendant on staff. Provide first aid for various camp related incidents including but not limited to cuts, scrapes, and other wounds, poison ivy, ticks, sunburns, allergic reactions etc. Serve as primary health informant on staff – educating staff about needs of campers week to week based on their conditions. Oversee the Emergency Action Plan – responsible for educating staff about plan, implementing plan. Maintain high level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times.

General Counselor – Carry out the social and recreational programming of camp. Facilitate and support positive camp experience of all campers. Lead local excursions. Be sensitive to needs of all campers and accommodate those needs as appropriate. Swim, canoe, arts/crafts, lead games, skits, and more. Due to the small nature of our organization, it is assumed and expected that all staff work together as a team to carry out this program as well as work together to carry out various facility chores [ie as needed cleaning, dining prep, etc]. Counselors are positive, upbeat, hardworking individuals. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control are each important traits. Ability to assist and/or lead an activity. Sensitivity and professionalism where confidential matters are concerned. Certifications in areas such as ropes course, lifeguard, archery, and more are helpful but not necessary.

Lifeguard/Waterfront Director – Keep our campers safe while they enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and other water activities. You will also maintain oversight of staff while at water activities ensuring they adhere to policies and procedures. You will designate stations for staff and volunteers so they may assist you in keeping water activities safe. These activities take place in camp as well as offsite at local beaches. You should have Lifeguard Certification from the American Red Cross with waterfront designation or equivalent (open water, surf, and WSI highly desired). Applicants should also be certified in CPR/First Aid. In addition to the above you will also enjoy leading other camp activities when not supervising the waterfront.

Nonresidential Positions:

Bus Driver: 10-16 hours/week

Assistant Cook – approx 20 hours/week


All applicants should complete the following application