Laurel Highlands Council

Summer Camp Staff

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Staff

Make a Difference

Are you tired of doing the same old thing every summer?  Did you know that the Laurel Highlands Council operates four Scout camps at Heritage Reservation including Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and high adventure programs as well as winter programs for Cub Scouts?

Each of these offers opportunities for a variety of summer camp staff jobs. Most Scout camp counselors are at least 16 years of age, but the Scouts BSA and Cub Scout camps have a limited number of jobs for 15 year olds with previous Counselor in Training experience.  The high adventure program employs young people who are at least 18 years of age.

The Laurel Highlands Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer that hires females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures and mixed abilities. No previous Scouting experience is necessary.

Positions Available

Outdoor Marketing Director

ATV Safety Program Director


Ski Boat Drivers

Climbing & Challenge Course Director

Climbing & Challenge Course Staff

Skill Area Instructors (shooting sports, ecology, 

Trek Leaders

Camp Store Managers and Clerks


2020 Camp Staff Interest Form

Use this link to express interest in working on our camp staff in 2020. The full application will be shared once it is ready.

2020 Winter Weekend Staff Application

Apply to be part of our Winter Weekend staff in January and February 2020.

Recommend a New Staff Member

Individuals who recommend a new staff member who is hired and works the full season will receive $100 in camp trading post credit.


Camp Staff Alumni Association

The Camp Staff Alumni Association provides a way for anyone who has worked as a summer camp staffer to stay connected, get involved, and continue to give back to the place that gave so much to them.  For more information click the button below.


Employment Paperwork

There are several things that you need to accomplish before arrival at Heritage Reservation or Camp Seph Mack for the summer. Please pay close attention to the items listed here and make sure to complete all that is applicable to you and your position. We look forward to seeing you all at camp in June, prepared for the summer.

Paperwork and Online Training

Beginning in 2017, all camp staff paperwork and online training will be completed and submitted electronically through a website called Workbright. Each camp staff member will receive a personal invite email asking them to log-in to sign their Letter of Agreement and complete and submit all necessary paperwork. Workbright utilizes the same grade of security as all online banking sites. The email will come from

After receiving the email, staff members will have five days to sign their Letter of Agreement and take care of all the paperwork needed to get paid. Staff members will have thirty days to take care of training and other, non-payroll related stuff.

Staff members will know they have completed all needed paperwork and everything has been accepted when they see a full green status bar like this:

Scout Shop Discount - Summer Camp Staff

As a summer camp staff member, you can receive a 25% discount at the Pittsburgh Scout Shop, Johnstown Scout Shop, or Cumberland Scout Shop on personal uniform items. This is a one-time discount.

To claim your discount, you must be 100% complete on your required camp staff paperwork and training. Your ticket to receive your discount is a printout from Workbright showing the full green status bar as shown above. Shop staff will ask to see this before giving the discount.

Online Training

There are several online training courses that are required in addition to the training at staff weekends and staff week. Please have a close look at the chart and see that you complete what is required for your position. Completion certificates will need to be uploaded into Workbright.

Boy Scouts of America Training

  • Youth Protection - All Staff
    • Must be redone every year
  • Weather Hazards - All Staff
    • Must be redone every two years
  • Safe Swim Defense - All Key Leaders, Aquatics Staff, Trek Staff
    •  Must be redone every two years
  • Safety Afloat - All Key Leaders, Aquatics Staff, Trek Staff, Discovery Staff
    • Must be redone every two years
  • Trek Safely - Trek Staff
    • Must be redone every two years

Unlawful Harassment Prevention

  • All Staff
    • Must be redone every year

PA Mandate Reporter Training

  • All Key leaders (Camp Directors, Program Directors, Sr. Commissioners)
    • Must be redone every three years

PHEAA State Work Study Program

Certain college students may qualify for the Pennsylvania High Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Work Study Program. The State Work Study Program can be used to supplement your camp staff salary for the summer.

How does PHEAA STSP Work?

For program information, to find out if you qualify, and to get the application go to

If you qualify, complete Section 1 of the application and either scan and email it to or mail it to:

BSA Laurel Highlands Council
Attn: Camping Department
1275 Bedford Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

If your application is approved, you will be notified by mail. This notification will include the maximum amount that you may receive (not necessarily the amount you will receive which is dependent upon actual time worked)