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


2021 Camp Staff Interest Form (Coming Soon)

Use this link to express interest in working on our camp staff in 2020. 

2021 Winter Weekend Staff Application (Coming Soon)

Apply to be part of our Winter Weekend staff in January and February 2021.

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.


Hertiage Reservation 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.


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)