The following is an outline of our pay scale for summer staff. The pay scale is our way of making salaries consistent for the entire staff. However, if you have unique qualifications not stated in the outline, please contact our office to discuss your situation.


Position Seasonal Contract Rate (1st-year staff)
Field Staff  
Instructor $2,200
Lifeguard $2,200
Counselor-in-Training Volunteer Position
Media Specialist Volunteer Position
Camp Director (21+) $3,200
Manager (Camper, Parent, Staff) (21+) $2,800
Activity Supervisor (Challenge Course & Waterfront) (21+) $2,400
Kitchen & Support  
Head Chef $3,200
Assistant Chef $2,400
Kitchen Assistant $2,000
Dining Hall Manager $1,800
Custodial $2,000
Dietician Consultant Volunteer Position
Dietetic Intern Volunteer Position
Healthcare Manager (21+) $900/Week
Registered Nurse $750/Week
Overnight Assistant $275/Week
Covering/Attending Volunteer Position
Medical Doctor Volunteer Position
Nursing Students Volunteer Position
Residents/Fellows Volunteer Position


CHMK is proud to offer a one-time contract addition to the weekly base salary for staff who complete a minimum of two-weeks during the season. The increase is only available for certifications outside of the scope of the job hired for and is payable at the conclusion of the season. 

A one-time contract increase is made for the following situations:

Returning Staff ( ≥ 4 weeks prior summer) $0-$500 Increase Annually  *Based on performance evaluation
Returning Staff ( <4 weeks prior summer) $0-$250 Increase Annually  *Based on performance evaluation
Lifeguard Certification $50  
USA Archery – Level 1/2 $50
ACCT Challenge Course Facilitator $50
ServSafe Certification $50
ACA Level 1 or 2 (kayak/canoe/sup) $50
Bachelor’s Degree $100
Certified Diabetes Educator $150
Certified Nurse Practitioner $200


Pre/Post Camp Paid Work

All Staff $10.50

Travel Stipend
The travel stipend award is calculated by the distance to CHMK from the address listed in our online employment system. The travel stipend is included in the final check of the season and is only paid out upon successful completion of your contract. A staff that is terminated or resigns prior to the contract dates are not eligible for the stipend.

101 – 300 miles +$100.00
301 – 500 miles +$150.00
501 – 700 miles +$200.00
700+ miles +$250.00