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Exercise Science Summer Camp Internship - (PAID)

Camp Towanda offers instruction and competition in all land and water sports!

Join our Towanda Team this summer!

Camp Towanda is the premier co-ed, 7 week sleep-away camp for children ages 7-17. We offer a well rounded program of activities from sports, to the waterfront, Outdoor Adventure and the Arts.

Internship Overview:

As an Exercise Science intern at Camp Towanda, you may also be an Activity Specialist in your associated sport or discipline. You will be assigned a mentor, working closely with our Athletic, Program and Tournament Directors to prepare our athlete campers for safe competition. You may also be involved with coaching teams and work on coaching strategies and team exercise. Alternatively you may be placed as a General Counselor, helping your campers navigate all land and water sports, being mindful of the role fitness and recovery plays in their daily lives. 

Interns will meet with our EMT throughout the summer to learn and assist in various scenarios. You will go over basic first aid training and explore how to treat different sprains and strains that may occur. There will also be the opportunity to rotate into our Health Center to observe and learn the different protocols and procedures associated therein. Interns have the chance to meet with our Nutritionist and Dietary specialist who oversees our specialty food and dietary needs kitchen. 

Sports we offer:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Field Hockey
  • Flag Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Fitness
  • Quidditch
  • Roller / Street Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Zumba
  • And MORE…


Daily Responsibilities:

Education Interns also work with the campers as a counselor, living in a cabin with campers and other co-counselors. Working at Camp Towanda as a counselor provides hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that hiring managers are looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility. When you are not at your specialty, you will be with your assigned group of campers as a counselor, ensuring safety, team-building, growth and development in all activities and in life at camp.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build upon the knowledge of your sport and strengthen your coaching skills while applying classroom learning, theories, and experiences in a real world setting.
  • Improve self confidence and initiative by working with a diverse, multicultural staff. 
  • Manage multiple teams and coordinate games, scrimmages and tournaments
  • Understand logistics in tournament play, transportation, programming and coordination within the organization and working with other camps.  
  • Strengthen leadership, teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the importance and impact of being a positive role model.
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities from our Leadership Team, Alumni and Parent Network.

Benefits of Interning at Camp Towanda:

  • Individually tailored experience to meet your goals, working with school advisors so that you get the most out of your internship.
  • Hands on program, working directly in your discipline. 
  • Receive routine feedback and supervision by a professional with expertise and educational/professional background in your associated field.
  • Satisfy school internship requirements and earn credits as/if needed.


  • Available mid-June thru mid-August.
  • Candidates are required to complete at least one year of college
  • Qualified references
  • Great with children
  • Strong work ethic



The next step is to fill out our online application. We will then connect to set up a video interview over Zoom. Our internships are integrated with our hired camp counselor positions; there is one application. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 570-253-3266 or

Be sure to check out our website and our staff website