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About Camp Frontier

Camp Frontier is a Summer Camp owned and Operated by the Boy Scouts of America serving both male and female youth ages 6-17. Seasonal employment is offered to applicants starting at 15 years of age or older with Director and Leadership Positions offered to applicants 18 years of age or older. We also offer a counselor-in-training program to youth ages 14 and up.  

The Camp Property is around 1,100 Acres of natural wood, fields, lakes, and streams located directly on the state line between Michigan and Ohio. Each Summer Camp Frontier serves over 2,000 youth and 700 adult leaders and offers programs that focus on fun, adventure, and leadership development. 


The Camp Staff Difference

Why working on the Camp Frontier Team is an experience like no other!


Working at Camp Frontier offers an experience that is anything but ordinary!

Spend a Summer fully immersed in the adventure, camaraderie, and fun of working with a team of dedicated individuals nestled in the scenic woods, lakes, and rivers of Northern Ohio and Southern Michigan. 




Camp Frontier Staff have a culture all their own!

Fully immerse yourself in the fun and follies of camp songs and dance. Explore the area and reacquaint yourself with nature. Make lasting friendships with a diverse group of people all seeking something new, adventurous, and fun!





There's a place for everyone at Camp Frontier!

There is a special niche for everyone on the Camp Frontier Staff no matter your interests. Program areas are diverse and range in topics including nature and ecology, sports, aquatics and boating, climbing and rappelling, outdoor survival skills, outdoor cooking, pottery, ceramics, and crafts. Trades experiences are also offered including auto maintenance, farm mechanics, welding, and 3D printing. 




Be a part of the bigger picture!

The team would not be complete without a dedicated group of support staff. Positions in camp management, maintenance, photography, and food service are integral parts of the overall operations at Camp Frontier. 



Salary, Food, and Accommodations

What it's like working and living at Camp Frontier



Camp Frontier Staff is made up of a mix of paid and volunteer staff each summer. The majority of the positions at Camp Frontier offer a paid salary. Basic counselor positions start at $2,000 for a season for youth positions between the ages of 15 and 17. Over 18 positions start at $2,500 and up based on position and experience. Area director and management positions start at $3,100 for a season and are adjusted up based on the position. Counselors in training at age 14 are considered a volunteer position with the ability to earn a bonus if they are selected for full-time staff in a future summer.



Camp Frontier has a full-service dining hall that offers meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food selection is diverse and includes a wide variety of breakfast options including a hot food bar, cereals, fruits, bagels, toast, and juices. A full salad bar is served with all dinner meals and includes a wide variety of options. 



Camp Frontier offers on-site housing for all staff. The majority of program staff reside in rustic staff huts. living quarters include bunk-style housing with up to two other bunk mates. Huts have electricity for box fans, lights, and charging electronics. Hot showers and restrooms with flush toilets are right next door for your convenience. There is also limited cabin housing for select senior positions and camp management. 


Staff Recreation

it's never a boring day at Camp Frontier! In addition to the fun and adventure of working in a variety of program areas, staff are also able to take advantage of the benefits of living at a Summer camp. Each week staff have the opportunity to participate in a select activity at camp during our Friday staff lunch. Activities rotate each week and include, boating, swimming, climbing, shooting sports, fishing, and more. Special events and staff socials are also held throughout the summer including our famous Chrismas in July party and Secret Santa gift exchange. Staff are also able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and on walks and hikes around the property during off-time and breaks. In addition to all that the Camp Frontier campus has to offer, staff are also able to leave property and explore the surrounding areas and towns on their weekly night off.




Brian Backur

English Teacher and Camp Frontier Staff Member

"I’m a high school English teacher who enjoys working with youth and adults year-round. Being a part of the Camp Frontier team has allowed me to hone leadership and interpersonal skills to work with people of all ages and build lasting friendships with some of the most important people in my life. A surprising aspect that keeps me coming back is the awesome networking opportunities with adult leaders who work in a wide variety of careers."

Jon Souliske

Social Studies Teacher and Camp Frontier Staff Member

"I am a social studies teacher from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I decided to join Camp Frontier staff having had no experience at the camp and being long removed from scouting, and I can honestly say that Camp Frontier changed my life! I would have never imagined the memories and relationships I would make during my time at camp, and I am already counting down the days till the next camping season begins!"


Mercedes Schorger

Recent BGSU Graduate and Camp Frontier Staff Member

"I am a recent college graduate from Bowling Green State University. I majored in wildlife management and minored in geology/paleontology. I originally came to camp in 2019 to fulfill my internship. I have since completed four years of camp staff working in a variety of positions ranging from ecology staff, commissary, ranger, ecology director, etc. Becoming part of camp staff is a great experience to be out in nature, learn new things, make memories, and even make friendships!"

Haleigh Smith

Math Teacher and Camp Frontier Staff Member

"I’m a high school math teacher and have been a part of scouting since I was young. I had worked at another Boy Scout camp for a while and was encouraged to take the position of Aquatics Director at PSR. Working on a camp staff has taught me so much and influenced me to pursue teaching. The friends I made along the way are my friends today, 10+ years later. I get to do what I love every single day and love coming back year after year!"



Summer Camp 2024 Dates


Camp Frontier Staff Weekend

May 3 - 5 2024


Camp Frontier Staff Development Training

June 5 - 14, 2024


Camp Frontier Scouts BSA Resident Camp 

June 16 - July 27, 2024


Camp Frontier Cub Scout Adventure Camp 

July 28 - August 3, 2024