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Welcome to our Tripp Lake Camp Counselor pages

Current Staff can log in here for information about this upcoming camp season. You will be able to access all the necessary forms, bulletins, information and updates.

A summer camp counselor teaches swimming. Teaching campers to swim.

Our Counselor Staff

Tripp Lake Camp is looking for warm, nurturing, empathetic people who will contribute to the sense of community and well-being of our approximately 320 campers, who range in age from 7 to 16, and our staff.

Tripp Lake Camp takes great pride in being among the most prestigious residential summer camps for girls in the United States. The quality of the Tripp Lake experience starts at the top with our Director, Leslie Konigsberg Levy, who started her career at Tripp Lake as a camper herself. Her commitment to delivering a great residential camp experience is seen at every level.

In addition to our committed camp director, we have experienced administrators, age group advisors and specialty counselors for all activities. We have a full medical staff with a physician and four nurses on the premises at all times. We also have dining room employees, laundry, housekeepers and a maintenance crew.

Many of our counselors come back year after year. Only highly qualified candidates are hired to care for and teach our campers. Candidates must complete an interview process to ensure that each counselor is someone who embodies the values we espouse at Tripp lake Camp. Each counselor is hired to specialize in an activity. Counselors must demonstrate skills or have a degree in their area of expertise. Staff members have a yearly background check.

A college-age counselor teaches dancing. Teach your passion at TLC.

We employ over 200 people during the summer. Our counselor staff consists of approximately 135 activity counselors from all areas of the United States, as well as the United Kingdom. Staff members generally have completed at least one year of college before coming to camp. The staff is 75% female and 25% male, and we maintain a 3 to 1 camper to counselor ratio. Our average staff member is 23 years of age. Most female counselors live in bunks with six campers, with the remaining staff housed in separate male and female bunks. Counselors have their own recreation lodge with cable TV, computers, phones, refrigerator and microwave that are open for use during their leisure time.

I started at Tripp Lake, looking for a fun summer working with kids. I come back year after year for the life changing experience of watching these girls grow into beautiful, compassionate young women. I wanted to inspire the next generation to be great, but I find myself learning more from them than I could ever hope to teach. Simply, my life is better with a bit of TLC.


The camp season begins in late June, and ends in mid-August. Staff members are required to attend pre-camp orientation, which begins seven days before the campers arrive. Some activities require additional training programs, which are scheduled before pre-camp orientation. We offer Rope Initiative Training, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instruction, First Aid, CPR and Trip Leader Certification courses.


Is dependent upon the applicant’s experience and qualifications, among other factors.

Transportation and Lodging

Tripp Lake provides transportation assistance to and from camp as well as board, lodging, laundry service, and camp uniforms. If you are married or have children, please note we have limited housing for families.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of each individual is our highest priority. Our full-time residential medical staff consists of one physician and four registered nurses. We have a well-equipped modern health center on camp property. The medical staff maintains vigilant supervision of health issues. Tripp Lake is a non-smoking facility.

A summer camp staff member and camper in uniform. Campers and counselors wear uniforms at Tripp Lake Camp.


Tripp Lake campers and staff wear a required uniform that is designed for comfort and function. The uniform not only eliminates competition in dress, but also promotes our sense of community and team spirit. The uniform is provided for all TLC staff.


After my first summer spent at TLC, I can honestly say I’ve never felt the longing to return to one place in such a way - the people, the place and most of all the wonderful girls who all made TLC such an amazing and rewarding place to be.


Tripp Lake Camp is located in Poland, Maine, midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are 45 minutes north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and just 20 minutes from Auburn, Maine, where you will find shopping and movie theaters. The camp property is 260 acres of spacious open fields surrounded by wooded acreage, located on the northwest shore of Tripp Lake. The grounds and facilities are maintained in excellent condition. Tripp Lake Camp is the only camp on the lake. The lake is a clear and temperate body of water about a mile wide and five miles long.

For more information, please call the Assistant Director at 1-800-997-4347.

Important Staff Dates for 2018

Event Date
Ropes Training June 3, 2018
Lifeguard Training June 5, 2018
Trip Leader Course June 10, 2018
WSI Course June 10, 2018
CPR/First Aid June 14, 2018
International Staff Arrival June 14, 2018
Counselor Arrival June 15, 2018
Camper Opening June 22, 2018
Camper and Counselor Closing August 10, 2018
Support Staff Departure August 11, 2018

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