Year-Round, Part-Time Jobs

Join our office team and help provide the best summer camp programs for children.

A Job That Makes A Difference!

Roughing It Day Camp is dedicated to helping kids grow through exciting activities, unplugging in the outdoors, and learning life skills that will prepare them to take on the world! Be a part of our year-round team that makes it all possible.

Build Your Resume

Gain valuable work skills in marketing and technology systems. We can tailor positions to fulfill internship requirements. Paid Internships are also available.

Free Camp for Your Kids

For parents: your children can attend Roughing It Day Camp for free (up to 8 weeks) when you work year-round and the complete summer. Camp tuition is valued at up to $9,000 per child.

Benefits of working at Roughing It

  • Flexible schedule. Set up a weekly work schedule during the school year that lets you fit in other commitments.
  • Hybrid work. Work virtually and in-person at our Lafayette camp office during the school year. The position is fully in-person during the summer season.
  • Paid training. Learn on the job and build your skillset with current business and marketing methods.
  • Convenient location. Located in downtown Lafayette, with easy access from the freeway.
  • Regular promotion schedule. Salary increases based on number of hours worked and mastery of job skills.

Fun Work Environment

Our office team is made up of other camp moms, dads, and college students in a fun atmosphere. Job responsibilities are exciting and rewarding, with room for skill growth.

Policy and Guideline Documents

Work Schedule

School-Year Season: This is a part-time job during the school year (non-summer months). A typical work schedule is Mon-Fri 10am-2pm (20 hours/week). We are flexible with creating a work schedule that takes into account your other commitments while remaining consistent week to week. Positions require constant communication with parents and staff, so hours should be scheduled during the work day.

Summer Season: Hours increase during the busy summer season, June – August, to 30-40 hours/week. A typical summer work schedule is Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch.

Hybrid Work: Work virtually and in-person at our office during the school year. More in-person work can be expected at the start of the position to account for in-person training. The position is fully in-person during the summer season. Our offices are located in Lafayette with easy access from the freeway.

Salary Information

How To Apply

To apply, complete our online application. We are excited to learn more about you!

We are now hiring for the following year-round, part-time positions:

Camp Registrar (Administrative Assistant)

The Registration Coordinator is a part-time, administrative assistant position and an integral member of Roughing It Day Camp’s year-round staff. This person communicates daily with both camp families and staff.

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HR Assistant

The HR Assistant is a part-time position that assists with the hiring and onboarding of staff. This person is often the first point of contact for candidates seeking employment at Rouging It. HR Assistants communicate daily with both camp staff and camper families.

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Office Administrative Assistant

The Office Assistant is an integral member of our team and contributes greatly to the success of each camper’s summer experience. Our Office Assistants interact with both camp staff and camper families on a regular basis, and may assist with a variety of projects for all of the camp departments. You will truly have to opportunity to make many positive contributions to the lives of our campers and staff.

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Marketing Assistant

Marketing Assistants manage our website and help plan, develop, and implement new content and improvements to the website. They also help in related marketing areas, including website analytics, analytics, and inbound marketing. The ideal candidate will be able to learn new tasks, systems, and tools to support our overall mission.

Assistants are normally hired to provide assistance and support in one primary area of our organization. However, our camp office is fast paced and there are times when assistants are assigned projects and responsibilities in other areas. As a result, the ideal candidate will have skills in a variety of areas and be flexible when taking on different projects.

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Management Intern

This is a great option for students looking to gain insight and develop the business skills required “behind the scenes” to run a successful recreation and outdoor program. You will gain experience with camp systems and will be well trained in customer service and problem solving. The intern must commit to working through the upcoming summer.

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Recreation Management

This is a great internship for Parks and Recreation majors looking to gain insight and develop the business skills required “behind the scenes” to run a successful recreation and outdoor program. You will gain experience with camp database and registration software and will be well-trained in customer service and problem solving.

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Camp Business Administration

Use various software and database programs to process new registrations, track enrollment, order supplies, and manage receipts and statements. You will supervise staff both in the office and “in the field” and will provide feedback and written evaluations to your employees.

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Freelance Writer/Editor

Roughing It Day Camp occasionally hires a freelance content editor/writer for blogs, articles, posts and camp pieces. Ideally someone with an appreciation of the outdoors and /or summer camps. Min of 5 hr/week – max of 20 hr/week. Bonus if you are also a parent! Contact for more information.

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Customize Your Internship

We may be able to tailor an internship to suit your needs. Please contact us if you have an idea for a new internship or if you’d like to modify an existing internship. Please be ready to provide us with your school and department’s requirements for internships. Contact us at to start customizing your internship today.