Camp Thunderbird

About Camp Thunderbird

We Are Hiring: Cabin Counselors who teach activities and live in cabins, Trip Leaders for trips and T-Bird Expeditions, Leadership Team to work closely with staff and campers and help with the daily running of camp and last but definitely not least, Support Staff: Cooks, Assistant Cooks, Kitchen Assistants, Nurses, Office Staff and Maintenance!

Gorgeous lake with 1+ miles of sandy shoreline and a college town fifteen minutes away for time off!

What Makes Us Unique? 

We are multi-specialty, residential brother/sister camps in Minnesota with distinctive Expedition Programs in Pacific Northwest, Western States and Canada. Daily offerings of more than 20+ activities results in Tbird hiring about 70 staff at each camp for 150 campers. Staff come from 25+ states and 12 countries across the world. 

* Boys and Girls Camps are two miles apart with social opportunities available for staff.
* These are some of the best people you will ever meet! 
* Staff instruct in one or more activity and help our campers acquire a level of skill that enables them to independently participate.
* All staff live in comfortable, spacious cabins. Cabin Counselors and Trip Leaders live in cabins with 6-10 campers, but enjoy a separate living space. All of our cabins have electricity. At Boys Camp, each village has a central washhouse.
*We offer a shuttle to and from the Minneapolis airport on designated travel days.
*Once at camp, we offer shuttles on days and nights off to those staff who need a ride.
* Campers can't wait to call you a friend and mentor, Thunderbird is a second home to our campers and staff!

Campers join us for either 3.5 or 7 weeks at a time and typically start at age eight and stay with us to be staff members. Whether you are with us for one season, or ten, the friends that you make at Thunderbird are the ones you can call on a moments notice and pick up right where you left off! 

May 30-June 5: Pre-season work available.

June 6- June 15: Staff training. We offer Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder certifications during this time.

June 16 - August 8: Camp is in session!

August 9-August 15: Post-season work available. Join us for a week of family camp. Thunderbird runs like a resort and you work a short day and have a chance to participate in camp activities.


Camp Counselor

June 2019 - August 2019 Bemidji, MN
“I've been working at this camp for the past 4 summers and I've loved it. It's pretty laid back and super fun. It was nice to be able to spend the summer outdoors and meet new people that I know are going to be my friends for a lifetime. ”

Unit Director

June 2021 - August 2021 Bemidji, MN
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