Thank you for your interest in joining the team of the American Youth Foundation. Below you will find applications for all positions at Merrowvista and Miniwanca. If accomodation or assistance is needed with completion of the application and/or the interview process, please contact the location where you are applying.


Year round positions

Seeking individuals who are committed to the American Youth Foundation's core values of best self, balanced living, safety, respect, responsibility and stewardship; who support the organization's mission, vision and ethics by displaying the following behaviors: integrity, openness and honesty, listening and understanding, giving and receiving constructive feedback, seeking a balance between personal and professional lives, dependability and accountability; and meet the job requirements (see links) to fill the following positions.


Merrowvista, in Ctr. Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

Cook (part time year round)

Join our dynamic Food Program Team as a cook. Experience with scratch cooking utilizing grains, fresh vegetables and herbs is preferred. Flexible shifts and competitive wages. For details about the job responsibilities click here. To apply, click here.


Miniwanca, in Shelby, Michigan

We do not have any year-round openings at this time.



Seasonal Staff Positions - Summer



Miniwanca Summer Camp

in Shelby, Michigan


Click here for position descriptions for roles that we are continuing to fill.

Take a look at Seasonal Site Positions and apply for them here.


Apply Online:


Miniwanca Summer Staff Application

Miniwanca Returning Staff Application

Miniwanca Seasonal Site Position Application

Click here for the Online Reference Form to be completed
by 3 references. 



Merrowvista Summer Camp

in Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

Click here for position descriptions for all summer staff roles.

Apply Online

Merrowvista New Summer Staff Application

Merrowvista Returning Summer Staff Application


Merrowvista Wilderness First Responder Certification Course:
Registration Form


National Leadership Conference

Click here for position descriptions for all summer staff roles.

Staff applications will open Fall 2015. Check back soon!

Click here for the Online Reference Form to be completed by 3 references.


Printable Forms for Mailing

NLC Reference Form



Seasonal Staff Positions - Year Round





Miniwanca Outdoor Education Program Staff (full-time, seasonal)

This is a nine-month position responsible for multiple functions at Miniwanca.

Click here for a position description.

Click here for a link to the online application.
To apply: Mail or email resume and cover letter to Adam Russell, 8845 West Garfield Road, Shelby, Michigan 49455.


Merrowvista Program Interns (full-time, seasonal)

Our academic year internships provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in Outdoor Education and Camp Programs that go beyond summer staffing. Click here for position description
To apply: Please fill out online application, or mail or email resume and cover letter to Joe Baty, 147 Canaan Road, Ctr. Tuftonboro, New Hampshire 03816.


The American Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran's status.

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