Summer Jobs for Teens

summer jobs for teens

What Teens Need to Know About Summer Jobs

It’s that time of year again – summertime! For most people, that means vacationing, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. But for teenagers, it’s also a time to think about what they’re going to do during the summer break. If you’re looking for a summer job, don’t worry – there are plenty of options out there for you.

One option is working at a local business. This can include jobs like waitressing or working in a store. Another option is doing odd jobs for people in your neighborhood. You could mow lawns, rake leaves, or wash cars. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you could also try finding a job at a theme park or on a cruise ship.

No matter what type of job you decide to go for, make sure to do your research first.

States with More Summer Jobs for Teens

States with the most summer jobs typically have large tourism industries. People flock to these states to enjoy the warm weather and take advantage of the many activities available. The jobs in these states are often in the service industry, such as in restaurants and hotels.

Some of the states with the most summer jobs are Florida, California, and New York. These states have large numbers of tourists who come to enjoy the beaches, theme parks, and other attractions. The service industries in these states are able to provide many jobs for people looking for work during the summer months.

Other states that have a lot of summer jobs include Texas and Arizona. These states also have large tourism industries, with many people coming to visit the deserts and other natural attractions. The service industries in these states provide a variety of jobs for people looking for work during the summer months.

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Jobs

Summertime is a great opportunity for teens to make some extra money. There are a variety of summer jobs available for them to choose from. The best way to find summer employment is to start your search early. Many businesses begin hiring in April or May. When looking for a job, consider your skills and interests. There are plenty of jobs out there that match both of those criteria. Another thing to keep in mind when searching for a summer job is the location. If you want to stay close to home, there are plenty of local options available.

If you’re willing to travel, there are also many opportunities available in other cities and states. No matter what type of job you decide on, be sure to dress and act professionally during your interview. The following companies hire teenagers during summer vacation.

100 Companies to Apply for Summer Jobs for Teens

YMCA

YMCA

Civic & Social Services
  • Summer 2022 Day Camp Aquatics Director (19+)
  • Summer 2022 Day Camp Inclusion Aide- YMCA Camp Duncan (18+)
  • Summer 2022 Day Camp Unit and Adventure Activities Director (19+)
  • Summer 2022 Day Camp Unit and Creative Activities Director (19+)
  • Summer 2023 Day Camp Inclusion Aide (18+)

Steve & Kate's Camp

  • Summer Camp Assistant Director - Atlanta - Buckhead (18+)
  • Summer Camp Assistant Director - Bellevue (18+)
  • Summer Camp Assistant Director - Boston - Fenway (18+)
  • Summer Camp Assistant Director - Boston - Hyde Park (18+)
  • Summer Camp Assistant Director - Brooklyn - Cobble Hill (18+)
American Pool

American Pool

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer 2022 Pool Manager (16+)
  • Summer 2022 Pool Manager (Certification Classes Available!) (16+)
  • Summer 2022 Pool Manager (Easy Apply!) (16+)
  • Summer 2022 Pool Manager (Hiring Now) (16+)
  • Summer 2022 Pool Manager (Now Hiring) (18+)
Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Preschools & Child Care Services
  • Summer Camp Associate Teacher (19+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Food Operations (16+)
  • Summer Camp Kinder Prep (18+)
  • Summer Camp Teacher (18+)
Pedalheads
  • Summer bike camp coaches - Boulder/Broomfield (16+)
  • Summer bike camp coaches - Dallas (16+)
  • Summer bike camp coaches - Littleton/Highlands Ranch (16+)
  • Summer Bike Camp Coaches-Washington Park (16+)
  • Summer Bike Camp Instructor (16+)
Edventure More

Edventure More

Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Director - Oakland (18+)
  • Summer Camp Instructor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Instructor TK/K- Corning (18+)
  • Summer Camp Instructor TK/K- Kelseyville (18+)
Galileo Learning

Galileo Learning

Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Director, Glenview (2024) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Director, Menlo Park (2024) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Director, San Carlos (2024) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Director, Walnut Creek (2024) (18+)
Black Rocket Productions
  • Summer Camp - Leads & Assistants - STEM Camp (18+)
  • Summer Camp Assistant - Teach STEM/Tech Classes! (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Instructor STEM - Lead and Assistant (18+)
  • Summer Camp Lead and Assistant Teacher - STEM Camps (18+)
The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

Religious Organizations
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Dining Hall & Service Support (16+)
  • Summer Camp Dining Hall Lead (18+)
  • Summer Camp Group Leader (18+)
  • Summer Camp Junior Counselor (16+)
Avid4 Adventure

Avid4 Adventure

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer Adventure Camp Instructor (18+)
  • Summer Adventure Day Camp Instructor / Counselor (19+)
  • Summer Adventure Day Camp Instructor/Counselor (19+)
  • Summer Camp Climbing Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp Clinic Assistant (18+)
The Mentoring Alliance
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Mentor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Program Staff (16+)
  • Summer Camp Programs Staff (16+)
  • Summer Program Mentor (16+)
Springhill Camps

Springhill Camps

Machinery Manufacturing
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

The Country Experience- Amstutz Family Farm Camp

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Concordia College

  • Summer Camp Assistant Chef (Any Language 2023) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Kitchen Helper (Any Language 2023) (16+)
  • Summer Custodial Employment (16+)
  • Summer Grounds Employment (16+)

FVCA (Fox Valley Christian Action)

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
Hertz

Hertz

Car & Truck Rental
  • Summer Instant Return Rep (16+)
  • Summer Instant Return Representative (16+)
  • Summer Instant Return Representative - IAH Airport (16+)
  • Summer Instant Return Representative (FT) (16+)
  • Summer Instant Return Representative (PT) (16+)

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

  • Summer Camp Staff - Resident and Day Camp (18+)
  • Summer Camp Staff - Troop Adventure Camp (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp Staff (18+)
  • Summer Overnight Camp Staff (18+)
  • Summer Resident Camp Staff (18+)
ESF Camps

ESF Camps

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer Camp Counselor (19+)
  • Summer Camp Operations Support (Production Assistant) at Dream Camp Trinity (16+)

Easter Seals of TN

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
Green Chimneys

Green Chimneys

Civic & Social Services
  • Summer Archery Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp Adventure Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Kitchen Staff (18+)
  • Summer Camp Specialist (18+)
Chesterbrook Academy
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
company

Texas Department of Transportation

State & Regional Agencies
  • Summer Engineering Support (18+)
  • Summer Engineering Support - Design Division- Austin, TX (16+)
  • Summer Maintenance Tech (18+)
  • Summer Maintenance Technician (18+)
  • Summer Support GIS Technician - Transportation Planning and Programming Division- Austin, TX (18+)
Denver Public Schools
  • SUMMER PROGRAM LEADER (18+)
  • SUMMER STAFF AIDE (16+)
  • SUMMER STAFF AIDE - POOLED (16+)
  • SUMMER WORKER (16+)
  • SUMMER WORKER - STRUCTURAL (16+)
Morgan Properties

Morgan Properties

Real Estate
  • Summer 2023 Lifegaurd (16+)
  • Summer 2023 Pool Attendant (18+)
  • Summer Job! Pool Attendant (18+)

NEW YORK EDGE, INC

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp Activity Instructor (18+)
Emler Swim School

Emler Swim School

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer Swim Instructor (16+)
  • Summer Weekday Swim Instructor (16+)

The Dream Program

  • Summer Camp DREAM Steward (17+)
  • Summer Enrichment Coordinator (17+)

Camp K-9 of Marin

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Camp Grossman

  • Summer Camp Activities Specialist Assistant (15+)
  • Summer Camp Boating Specialist (15+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (15+)
  • Summer Day Camp Activities Specialist Assistant (15+)
  • Summer Day Camp Boating Specialist (15+)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Petite Designers Inc

  • Summer Camp Counselor (15+)

Springfield JCC

  • Summer Camp Art Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Sports Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp STEM Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp Unit Head (18+)

The Fresh Air Fund

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Head Counselor - Camp Mariah (18+)
  • Summer Camp Office Manager - Camp ABC (18+)
  • Summer Camp Office Manager - Camp Hayden-Marks (18+)
  • Summer Camp Office Manager - Camp Junior (18+)
Emagination Tech Camps
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
Northbrook Park District

Northbrook Park District

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Swim Instructor (15+)

Camp Bow Wow Philadelphia/Lawrenceville NJ

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Boy Scouts of America - Orange County Council

  • Summer Camp Aquatics & Merit Badge Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Engineering, Woodwork, Electricity Merit Badge Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Engineering, Woodwork, Electricity, Program Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Sailing Instructor (16+)

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

  • Summer Camp - Senior Group Leaders (18+)
  • Summer Camp - Senior Group Leaders (2 Openings) (18+)
  • Summer Camp - Senior Program Leader (18+)
Bend Park and Recreation District
  • Summer Camp Bilingual Youth Recreation Leader - Discover the Outdoors (16+)
  • Summer Camp Youth Recreation Leader (16+)
  • Summer Childcare Attendant - Juniper (15+)
  • Summer Outdoor Recreation Leader-Adventure Camp (16+)
  • Summer Outdoor Recreation Leader-Climb Clinics (16+)

Fessenden Summer Camps

  • Summer Camp Ceramics Specialist (19+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (19+)
  • Summer Camp Group Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Library Specialist (Half Day) (19+)
  • Summer Camp Office Manager (18+)

Camp Little Notch

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Kitchen Aide (15+)
  • Summer Camp Special Diets Coordinator (18+)
Tenacity

Tenacity

Civic & Social Services
  • Summer Tennis & Reading Program - Junior Staff (15+)
  • Summer Tennis & Reading Program - Reading Coordinator (15+)
  • Summer Tennis & Reading Program - Tennis Coordinator (15+)
  • Summer Tennis and Reading Program - Reading Coordinator (15+)
  • Summer Tennis and Reading Program - Tennis Coordinator (15+)
Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon

Civic & Social Services
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Childtime Learning Centers

  • Summer Camp Assistant (19+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (19+)
  • Summer Camp Seasonal Teacher (19+)
  • Summer Camp Seasonal Teacher - North Pennsylvania Ave/Oklahoma City (19+)
  • Summer Camp Seasonal Teacher - School Age (18+)

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Food Service Attendant (15+)
  • Summer Food Services Supervisor (18+)
  • Summer Member Services Associate (16+)
  • Summer Seasonal Head Counselor (18+)

Easter Seals Florida, Inc

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Addison-Penzak JCC

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Division Head (18+)
  • Summer Camp Hebrew Immersion Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Inclusion Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Musical Theater Specialist (18+)
Potomac School

Potomac School

Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Summer Programs - Discovery Camp Assistant Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Programs - Explorers Assistant Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Programs - Lego Assistant Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Programs - Musical Theater Assistant Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Programs - Nature Science Assistant Counselor (16+)
Club Fit

Club Fit

Health, Beauty, & Fitness
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
Westchester Country Club

Westchester Country Club

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer 2023 | Beach Grill Attendant | Beach Club Food & Beverage (14+)
  • Summer 2023 | Cabana Attendant | Beach Club Aquatics (18+)
  • Summer 2023 | Ice Cream Attendant | Beach Club Food & Beverage (14+)
  • Summer 2023 | Snack Bar Attendant | Beach Club Food & Beverage (14+)
  • Summer 2023 | Swim Instructor | Beach Club Aquatics (16+)
Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow

Pet & Pet Supplies Stores
  • Summer Camp Counselor (17+)

National Winter Activity Center

  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • SUMMER: Day Camp Junior Counselor (14+)
  • SUMMER: Guest Relations (16+)
  • SUMMER: Hospitality (16+)
  • SUMMER: Kitchen Prep and Service (16+)

Via West

  • Summer Camp Activity Leader (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Housekeeping Assistant (18+)
  • Summer Camp Kitchen Assistant (18+)
  • Summer Camp Lodge Coordinator (18+)
company

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto

Membership Organizations
  • Summer Camp Equitation Program Staff (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp 2022 (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp Staff (18+)
  • Summer Overnight Camp Equestrian/Horseback Staff (18+)
  • Summer Overnight Camp Sailing Staff (18+)

Bethel Horizons

  • Summer Camp Adventure Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Junior Staff Support (16+)
  • Summer Camp Program Coordinator (18+)
  • Summer Camp Property Assistant (18+)
Clayton Youth Enrichment

Clayton Youth Enrichment

Industrial Manufacturing
  • Summer Camp Program Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Program Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Program Specialist - 51761 (18+)
  • Summer Program Specialist - 51783 (18+)
  • Summer Program Specialist - 51784 (18+)

GOODBERRY'S - KILDAIRE

  • Summer Job At Goodberry'S (16+)
  • Summer Job At Goodberrys (16+)
  • Summertime Job At Goodberry'S Day Or Night (16+)
Highlands Ranch Community Association

Highlands Ranch Community Association

Membership Organizations
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp Aide (18+)
City of Monona

City of Monona

Government & Public Administration
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Landscape Maintenance Worker (18+)
  • Summer Park Attendant (18+)
  • Summer Pool Manager (18+)
  • Summer Recreation Program Instructor (16+)
Ameren

Ameren

Energy & Utilities
  • Summer Meter Painter - Temporary (18+)
  • Summer Meter Painter - Temporary Galesburg, IL (18+)
  • Summer Meter Painter - Temporary-Jacksonville, IL (18+)
  • Summer Meter Painter - Temporary-Kewanee, IL (18+)
  • Summer Meter Painter - Temporary-Maryville, IL (18+)
Naperville Park District

Naperville Park District

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Seasonal Park Maintenance (18+)
  • Summer Seasonal Trades Assistant (18+)
company
  • Summer Employme__Weed Eater Operators (16+)
  • Summer Employment __ Landscaping Crew (16+)
  • Summer Employment __Warehouse & Delivery Crew (16+)
  • Summer Employment -Bus Washers (16+)
  • Summer Employment__ Mowers (18+)

Go Ape USA

  • Summer Adventure Guide (18+)
  • Summer Adventure Guide (Ashland) (19+)

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Common Ground Center for Community Renewal

  • Summer Camp Activity Specialists (15+)
  • Summer Camp Adventure Specialists (2) (15+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (15+)
  • Summer Camp Music and Movement Specialist (15+)

Leroy Springs & Company INC

  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
City of Raleigh

City of Raleigh

Government & Public Administration
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer X-Press Regional Coordinator (18+)
  • Summer Xpress International Camp Director (18+)

Camp Bow Wow Frederick

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Park Dist Of Highland Park

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

St Charles Park District

  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
Wilmette Park District

Wilmette Park District

Government & Public Administration
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summers End Camp Director/Assistant Director (18+)

The City of Columbia, South Carolina

  • SUMMER ASSISTANT SWIMMING POOL MANAGER - SUMMER PARKS PROGRAM (18+)
  • SUMMER BUS DRIVER - SUMMER PARKS PROGRAM (18+)
  • SUMMER CAMP LEADER - SUMMER PARKS PROGRAM (18+)
  • SUMMER PARK CENTER AIDE - SUMMER PARKS PROGRAM (18+)
  • SUMMER SWIM COACH - SUMMER PARKS PROGRAM (18+)
company

Stroum Jewish Community Center

Civic & Social Services
  • Summer Camp Counselor (19+)
  • Summer Camp Drama Specialist (19+)
  • Summer Camp Specialists (19+)
Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings

Car & Truck Rental
  • Summer 2022 Accounting Intern (18+)
  • Summer 2022 Management Trainee Intern (18+)
  • Summer 2022 Management Trainee Intern- Morris and Western Essex Counties (18+)
  • Summer 2022 Management Trainee Intern- Sussex and Western Morris County Areas (18+)
  • Summer 2022 Management Trainee Intern- Western Morris and Sussex NJ (18+)

New Birth of Freedom Council

  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Counselor 18+ (18+)
Center For Disability Services
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer School Teaching Assistant (18+)
company
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Inclusion Advocate - Camp Butwin (18+)
  • Summer Camp Junior Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Day Camp Inclusion Advocate - Camp Butwin (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp Inclusion Advocate - Camp Olami (18+)

Emerald Youth Foundation

  • Summer AmeriCorps Positions 2022 (18+)
  • Summer AmeriCorps Positions 2023 (18+)

City of Deerfield Beach

  • Summer Camp Counsellor (20) (15+)
  • Summer Camp Counsellor (24 positions) (16+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Special Needs Counsellor (4 positions) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Special Needs Counsellor (5) (18+)
Art of Problem Solving
  • Summer Language Arts Teaching Assistant (16+)
  • Summer Math Teaching Assistant (16+)

Camp Hubbard

  • Summer Camp Coach (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (15+)
  • Summer Camp Director (16+)
company
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Enrichment Counselor (16+)

PLUS US Corp

  • Summer Activity Coordinator- Los Angeles, California (18+)
  • Summer Activity Coordinator- Madison, NJ (18+)
  • Summer Activity Coordinator- New Rochelle, New York (18+)
  • Summer Activity Coordinator- Queens, New York (18+)
  • Summer Activity Manager- Madison, NJ (18+)
Exceptional Family Resources

Exceptional Family Resources

Civic & Social Services
  • Summer Camp Staff - Oswego County (18+)
  • Summer Camp Staff - Project Explore Adult Program (18+)
  • Summer Camp Staff - Project Explore Teen (18+)
  • Summer Camp Staff – Syracuse Area - Project Explore TEEN (18+)
  • Summer Camp Staff – Syracuse Area – Project Explore ADULT (18+)

St Louis Arc

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

City of Kearney

  • Summer Aquatics (18+)
  • Summer Seasonal Aquatics (18+)
  • Summer Seasonal Cottonmill & City Park Day Camp Instructors (15+)
  • Summer Seasonal Marina/Concessions (17+)
  • Summer Seasonal Recreation (16+)

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
Downers Grove Park District

Downers Grove Park District

Sports & Recreation
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
  • Summer Camp Site Director (18+)

BUFFALO GROVE PARK DISTRICT

  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

  • Summer Camp Pre-Service Teacher (18+)
  • Summer Camp Teacher (18+)
  • Summer Camp Teacher (Temp) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Teaching Assistant (16+)

HealthFitness

  • Summer Camp Coordinator (seasonal, part-time) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (16+)
La Petite Academy

La Petite Academy

Preschools & Child Care Services
  • Summer Camp (School Age Teacher) (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Schoolage Teacher (18+)
  • Summer Camp Seasonal Teacher (19+)
  • Summer Camp Teacher (18+)

Blackberry

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)

Achievement Centers for Children

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Intervention Specialist (18+)
  • Summer Day Camp Coordinator (18+)
  • Summer Maintenance Assistant (18+)
  • Summer Overnight Camp Coordinator (18+)

Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester Inc

  • Summer Camp Athletic Specialist - Summer Days at the J (18+)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Drama Arts Specialist - Summer Days at the J (18+)
  • Summer Camp Head Counselor - Summer Days at the J (18+)
  • Summer Camp Leadership Coordinator - Summer Days at the J (18+)

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center

  • Summer Camp Counselor (17+)
  • Summer Recreation Instructor (18+)

Kansas Turnpike Authority

  • Summer Engineering Aide (18+)
  • Summer Maintenance Worker (18+)

Merryhill School

  • Summer Camp Counselor (18+)
  • Summer Camp Teacher - Tutoring (18+)

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF TAMPA BAY INC

  • Summer Youth Development Professional (18+)

City of Portland, OR

  • Summer Recreation Employment - Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (Ages 18+) - Open Continuous (18+)
  • Summer Recreation Employment - Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (Ages 18+)-Updated Open Continuous (14+)
  • Summer Recreation Employment - Park Squad (15+)
  • Summer Recreation Employment - Summer Day Camps - Open Continuous - Revised (18+)
  • Summer Recreation Employment - Summer Day Camps (Ages 15+) - Open Continuous (18+)