Our camps select between 75 and 300 top-notch staff from around the world. The wide variety of available positions are described below. Each camp has its own nuances, but the positions generally fall into these categories:
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- Live in cabins that house between 6 and 24 campers
- Between 2 and 4 counselors live in each cabin
- Responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of their campers
- Foster community building and connect with their campers at the deepest level
- Help campers navigate friendships and encourage them to step outside their comfort zones
LAND SPORTS INSTRUCTOR
- Practice coaching during orientation and then coach campers during the camp session in one or more sports
- Athletics staff bring a positive attitude and lots of energy
- Sports offerings vary between camps and can include all of the following: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Disc Golf, Fitness, Gaga, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Street Hockey, Team Handball, Tennis and Volleyball
- At some camps, sports instructors also serve as cabin counselors; at others, they do not.
- Lifeguard swimming areas and supervise and instruct campers in one or more waterfront programs
- Must be lifeguard certified in the most current ARC (American Red Cross) methods
- Many camps provide waterfront training and certification courses prior to orientation
- Must have an instructional background in at least one aquatics program area. These include: Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding and Kneeboarding
- At some camps, waterfront staff serve as cabin counselors; at others, they do not.
- Oversee a wide range of outdoor activities, including Hiking, Overnight Camping, Back-Country Cooking, Climbing, Low Ropes, High Ropes, Nature and Outdoor Living Skills.
- Depending on their areas of specialization, staff may be required to attend onsite ropes certification training.
- Must be fit enough to engage in their designated activity and love the outdoors.
- At some camps, adventure staff serve as cabin counselors; at others, they do not.
- Oversee activities such as Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Computer Animation, Computer Programming, Cooking, Dance, Digital Photography, Drawing, Fashion/Sewing, Music, Painting, Radio, Rocketry, Robotics, Set Design, Theater and Woodworking.
- At some camps, creative arts staff serve as cabin counselors; at others, they do not.
- Doctors, nurses and student nurses are all vital to the camp community. They dispense all medications (prescription and over-the-counter), triage and treat campers and staff at daily clinic calls.
- Health staff supervise campers who are bedridden and are on-call to respond to camper and staff medical needs.
- Licensed nurses and student nurses may apply.
- Some camps employ athletic trainers who care for athletes before and after activities and attend to on-field injuries.
- Health staff live in private and semi-private staff housing.
The office is the camp nerve center.
- Oversee all communications between the camp and camp families and between campers and parents.
- Oversee camp business operations, including purchasing, billing and payment and enrollment.
- Ensure that forms are completed and on file
- Handle logistics, such as transportation, arrival and departure, and out-of-camp trips.
Kitchen staff prepare and serve hundreds of meals each day.
- Comprised of chefs and kitchen support staff
- Prepare, serve and clean up after all meals
- Responsible for maintaining a high level of food quality and cleanliness.
- Ensure that buildings and grounds are neat and well maintained.
- Housekeeping staff clean the cabins, bathrooms and common spaces.
- Grounds staff mow fields, weed whack and care for plantings.
- Other responsibilities include trash disposal, small engine and vehicle repair, and minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs.
- Some camps have their own laundry staff.