Job Descriptions

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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CABIN COUNSELORS

  • 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.

WATERFRONT STAFF

  • 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.

ADVENTURE STAFF

  • 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.

CREATIVE ARTS

  • 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.

HEALTH STAFF

  • Doctors, nurses and┬ástudent 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.

OFFICE STAFF

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

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.

MAINTENANCE STAFF

  • 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.

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