The staff is critical to the overall success of our camp program. This is a demanding and difficult (but fun) job! The Camp is well known for the excellent program it provides in part because the staff is committed and hard working.
To apply for a position, please fill out an application here. Email reference forms will be sent to the references you have listed. Please make sure you know the email addresses for your references prior to completing the application. We cannot consider your application until 2 references have been completed.
When hiring new staff we look for people who:
- Enjoy working with children and genuinely care about their wellbeing.
- Appreciate the outdoors.
- Have high self-esteem and a positive outlook on life.
- Are honest, responsible, and conscientious, with a desire to carry out one’s work assignment to the best of his or her ability.
- Are team players.
- Are flexible and easygoing even when the unexpected occurs.
- Have a good sense of humor and the ability to have “fun” with campers on their level.
- Have the ability to instruct the activity to which he or she is assigned with patience and understanding.
- Are positive role models for children and take this responsibility seriously.
- Get along with, enjoy being with, and respect people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Have the ability to recall your own trials and triumphs as a youth to better understand his or her campers.
Unit Leaders oversee camper Units in Kreative Kangaroos, Junior Camp, Unit D and Senior Camp. Unit Leaders need to be experienced teachers or have equivalent experience and have a solid understanding of child development. Unit Leaders are responsible for overseeing a group of children as well as implementing a child-centered program. Under the guidance of the Camp Director, the Unit Leader develops the schedule and the structure of the program for the whole Unit. For the older Units, the Unit Leader needs to be specialized in a specific field. All Unit Leaders will be supervising Head Counselors, Counselors, Counselors in Training, and Community Service Counselors. Unit Leaders communicate with parents as needed.
Head Counselors must be at least twenty years old, majoring in education, or a college graduate, or have equivalent educational experience and training. They have responsibility for program planning, execution, and evaluation of their Unit’s program, plus homeroom responsibilities for children. Each Head Counselor works with a Counselor and perhaps a Counselor in Training.
Counselors must be a high school graduate and should have experience working with children. They help the Head Counselors execute the program in a specific age group or subject area.
CITs must be a junior or senior in high school and be interested in working with children in a summer camp setting. They are supervised by a program coordinator who meets with them each week. CITs work directly with a Head Counselor in a specific age unit or subject area. This is a paid position.
SSL Counselors must be entering ninth grade and be interested in working with children in a summer camp setting. The first three weeks will be in training and the second three weeks will be working with campers. SSLs are supervised by a Community Service Coordinator and must be available to work for the entire session. This is an unpaid position. At the end of the 2013 session, counselors receive a certificate stating the number of community service hours completed.
Pool staff must have Advanced Life Saving certification. The Pool Staff has two Head Counselors and several Counselors. The pool staff serves as lifeguards and give swim lessons to small groups of campers.