Everyone Lends a Helping Hand
At camp, everyone does a little bit of everything, everyone dreams big, and everyone boosts their own resilience quotient! You will find that your position often includes things that you never thought of doing, like coaching a child to be responsible for their own choices or dressing up in a silly costume.
The child who is quick to recover has someone who loves them dearly, is encouraged and praised for doing things on their own, knows someone else they want to be like, believes things will turn out all right, is willing to try stuff, feels they make a difference in how things turn out, and likes to achieve.
Group Counselors are responsible for 15-20 campers within a certain age group. You will care for these campers’ needs throughout the day and will travel with them to their different activity periods. At these activity areas, you will assist the activity counselors (specialists) with group dynamics and with skills demonstration (when you are familiar with the skill). By providing encouragement and support to your campers, you will lead them to accomplish things they never thought they could!
Group Counselors must have completed at least one year of college.
Specialists (Activity Counselors)
Specialists are similar to group counselors; rather than traveling with a single group, you will teach a specific skill (e.g. soccer, swimming, drama) to a variety of groups that visit you during their activity period. In a typical day, you will see many more campers, providing constant positive feedback and guiding them to strive for excellence in all they do. Sample activity areas include lifeguarding, boating, archery, tennis, athletics, horseback riding, nature, challenge course, rock climbing, dance, music, ceramics, woodworking, arts & crafts, and more!
Specialists must have completed at least one year of college.
Assistant Group Counselors / Specialists
Assistant Group Counselors and Assistant Specialists are entering 11th grade, 12th grade, or college, and have the same positions as those described above.
Counselors-in-Training are entering 9th and 10th grades. If you are interested in a summer in the outdoors where you can gain work and leadership experience for the future, while also socializing with your peers in a wholesome environment, visit the application section of our site or call us for details.
There is a tuition fee for this program to defray the costs of bus transportation and other included services.
Divisional Directors are experienced teachers, coaches, and parents. They serve as supervisors to group counselors and also direct a specific age group of boys and girls. Supervisors’ responsibilities include providing guidance and support in terms of group management, organizing divisional activities, and handling all parent communications.
Area Supervisors are also experienced teachers, coaches, and parents who oversee our specialists. They provide guidance and support in program management, behavior reinforcement, and skills instruction.