Work at Mataponi
We appreciate your interest in Camp Mataponi located in Naples, Maine. Your inquiry is very important to us and we look forward to the screening and hiring process with you.
Marcy & Dan Isdaner
The following description outlines our priorities in selecting staff. It is also intended to help you determine whether or not Camp Mataponi offers the type of work experience in which you are interested and for which you are suited. Please give this material careful consideration.
Camp is concentrated, structured and demanding. The girls are in camp for seven weeks. Our responsibility toward them is a twenty-four hour a day job. There is no greater trust than that placed on us by the campers’ parents, and no greater expectation than theirs for our complete dedication and attention to their daughters’ needs.
The most important aspect of being a counselor concerns the relationships you help to develop with and among the campers with whom you live. There are eight to ten girls and two or three counselors in each cabin. The atmosphere you and your co-counselor create has a great deal to do with the kind of experience each girl has. Great care is taken in making up the bunk groupings. Your preference with regard to the age of the campers with whom you wish to live and work with is given every consideration.
We check very carefully the references you provide. We inquire about your ability to relate with children specifically and with all types of people in general. We ask about your work habits, manners, personality, willingness to pitch in and a host of other factors which we think predict success at this setting, although it is not a prerequisite by any means. If you have a genuine interest in working with children, we encourage you to apply.
If you are interested in joining our staff, please fill out the staff application in detail and send it to our winter/office address. We will contact you immediately about the availability of a position and arrange a personal interview or extended telephone conversation devoted to a thorough discussion of your responsibilities as a counselor at Camp Mataponi.
Camp Mataponi is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants in regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.