Responsibilities & Privleges
In addition to his/her ability to relate to children, each counselor is hired to lead or assist in a particular activity. With guidance from the administration and other veterans on the staff, each counselor is expected to implement a quality program in her area of expertise or to be a capable assistant. Knowledge, patience, creativity, and enthusiasm are some of the attributes vital to running a program that will generate and sustain the interest of the campers. Each counselor spends the bulk of her time in the morning and the afternoon at her activity. The evening program is, for the most part, prearranged by the Group leader. Each counselor is expected to participate in evening activities unless they have a night off. The routine is broken up by special events, out of camp trips, and occasionally even a rainy day! Counselors do have some free time during the course of a day and are encouraged to take advantage of it to relax and rejuvenate.
The use of most camp facilities are available when it does not interfere with camper programs.
The camp provides the counselor’s full income. The camp has a policy of no gratuities to counselors. In addition to salary, the camp provides board, laundry service, and in most cases transportation help to and from camp. Counselors are responsible for the shipping of their baggage.
Each member of the counselor staff has 5 full days off during the season and every other evening off with the exception of the first few nights of camp, a weekly staff meeting, and when they must be “On Duty”.
Counselors must maintain a fine personal appearance throughout the season. A pre-camp medical examination is required (school check-ups are acceptable).