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Staff FAQs

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Employment FAQs


No, we accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. With this being said we start accepting applications in the fall for the following summer. Ideally your application would be submitted by January. Applications are generally considered “first come”, based on skills & qualifications. We do our best to keep our website up-to-date; especially if we are no longer accepting applications or looking to fill specific positions.


Yes! To live on campus (at camp) as an employee you must be at least 18 years of age on or before the first date of employment.


If you are 18 years or older you can live on campus. In fact, nearly all our staff are required to live on campus. Staff and campers live close to one another–staff typically live either in a loft of the cabin, or across the hall from the campers.


Yes, meals are provided; always “homemade”, often local and/or organic, shared with staff and campers in our dining hall. And yes, most dietary restrictions (such as gluten-free, dairy-free) and preferences (such as vegetarian, vegan) can be accommodated. If hired, you’ll be asked to fill out a form indicating your dietary needs.


Yes! Our summer employment opportunities are paid positions. Staff receive a summer salary, plus room & board. There is a range of salaries by positions set each year. The salary for a first year counselor with no certifications and minimal experience is $2,300+. Salaries increase from there depending on position, length of employment, certifications, and other variables.


Your salary is the total amount listed on your Employment Agreement. You will be paid at the end of each session.


Yes. While our summers are intense and full of hard, but fun & rewarding work—we do give all staff an opportunity for rest which includes a short time each day plus a full 24 hours off each week.


Most employees arrive to begin work with staff training in mid-June. Employment runs through the end of summer camp mid-August, and can go through Family Camp the week after. There is some flexibility regarding start & end dates; but this based on circumstances such as school schedules or other such priority conflicts and is at the Camp Director’s discretion.


Generally speaking, the qualifications are simple: Applicants should be conscientious, responsible, and community-minded people who value and enjoy working with children. Some positions have a set of requirements or desired skills (for example to be the “Water Front Director” you must have extensive life guarding experience, strong swimming skills, experience leading or managing others and meet the minimum age of 21).


YES! We spend at least one week working together before campers arrive during staff training. This can be longer if you sign up for our free lifeguard training, or if you’re a trip leader and need to come for trip leader training.


Wondering what you might need to pack for your summer here? Check out our summer camp packing list. If you have additional questions, please contact us! If hired, please be prepared to get dirty – work projects, animal chores, or something new like making mud pie! Join in with the kids – don’t just observe, participate! So consider not packing your best (though some people like to dress up for banquet at the end of the session, whatever that means to you!)


For any seasonal staff the answer is always “No”. While we do allow some dogs to live on campus, it is very limited. We have policies in place (for health, safety and comfort of campers, other staff and our livestock) that limit the number of dogs allowed on campus at any given time.

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