Summer Camp Jobs
Peak posting times are December - May, check back for updates
you attended a camp as a youth, don't expect the same experience for yourself
as a staff member. It can still be lots of fun as a counselor, but it is
also hard work. Camp counselors put in long days and don't always get paid
a lot, but the work is rewarding and you will likely meet people that will
be life-long friends.
*Most camp directors will file form letters where they belong- in the trash!
*Making an introductory phone call is a good first step
*Send references with your letter or resume- the camp will want them eventually and the sooner you provide them, the better your chances are.
*Early application is best. In January, most camps have lots of openings and few applicants. In April or May there are few spots left, but lots of applicants.
*Better late than never- even in May some camps need specific positions filled. Call around to find the one that is still looking for your talents.
*First aid & CPR training are usually required, a plus is lifeguard training. Any training specific to your activity area will help, especially if the emphasis is on instructing the activity.
*Camp is for kids. If the kids aren't your first priority, you should probably look somewhere else for a job.