Camp Agawam is looking to hire summer camp counselors who are positive role models, problem-solvers, empathetic leaders, creative thinkers, and innovative teachers. As a camp counselor, you would be teaching a variety of camp activities throughout the summer and work with a cabin group of campers ranging in ages from 8 to 15-years-old.
As a cabin counselor, you are a role model, working with a group of 4 to 8 boys to produce a cohesive cabin group. You will work in a cabin, possibly with a co-counselor, and you will be responsible for getting to know your campers, overseeing their health and safety, maintaining cabin neatness, solving camper problems, ensuring group unity, assigning and evaluating weekly personal character goals, supervising junior staff, and communicating with parents and the camp administration. Cabin counseling is one of the most rewarding, but potentially challenging, parts of your job. You are also expected to share in a weekly campus duty rotation.
As an activity counselor, you are expected to be able to plan and to teach at least one camp activity. Although you may not be the activity head, there may be periods when you are expected to lead an activity. All staff members are responsible for record-keeping, the maintenance of facilities and equipment, and doing activity skits and presentations. There are 4 activity periods most days, and staff are often asked to teach the same activity all 4 periods. Non-activity related “camper counseling” is part of your responsibility all day long.