Skill Areas

Our team of 210 staff spend the summer with girls between the ages of 8-16 having as much fun as possible.  There are many important facets of being a camp counselor, and perhaps the most important aspect is the ability to immerse oneself in the environment and desire to get to know the girls and help them as much as possible.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, attentive Camp Counselor to lead, support, and motivate campers as they enjoy all that the camp has to offer.  Staff help plan events and lead group events, monitor campers and respond to incidents, such as behavioral problems or accidents, log events and maintain records relating to activities, and communicate camper participation and concerns with supervisors.  You should be positive, proactive, and caring while focusing on giving campers a fun, safe camp experience.

To succeed as a Camp Counselor, you should be upbeat, decisive, and responsible. You should also be organized and possess strong leadership skills.

Camp Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Working with other camp staff members to plan and coordinate camp events.
  • Leading and supporting campers as they participate in age-appropriate activities.
  • Monitoring campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents.
  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of camp facilities and equipment.
  • Reporting various achievements and challenges to appropriate supervisor.
  • Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforcing camp rules.
  • Participating in staff meetings.

Below are short descriptions of the many skill areas offered to our campers, while some of our staff are “general counselors” and not assigned to a specific activity, most of our counselors focus on one area during activity periods.

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Arts & Crafts: General arts and crafts, ceramics, raku, pottery wheel, silver jewelry, beading, stained glass, candle making, painting, drawing and sketching.

Crew/Rowing: Sculling, coxing, boat driving and knowledge of Vespoli boat care and maintenance.

Culinary Arts: Knowledge of nutritious and delicious cooking and baking, including food safety and safe preparation. ‘Farm to table’ experience a plus.

Dance: Ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and lyrical. Instructing and choreography. Previous instruction and lead choreography a must.

Drama/Musical Theatre: Musical productions, assistant directors, piano accompaniment, stage craft, set design, costume design, and improvisation.

Equestrian: English hunt-seat equitation, vaulting, jumping, dressage, tacking, grooming and a good knowledge of general horse care.

Gymnastics: Beam, vault, uneven bars, floor exercises, trampoline, and tumble track.

Figure Skating: Instruction for beginners – competitive.

Land Sports: Archery, basketball, field hockey, fitness and weights, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, running, track and field and volleyball.

Music: Piano, guitar, drums/percussion, and vocal instruction.

Nurse:  Looking for warm, flexible licensed nurses to staff our on site health center. Our nurses work with our campers, staff, camper parents and camp doctors in a clinical setting. Read more here…

Office: Excellent written, verbal and phone communication skills. Some driving involved (21 and over). Proficient in MS Office.

Outdoor Adventure: Camp crafts, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and overnights on camp grounds.

Photographer: Digital camera photography and editing. Capture campers and events to post daily on our website.

Ropes: Low elements (15), high elements (25), belaying, and team building.

Sailing, and Small Watercrafts: Sailing (Hobie-cats, Sunfish, Lasers), kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, rigging and boat driving.

Swimming: Beginner through competitive instruction, water aerobics, water polo, diving and life guarding.

Tennis: Beginner through advanced (USTA) instruction.

Videographer: Documentary style digital video shooting and editing.

Water Ski: Boat driving and instruction: two ski, slalom, wakeboard, trick, wake skate, ski jumping, and bare footing (5 new MasterCrafts including 3 ProStars, 1 NXT, and 1 X2).

Computer & Network Maintenance: Network knowledge, computer maintenance,proficient in MS Office, and ability to quickly learn new programs.