High Meadows Camp staff is made up of mainly college students, teachers, and other professionals. Many campers return to High Meadows as staff members after completing our Counselor-in-Training program. New staff members usually work as group counselors alongside veteran High Meadows counselors, or, depending on certification and experience, may work as instructors in a specific activity area. Starting pay for college students is $360 per week, increasing with experience and responsibility. Bonuses are paid to staff members who ride or drive buses as counselors. Discounts may be available to staff members whose children attend camp.
New staff members are expected to work the entire summer, but we may also consider applicants whose schedules only permit them to work one or two sessions.
Staff members are required to be at camp daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some positions require occasional evening or overnight hours.
If you are interested in employment, please download the application and reference forms. Complete the application and return it to High Meadows. After receiving your application and references, we will contact you to set up an interview. We look forward to learning more about you and the possibility of having you join the High Meadows family!
High Meadows Camp does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, veteran status, gender identitity, age or sexual orientation in employment, admission of campers or in providing its services in any manner.
In the interest of the health and safety of our community, we have had to come to the sad decision to cancel our first session of camp (through June 19) and to look at completely restructuring the rest of the summer if it is possible to meet safety guidelines. If we do open later in the summer, our numbers will be greatly reduced and we will not be hiring any new staff members.
We will begin hiring for summer 2021 in January.
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Distribute reference forms to four people you feel are qualified to comment on your character, ability, and work habits. Ideal candidates include past employers and teachers. You may also use adult acquaintances who know you well personally. Please have these forms returned to High Meadows as soon as possible. Upon receipt of these references, we will continue to consider your application and contact you with further information.
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A group Counselor is responsible for the direct supervision and instruction of a group of approximately 12 to 18 campers, planning daily activities, and actively participating in and encouraging a rewarding camp experience.
A Counselor must possess the ability to communicate and work with campers, to observe camp behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and to apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. He/she must have the visual, auditory, and ambulatory ability to respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activities.
Each age division in camp is headed by a Unit Leader. Unit Leaders are a counselor’s primary resource for information, direction, and help in working with campers. It is the Unit Leader’s responsibility to ensure the safety and efficacy of the camp program and the proper carrying out of duties by counselors. He/she will be in charge of specific programming and for approving the duties of a counselor as necessary. He/she will be in continual communication with the Camp Director in regards to the functioning of the unit.
Unit Leaders fulfill public relations duties in keeping parents informed of camp activities and incidents and in handling parental questions and concerns. Unit Leaders must continually monitor camper/staff activity, ensure positive morale, and submit to program staff various written reports as requested. They are required to help plan and execute special events and all camp programs. They are also responsible, in part, for staff training, and instruction during pre-camp and throughout the summer.
Specialists make use of the facilities and natural environment of camp to present to campers various skills and knowledge that are useful, interesting and applicable to their camping experience. Specialists include instructors in the following areas: Pioneering, Native American Lore, Archery, Arts and Crafts, Nature, Canoeing, Ropes, Swimming, Photography, Woodworking, Performing Arts, Animal Care, and Sports. Daily classes are pre-scheduled so that each group has an opportunity to experience each Specialist area.
Specialist duties do not end with scheduled classes. It is their responsibility to encourage campers to take interest in and practice skills and must promote this by supplying aid and/or materials to counselors for use at times other than their scheduled period. Specialists aid program staff in the planning, set-up, and execution of all camp events. They are responsible for the care and maintenance of their specific work area and all materials that are entrusted to them.