We're hiring for Summer 2022!
If you are looking for a summer that you will remember forever, look no further. Working at Brown Ledge Camp is not your typical summer job. You will work hard – but, you will play even harder. If you’re passionate about learning and teaching, if you value community, and if you’re eager to experience a Vermont summer on the shores of Lake Champlain, then let’s chat!
How large is the staff?
Brown Ledge employs about 80 staff members, of which about 65 are activity counselors and 15 are support staff. Staff range from 19 to 65+, with an average age of 26. Our staff come from all across the United States and 15-20% hail from outside the United States.
What makes our staff experience unique?
Trust is a hallmark of our community, so our staff has a large measure of freedom. Like our campers, we want our staff to develop a sense of independence, autonomy, and responsibility within our community. Staff share a living space with other staff members, not with campers. We also encourage staff to participate in activities during their time off, so long as campers are still given priority.
We hire our Activity Staff for their teaching knowledge and expertise. Teaching is the most important aspect of your job and staff who find this rewarding often excel at Brown Ledge. Because our campers have the freedom to choose which activity they’d like to attend at any given time, we’ve found that our Counselors get to work with campers who really want to be there. Working with campers who are interested, engaged, and excited to learn makes for an incredibly rewarding and stimulating teaching experience.
“Brown Ledge is a truly absorbing experience, once you find yourself nestled into the picturesque beauty of Mallets Bay, the timeless charm of the camp allows you to relax and be yourself. You will meet some of the most wonderful people you-ll ever have the pleasure to meet, and create friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Being a counselor has taught me to appreciate the joy and reward in helping others to achieve their potential. It has helped me to become a more understanding and knowledgeable person.”
– Murray Chatham
Tennis, 2012-2014, 2016
“Working at BLC as a counselor was an amazing experience for me. One thing in particular about Brown Ledge is that the traditions, routines, and daily schedule truly create a community- and coming in my very first year I felt like I was able to connect with campers and counselor who had been there 5, 10, 20+ years- just as well as I connected with newbies like myself.”
– Mills (Knight) Howland
Swimming & Events, 2003-2008
“I love camp because of the great community/family feel of the place and how there is always something fun to do. I was also very lucky to be able to develop many skills, not least of which was teaching and leadership.”