What does our schedule look like for Activity Staff?
All Activity Staff are placed with a specific department and work there throughout the summer. Each of our activities is open Monday through Saturday, and campers may attend any activity they want, whenever they want, and for however long they want. When a camper shows up, department counselors are there to help them get set up, teach them new skills, or otherwise offer support. In general, activities require no scheduling or sign-ups; the only exceptions are theater rehearsals and riding lessons. Activity staff must attend all meals and community-wide events such as Theater and Ledger.
What’s unique about this structure?
By forgoing a traditional schedule in favor of our Freedom of Choice Plan, we’ve found that our campers are truly interested in what they’re learning. Giving our campers ownership and autonomy over their own learning experience allows our staff to work with girls who are interested, engaged, and excited to learn. Our job as Counselors is to meet each camper where she is — offering instruction based on her own pace of learning and skill level. To provide direction and motivation, we have developed three levels of competency in each activity (basic, intermediate & vanguard) which campers may work toward. Some campers enjoy the structure these competencies provide; others prefer to work outside them. Either way, we as counselors are there to support all campers as they determine their own goals and challenges.
What does our schedule look like for Support Staff?
Support Staff must attend all meals and community-wide events such as Theater and Ledger. Working hours for support staff depend on the area of camp in which you work. A more detailed schedule will be provided during our interview process.