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2017 Key Dates and Pay
Specialty Training Week
  • Waterfront Training - June 7-15; includes lifeguarding and either canoeing, sailing, or waterski training
  • Equestrian Training - June 7-15
  • Ropes Training - June 7-15
  • Program Staff Training - June 7-15; includes camp band, chorus, and skit staff
  • International Cooking and Crafts Training - June 14-16
  • Archery Training - TBD
  • Kitchen Training - June 15-16
  • All-Staff Training Week - June 16th to 23rd
    Individual start dates are based on your position and whether or not you are scheduled for any of the Specialty Trainings listed above. Staff Training Week from June 16-23 is mandatory for all full-summer staff.

    During the Summer - June 25th to August 18th
    The first day campers arrive is Sunday, June 25th which begins eight week-long sessions and four two-week sessions that ultimately finish on Friday, August 18th. Sessions begin on Sunday afternoons and end on Fridays afternoons.

    Staff reside at camp from approximately 1 PM each Sunday until 6 PM the following Friday.

    Unlike most other camps, you have many of your weekends off (click here to learn more about weekends off and camp-sponsored Staff Trips). Exceptions are the first weekends for training and every other weekend if you are part of the two-week unit.

    End Dates - August 18th or Stay for Additional Post-Camp Work
    The last day of campers is August 18th. For most staff, this is also their last day. If you are interested and your schedule permits, some staff are offered the opportunity to stay after camp to help with retreats on an as-needed basis. Some staff stay and work for a few days, others for a few weeks, and other for even a few months.

    Counselor pay is approximately $2300 for the full summer for first-year Counselors and Support Staff based on your qualifications and position. This does not include weekends or pre- or post-camp work. International staff are paid slightly differently based on individual travel and visa requirements. Pay is higher for licensed medical staff, returning staff and Leadership Staff.

    Room and board is free
    for all summer staff. Almost all staff members live in cabins and lodges with the campers. Some Leadership Staff are housed in staff or family housing. Meals are provided, and the food is great!
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