Summer Camp Job vs. Life Experience — Staff Requirements
We encourage our summer camp counselors to exercise their creative abilities, share personal interests and talents, and challenge themselves as they challenge their campers. Our counselors come from all over the country and the world, bringing with them a wide variety of skills and abilities. All are valued equally in an hospitable environment where friendships are fast and abiding.
What we look for
We seek mature, young men and women who enjoy working closely with children and have the ability to teach with a high level of proficiency in one of our instructional areas. We’re looking for adults who want to make a difference, not kids passing time between semesters.
In addition to their primary cabin and instructional responsibilities, counselors serve as role models, mentors, and coaches to inter-camp teams.
They will participate in activities such as exhibition games, competitions against counselors from other local summer camps, talent shows, the camp band, and the end-of-the-year musical. Counselors accompany their campers to out-of-camp events, including camping trips, whitewater rafting, whale-watch cruises, ball games and other activities. The camp covers the cost of these excursions.
- 100 cabin staff
- 30 leadership staff
- 60 operations staff
- 25% of the 100 cabin staff are from overseas, mainly from New Zealand and Australia
- 70% of staff return
- 40% are former campers
- 22 is the average age of a Manitou counselor