Available Facilities for Staff — Living Arrangements — Medical Care and Requirements
Prospect: What kind of athletic facilities does Manitou have?
Dave: Manitou has a brand new weight and fitness room plus several lighted basketball and recreation courts. We also have an oval track and roller hockey arena.
Many of our staff need to stay in shape over the summer for school sports and you will have the opportunity to do so during off-duty periods.
Prospect: What about room and board. Is that provided?
Dave: Room and board is included in all live-in staff contracts. We serve three hot meals a day plus periodic snacks.
Prospect: What are the living arrangements?
Dave: You will be living in a cabin with about 10 campers and 3 other counselors. Our cabins are well-sized and typically include a large main room, screened porch, coat room and a well-appointed bathroom.
We spend considerable effort matching our staff with the right group of campers. Most of our staff cite their cabin experiences as something that far exceeded their expectations.
If living and working with kids is not your cup of tea, let me tell you now, you should be looking for a different summer job.
Prospect: What kind of medical care is provided?
Dave: We have an on-camp health center with four nurses and a doctor. There are two hospitals five miles away. All staff are required to present a current medical form signed by your physician as well as a copy of your health insurance coverage.
Prospect: Speaking of recharging the batteries, will I have any time off?
Dave: Absolutely! You’ll get 6 days off during the summer plus 4 or 5 nights off per week. You’ll also have 2 to 3 one-hour periods off during the day.
When you’re off duty you have access to most of the facilities at camp as well as the staff lounge. On a typical night, there will be over 75 off-duty staff, so it’s not hard to find other people looking for fun.
Waterville, home of Colby College, is fifteen minutes away and it offers plenty of “collegiate” diversions. You’ll have access to camp transportation for trips into town.