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Applications will be accepted with rolling hiring. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after December 1st. To apply, please click on the "apply" link in the top right of the window.

2018 positions below for samples. 2019 positions will be posted in November


Junior Counselor
Junior counselors are at least 16 years old by the first day of camp and have not yet graduated from high school. In addition to working with the campers, junior counselors will be on a cleaning crew helping with the daily maintenance of the camp facilities.

Counselor
Counselors have graduated from high school. They will work with campers and also have a special assignment such as security patrol, social media contributor, or lost and found coordinator.

Office Assistant
The office assistant will have strong recommendations showing an ability to complete academic type tasks quickly and with minimal supervision. This position will include work with campers but will also spend 3-6 hours each day on administrative tasks such as cabin list organizing, ordering, and e-mailing.
Assistant Waterfront Director
The assistant waterfront director must have several years of lifeguarding experience and excellent references showing maturity and attention to detail. They will be at the waterfront most of the day. Basic knowledge of sailing and windsurfing is preferred.

Responsibilities of Counselors at Slovenski Camps - Update coming in November 2018

Overview


Being a counselor at an overnight camp is a demanding job. Counselors will have very little time to themselves during the camp week, which runs from Saturday afternoon until the next Saturday morning. Counselors will be around kids all day. Do not apply for this job if you do not enjoy being around kids.

Attendance
Counselors will take attendance for their cabin (8-12 campers) at every meal, and at cabin clean-up, and at rest hour, and at bed time.

Meal Times

Counselors will sit with campers during meal times, spreading out in the dining hall to make sure that no group of campers is eating unsupervised. Counselors will leave the dining hall when the campers around them leave.

Reporting for Duty

Counselors will report to Rocky, Coach, Tarzan, or the head counselor for duty whenever they are unsure of what they should be doing. Most work will involve leading activities, coaching, or supervising free-time. Some of the work will be manual labor, such as raking or carrying lumber.

Lifeguards

All counselors who are strong swimmers will take our life guard certification course. Lifeguards need to bring their own polarized sunglasses and swim goggles with them to camp.

Night Responsibilities

Counselors will be on bed-time duty every other night during the camp week. This means coaching the campers into bed, reading aloud for 15-20 minutes, and then remaining in the cabin until breakfast.

Time Off

Counselors will receive 36 hours off during a normal work week. The time will depend on the camp and schedule, and may not be the same every week