Bunk Counselor and Activity Specialist

Camp Androscoggin
126 Leadbetter Road
Wayne , ME 04284
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $1,500 To $2,500
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Each staff member is a specialist who teaches one of the activities Androscoggin offers. Campers travel to activities with other boys from their age group and, over the course of the summer, are scheduled for every activity in the program. Consequently, each staff member will work with every age group and ability level. As skill development and exposure to new activities are key elements of our program, it is important that staff members have experience in their particular activity.
As important as one’s competence or experience, however, are enthusiasm and a desire to teach. The activities offered at Androscoggin include: tennis, baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, golf, street hockey, flag football, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, pottery, woodworking, animation, nature and camp craft, ropes, radio, video, dramatics, music, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and paddle boarding. Androscoggin also offers an extensive day and overnight tripping program in addition to the on-campus activities.
Job Requirements
In addition to being an activity specialist, each counselor has responsibility for a bunk with 5 or 6 boys. Our male staff live in the building with the boys, and our female staff are assigned to help supervise a bunk. While the amount of time spent in the cabin is not as great as time at an activity, a counselor’s efforts in the bunk are perhaps the most important and potentially rewarding. The bunk is a camper’s home away from home for his 7 weeks at Androscoggin, and the rapport a camper develops with his bunk counselors is one of the key ingredients in the success of everyone’s summer.

In short, a counselor is a combination teacher, confidant, disciplinarian and friend. To be a good counselor, one must be patient, caring and enthusiastic, and we are looking for individuals who not only have qualifications to teach an activity, but also have an interest in and commitment to children. Finally, each prospective counselor must have completed at least one year of college, or the equivalent, as we do not have a CIT or Junior Counselor program.
Camp Androscoggin
Peter Hirsch
601 West Street
Harrison ME 10528
United States
Camp Androscoggin Peter Hirsch