An Experience of a Lifetime
Camp Atwater is looking for talented, innovative, and motivated staff willing to help cultivate the talents as well as mentor a diverse group of young people in a residential camp setting
Program Director: Responsible for all aspects of program execution and development. Oversee all program staff members and facilitate staff development. Must have supervisory experience and experience working with children. ( 21+)
Assistant Program Director: Assist in the supervision of 10-15 counselors and campers ages 8-15. Responsible for helping each camper to have a positive experience, by providing emotional support, encouragement, and guidance to both counselors and campers. Other duties include staff development and communication with parents. Must have experience working with children, previous supervisory experience, and be age 21+.
Athletic Director: Provide for overall leadership and coordination among various sports and recreational activities to facilitate programs that provide youngsters worthwhile learning experiences. Other duties include staff development. Must have a general knowledge of a variety of sports and willingness to explore and implement new and innovative cooperative activities.
Waterfront Director: Lead, teach, and supervise all operations on the waterfront. Supervise all lifeguards on staff. Must have WSI certification and swim instruction experience.
Junior and Senior Counselors/Mentors: The core of the camp staff. Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic and have a genuine concern for children. Counselors also instruct and/or assist with activities. (Junior Counselors must be in their senior year of high school or have graduated high school –Senior Counselors must have completed their freshmen year in college) Counselor positions are season specific, see below.
Specialty Instructors: Specialty Instructors will lead, teach, supervise and ensure the overall safety of the specialty area. Applicants must demonstrate significant experience teaching/coaching in the specialty area, as well as the ability to train and supervise a group of assistants. We require our Specialty Instructors to be able to work autonomously, developing their own program within our camps’ philosophy. We follow a team approach and all work together to ensure the highest quality program and camp experience.
Specialty Instructors are needed in the following areas:
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Education
- Art Instruction – Arts and Crafts
- Ropes Course Leader
- Dance Instructor
- Performing Arts/ Drama Instructor
- Water Safety Instructor
Available Support Service Positions:
- Grounds & Maintenance
- Office Manager
- Kitchen Staff-Cooks; Chef
Please complete an employment application here on our website.
All Camp Atwater staff are required to participate in a weeklong preseason orientation. The content of their training will relate to their job responsibilities. i.e. Skills & Practices for Effective Counseling/Mentoring; Child Abuse Recognition/Prevention; Team Building and Program Development exercises; CPR Training; Risk Management Awareness; New & Traditional Games; Class Instruction Curriculum Development; Health & Safety Prevention and Response; Familiarization with the Total Environment, Effectively Addressing Camper Challenges (i.e. Homesickness, bedwetting, inappropriate behavior); etc. All staff must submit to a CORI & SORI review.