All the summer camp fun...and a whole lot more!
Behind every great camp, there stands a great support team and this summer you could feature among them...
Campower participants work behind the scenes in the jobs that are crucial to the camp environment, but do not involve living or working with the campers. It’s often described as “all the fun of summer camp, without the responsibility of childcare!”
The Campower day is structured very differently to that of a cabin counsellor, as participants work set hours – and receive LOTS more time off! During down time, participants are free and encouraged to get involved in Counsellor related activities and - again - you don’t have to worry about looking after the children!
Working as Support Staff is also a great programme for anyone looking to build their child care experience, as applicants can use their free-time on camp to get involved with the campers. Many of our first-time Campower staff later go on to return as Counsellors.
The benefits of the Campower programme are really noticed after camp, as participants receive our highest rate of pocket money and also get up to 10 weeks of travel time – compared to 30 days which Counsellors receive.
Key points of the Campower:
- More time off
- Structured work hours
- All the fun of camp without looking after the kids
- More after camp payment
- More travel time after camp – up to 10 weeks
- Gain hands-on work experience, develop new skills and have fun whilst doing it
So what type of Support Staff are you?
Kitchen Crazy & Dining Hall Darlings
Life in the kitchen is great fun, and there’s never a dull moment. You’ll be responsible for the satisfaction of everyone’s hunger 3 times a day and you’ll start and finish work earlier than everyone else. Positions include food prep, dishwashing, cooking and cleaning. In the dining hall, staff serve meals to the camp and ensure that things are tidied up and ship-shape at the end of each meal.
Housekeeping Honeys & Homeboys
Most of the staff and campers live in bunks or cabins and, each day, these and other communal areas on camp need to be cleaned. A duster here and mop there will have them ship-shape in no time! One thing you’ll be bowled over by is just how many clothes the kids will bring to camp, which means only one thing...LOTS of laundry!
Office Orderlies & Maintenance Madness
Summer camps are businesses and like any business, there is a busy office that needs manned; as there’s phones to answer, emails to respond to and new campers to register. Camp is also a beautiful place and like anything that’s beautiful, it needs to be maintained! That’s where maintenance comes in... Bunks will need painted, weeds will need whacked and pipes will need mended. This is all in the typical days work of a summer camp handyman (and you might even have a nice little John Deere type buggy to scoot around in!)
For a full list of roles offered on the Campower programme, please click here
To apply as a Campower applicant visit mycampamerica.com and be sure to select the Campower option.