When do Camp Staff work and when do they have breaks?
A typical week of camp for camp staff starts on Sunday afternoons with a staff meeting starting at 3 pm and ending on Friday at noon. Most Camp Staff will work weekend camps every other weekend throughout the summer. During those weekend sessions, camp staff have time off from Friday, after our end of session meeting, until 3 pm when we have a staff meeting and get ready for our new campers. If we do not have weekend camp, camp staff are off from Friday after our end of session meeting until Sunday at 3 pm. They do not need to stay at camp on their weekends off, but may if they would like.
During times when Camp Staff are working and there are campers at camp, each staff member will take a two hour break. This is a time when staff may go for a run, go into town, take a nap etc. Camp staff may also get their phone and use it in the staff lounge or in their cabin.
Can Camp Staff use cellphones?
Camp Staff may use their cellphones, but only during appropriate times. Each staff member will have a pocket in the office where they will keep their cellphones when they are working. Cellphones may be used when camp staff are on breaks, time off or at night in their cabins once campers have gone to sleep. Cellphones MUST be checked back in to the office by flag. If they are not checked in by then, counselors will lose the privilege of having their phone at night and will only be able to use it during their breaks and time off.
What are Camp Staff Start and End Dates?
We hire camp staff for various positions at both of our camps. Sometimes these positions start and end at different times. Camp Staff receive hire letters which will state specific start and end dates. They may not follow these dates.
CAP Leadership Staff: May 29th - August 11th
Waterfront Counselors: May 29th - August 11th /12th
CAP Cooks and Nurse: May 31st - August 11th
Unit Leaders/Counselors: June 1st - August 11th/12th
TAM Staff to TAM on July 24th - August 12th