At Friends Camp, we practice the Quaker values of community, equality, integrity, peace, & simplicity.
We are a youth camp with a unique atmosphere of tolerance and love where special friendships develop.
All members of our camp community try to see the Light of God in everyone.
Our interesting, creative, non-competitive, and fun activities help young people grow into healthy and responsible adults.
We seek socio-economic diversity by providing affordable tuition and camperships.
It is not our practice at Friends Camp to preach Quakerism, but to live the principles that represent the Quakerism.
We need people who can be fully committed to the responsibilities of the job of being a camp counselor or staff member. Honesty, maturity, skills and creativity are high on our list for young adults we are looking to hire. Being a counselor or staff member can be difficult or exhausting at times, but (in our opinion) it is the most rewarding and important summer job you could have.
Counselors/Activity Leaders (minimum age 19)
Many counselors are also lifeguards and drivers. Counselors lead programs according to their own interests and talents. Counselors form the heart and soul of each camper’s experience at Friends Camp, so we look to hire positive role models who enjoy being with children and teenagers. Counselors also need to be highly creative and contribute to all programs, regardless of their specialty. To apply, you must be 19 or older by the summer months. We also prefer staff members who have lived away from home for at least a year or who have otherwise demonstrated their independence. Other ways to demonstrate independence include regular employment and outstanding references.
Kitchen and Maintenance Support Staff (minimum age 19)
Kitchen support staff help the cooks as well as the maintenance director at camp. At Friends Camp, these support people are known as “Super People.” It is helpful if you have experience driving and a driver’s license, and you are over the age of 21. Super People at Friends Camp also help out by supervising campers for an hour or so every day and deliver snacks (making you a favorite among campers!)
Head Cook (minimum age 21)
The head cook at Friends Camp makes sure that meals are out on time, are prepared safely, and are delicious. Experience in a kitchen and with supervising are important, but so is work ethic, creativity, and intelligence. We have the support of former camp cooks as “consultants” to help with meal planning, ordering, and training as needed. Housing is offered, but living at camp is not required.
How do I apply?
Please use the CampMinder online application and complete online links for three references. Please, no peer or relative references. If you are qualified, the Director will interview you by phone/Skype or in person. If you have any questions about the application process or about Friends Camp, please feel free to contact the director.
The orientation is an important training, learning, and bonding week for the counselors and staff. It is week for us to start to build our camp staff family, to learn about Friends Camp programming, to learn about the needs of the campers, and to prepare the program areas. We will also share skills, develop the programs, practice safety procedures at camp, and review policies. If you plan to apply to work at Friends Camp this summer, please be available for the full nine weeks. THIS SUMMER All OF THE COUNSELORS AND STAFF WILL STARTING WORKING ON JUNE 12, 2020 and WILL END WORK AT CAMP ON AUGUST 16, 2020 at NOON.