Camp Chewonki Cabin Counselors are kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and fun adults who are responsible for caring for the health and well-being of a cabin full of campers for the summer. Cabin counselors live in cabins with 8 campers and 1 other counselor. They help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabin mates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. In addition to supporting campers daily routines, Cabin Counselors work as teaching assistants in activities and collaborate with trip leaders to facilitate multi-day remote trips for their cabin. Ideal candidates will have a passion for working with children, spending time in the outdoors, and a dedication to lifelong learning.
Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:
Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants
Conduct daily check-ins with participants
Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants
Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned
Live in cabins with campers and other cabin leader; support campers in daily living routines and facilitate meal times
Assist with the facilitation at activity areas and of cabin’s remote trips
Plan and execute free time activities, evening activities and special events
Be an active member of the Chewonki community; e.g. participate in camp set up and take down
Uphold the Chewonki Foundation’s mission and values
Learn and uphold Chewonki Protocols as stated in Camp Chewonki Staff Handbook
Learn and uphold Field Protocols as set forth by Chewonki
Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp
room & board
$200 Refer-a-Friend bonus
potential Lifeguard Certification course
academic internship credit possible
Must Pass Criminal Background Check
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