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How many staff work at Beaver?

We employ over 220 counselors, specialists, and leadership staff each summer. Staff ages range from 16 on up through “very experienced” adults. The average age of our staff is 25 years old.

What is a typical day like at Beaver?

The camp day runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Staff members arrive at 8:30 am, and may leave after the campers at either 2:15pm or 4:15pm, depending on which age group you are working with. As a staff member, you will be involved with your campers and their activities throughout the day, including lunch.

Do I need to bring lunch?

No. Beaver provides a complimentary lunch to all staff and campers. While the menu has been developed to satisfy children, there are plenty of options for adults, including salad, fresh fruit, etc. Counselors serve and sit with their campers and are expected to supervise while at lunch.

What do staff wear?

Your personal appearance is important. Keep in mind that the campers in your care will be imitating your every move. All staff are required to wear their staff shirt on a daily basis. Staff will be given three of the required shirts during staff training and have the opportunity to purchase additional shirts at cost. Sneakers are a must for all camp staff. We recommend athletic or casual shorts for participating in the camp day.

What should I expect of Staff Training?

You will be required to complete 24 hours of staff training in June which will cover all aspects of camp and what will be expected of you in your specific role as a staff member. Staff training also gives you an opportunity to get to know other staff and for all of us to form a strong and supportive community going into the camp season.

What responsibilities will I have?

Each position in camp comes with daily responsibilities that you will be held accountable for. We invest significant time into choosing the right person for each position and expect our staff to do the job they told us they wanted to do in our interview. To reach our goal of providing our campers with the safest, happiest, healthiest, and most fun-filled summer, it requires a fully committed staff, both individually and collectively.

If each individual does more than is asked of them, then the entire camp community flourishes. Children will always challenge you to be at your best. By no means is this job easy, but it is fun. Whether you are looking to build your experience working with children or love being outdoors, a summer here at Beaver is an experience that will prove to be invaluable and memorable for a lifetime.

Why work at Beaver?

The best way to answer this question is for you to come out and interview with us. We will get a chance to find out more about you, and you will get a chance to see the facility, ask questions, and learn about us. We also recommend that you talk to people who have worked here to get an idea of what our community is like.

The benefits of working at Beaver are many. Not only is it a great way to gain valuable field experience for your resume as an educator, but also to practice the collaboration and teamwork skills that almost all employers are looking for in today’s job market. Our staff leadership team is made up of educators and administrators who can offer career tips, references, and open doors for you to new professional opportunities. Camp is a common “connection” for many people and offers a topic of conversation that people are always interested in –talking about their children. And who knows, the person who may one day interview you for your dream job either went to camp, worked at camp, or sends their children to camp.