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Staff Expectations

All camp staff who work at the Cape Cod Sea Camps assume an important role in working with children. You are a leader, role model and even a “stand-in” parent, regardless of your position.

Our staff members are part of a valuable team with the collective goal of bringing the camp philosophy to life and helping children grow toward their fullest potential. Camp Staff members are selected on the basis of their skills, experience, professional work ethic and ability to serve as positive role models for children.

As a Camp Staff Member You Will:

  1. Be enthusiastic and willing to be fully involved in the camp experience. Remember, you will not only be around children, but will also be living the camp experience with them; let them know you enjoy it and are glad to be sharing it with them!
  2. Create a positive, safe and supportive environment for all children. Our focus at camp will always be on the children. Our campers are the reason we are at camp and it is important that you focus on the children’s needs and provide patience, support, guidance and encouragement at all times.
  3. Respect the fact that our camps provide a welcome environment for everyone. You will need to respect individual differences in other staff members and in our campers.
  4. Enjoy working in an out-door-setting.
  5. Able to supervise and interact with campers during activities and free plan in a safe and purposeful manner.
  6. Act as an appropriate role model for children through your actions, language, work habits and general conduct. Camp may be fun and exciting, but it is also a real job, and as such you are expected to act in a professional manner.
  7. Abide by the camp policies, procedures and guidelines including those related to underage drinking and other drug use.
  8. Be a team player! Everyone at camp is important and camp cannot be successful unless everyone is working together. We focus on building positive communities at camp and you must set this example for the campers at all times.
  9. Have experience working with children and/or skills related to a specific position.
  10. Are available for the entire season. (For resident camp; be able to adjust to a 24 hour-a-day flexible schedule).
  11. Resident and Days A-Way Counselors live in a cabin with children, are able to make a bed, clean and teach campers basic housekeeping skills.
  12. Meet the minimum age requirement and essential job functions.

If you are able to meet these expectations and are ready for a great summer experience then read on!

What We Give Our Staff

A summer camp job is a wonderful opportunity to gain useful skills, meet great people and have fun out of doors. What we give our staff members at our camps are:

  1. Opportunities to learn and develop new skills
  2. Professional job experience and Comprehensive job training
  3. Support and feedback during employment
  4. A chance to work with staff from around the world
  5. Competitive salary (varies with camp and position)
  6. Room and board (Resident Camp or Days A-Way programs only)
  7. Staff uniform
  8. Fantastic Life Experience!

Ready to Apply?

I have read and accept the staff expectations.