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Staff positions include: Resident and Day Counselors, kitchen, maintenance and custodial help for the summer season.
Most positions run from early June to mid-August. All applicants for counseling staff must be 18 years old or have graduated from high school by the beginning of camp. All staff must be certified in CPR. A certification class is provided. Information for Counselors in Training is available here.
Staff Skills and Experience
Program Leaders & Facilitators: Archery, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Creative Arts, Canoeing, Drama, Group & Cooperative Games, Lacrosse, Kayaking, Nature, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swim Instruction, Tennis, Volleyball
- Cooks & Kitchen Staff
- Nurses & EMTs
- Song Leaders
- Christian Education Leader & Instructors
- Specialty Trip Leaders: Whitewater rafting, backpacking & hiking experience
- Maintenance Workers
What kind of experience is needed?
We are looking for people who enjoy working with children in an outdoor environment. Experience working or volunteering with children is important. Baby-sitting, coaching, teaching, tutoring, Sunday school or youth group leadership are good experiences to prepare for camp work. Working at Camp Wright requires teamwork, flexibility and a sense of humor.
What if I need special training or certifications?
Camp Wright will assist staff in obtaining specific training or certifications as activity instructors or lifeguards. Prior to the start of camp, all staff members participate in a week of orientation and training to prepare for their duties. Participation is mandatory.
What is Camp Wright life like for resident camp staff?
Most sessions run for seven days. Resident Camp staff live in cabins with 6 - 10 campers. Staff facilitate and lead small group activity blocks and large group events. Counselors have 2 hours off each day and 1 - 3 days off between sessions. Staff can stay on site or leave camp on their days off. Laundry, internet, phone and lounge facilities are available on site.
What is the Day Camp schedule like?
Each session runs fromMonday to Friday, 9am - 4pm. Staff are assigned to before and after care responsibilities on a rotating basis: 7:30am - 9pm/4-5:30pm. Day Camp counselors lead and facilitate large and small group activities throughout the day.
Do I have to be Episcopalian to work at Camp Wright?
No. We welcome staff of all faiths and backgrounds. Our program is oriented toward providing Christian education and a nurturing environment to our campers and staff. Applicants should be comfortable living and working in a Christian setting. We value those who are working to grow in their spiritual life and can help us share God's love for each person.
Camp Wright Advantages
- Opportunities to develop skills in leadership, problem solving, team building and supervision
- Opportunity to offer something important to young people
- Opportunity to grow in faith and be part of a community focused on serving and nurturing children
- Active and challenging work in a Chesapeake Bay outdoor setting
- International staff members provide global links to other cultures
- American Camping Association Accredited Camp
- Internship opportunities available