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Summer Camp Counselor

Description: Camp Chen-A-Wanda is a 7-week long (June 23rd – August 11th, 2018) overnight summer camp for over 500 campers aged 7-16 located in Thompson, Pennsylvania in the Endless Mountains Region. Chen-A-Wanda employs over 300 seasonal staff members every summer to fill roles varying from counselors and activity specialists who live in the bunks with campers, to cooks and kitchen staff, to maintenance crew, to supervisory roles and directors of programming. Our counseling staff each summer is made up almost entirely of college students from all over America as well as students from up to 20 different countries who are looking for experience with children, a slice of adventure, and an opportunity to meet amazing new people. Our staff members enjoy a competitive summer salary along with room and board for their entire 8-week stay at our camp, making Camp Chen-A-Wanda a popular landing spot for college students every summer.

Type of Opportunity
Location Thompson, PA
Field of Study Any
Degree Wanted None Required
Special Skills & Requirements General Counselors and Specialist Counselors are expected to live in a bunk with three to four other counselors and a set group of campers for the 7-week summer session in addition to a 1-week orientation session prior to the campers’ arrival on June 23rd, 2018. General Counselors spend their days looking after their campers while also taking them to their scheduled activities which encompass a variety of sports, arts, adventure, and waterfront activities. Specialist Counselors have similar responsibilities, with the exception being that for most or all of the daily schedule (approximately 10:00 am until 5:00 pm- lunch and breaks included) they are expected to be at their specialty area (baseball field, arts and crafts building, lake front, etc.) to teach and coach their specialty to a variety of camper groups that will rotate through on a schedule similar to high school classes. All counselors receive a salary to be paid at the end of the summer session, along with room and board for their entire 8-week stay at camp. Travel bonuses are negotiable based on expenses in coming to camp.
Company Name Camp Chen-A-Wanda
Contact: Aaron Tell
Address: 355 Camp Road; Thompson, PA 18465
About the Company: When you drive up to Camp Chen-A-Wanda and enter our gates, you are transported to a beautiful place nestled in the endless mountains of Pennsylvania far from the hustle and bustle of a technologically advanced world. Long-standing camp traditions take center stage here at Camp Chen-A-Wanda. This is a place where you are free to be exactly who you are, to try new things and challenge yourself to be the best version of YOU! We are a summer family who celebrates together and supports one another through it all. Camp Chen-A-Wanda is a warm embrace that will provide your child a summer of incredible adventures and experiences along with friendships that will last a lifetime.
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