Working with Children
is a fun and rewarding experience. Men and women never forget their summers as camp counselors. If you have patience, common sense and a sincere desire to work with children, we would like you to consider working at Camp Playland.
At Camp Playland, our staff is the key to a successful summer. We spend many hours selecting staff members who are mature, dedicated individuals and who exhibit a true desire to work with children. Combining quality, experienced staff, with directors/owners who are on site for the entire summer, sets Camp Playland far above other summer programs.
Positions are available for group counselors, counselors in specialty areas, camp nurses, and office staff. Specialty areas include Swimming (lifeguard certification required), Sports, Music & Drama, Arts & Crafts, Archery (certification required), Discovery Den and Ropes (certification required).
Learn more about each position below
A health form will be supplied to every employee. The State of Connecticut Health Department requires each staff member to submit a completed health form prior to the start of camp. The health form must be based upon a physical examination that occurred within 36 months of the first day of camp.
In all cases, salary is based upon the position you are hired to fill, your qualifications, and your age. Additional salary is offered for bus counselors who supervise campers on their daily bus ride to and from camp. Although camp families may tip a counselor at the end of the summer, tipping is not mandatory and should not be expected.
Senior Group Counselors
lead camp groups of 10-25 kids. Campers are split into groups by age and gender. Senior Group Counselors spend their day actively and enthusiastically participating in all activities, at their campers' level. Senior Group Counselors are expected to set appropriate rules and guidelines for their campers and their junior staff members. In this way Senior Group Counselors ensure campers and counselors alike will enjoy a safe and fun summer together at Camp Playland.
Senior Group Counselors must have completed one year of college education.
Senior Specialist Counselors
lead a specialty area for all campers (boys and girls age 3-13). Senior Specialists are expected to plan and implement activities for all campers. They must set appropriate rules and guidelines for campers and direct junior specialists, senior group staff, and junior group staff on how best to assist campers and participate appropriately in each activity. Prior to the start of camp, specialists are responsible for ordering materials, setting up their areas, and planning a progression of skills to be taught throughout the 8-week summer. The core ingredients for success are passion and fun.
Senior Specialist Counselors must have completed one year of college education.
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