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Positions Available

Camp Wayne for Girls has several types of positions available. All positions at camp fall under one of three categories- Support Staff, Counselor Staff and Key Staff. Although the responsibilities of each job are different, they are all equally important, and camp could not function without the contributions of all these wonderful people working together for a common goal.

There are two types of counselor positions at Wayne: Group Leaders or Assistant Group Leaders and Specialty Counselors. The main difference between the two is that during the day Assistant Group Leaders (AGL) and Group Leaders (GL) lead their group of campers from activity to activity and do not teach an activity while a Specialty Counselor will spend most of the activity day in one particular program area, instructing campers of all ages and various skill levels in their area of specialty. All counselors live in a bunk with their campers and have all the responsibilities that come with caring for children for seven weeks. Every counselor’s first priority must be to the health, safety and well-being of her campers, regardless of her position.

 Group Leaders

Each age group of campers is under the care of a Group Leader. In many ways the Group Leader is the most important position on camp. Group Leaders are responsible for the overall well being of all campers and counselors in their group. Most are older college students, recent college grads or adults with more experience in education and working with children. In addition to leading their group to all scheduled daily and evening activities, a Group Leaders primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Supervise approximately 36 girls and 8 counselors in their age group.
  • Act as the liaison between campers and bunk counselors.
  • Attend daily meetings with the Head Counselor, Assistant Head Counselors and Directors to discuss the daily/weekly schedule and any problems or concerns within the group.
  • Help get the campers out of the bunks and to activities on time.
  • Encourage campers and join them in participating in scheduled daily activities.
  • Prepare for all evening activities and help to run some of them. On occasion, you will need to plan or co-plan an evening activity.
  • Provide constructive verbal and written feedback to campers and counselors and be open to suggestions from everyone in your group.
  • Keep group informed of time schedule and changes in the calendar.
  • Assist at activities if needed (i.e. feed tennis balls.)
  • Help supervise areas like ropes, cooking, etc. during Selective and Hobby Hours.

A Group Leader is the consummate counselor. A good Group Leader must be friendly, available, fun, smart, understanding, patient, selfless and organized all at the same time! As with anything in life, communication is essential. Being in constant communication with the counselors and campers in your age group will provide the foundation for a great summer for everyone in the group.

 Assistant Group Leaders

In our nine lower camp bunks each Group Leader will be assisted by one or two Assistant Group Leader’s. As an Assistant Group Leader, you will help the Group Leader lead your designated group to all of their scheduled daily and evening activities. Together you are responsible for their well-being throughout the summer. Your primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Help get the campers out of the bunks and to activities on time.
  • Help the Group Leader supervise approximately 36 girls during the day and provide support and counseling.
  • Take over for the Group Leader on her day off, including attending meetings and inspecting the bunks after clean-up.
  • Encourage campers and join them in participating in scheduled daily activities.
  • Provide input and constructive feedback to your Group Leader and be open to suggestions from everyone in your group.
  • Assist at activities if needed (i.e. feed tennis balls.)
  • Help supervise areas like ropes, cooking, etc. during Selective and Hobby Hours.
 Specialty Counselors

A Specialty Counselor lives with the campers and GL’s and AGL’s in a cabin. During a typical activity day, a Specialty Counselor will work in a program area as an instructor of a sport or activity for the six periods in a day. Counselors whose specialty is sports will also have an opportunity to coach our travel sports teams. Besides teaching a specialty they will also take on the responsibilities of a bunk counselor when they are not at their specialty area. Specialty Counselors should possess significant experience in their chosen area. The following is a list of the Activity areas for which we need Specialty Counselors:

TEAM SPORTS: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Lacrosse.

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS: Tennis, Gymnastics, Golf.

WATERFRONT: Swimming (W.S.I. preferred), Waterskiing, Sailing.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Nature, Ropes Course, Camp Newspaper

FINE & PERFORMING ARTS: Drama, Ceramics (Hand & Wheel), Photography, Videographer, Silkscreen, Drawing & Painting, Batik, Printmaking, Sculpture, Jewelry, Calligraphy, Sewing/Knitting, Guitar, Piano.

OTHER COUNSELOR POSITIONS: Dance & Cheerleading, Aerobics/Fitness, Martial Arts/Self Defense.

 Activity Directors

An Activity Director is responsible for running and overseeing an entire program area such as tennis or waterfront. Our activity directors are typically adult professionals in their field and are highly skilled and experienced. They do not live in bunks and thus do not have bunk responsibilities. Their first priority is to implement and run a safe, enjoyable and quality program. Every activity director and their program is supported by our specialty counselors. Organization, lesson planning and the ability to teach your skill in a pleasant manner befitting a summer camp environment is essential. Furthermore, the ability to give and receive feedback, to lead a staff and the ability to relate to campers, and staff in a productive mature way are equally essential. All Program Directors have additional responsibilities in joining the rest of our Key Staff to help run and implement our evening activities and special events.

 Registered Nurses & Nurses Assistants

Each summer Camp Wayne for Girls hires 4 full time Registered Nurses and one Nurses Assistant to join the camp doctor in helping to keep our campers and staff healthy and active throughout the summer. Our entire Health Center team will conduct daily clinic calls, dispense medications, keep a daily health log and appropriate records, attend to sick campers, and also be ready for all camp medical emergencies. All nurses must be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania; a process we can assist with. More importantly, our nurses must be sensitive to the needs of children and have appropriate bedside manners. All nurses live on campus in private rooms within our new Health Center. Accommodations include private bathrooms, new beds, hardwood flooring, relaxing deck outside your room, fully equipped kitchen within the Health Center, internet access and much more.

 Support Staff

Another integral part of camp is our dedicated Support Staff. Our kitchen staff is comprised of waitresses, dish washers, salad chefs, a dining room manager and two main chefs. We also employ 3 administrative assistants/drivers (CDL preferred) and an administrative director who, in addition to driving, work closely with the camp directors behind the scenes to help ensure a smooth running camp. Some of our other Support Staff positions are nanny, bookkeeper, maintenance staff and housekeeping.