Summer Program Staff
Summer Program Staff must be at least 18 years of age or older. They are seasonal, paid, full-time staff that live at camp and are responsible for daily programming and program areas all.
Summer program staff plan, direct and supervise daily programs and cabin activities. They actively carry out camp standards, policies, and procedures that lead to a quality and safe program. As a staff member, you will have the opportunity to help campers and counselors learn life skills and develop confidence as you can facilitate: canoeing, tubing, swimming, rappelling, climbing, zip line, ropes course, shooting sports, arts, environmental education, campfires, backpacking, fishing, and many more programs. Reference the program staff job description (PDF at the top of this page) for detailed information on duties, expectations, and how performance will be evaluated.
Staff training for each site (State and Eastern) is slightly different based on the unique programming needs of each site. Key concepts that are cornerstones of the 4-H Summer Camp philosophy are delivered at each campsites' training. Our staff training will be held in Halsey. All staff members are required to be at every day and every session of staff training. This is to benefit you, the staff as a whole, and to ensure you receive all the required skills and knowledge to effectively create and maintain a positive and safe environment for campers and others at camp.
other training or certifications
Summer program staff do not need any special training, however, any applicant with prior experiences, certifications, or training in these areas are encouraged to apply:
- CPR/First Aid
- Wilderness First Aid
- First Responder
- Riflery (4-H, CMP, or NRA)
- Water Craft Certifications
- ACCT Certification
If hired, ALL program staff members must have a CPR/First Aid Certification before training begins. 4-H Summer Camp will offer an opportunity for you to gain your certification, but if you cannot make it to this training, you must find an alternative resource to get CPR/First Aid Certified.