Each summer Camp Treetops looks for seasonal staff to fill positions as counselors, registered nurses, cooks, kitchen assistants, and farm interns.
What We Look For
Treetops looks for applicants who are emotionally mature and able to live and work in a fast-paced, intense, rewarding camp community where they will serve as positive role models for children. We are especially interested in individuals who:
- have a genuine respect for children
- experience working with children
- a love for the outdoors
- a sense of adventure
- a sense of humor
- lots of energy.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation is dependent upon age and experience.
- room and board
- laundry facilities
- opportunity to live, work, and play in a beautiful setting
- computer and Internet access.
Of course the greatest benefit comes with the meaningful relationships and friendships developed with children and peers, the opportunity to help children have transformative experiences, and becoming a contributing member of the Treetops community.
Employment Dates & Time Off
The employment period extends from mid-June through mid-August. Staff arrive two weeks before campers for orientation (see below) and remain three days after campers depart in August.
All staff members will have at least six days off during the seven-week camper season, to be arranged as duties permit. In addition to a day off, staff members usually have off two other evenings per week, which begin after dinner.
Saturday, June 17 – Saturday, July 1, 2017
All staff attend our comprehensive staff training before the arrival of our campers. A fun and educational time, Staff Orientation provides time for staff to get to know each other and to acquaint (or reacquaint) themselves with our program. Staff participate in a combination of group work periods to set up the Camp activity areas and living quarters and training sessions that cover a range of topics — from Treetops philosophy to how the program works, health and safety concerns, and sessions on working effectively with children.
Staff also have the opportunity for certification in courses such as Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard Training.
With our commitment to simple living, our staff are housed in rustic cabins or wooden platform tents which are designed for two to four people. Staff accommodations are separate from but nearby those of the children.
We have some accommodations for our older staff and for those with younger children.