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Employment is available at Camp Mohawk in a variety of challenging, fun, and worthwhile positions in an environment where “The Spirit Lasts A Lifetime!”

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What does it mean to be a Camp Counselor?
sailing counselor

At Camp Mohawk, the experiences that you will have and the friends that you’ll make will stay with you throughout your lifetime. At camp, you will work hard and long and enjoy the friendships of some wonderful people. Camp counselors have the opportunity to personally interact with campers and lead them through activities. A counselor lives with campers and forms a special and unique relationship with them. As a camp counselor you will have the opportunity to:


  • Master real-life problem solving skills
  • Have a significant and positive influence in the lives of children
  • Develop greater self-understanding
  • Participate in experiences that enhance personal growth
  • Develop/expand a network of peer relations

What is the mission of YMCA Camp Mohawk?

At Camp Mohawk, the experiences that you’ll have and the friends that you’ll make will stay with you throughout your lifetime. At camp, you will work long and hard, and enjoy the friendships of some wonderful people. Camp counselors have the opportunity to personally interact with campers and lead them through activities. A counselor lives with campers and forms a special and unique relationship with them. As a camp counselor you will have the opportunity to:


  • Master real-life problem solving skills
  • Have a significant and positive influence in the lives of children
  • Develop greater self-understanding
  • Participate in experiences that enhance personal growth
  • Develop/expand a network of peer relations

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What does the job entail?
equestrian counselor

As a staff member at Camp Mohawk, you will wear a couple of different hats. As a counselor in your cabin and unit, you will be responsible for:


  • Living with 8-10 children in a cabin
  • Waking your cabin each day, ensuring that each camper showers daily
  • Eating meals with your cabin group
  • Participating in and helping plan evening activities with your cabin group, unit, or entire camp
  • Planning daily afternoon cabin activities for your cabin group
  • Completing daily health forms for each camper in your cabin
  • Completing daily “fun factors” (evaluation) of each camper in your cabin
  • Preparing campers for bed and leading evening discussion/cabin devotions
  • Performing Officer of the Day duties as assigned

 

In addition to your cabin and unit duties, you will be teaching activities during the day. The activities that you will teach will be based on a skill inventory done on the first day of staff training as well as the information that you include on your application. Each Sunday evening, girls will sign up for 4 activities for the week. As an activity instructor, you will be responsible for:


  • Preparing lesson plans – in most cases, this means revising existing lesson plans and adding your own knowledge and experiences to the activity area
  • Setting up activity area
  • Submitting supply lists
  • Being on time and teaching activities daily
  • Master real-life problem solving skills
  • Have a significant and positive influence in the lives of children
  • Develop greater self-understanding
  • Participate in experiences that enhance personal growth
  • Develop/expand a network of peer relations

So, you want to be a a Counselor in Training?

The CIT program is for girls ages 15 and 16 wishing to develop leadership, public speaking, teaching, and camp counseling skills.

But WAIT! Do you really understand just exactly what it means to be a CIT?


  • Did you know that the number one comment of CITs is always, “I can’t believe how busy I am?”
  • CITs are assigned to activities to learn how to teach. CITs have lectures and classes on how to write lesson plans and risk management programs for activities. CITs will study age group characteristics and how they apply to age appropriate planning.
  • CITs will share leadership assignments such as planning chapel, special events, the triathlon, and cabin activities.
  • One of the most challenging roles is that of providing leadership to the other CITs, when your turn to comes to be the head of a particular project.
  • Additionally, you’ll learn and practice public speaking. Having to get up in front of 250 people and speak enthusiastically about your program for Optional Rec is just one of the opportunities CITs routinely enjoy.
  • All this is in addition to practical skills such as fire-building, knots, boating safety, games leadership, aquatic training, and general group leadership.
  • The CIT experience is not all work and no play. CITs enjoy both high and low elements on the Ropes Course, nights out in town every two weeks, and a period off each day.
  • Special optional opportunities for CITs include being assigned to a position as “Cabin CIT”, being selected to participate in the certification program for lifesaving, and instruction in a CPR and/or First Aid program. Participation in these programs is based on the recommendation of the CIT Director and not a part of the regular program.

 

If you will be 15 or 16 during the summer of 2017 and would like to apply for our Counselor In Training (CIT) program, please fill out the CIT application. Note from administration: Typed applications are greatly preferred and can be emailed to info@campmohawk.org. Typed signatures are accepted.

CIT Application
Character Reference