Summer Camp Counselors; only the best!
Our counselors play a pivotal role in the success of Lake Ann Camp. These are the values that guide us in assuring your child has the best week of their life...
Seriousness of purpose
The average age of our counseling staff is 21. We know that every camper is a parent's most valuable possession and it takes a level of maturity to lead those campers through a variety of positive camp experiences. Knowing the challenges a counselor faces causes us to be very careful to bring on a mature staff.
Rigorous Interview Process
The extensive nature of our interview process communicates to potential staff members that they are preparing for a summer of putting others in a higher position than themselves. We require an in-person interview, detailed application, 5 authoritative references, and a background and driving record check before they are offered a contract for the summer.
This year's team will arrive 14 days before the campers. They will receive 175 hours of classroom and hands-on training to learn behavior management, facilitation, Lake Ann's core values and mission, high adventure, philosophy of ministry, outdoor education, and much more. They finish training having experienced every activity the campers will enjoy and are pumped up for their first campers to arrive.
Training does not stop in the spring. Lake Ann Camp's staff literally has a staff meeting every day of the summer. These meetings allow full-time staff to assist counselors in dealing with specific needs of individual campers. Each meeting raises the bar to ensure that everyone on staff is on the same page mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Summer with purpose
Be sure to apply early! Positions tend to fill quickly and those that apply early have a greater chance of joining the staff for the summer. Anyone interested in applying for a summer camp position must contact Terase Van Rheenen, the Office Manager, with your request after the first of December by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or calling the office at 800.223.5722.