Camp Takajo is looking for camp counselors with experience in the following areas:
Basketball Tennis Soccer Lacrosse
Golf Street Hockey Roller Hockey Flag
Football Paddle Tennis Weight Training
Swimming Sailing Canoeing Waterskiing
SCUBA Archery Journalism Photography
Videography Fine Arts Crafts Ceramics
Nature Study Music (piano accompanist) Music
(instrumentalist/band leader) Dramatics Radio &
Electronics Woodworking General Rock
Climbing Backpacking Climbing Wall Trip
Camp is concentrated, structured and demanding. The boys are in camp for seven weeks. Our responsibility toward them is a twenty-four hour a day job. There is no greater trust than that placed in us by the campers' parents, and no greater expectation than theirs for our complete dedication and attention to their sons' needs.
The most important aspect of being a counselor concerns the relationships you help to develop with and among the campers with whom you live. There are seven to nine boys and two counselors in each cabin. The atmosphere you and your co-counselor create has a great deal to do with the kind of experience each boy has. Great care is taken in making up the bunk groupings. Your preference with regard to the age of the campers with whom you wish to live and work is given every consideration.
We check very carefully the references you provide. We inquire about your ability to relate with children specifically and with all types of people in general. We ask about your work habits, manners, personality, willingness to pitch in and a host of other factors, which we think predict success at this type of work. Any experience you have had associating with children will help your work in a camp setting, although it is not a prerequisite by any means. If you have a genuine interest in working with children, we encourage you to apply.
If you are interested in joining our staff, please fill out our on-line application. We will contact you immediately about the availability of a position and arrange a personal interview or extended telephone conversation devoted to a thorough discussion of your responsibilities as a counselor at Camp Takajo.