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A Typical Day at Camp

Working at a Summer Camp is an experience you will take with you for the rest of your life! You will be challenged daily by the long hours, rustic living conditions and camp food. Mix that with campfires, canoeing on clear lakes, playing all day long and watching young children flourish, and this will be a memory you will cherish.

You will be required to be a dedicated worker. You will have fun, guaranteed, but remember it is not a holiday. Except for your time off, you'll spend 24 hours a day with an active group of children, or if Support Staff, you will follow a set work schedule. A cheerful, hardworking attitude is a must!

You will be expected to follow strict camp rules for campers and staff: no smoking, no drinking of alcoholic beverages and a nightly curfew. It is important to remember that you are a role model for children and you must behave accordingly.

All in all, the joy of summer camp more than offsets the hard work. Please do not be discouraged by the negatives you may read or hear about. Camp is a wonderful place to spend your summer.

A typical day as a camp counselor
7:00 Wake up, get dressed, maybe a swim
7:30 All camp gathering – flag raising, thought for the day
7:45 Breakfast
8:45 Cabin Inspection, cabin cleaning, organize yourself for the day
9:00 Activity Period – land based activities usually
10:30 Activity Period – water based activities
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Rest Hour – quiet time for letters home, reading a book.
14:30 Activity period – land based or water based activities
16:00 Waterfront – free swim and boating
17:30 Free time
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Specialty programming – hobbies, activity planning time
20:00 Evening activity – All-camp games, campfires, talent shows
21:00 Snack and bedtime (younger campers)
21:30-22:00 Snack and bedtime (older campers)