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Working with children is a fun and rewarding experience. Men and women never forget their summers as camp counselors. If you have patience, common sense and a sincere desire to work with children, we would like you to consider working at Camp Playland.

At Camp Playland, our staff is the key to a successful summer. We spend many hours selecting staff members who are mature, dedicated individuals and who exhibit a true desire to work with children. Combining quality, experienced staff, with directors/owners who are on site for the entire summer, sets Camp Playland far above other summer programs.

THINGS TO KNOW:

CAMP DATES

Your summer begins with Orientation on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The summer continues with the first day of camp on Monday, June 26th and runs daily, Monday through Friday for 8-weeks, ending on Friday, August 18th.  Camp is closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th  for the Independence Day holiday.

POSITIONS

Positions are available for group counselors, counselors in specialty areas, camp nurses, and office staff.  Specialty areas include Swimming (lifeguard certification required), Sports, Music & Drama, Arts & Crafts, Archery, Nature and Ropes.

EVERY GROUP COUNSELOR MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM

You will be actively involved in our swimming program, and should expect to be in the water daily.

DRESS CODE

Our counselors are role models for campers and will be asked to dress appropriately at Camp. Information regarding our dress code is included in the Staff Handbook given to every staff member.

HEALTH FORM

A health form will be supplied to every employee. The State of Connecticut Health Department requires each staff member to submit a completed health form prior to the start of camp. The health form must be based upon a physical examination that occurred within 36 months of the first day of camp.

SALARY

In all cases, salary is based upon the position you are hired to fill, your qualifications, and your age.  Additional salary is offered for bus counselors who supervise campers on their daily bus ride to and from camp. Although camp families may tip a counselor at the end of the summer, tipping is not mandatory and should not be expected.