Working at a sleepaway camp, and Shire Village in particular, is an enormous commitment. All staff members must be receptive to supervision and respectful of the needs and differences of their coworkers and the children at camp. They must be energetic, open to new experiences, willing to place the needs of the camp before their own and, most importantly, love living with and working with children.
Below you will find job descriptions for bunk counselors, specialists, and support staff. These are only guidelines. It is very hard to quantify the work that goes into each job at camp. In short, camp is a lot of fun and a lot of work.
Every member of our staff is expected to:
Undertake the responsibility of caring for the health and well being of other people’s children with seriousness and dedication, putting campers’ needs before personal ones.
Encourage campers to cooperate with each other through cooperation with other staff and campers.
Share skills with campers and work closely with other staff members.
Be willing to seek out additional resources when uncertain of answers or strategies.
Meet with a supervisor at least once a week.
Be a role model for all members of the community.
Attend weekly staff meetings.
Work "On Duty" (patrolling bunks after camper bedtime) until 12 AM approximately of one night per week.
Participate in the opening and closing of camp, involving inventory, packing, cleaning and moving.
Please feel free to contact the directors by phone or email for more detailed information about the various jobs at camp.