Support Staff are vital to the functioning of camp, and work diligently to take care of all our campers and staff. Our kitchen staff members’ help in the preparation, serving and cleanup of three daily meals plus additional duties as requested. Support staff working in the kitchen will also assist the cook in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dishwashing area.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Our extraordinary staff members are the heartbeat of safe and successful Agawak summer. For over 90 years our staff has touched the lives of thousands of young girls and made a positive difference in their lives. We’ve all had teachers, coaches and mentors that have touched our lives. Think back to when you were younger. Think back to these individuals and ask yourself why these people played such an important role in your life. We’re confident it is because they truly got to know you, took an interest in you and challenged you to be the best you could be. As a staff member at Agawak, you have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of your campers forever. We are seeking staff that love working with children and understand the tremendous responsibility of caring for other people’s children. You must be a high energy person who has a passion for life and a desire to share your talents and skills with others.
If you got what it takes please complete our online application.
Our maintenance staff member’s care for 160 acres of land and buildings, including lawn care, grounds work, indoor and outdoor building maintenance and vehicle upkeep. Typical daily jobs may include blowing off paths and tennis courts, filling water dispensers, removing camp garbage, and painting, raking and mowing. Camp Agawak is a beautiful camp and our maintenance staff assures that our property remains that way.
Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The counselor is responsible for planning activities, teaching, coordinating in various activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.
- Counselors will assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their immediate cabin group. They will oversee campers in their assigned activity area and be responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of that activity. They will maintain high standards of health and safety in all camp activities for campers and staff.
- Counselors will ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by head nurses.
- Counselors will be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper care and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed to activities director or camp director.
- Counselors will be a role model to campers and fellow staff in their attitude and behavior.
- Counselors will apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through appropriate communication, relationship development, respect for diversity and involvement and empowerment of youth.
- Counselors will contribute to verbal and written camper evaluations as requested.
- Counselors will assist in the planning of special camp events and evening programs.
Female staff may not enter male cabins and male staff may not enter female cabins unless authorization has been given for maintenance purposes. The same holds true for campers. Relationships between staff must be very discreet, responsible and appropriate at all times. Counselors are to maintain a positive relationship with all staff members including kitchen staff, outside program specialists, nursing staff and other camp personnel. Counselors must also remember that even when “off-duty” they represent Camp Agawak outside of camp grounds. The image they portray has a reflection on Agawak and should be kept in mind at all times.
Our nursing staff is a crucial part of our camp community. We have a staff of four full time nurses who oversee the health and safety of our campers and staff. They dispense medications, provide CPR and First Aid coverage at designated times, treat campers and staff during morning sick call, set up doctor appointments for campers and staff, accompany campers to appointments, manage the infirmary, conduct weekly lice checks, and communicate daily with parents and administration. Our camp nurses conduct incoming physicals and outgoing physicals on all campers and staff. They are responsible for seeing that adequate sunscreen and other prevention materials are available throughout camp, especially in all athletic and waterfront areas. They maintain confidentiality with regard to all infirmary situations.