Staff FAQs

How many staff work at Beaver Summer Camp?

We employ over 250 counselors, specialists, and Program Directors each summer. Staff ages range from 16 on up through “very experienced” adults. The average age of our staff is 25 years old.

What is a typical day like at Beaver Summer Camp?

The camp day runs from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. Staff members arrive before 8:30 am, and may leave after their campers at either 2:15 pm for Lower Camp staff or 4:15 pm for other programs. Staff members are involved with campers and their activities throughout the day, including lunch.

Do I need to bring lunch?

No. Beaver provides a complimentary lunch to all staff and campers. While the menu has been developed to satisfy children, there are plenty of options for all. Counselors serve lunch and sit with their campers and are expected to supervise while at lunch.

What do staff wear?

All staff are required to wear their staff shirt on a daily basis. Staff will be given three of the required shirts during staff training. Sneakers are a must for all camp staff. We recommend athletic or casual shorts for participating in the Camp day.

What should I expect of Staff Training?

Staff are required to complete over 20 hours of staff training in June covering all aspects of camp and what will be expected in specific roles as a staff member. Staff training also provides an opportunity to get to know other staff and form a strong and supportive community heading into the Camp season.

What responsibilities will I have?

Each position in camp comes with daily responsibilities for which you will be held accountable. We invest significant time into choosing the right person for each position and expect our staff to fulfill the expectations of their role. To reach our goal of providing our campers with the safest, happiest, healthiest, and most joyful summer, it requires a fully committed staff, both individually and collectively.

What are the dates for the Camp season this summer?

Camp starts on June 26 and the last day is August 18.