Staff at Spring Lake
What is our philosophy?
Since 1989, Spring Lake Day Camp has been providing children with active, safe and memorable summers. Our staff members are mature, professional and dedicated individuals who lead the campers in expanding their abilities and increasing their confidence and self esteem.
Role Models at SLDC!
Our selected staff is comprised of former campers, college students, specialists and lifeguards who love camp and working with children. Each group is supervised by a fun, energetic and responsible Division Leader and Director.
As a staff member you must be available from Monday, July 1st, through Thursday, August 22nd. Camp is closed on Thursday, July 4th. Each staff member is required to attend orientation days shortly before the start date of camp, which are tailored to prepare them for the upcoming summer. We will perform a required background check on each staff member as well as a reference check.
What are the hours and what is a typical day like?
General Counselors are required to be at camp by 8:30am and may leave at the end of the day at 4:15pm (after all the buses depart). Administrators are required to be at camp by 8:00am. After our morning meetings campers will typically start arriving between 8:50am and 9:10am. The camp day runs from 9:00 am-4:00pm. Each divison, Jr. Camp, Girls’ Side and Boys’ Side will hold a morning line up to get staff and campers ready and excited for the day. At the end of each day they will conclude with an afternoon line-up before getting ready for dismissal. The camp day is comprised of a mix of swim, sports and arts and option periods that are based on the child’s age & special interests.
What is my responsibility as an SLDC counselor?
As a counselor at SLDC you will work with a group of campers averaging 12-15 per group depending on the age of the campers. Each group has three counselors that will work as a team. Counselors act as big brothers and sisters to their campers and make sure that their group follows our SLDC schedule and participates, motivates, and makes each camper comfortable and confident. You will assist our highly trained Specialists that are in charge of running each activity. Specialists need the cooperation of our counselors for support and positive energy.
If you feel that working with children is a privilege and that camp is wonderful place for children to learn and grow as individuals. You will make a great counselor and help make a difference in a child’s life!!
How do I get started?
Feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 973-831-9000, or you can click here to apply online. We look forward to working with you in the future and having you join our SLDC Team.