The Pierce Country Day Camp Team
Each member of the Pierce team makes important contributions towards creating a phenomenal summer for our campers. The following job descriptions offer some brief insight into the summer staff positions available at Pierce. A complete personal interview is necessary for all prospective staff. During this interview we will provide comprehensive information regarding job requirements and responsibilities.
Group Leaders are adults in charge of a specific age group of campers and those campers’ assigned staff members. For example, a group of 20 five-year-old boys would be supervised by one Group Leader and a staff of 5 General Counselors. A Pierce Group Leader is a college graduate who is a parent, teacher or coach. The Group Leader’s main responsibility is to ensure the safety and welfare of their designated campers and staff. Group Leaders are also responsible for overseeing camper progress while keeping to our camp schedule. They additionally serve as the direct link between camp and home, and must be capable of maintaining a strong camp/parent partnership.
Group Leaders must possess strong organizational and leadership skills, be adept at multi-tasking and be able to motivate their General Counselors and campers. Successful Group Leaders are enthusiastic, supportive, caring and kind individuals. They possess strong communication skills and are spirited, reliable and professional at all times. We have an exceptionally high return rate at the Group Leader levels…Our GL’s are highly experienced, capable camp pros!
General Counselors are the “foot soldiers” of our camp-wide staff. Each group at camp has several General Counselors assigned to it. These General Counselors maintain a high level of supervision at all times as they care for campers and assist them in all activities.
A General Counselor must be an enthusiastic, caring individual with the capacity to be a supportive role model. General Counselors must possess the ability to work well with children ages 3 through 15. They also need a strong background in sports, the arts and swimming. General Counselors must be fun-loving, spirited, reliable and conscientious. They should have a sincere interest in serving as a strong, positive influence in the lives of our wonderful children.