Our staff are a diverse mix of ages, backgrounds and experience brought together by their interest in working with children. We look for a combination of personnel with a strong background in one of our particular program areas (sports, aquatics, adventure, or the arts). From year to year Golden Slipper Camp has plenty of returning staff but there is always room to add new, energetic and exciting staff to our camp family.
Who Are GSC Staff?
Male and female upper staff, in charge of 4 to 6 bunk groups (40-60 campers) and their counselors. Reporting to the Camp Director, Village Leaders are responsible for the adjustment and welfare of each camper and staff member under their supervision; wake-up, bedtime, village programming; general camp administration; parental contact; and staff evaluations. Village Leaders are mature camp people with an excellent background as camp counselor.
Counselors are the back bone of any camp. At Golden Slipper Camp counselors work in teams of two in a cabin with 8 to 10 campers, looking after their general welfare from wake-up to bedtime, including meals, inspection, showers and evening programs. During the day, most counselors work at a specific activity in which they have a strong background and are comfortable teaching. Counselors must be high school graduates.
Specialists are staff members who coordinate one of our pool, lake, adventure or arts & crafts programs during the day. Specialists are also fully involved in all aspects of camp programming for the entire camp day with certain extra responsibilities (such as driving). These positions require the proper certifications and experience.
We also hire several people for specialized positions, including Wellness Center Staff and Kitchen Staff. These people must be proficient in their particular areas.