Summer Camp staff is more than a summer job.
So many attribute their time on a camp staff to gaining some of the most useful skills, positive networking contacts and best friendships in their life.
But what is it really like?
Outside of Work
So, you live where you work? NO PROBLEM!
At Wehinahpay Mountain Camp, you'll have opportunities on and off property to really feel like you're away from your job. We know how important it is to relax and unwind at the end of the day and during time-off.
On our property there is a Staff Lounge and a Lodge where staff can watch movies, play games, make food, and kick-back. Throughout the summer there will be some opportunities for staff bonding such as a day at White Sands National Park, Game Night in the Lodge or a group movie in the Staff Lounge.
Flags Before Breakfast
Every day at 7:00am we do a Flag raising in front of our Dining Hall. The first one of the week is led by the Staff and after this, by the scouts. The announcements and commraderie are a huge part of having a positive start to the day.
Coffee is available to staff starting at 6:30am in the Dining Hall
All sleeping areas remain quiet and guest-free after 10:00pm. In the 2 Communal spaces staff can play music, talk and remain awake after this time. The Staff Lounge (Stounge) and The Yates-Johnson Lodge are there to allow others to get some much needed rest and privacy in their own spaces.
Every staff member has access to resources before camp to help plan travel, what to bring, how to spend time off, and what to expect. Wehinahpay's upper leadership is incredibly involved in every staff member's experience, so you can feel confident that you have what you need to have the best summer of your life!
Every staff member has a bed and storage provided for their time on staff. Roomates are chosen based on a housing survey that you'll fill out upon hiring, age, and gender identity. Wehinahpay has the space to accomodate specific housing needs, as well as spouses or children in some cases. All you need to do is communicate!
Electricity is available in all lodging and some of the cabins range from single beds to up to 6 people! By the time you leave summer camp, these will often times be your closest friends.
Each Staff Member has a "thuse fire" (The fire of enthusiasm that burns within us all, lighting the way to a really rad time) that must be stoked. This is done in the same way all fires are stoked!
Tinder: Little things throughout the day that start us off on the right foot, easy tasks we enjoy, small moments of rest, and individual thuse.
Kindling: group activities with your closest friends in camp, mentorship opportunities with your supervisor, exciting developments in your program area.
Wood: Songs and silliness on a larger scale, Comradery amongst the staff as a whole, Communication between levels of leadership and great songs and pastimes in your classes and at meals.
Oxygen: The culture that's developed throughout an amazing summer at camp. As you live and breathe the scout oath and law, as we grow as a team and as the summer goes along, you'll see the Wehinahpay Staff reach its full potential.