About the Team
We’re looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to join the greatest team in the country for the summer of 2020: Susquehannock’s 115th summer!
The Susquehannock Camps Provide Multi-Sport Athletic Development & Confidence-Based Learning for Children Between the Ages of Seven & Sixteen
Susquehannock for Boys was founded in 1905 and Susquehannock for Girls was established in 1986 (Read: History + Traditions). We are brother-sister overnight camps located on Tripp Lake in the beautiful Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, just north of Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA and south of Binghamton, NY.
As a counselor you will be responsible for the safety and well-being of children between the ages of seven and sixteen. There are two counselors in every cabin supervising a group of 10-12 children. You will also be responsible for running daily sports clinics as well as coaching a team in a variety of daily games/competition.
The camp offers training and competition in a variety of both traditional and nontraditional sports. The guiding principle of the sports program at both camps is that every camper receives exposure to a variety of sports through both clinics and competition.
After a skills-based assessment, campers are placed on teams with equally abled peers. This gives each boy or girl an opportunity to participate and enhance their self-esteem in an environment where they can take risks and make mistakes in a safe space. This is an integral part of the Susquehannock learning experience.
The summer program runs over two 3.5 week/24 day sessions. All staff members under contract will receive a salary, plus free lodging and meals.
Please note that cabin counselors must be at least 18 years of age or have completed the equivalent of grade 12 of high school. Junior Counselors must be at least 17 years old or have completed grade 11 of high school.
Important Dates for 2020:
Monday, February 7 – Returning Staff express intention to return to Director (Jeff Bell email)
Monday, February 21 – New Staff Applications acknowledged
Friday, June 12 – Work Week begins at 4:00p; All 18+ staff members are welcome to attend, but must sign a Work Week Consent Form. Any staff member who completes five days of Work Week will receive an additional 24 hours off during the season. Note: If staff are being trained for lifeguarding or other special certifications, it may take place during Work Week (you will be required to be on-site)
Wednesday, June 17 – Last day for International Staff to arrive
Saturday, June 20 – Training Week begins promptly at 9:00a; in order to be on time for Staff Training, consider arriving on Friday, June 19
Saturday, June 27 – First Half begins
Monday, July 20 – First Half ends
Thursday, July 23 – Second Half begins
Saturday, August 15 – Second Half ends
Monday, August 17 – Staff contracts end when all work is completed and completion forms are signed by Heads of Camp, Director of Operations + Camp Director
Wednesday, August 19 – Senior Staff contracts end when all subordinate staff has been “signed off”