Want to Join Team AC?
We’re hiring for the following positions:
- Basketball Coaches
- Lacrosse Coaches
- Camp Counselors
- Bus Drivers
Aims & Goals
Sending a child to summer camp is a tremendous act of faith by parents. We take that responsibility very seriously and maintain an environment that encourages health, safety and reinforces a positive self-image.
Our holistic approach is designed to improve a child’s physical, mental and emotional skills as an athlete and, as a result, enable them to reach for their potential. Our ultimate goal is to provide an enjoyable, exciting summer experience that motivates our campers to approach their athletic future with courage, confidence and a feeling of self-worth.
Each year, the Academy Camps team is chosen from students, graduates and faculty from schools and colleges throughout the United States. We seek people with personality, character, stability, and warmth. Most importantly, we look for staff members with a sincere desire to work and live with young people. Our camper-to-counselor ratio is better than 3:1.
Academy Camps welcomes 80 boys and girls per session from all over the United States, as well as, a few foreign countries. The campers range in age from 10 to 16.
Staff Recreation & Time Off
Camp life is structured and demanding. A high energy level is important for a successful summer. We want you to be enthusiastic and happy about your work and recognize that you need some time off for rest and relaxation. In addition to regularly scheduled time off, camp facilities are open to staff in the evening when not in use by the campers. A staff-only lounge, fully-equipped with internet and TV, is open every night. A state-of-the-art Fitness Center is available each evening for counselors. For those interested, there are regularly scheduled staff games and trips to town. Staff receive one day off per session and another day off between sessions.
Helping You Get Started
It’s not easy to adapt to a new situation, even if you are an enthusiastic person. We make the transition for you as easy as possible with a good deal of training and support:
A one-week staff Orientation prior to the campers’ arrival allows for the opportunity to get to know your fellow staff members as we prepare for the summer. We use a variety of formats to acquaint you with situations that will arise during the season. By the end of Orientation, you’ll have a good view of our perspective on camping and our expectations.
Staff meetings are held regularly in small and large groups to enable us to communicate freely and discuss issues and areas of concern. We have an open-door policy at Camp. You are welcome and encouraged to approach the Directors with any of your concerns.
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