QUESTIONS FOR STAFF
How much will I get paid?
Salary for a general counselor ranges from $1400 to $2000 based on age and experience. You may receive an additional stipend for specialized skills (such as archery certification). We will provide you with a complete salary package at the time of your job offer. Keep in mind that, in addition to salary, you will receive uniform shirts, room and board, internet access, laundry service and invaluable experience you would never earn in a retail or office job!
What is the uniform for staff?
Staff wear white or black shirts every day. We will supply you with uniform shirts, and you may wear your own white, grey, or black shorts and pants. Jean pants or shorts are also acceptable, depending on the program area.
How many hours will I work a day?
A lot. The official answer: approximately 10 to 14. But the truth is that camp is not like a typical job. You don’t go home when the day is over. You’ll be living with campers and that means that you’re on 24 hours a day. It is hard work—but the rewards you gain from spending that time with campers are immeasurable. You will have one day off a week along with every other night. You'll have plenty of breaks throughout the day and our leadership staff is here to support you when you need to rest.
How old will my campers be?
Until you arrive at camp, the only answer we can give you is: somewhere between seven and 14. We don’t assign any staff to cabins until the end of Staff Week, when camper cabin placements are finalized and we have had the chance to get to know each counselor. You will be placed in a cabin with campers for whom we feel your personality and strengths are the best fit, and your preference will be taken under consideration.
Anything else I need to know?
Camp StarCrest is 100 percent smoke-free. We do not tolerate smoking on or near camp property. Staff are expected to live responsibly while at camp, and that includes following the laws of regarding consumption of alcohol. No staff member under the age of 21 may consume alcohol, on or off camp, and no staff member of legal drinking age may drink on camp or return to campus under the influence of alcohol. Camp StarCrest has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to smoking, illegal drugs, and inappropriate use of alcohol.
Where will I live?
As a general counselor or specialist, you will live in a cabin with campers. If you are a member of the support staff or media producer, you will live in staff housing with other staff members. All accommodations have electricity, hot running water and bathroom facilities.