Camp Weequahic, a co-ed residential summer camp in Northeast Pennsylvania, is looking for enthusiastic, fun loving and qualified individuals that can help create a fantastic summer experience for our campers while earning internship credit. This position is for people that are hard-working, dedicated, and love to work with children. Counselors serve in a dual role, both living with children and teaching in one or more activity areas.
Camp Weequahic offers a wide variety internship opportunities. We are able to provide over 140 hours of supervised experience hours in your hired program area.
We are hiring interns who are Education Majors looking to get more hands-on experience working with and teaching children. Interns will teach an activity area or coach a sport for approximately six hours a day. Interns will write and implement lesson plans in their activity area and will get frequent feedback to increase the effectiveness and engagement of their instruction.
Interns will also live in cabins with campers and will learn what it means to care for the whole child. Previous education majors have mentioned how much working as a camp counselor informed their teaching methods once they were in the classroom because they had real-life experience connecting with and creating experiences for children.
We promise that this will not be your typical internship. Interning at Camp Weequahic is an awesome opportunity to gain hands-on experience, all while making a difference in the life of a child and have a ton of fun doing it! If you think you could be a positive role model, teach something you love, and are thrilled by the prospect of meeting hundreds of new friends from around the world while getting paid and earning internship credits, we would love for you to apply.
Our dates for this summer are June 11- August 9, and our first year counselors typically make $2000 salary plus a $300 travel stipend, along with room and board.
The Employee Experience:
Being a staff member at Camp Weequahic is much more than a summer job, it’s a unique experience in idyllic surroundings and an opportunity to realize your full potential as you help others realize theirs. You’ll meet people from all over the US and build a network that will last beyond just the summer. Weequahic is a community that encourages growth, teamwork, and provides professional development and ongoing feedback. We help bring out the best in our people and want you to join us!
This contract offers a competitive salary based on experience and includes travel expense reimbursement, housing, staff shirts, laundry service, three meals a day (plus snacks!) and WiFi.
During days off, staff spend their time hiking, spending a day exploring nearby Scranton–shopping or seeing a show, and taking in everything Pennsylvania has to offer. If you decide to stay on camp, staff can hang out in our staff lounge, workout in the fitness center, or use sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards on the lake or just relax on the beach at the waterfront.
Field Experience Manual: