Camp Staff Life

CAMP STAFF LIFE

Your most important role at Watia is leading your cabin. You’ll live in a cabin with a co-counselor and 12 campers. Your job is keeping campers safe and healthy, serving as a positive role model, helping campers learn and grow and providing opportunities for them to Dream, Dare, and Discover.

Our cabins are grouped into “villages.” Each village is led by an experienced village director who supports cabin counselors and plans special village programs. Along with your village director, you’ll be surrounded by veteran cabin counselors and a leadership team to help with anything you need.

In addition to leading a cabin, you’ll also be a program instructor. As an instructor, you’ll work with other leaders who share your activity specialty. Leadership staff will help you draw on your own experiences, as well as teach you new skills, that will enable you to facilitate classes successfully.

Staff Daily Schedule

 

Time

Activity

Your Role

7:00

Wake Up/Morning Mayhem

Wake Up Campers

8:00

Flag Raising

Attend Flag Raising

8:15

Breakfast

Eat with your cabin

9:15

Discovery Trek 1

Teach a Class

11:00

Discovery Trek 2

Teach a Class

12:45

Lunch

Eat with your cabin

1:45

FOB/Cabin Clean Up

Rest with your campers

3:00

Choice/Cabin Activity 1

Teach a Class

4:15

Choice/Cabin Activity 2

Led a special activity for your cabin

5:15

Cabin Time

Help you cabin get ready for the evening

5:35

Flag Lowering

Attend Flag Lowering

5:45

Dinner

Eat with your cabin

6:45-7:15

Free Time

Hang out and play with campers and staff

7:30-8:30

Evening Activity

Participate in a camp-wide special event

8:40

Snack/Vespers

Eat with your cabin/ Lead campers in talking about their day

9:15

Showers & Bedtime

Help campers get ready for bed

10:00

Cabin Duty/ Staff Retreat

Perform cabin duty or enjoy free time

12:00

Staff Curfew

Go to bed