Caring and Experienced Staff Makes the Difference
A camp counselor can really make or break a child’s experience at camp. At Camp Funtime we make sure we have the best of the best. Our team of staff members is one big family that makes camp what it is, an amazing place to spend the summer! But what makes some of our staff so special is that many of them were once campers and have grown up with us.
Our Camp Funtime staff is comprised of young men and women who have the passion and ability to work and relate well with children. The majority of our staff is returning staff members. Returning staff members are evaluated at the end of each summer, and are selected by the directors if chosen to return. Returning staff members will go through staff training prior to the start of camp, whether it is their second or tenth summer. All potential new staff members go through a group interview. From there selected candidates will have an individual interview with the directors. Candidates chosen to advance in the selection will then have their personal references checked, be background checked and checked in the National Sex Offender Registry. Once all is clear new staff members are hired and will go through thorough new staff training.
Each camper group is staffed with two Senior Counselors, these staff members are all college age students at least 18 years or older. Campers will have the same two counselors their entire time at camp, unless a situation rises out of our control. Groups will also have the opportunity to have a Junior Counselor volunteer in their group. Junior Counselors are high school students who are in our training program; they are learning how to become effective leaders to hopefully in the near future be one of our Senior Counselors. Many of our activities are run by Specialists, these adults Specialize in one of our many camp activities. Specialists are there to teach and mentor our campers in specific activities of their expertise. Activities led by specialists include; Art, Dance, Music, Drama, Yoga, Sports, Gymnastics, Karate, Archery, Nature, Rhythm Rhyme and Science.