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Summer 2023 Overnight Camp Openings

FOR RESIDENT / OVERNIGHT CAMP Located at Prindle Pond in Charlton, MA

Assistant Camp Director (25+)

  • What is our Assistant Camp Director?: 

    • The Story School Assistant Camp Director is a partner to the camp director and a facilitator for the camp. They are an ally to our counselors, campers, and admin team. They support and shadow the camp director sharing in all roles and responsibilities They are able to seamlessly step into the role of camp director as needed.

  • What Do They Do?

    •  Supervision of all camp positions under the camp director

    •  Counselor review and conflict management

    •  Camper conflict management

    •  Camper check-in, check-out, and registration issues

    •  Logistical support to plot, game, and NPC roles (should be willing and able to play camp characters)

    •  Supporting the nurse as a healthcare supervisor

    •  Preferred candidates are ones with previous camp admin experience, a childlike sense of wonder, and the ability to stay organized in the midst of villain monologues, goblin battles, and camper emotions

  • Who Makes a Good Assistant Director?:

    • Someone who can find enjoyment in both the organization of building rosters and the entertainment of playing a character in front of 100 heroes

    • Someone with previous experience in camp/childcare AND working as a supervisor/manager

    • Stage managers, lead counselors, camp professionals, teachers, children’s program directors

    • Someone who enjoys having a hand in the development and support of kids and kids at heart

  • What Does the Position Pay?:

    • For the part-time year-round hours, $22 - $25/hr based on experience with up to 30 hours available during the year. Comp time (separate from vacation/sick pay) of one week following completion of summer season to be taken outside of the summer months

    • For the summer months, $550 - 650 a week plus room and board for the nine weeks of camp

Assistant camp director dressed as fantasy character at LARP STEM camp

Apply Today

Love working with kids?  Have a fascination with the fantasy genre?  Have a very active imagination?  A responsible and good role model?  Don’t mind being hit with foam weapons?  Like to dress in costume and wear cool makeup?  Consider safety BEFORE anything else – no matter how fun?​​​​​

Email camp@thestoryschool.org with any questions about specialty positions

FOR ALL POSITIONS

We provide training, costumes (although you can bring your own!), props, makeup, and foam weapons. In return, our expectations are high. We require you to be responsible, flexible, and reliable. You must fully embrace and adhere to the concept that this camp is for the campers. As such, the roles you play and the positions you hold are always in service of the entertainment value.  This is a demanding job that requires you to be both physically and mentally active at all times. But you will have the time of your life and we can guarantee that you will never be bored!

 

All camp staff members are required to have previous experience working with kids and teens and be at least 16 years of age. Acting experience is not necessary but does help. We’re interested in mature decision makers – counselors and performers who like to take part in a creative, improvisational environment – but always with safety foremost in their minds. You must be exceptionally reliable and a good communicator. Punctuality is necessary as the nature of these activities requires precision timing. Professionalism is mandatory.

Please note that Wizards & Warriors Camp is owned and run by parents. Our own children attend these camps. Safety is our highest concern. We expect that it will be yours as well. References required. Pay is dependent on experience and scheduled for 9 weeks, plus room and board (includes paid training). 

This is an overnight position with onsite residency required with one or two days off each week and counselors are required to reside at the camp for the duration of employment.

Currently accepting applications from candidates 16+ (position dependent)

Staff must be available from June 19th to August 19th

All applicants must submit three references

All staff, performers, and volunteers must submit to a CORI and SORI Background Check, intensive screening, and reference check.

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