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Summer 2024 Overnight Camp Openings (FULL)

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

Junior Counselor (18+)

  • What Does a Hero Leader Do?: 

    • Counselors are in charge of leading groups of campers throughout their experiences and activities. Responsibilities include getting campers ready for the day, leading game missions out into the world, reflecting on experiences with campers, meal monitoring, and engaging with campers out of game during down moments. Hero Leaders are expected to have an in-game character that can function as a guide to the heroes and can be provided for you.

  • Duties List:

    • Helps campers stay on schedule for routines and guides during adventure time

    • Entertains, engages, and supports up to 12 campers in an adventuring party

    • Supports running STEAM modules for their group

    • Supports other hero leaders and logistics/backstage team

    • Plays characters/monsters as needed

    • Engages in behavior management, dorm duties, and transitioning between activities

    • Role-models good conduct for campers and co-counselors

    • For junior counselors: more focus on playing characters and supporting backstage for first year

    • For lead counselors: more focus on being leader among your peers and providing support to either our counselor team, logistics team, or admin team based on experience

  • Who Makes a Good Hero Leader?:

    • Teachers, Coaches, Camp counselors

    • Self-professed nerds and geeks

    • Someone who likes working with neuro-diverse, LBGTQ+, and neurotypical youth in equal parts

    • Someone who plays outside and enjoys puzzles, escape rooms, and role-playing games

    • You?!

  • What Does the Position Pay?:

    • For junior counselors, $310 - $350 per week (based on experience) for eight weeks plus room and board

    • For counselors, $410 - $450 per week (based on experience) for up to nine weeks plus room and board

    • For lead counselors, $450 - $500 per week (based on role and experience) for nine weeks plus room and board

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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 around 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 an exhausting, demanding job that requires both physical and mental endurance. But you will have the time of your life and we can guarantee that you will never be bored!

 

All camp staff 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 mind. 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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