WHY WORK HERE
Camp Pontiac is looking for dedicated and excited young adults to join our Camp Pontiac family. Working at camp provides a wonderful opportunity to perfect the skills that every company looks for on a resume. Working with other adults while caring for children helps our counselors master patience, leadership, and communication. Pontiac has a structured program that provides an easy routine to follow and allows counselors to develop their ability to handle multiple responsibilities.
Once camp is over, our counselors are astounded by the connections they have made, the obstacles they’ve overcome, and the confidence they gained while working in such a unique environment. Colleges, universities, and internships appreciate and look for these invaluable skills. Let Camp Pontiac help to prepare you for success!
STAFF ARRIVAL DATES
|Waterfront / Outdoor Adventure Staff:||Sunday, June 11th, 2023. We will schedule a pickup from JFK airport at 6pm (flight must arrive at JFK no later than 4pm). If you are driving directly to camp, please arrive no earlier than 6pm.|
|All International Counselors:||Sunday, June 11th, 2023. We will schedule a pickup from JFK airport at 6pm (flight must arrive at JFK no later than 4pm). If you are driving directly to camp, please arrive no earlier than 6pm.|
|All new American and out of town staff:||Thursday, June 15th, 2023. We will schedule a pickup from JFK airport at 6pm (flight must arrive at JFK no later than 4pm). If you are driving directly to camp, please arrive no earlier than 6pm.|
|All Group Leaders and Program Heads:||Friday, June 16th, 2023 by 6pm.|
|All other staff:||Friday, June 16th, 2023 by 6pm.|
|STAFF DEPARTURE DATE:||Saturday, August 12th, 2023. We will provide transport to JFK airport. Your flight should depart no earlier than 6pm that day.|
DAYS AND TIME OFF
On a typical day you will get one period off (out of six). During your off periods, you will have use of all courts and fields (when available), waterfront (but only if lifeguards are available and on-duty), Canteen, counselor lounge, ice cream parlor (when open) and on-camp movie theater (when available). Staff are on duty and are responsible for campers four nights per week; the other three nights, staff are free to enjoy their evening on or off camp. There is a camp curfew each evening.
Each staff member gets one day off per week during weeks 2 through 6; your day off will be determined during Staff Orientation. Places to visit on days off include;
New York City - Camp is approx. 2 hours north of the city and we can arrange transportation to the nearest train station which will take you to Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan.
Boston, MA - Approx. 2.5 hours from Boston and we have frequent scheduled bus trips for staff at a nominal fee.
Great Barrington - A small boutique town in Massachusetts where you’ll find good eats and Berkshire charm 30 mins from camp.
Hudson, NY - Our closest city is just 30 mins drive from camp. Here you’ll find good food and art galleries along with our closest grocery stores & Walmart.
Albany, NY - The capital city of New York State is just an hour’s drive from camp. It offers a large shopping mall.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
|8:15am:||Line-up (announcements) & flag-raising|
|10:00am - 12:30pm||Two morning activities with AM snack|
|1:30pm:||Rest Hour or optional extra athletic instruction (at no extra charge)|
|2:30pm - 5:00pm:||Two afternoon activities with PM snack|
|5:00pm:||General Swim through grade 6 (optional general swim, extra sports or relaxation for 7th grade and up)|
|5:30pm:||Shower Hour (clean up for dinner)|
|6:00pm:||Line-up (announcements) & flag-lowering|
|7:45pm:||Evening activity and Canteen|
|9:00pm - 11:45pm:||Back to cabins & lights out (curfew is age-dependent)|