Camp SAY is a 2-week sleep-away summer camp for kids who stutter and their young family members and friends (ages 8-18) from all around the country, and even the world. For an even better idea of what camp is all about check out these two videos:
- Camp SAY Information video: https://vimeo.com/100811304
- Camp SAY Champions video: https://vimeo.com/122664968
Camp SAY 2017 will take place August 1st – 15th, 2017 at Blue Star Camps in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This year we are expecting around 135 campers, and we are looking for dedicated, passionate, patient, hard-working people to join our staff. New staff applicants must have experience working with children to be considered for the counselor position.
Because stuttering affects more boys than girls (about 4:1), we are especially looking for male bunk counselors to join our staff. All staff positions are PAID positions.
We ask all staff members to join us for Staff Training starting July 25th and be able to stay until August 16th.
Positions we are hiring for Camp SAY 2017:
- Bunk Counselor – live with and be responsible for a group of 6-12 campers with a co-counselor (create a positive, unified, safe space in the bunk, help to wake up and get ready, help go to bed, help stay organized, eat all meals together in the dining hall, etc.)
- Teaching Artist – lead/support various creative/performing arts activities under the support and guidance of the Artistic Director; work with small groups of campers (2-4 per group) to create original pieces to share/perform on Visiting Day
- Activities Counselor – lead/support various camp activities throughout the day, including sports, performing/creative arts, adventure/outdoor activities, group-bonding activities, and more
- Support Staff – support the leadership staff, office staff, and activities staff with various tasks and activities; may include supporting the leaders of specific activities; setting up for activities, evening activities and special events; helping with transitions between activities; arranging/organizing/preparing supplies in the office; providing support on the bunk line and in the dining hall; accompanying drivers with travel assignments; etc.
- Office Staff – help keep the operations of camp running smoothly, help maintain a clean and organized office space, work closely with and support the Leadership Team, answer phones and correspond with families as needed, assist with data entry, supplies, attendance, memos to staff, camper mail, and other administrative tasks
- Driver – drive campers and staff members around the campsite, deliver supplies/materials to different activities, drive campers and staff members to and from the hospital and other non-emergency medical locations, drop off and pick up campers and staff members at the airport, and make other off-site trips as needed by the Directors
All staff members are expected to actively support, encourage, and engage all campers socially, emotionally, and physically (help with conflict resolution, self-confidence, strong communication; be a positive role model/mentor/great listener; show patience, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, generosity, etc.).
To apply, simply fill out an application.