Summer Camp Counselor

We are no longer hiring for any new positions in 2020. However, applicants are encouraged to apply for 2021 in advance. Please note which year you are applying for on the application below.

Looming before you stands a tall stone gate, inscribed with strange symbols. You aren’t sure why but something calls to you from the other side. What awaits is the adventure of a lifetime…

You pass through and find yourself in a new world called Sidleterra, surrounded by other travelers and magical creatures. All of you have been chosen to be “Hero Leaders,” a mentor who trains the future heroes of all the realms. Your training passes quickly and soon your first group of kids arrives. They’re bright-eyed and ready for adventure and learning.

With the other Hero Leaders, you guide these growing heroes through an interactive story that promotes our Three Tenets of a Hero: couragehonor, and compassion. You teach the kids to work together and use science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM for short) to overcome challenges as they explore all that Sidleterra has to offer. From the chemistry of potion-making to the physics of swordplay, there’s a new lesson around every corner.

As their Hero Leader, you are their mentor and role model of what it means to be a hero. You’ll help them through disagreements with one another and with the characters they meet. You’ll be guiding them through their entire two-week adventure, from the action on the battlefield to free time in the recreational areas of the campus. Building heroes is no easy task, but with the right qualifications, you just might have what it takes. Step through The Gate of Destiny and see.

NOTE: Hiring for our summer camp jobs is usually completed early spring. Please apply immediately if interested. We get flooded with resumes in late spring and often have no openings left. Thank you!

Wizards & Warriors Camp is a creative STEM-based summer camp run by professionals, parents, and teachers who wanted to create the experience of a live adventure as a way to help kids and teens discover the hero they hold inside.

Why work for us?  Look at what you get to put on your resume or college application after a season with us: What to put on your resume after working for Wizards & Warriors Camp.

Summer Camp Counselors

Are you / Do you:

  • 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?

If you responded “yes” to each of the above, then you should consider applying to staff at our camp!

  • Job Details for Summer Camp Counselor
Job Details for Summer Camp Counselor

Our camp counselors receive one of the highest pay rates in the industry. 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, which means that all of our staff are having the most amount of fun when our campers are having tons of fun. As such, the roles you play and the positions you hold are always in service of the entertainment value. We all have favorite characters we enjoy playing, but what is more important is if the campers like the characters (or at least like fighting them).

We only invite back staff who meet our high level of performance. It 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 18 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.  Must be available: Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, August 14 for overnight/day camp in Salem and June 17 – August 24 for day camp in Burlington.

Salem Summer Camp Overnight Counselor positions pay is depending on experience and schedule for 6.5 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 (except for their day off).

Salem Summer Camp Quest-Day Counselor positions pay is depending on experience and schedule for 6.5 weeks plus lunch (includes paid training).  Residency not required.  Transportation provided from bus stops.

Burlington Summer Camp Day Counselor positions pay is depending on experience and schedule for 10 weeks (includes paid training).

Summer Quest Camp hours are 8am-4pm (or as early as 7am and as late as 6pm) for up to 6.5 weeks and counselors do not reside at the camp.

Residential/Overnight Summer Camp is up to 6.5 weeks with one or two days off each week and counselors are required to reside at the camp (except for their day off).

Summer Day Camp hours are 8am-4pm for up to 10 weeks and counselors do not reside at camp.

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

The best candidates are…

  • Age 20 and over with experience working with kids of various ages.  Teachers and childcare professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • People who love teaching in a positive learning environment and who have afternoons or weekends available.
  • Residential/Overnight and Day Camp Counselors who have background in theater or acting.
  • Coaches, Teachers, Instructors, or Group Leaders who are passionate about working with kids, but may not have experience in our particular activities.

No experience in swordsmanship is necessary. We will train you!

Before filling out this form: We are certainly interested in your previous experience with theater arts, roleplaying and other skills… but the most important skill of all is your ability to work with children and teens. Please make sure to include a full history of your experience working with kids including children with special needs or work history with summer camp jobs, mentor programs, teaching, etc.

Note:  All applications must have a cover letter detailing why you wish to work for our company and each of the skill sets required.

To apply, please fill out form below…

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