Are you passionate about working with children? Do you want to foster healthy relationships with youth and help them develop essential social, emotional and life skills? Do you love being in the outdoors and exposing children to nature? Do you believe in social justice and criminal justice reform?
If so, then Camp Avary wants YOU!
July 14-16 Mandatory Staff Training
July 17-22 Session A
July 22-23 Staff Intersession Break
July 24-29 Session B
Don’t just take our word for it! Check out last year’s campers, junior counselors, alumni and staff sharing what Project Avary means to them.
Our Cabin Counselors and Associate Cabin Counselors are at the heart of the camp's success and are essential to each camper's overall satisfaction. Being a Cabin Counselor or Associate Cabin Counselor is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have. As a Cabin Counselor or Associate Cabin Counselor, you live with, supervise and mentor the children in your cabin while also attending a variety of learning workshops. Campers spend the majority of time with their cabin-mates and counselors and develop close relationships during each camp session. Each cabin consists of two counselors and 6-7 campers. Counselors will also be responsible for training and supervising teens in the leadership program when they are scheduled to help out in their cabin. They may also have a Cabin Intern and/or a Junior Counselor (who are Project Avary youth) working with them in their cabin.
We rely on our Camp Resource Specialists to bring the expertise of their craft to the children during 1.25 hour workshops. These structured workshops are expected to introduce campers to a new activity, captivate their attention, and teach them a creative or useful skill. Some examples include: art, poetry, martial arts, archery, yoga, drama, dance, nature class. While technically Resource Specialists spend less time with the children, they are also responsible for morning and night supervision, the coordination of various evening activities and fostering an overall environment of community and love. Resource Specialists will also be responsible for coaching and training older teens in their area of expertise. We also rely on them to step in and support individual cabins as needed.