Staff

Killooleet is hiring for our 2020 summer season!

All counselors run an activity area and share responsibility for a cabin. They become an integral part of a creative, educational community of 100 campers, 30 counselors and 15 other staff (health care, kitchen, maintenance). Our youngest counselors are freshmen in college and our oldest are school teachers.

We are looking for counselors who want to hone their leadership skills while living and working with children. Since all counselors work with a cabin as well as teach activities, skills that align with activities and trips are valuable. We are currently looking for counselors with skills in woodworking, video production, horseback riding, art, swimming or boating, silversmithing, tennis and ceramics. All counselors go on hikes and overnight trips, so being comfortable in the outdoors is important. Skills in cycling, rock climbing, martial arts, music and theater are also valuable.

For staff, the season is June 18, through August 25, 2020 It includes a week of staff orientation before campers arrive. We teach a class in Wilderness First Aid during staff orientation, and will help you locate Lifeguarding classes if you are interested in taking them.

We are looking for an RN or LPN to be half of our health care team. Work would be full time but we have some flexibility about days. Salary includes tuition for camper-age children and housing if needed.

We are also looking for an assistant chef to work with our other chef and six kitchen staff to prepare and serve family style meals for 150 people. We cook food that campers like to eat and use local suppliers as much as possible. Salad ingredients regularly come from our own garden, and we work with a local CSA. Usually one meal a day is vegetarian.

Killooleet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

For more information on staff openings, contact Kate Seeger.

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For me as a camper, Killooleet meant: companionship, relating to a variety of people, learning independence in a protected environment, developing special interests, broadening experiences, finding new directions, wholesome fun and learning to cooperate with others while participating in healthy competition -- all adding up to memories that last a lifetime. My role as a staff member is to do everything I can to make Killooleet as good for others as it was for me.

Ben, NJ

My eight weeks at Killooleet were fantastic. ... Killooleet provided a great community atmosphere that enabled me to work with children to the best of my ability. I found that I developed an increased capacity to learn not only from my peers on the staff but also from the kids. ... Being at this camp was life changing and unforgettable. I can't think of another place I would rather be in the summer.

Christine, Montreal

Summers as a counselor at Killooleet were my best two summers ever, I have enjoyed it so much. One thing that I find particular interesting is that no day goes by without thinking of Killooleet. Some days it is just a couple of seconds, other days I tell stories to other people about how life is at Killooleet.

J, the Netherlands

I came to Killooleet because of how much it fits in with my philosophy of teaching - meeting kids where they are, getting them to take risks. What I didn't realize is how much it would teach me about working with kids. I feel I've been a better teacher this year because of last summer.

Sean, Delaware

I've been teaching art at a small school in Philadelphia. I really love my job and feel that my work as a counselor at Killooleet led me on this path.

Dan, Philadelphia