Female Cabin/Activity Counselor
As a Wico camp counselor, you have a dual role: you live in a cabin with 6-14 campers and teach/coach in your activity area of expertise (see below for Activity Areas at Wico). The responsibilities of a counselor can be compared to the job of a “working” parent. 90% of our staff have this role. Each staff member has two distinct supervisors, the Head Counselor, who oversees all aspects of a particular age group, and the Activity Head, who oversees the activity area in which a staff member is teaching.
Working with 1 to 3 co-counselors, you are responsible for the supervision of a bunk of girls. Each bunk forms its own little community. Living and playing under one roof creates strong bonds and friendships!
You are assigned to teach a specific activity based on your experience. Throughout the day, you teach and share your knowledge with campers. Your Activity Head is responsible for curriculum, program development, and your on-going training.
Activity Areas at Wicosuta
Please click here to browse our activity areas.
As a Camp Mom, you live and work with our youngest campers (ages 7-9). Instead of working in a specific area, you chaperone our youngest campers to their activities and participate with them!
Male Activity Counselor
Male staff at Wico instruct in tennis or waterfront. When not teaching/coaching, they lend a hand to the rest of the camp by setting up special events and doing area and camp prep and clean-up (pre-camp, on visiting day, and other special occasions). Male counselors at Wicosuta live with other male staff in separate housing on camp.
Directly supervises Camp Counselors in cabin life.
Head Counselors are responsible for one or two age groups with a total of 50-75 campers and 15-20 staff members. They oversee and manage cabin and group dynamics. Applicants must be over 21 and have previous supervisory experience.
Directly supervises Camp Counselors’ teaching and coaching.
Activity Heads are responsible for all aspects of a program area, including supervising staff, designing curriculum, area maintenance and staff scheduling. Applicants must be over 21 and have previous supervisory and coaching experience.
Office staff are responsible for facilitating the efficient and effective operation of the Wicosuta Office.
Office Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Daily administrative support for camp staff, such as data entry, mailings, etc.
- Answering phones
- Camp-wide announcements
- Mail collection and sorting
Kitchen Staff Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Assisting the Head and Assistant Chefs in meal preparation
- Set up for all camp meals
- Service of camp meals
- Cleaning of kitchen and dining hall
- Assisting with the service of food during occasional camp evening activities.
Cleaning Staff Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Cleaning bathrooms throughout the camp, including toilets, showers, sinks and floors
- Vacuuming and tidying office areas
- Sweeping common porch areas
- General tidiness and beautification of camp facilities
- Working with our nurses to keep all aspects of our health care facility clean
- Laundry as needed
- The webmaster and photographer are responsible for documenting everything that takes place at camp through photographs and videos.
- Multiple daily photo uploads
- Compiling an end-of-summer yearbook
- End-of-summer photo/video yearbook
- Updates to Wicosuta social media
The Program Team organizes and maintains all aspects of our camp program from scheduling daily activities and trips to planning and running evening activities and special events.
Applicants must be over 21 and have previous camp experience.
Health Center Staff
Wicosuta’s Health Center staff is responsible for the health, safety and TLC of our campers and staff. Our Health Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Health Center Staff Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Dispensing medications
- First Aid
- Managing the health and safety of campers and staff
- Communicating specific camper health needs (allergies, special diets) to staff
- Medical record keeping
- Act as a liaison with local doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies
- Communication with camp parents
- Accompany sick/injured campers or staff to the hospital or to medical appointments