Maine Fiddle Camp is hiring youth counselors for our 2023 camp season! Be a part of the team that makes Maine Fiddle Camp a life-changing experience for young campers. If you are interested in becoming a counselor, write to Camp Director Doug Protsik, [email protected].
Youth Counselors’ Responsibilities 2023 (must be at least 20 years of age)
(All youths under 18 years old without parents or guardians attending, are the counselor’s responsibility.)
- Counselors and lifeguards work with a team of other volunteers and staff focused on youths.
- Lifeguard (if applicable) during swimming times, usually later afternoons.
- Youth counselors will be required to sleep overnight and supervise the unaccompanied youths in cabins. Depending on the number of counselors and youth cabins, this could be a rotating duty. Bed time is between 11- 11:30 pm. On duty counselors must stay in the assigned cabin thru the night. You will have staff contact information and support for any problem or emergency.
- Youth counselors basically keep track of the youths at camp, especially teenagers, and make sure they are fully engaged in camp, and if not doing something with music, are directed to other activities like games or socializing or volunteering in the kitchen. Youth counselors’ duties include play activities in the afternoon.
- Counselors check grounds and cabins during classes to ensure youths are attending classes. Attending music classes for personal instruction is not allowed for this reason.
- Youth Counselors are expected to announce afternoon organized youth activities during the “specialty workshop” period, and be introduced at the beginning of camp.
- Counselors monitor youths so they remain quiet and busy, and not disruptive, during:
- Afternoon concert (1-2 pm)
- Evening variety show (9:30 to 11 Pm)