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Camp Counselor (Summer 2017)

Camp Dogwood Summer Academy

Camp Counselor (Summer 2017)
Madison, VA Internship Paid


Compensation includes salary ranging from $3000 - $3500, training, meals and lodging for 10 weeks.


Camp Dogwood, a summer residential camp in Madison, VA, seeks to hire Counselors to lead groups of students in academic enrichment and traditional camp activities including cross-curricular hands-on classes, outdoor skills, swimming and other recreational programs, as well as campfire and other evening programs as needed.

Counselors are also responsible for cabin management and daily program activities.

Applicants must be at least 20 years old, have a sincere interest in empowering young people, and have experience working with children.

Must have patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy and the ability to implement creative "hands on" teaching methodology.


  • Individuals from all major areas of study are encouraged to apply.

  • Lifeguard certification a plus.

  • Applicants must be able to be on site from June 7 – August 14, 2017 with breaks in between training and camp sessions.

About Us

Camp Dogwood Summer Academy offers distinct summer experiences for young people ages 7-18: Camp Dogwood for rising 2nd through 9th graders; Rites of Passage (ROP) for rising 10th through 12th graders, and the Staff Training Enrichment Program (STEP) for rising 11th and 12th graders. For over a decade, the counselor-to-camper ratio has remained 1:2 to ensure individualized mentoring and instruction. At the end of every session, each camper is evaluated on academic performance and overall character development. Parents and guardians receive these evaluations to share with campers and teachers, which they can reference throughout the year.

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