Become a Part of the Camp Woodmont Team
Camp Woodmont on Lookout Mountain in North Georgia selects college students or graduates interested in working with young people in an outdoor summer camp setting. Most camp counselors have a background in education, recreation, sports and related areas or have previous summer camp experience; however, we also hire many counselors without previous camping experience.
If you are looking for summer work that involves working with children in a fun outdoor setting, then camp counseling at Camp Woodmont would be a great job for you. Camp counseling is also great work to list on a resume; many employers view it as extremely positive experience because it demonstrates the development of a high level of positive character traits.
Camp Counselor Applications for Summer 2017 will be accepted starting in December 2016.
Fill Out an Application NOW for Camp Woodmont!
This information sheet will discuss the Camp’s philosophy and policies so you can determine if you would like to be a counselor. Camp Woodmont hires college students or graduates who have a unique mix of desirable personality and character traits such as the following:
- Excellent leadership skills
- Physical stamina
- Patience and fairness
- Well groomed appearance
- High morals
- Christian values
- Respect for authority
- Emotional maturity
- Sincere love and respect of children
Counselors live in cabins with about six to eight campers and serve as leader and role model. As a cabin counselor you will teach campers how to live together in the cabin and to keep the cabin clean and neat.
Lead By Example
Counselors are expected to instill high personal standards in their campers. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs and profanity are not allowed at Camp Woodmont.
If you use tobacco in any form, we advise you not to apply; you may think you can quit for the summer, but most tobacco users are not able to quit unless they do so months in advance.
Counselors teach activities four periods each day and will plan and help direct evening activities.
Some weeks, if enrollment is limited, some counselors may be expected to help in the kitchen or on the grounds.
All counselors work cooperatively as a team with all other staff members to get the job done.
All counselors must hold current certification in CPR and First Aid.
Check with the Red Cross and get certified in CPR and First Aid if you desire to be a camp counselor.
Current special certifications such as Red Cross Lifeguard, WSI, Certified Horseback Instructor, etc. and previous experience as a counselor is desirable.
SCHEDULE: The 2017 camper season will run for 9 weeks: 4 two-week sessions and 1 final one-week sessions. Most counselors are able to work the entire summer; however, we may occasionally be able to work with a staff member who has a schedule conflict. Camper sessions begin Sunday, May 28, 2017 and end Friday, July 28. Occasionally there may be sessions with reduced camper enrollment and staff may be asked to take one or more weeks off based on the camp’s needs.
The 2017 schedule for counselors
will be as follows:
- Saturday, May 20 – Sat. May 27:
- Sunday May 28 – Friday June 9:
- Sunday June 11 – Friday June 23:
- Sunday June 25 – Friday July 7:
- Sunday July 9 – Friday July 21:
- Sunday, July 23 - Friday July 28 (horseback riding camp)
Counselors will be on duty during each one and two-week session and may leave at the end of each session on Friday afternoon returning Sunday by 1 p.m. to prepare for the next group (cabins and bathhouses will be cleaned and swept before counselors leave).
Counselors will have some free time during each session on a rotating basis plus a free period each day. The job of counselor is very intensive and requires much physical stamina and emotional maturity, so please understand the schedule and requirements beforehand.
PRE-CAMP TRAINING: Counselors will attend Pre-Camp Training from Saturday May 20, 2016 (arrive 2 – 4 PM) until Sat. May 27, 2017.
Pre-camp training is extremely important because it gives counselors a chance to become oriented to the camp, learn more about policies and procedures, prepare to lead activities, and get to know each other and learn to work together as a team.
Thank you so much for the years of experience working at Camp Woodmont. Camp is a magical place and I will cherish the memories forever. Nowhere else can you bond with a group of people as quickly as there and nowhere else could you sit around with a group of kids before a meal with them making up Camp Woodmont pick-up lines and laugh until you cry.
I think the coolest thing about camp is the fact that yes when you leave it is hard because you leave a piece of your heart at camp, but you also get to take a piece of camp with you in your heart when you leave. That is why Camp Woodmont is so special. It has all of the hearts of those who have visited in the past and will remain in the hearts of those who attend forever. That is why going to Camp Woodmont feels like coming home.
COMPENSATION: Salaries are based on several criteria including education level, previous experience, and special certifications. Most counselors earn from $1200 to $2,000 per season.
Outstanding staff may be awarded a bonus at the end of the season. (bonuses range from $100 to $300).
Since room and board are included, counselors are able to save most of their pay and accumulate a significant amount by the end of the summer (the money isn’t spent on things like gasoline, living expenses, entertainment, or other incidentals).
Camp Woodmont also gladly provides references to outstanding counselors for employment and academic purposes. Most employers and academic selection committees view camp counseling as very positive and valuable work experience.
For 15 and 16 year olds who wish to be considered as a Counselor-In-Training (CIT), cit-form2017 click here to download our application. (The CIT program is a camper program and CIT’s are not considered to be employees of the camp).
PLEDGE: Being selected as a counselor is an honor because of the importance of the work. Being a counselor is a hard job and is not for everyone. Please understand that counselors are expected to exhibit the highest character qualities. They are expected to follow all camp policies. They may not use tobacco (in any form), alcohol, use profanity, or do anything to a camper that could be interpreted as sexual molestation.
After reading this information sheet and the camp brochure carefully, if you agree with the camp’s policies and philosophy and desire to be considered as a counselor at Camp Woodmont, then read and complete the pledge and job application.
Fill out an application NOW,
or call 423-472-6070
if you have questions.
"I desire to become a camp counselor at Camp Woodmont, and I pledge to follow the policies of Camp Woodmont and to always put the interests of campers ahead of my own interests. If I find I cannot perform my duties as described above (and as modified or expanded by camp management), or if I find that my own philosophy conflicts with the Camp’s, I will leave the position voluntarily. I understand that should my performance not meet the camp’s standards that I may be asked to gather my belongings and leave camp immediately."