Camp Carlo hires Jr Counselors, Counselors, and Assistant Directors
WHO ARE COUNSELORS?
Counselors are high school and college-age teens who are employed by Camp Carlo to serve as positive role models and facilitators of classes for campers. Counselors are practicing Catholics committed to a missionary summer serving their parish and its youth.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNSELORS AND JR COUNSELORS?
The difference between Jr Counselors and Counselors is age and the degree of responsibility. Jr Counselors are rising High School freshman and sophomore. Counselors are rising High School juniors and seniors or college-age young adults. Counselors are responsible for planning every aspect of their camp to fit the time that they are with the kids. Counselors plan lessons, crafts, games, sports and drills, price out what materials they need for their lesson, run lessons, chaperon campers, minister to campers and much more. Jr Counselors will be partnered with Counselors and will support the Counselors and facilitate the group. Both Jr Counselors and Counselors are active participants in all programs related to camp, exuding energy and passion and excitement to encourage camper’s participation while being excellent Christian role models. Both Jr Counselors and Counselors will assist in all-day camp activities throughout the week.
WHO CAN APPLY TO BE A COUNSELOR?
Any rising freshman or sophomore can apply to be a Jr Counselor and any rising junior in high school and older may apply to be a Counselor. Teens will be hired based on maturity, creativity, responsibility and most importantly, their desire and ability to inspire the Catholic faith in others. Counselors and Jr Counselors should be prepared for long hours and hard work, all in God's name. Not all who apply will be hired due to limited positions for staff. It is not necessary to be a parishioner of St. Agnes/St. William of York to be hired.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply to be a counselor, submit the online application found on the employment page. Once applications have been reviewed, those qualified will be contacted for an interview. If you are invited to interview, you will be required to create and present a lesson plan for a camp of your choosing from the 2022 schedule. All lesson plans should account for the entire time of camp, 9:00-12:00 and should list all materials needed and activities done. If you choose a sports camp, you must present an alternative rain plan.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING TO COUNSELORS RECEIVE?
Counselor training will take place from June 20 to June 24. This will include practical information as well as on the job training while helping with VBS. Training is paid, but at a lesser rate than camp. Aspiring counselors who successfully complete training will receive positions in camp.
WHAT IS AN AVERAGE DAY FOR A COUNSELOR?
Counselors will arrive at camp between 7:00 and 7:45 am depending on the assigned schedule and how much prep time is needed for their classes. All counselors attend daily mass at 8:00 together unless they are responsible for morning care. If you are responsible for morning care, you arrive at the parish no later than 6:50 am. Morning care begins at 7:00am and runs until 8:45 am. All instructors will rotate between morning care and after-care responsibilities.
Before mass, counselors make sure their class is ready for the day including set up and prep for activities, games and crafts. Immediately following mass, counselors greet the campers in the gym each morning as they arrive, engage them in conversation or quick games. Morning prayer and program begins at 9:00am. All counselors participate fully in morning program, including singing, dancing, and monitoring kids in their group.
Following morning program, counselors are in charge of the campers in their class until the end of the day. They will take campers to the bathroom, to get water, and then head to class where they will run each aspect of it. At mid-morning, counselors will bring their campers for snack at the kitchen and then return to class. From 12:10-12:15, parents pick up their children and sign them out from their classroom. At 12:15, all remaining students are brought to the gym for aftercare.
Following pick-up, counselors cycle through after-care, have lunch, spiritual development and adoration. General dismissal for counselors is between 3:00 and 4:00 pm depending on the schedule. Counselor's schedules may be flexible.
ARE THERE ANY CRITERIA FOR 18+ EMPLOYEES?
All 18+ staff are required to be in compliance with the Child Protection Policy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All 18+ must complete a Virtus Safe Child class and have undergone a background check through the rectory as well as be fingerprinted before they may work. If you are hired, we will assist you with this process. It is not necessary to do this prior to applying.
WHO CAN BE AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR?
Assistant Directors must be 18+ and have prior work experience. These individuals will have a high level of trust and responsibility. They will ensure that camp days run smoothly, starting with camper check in and running through camper pick up. Administrative Assistants may need to request and collect payments, interface with parents, and be excellent with record keeping. The ADs will also be constantly surveying how camp sessions are running and will be reporting any issues to the Camp Director.