The Staff Experience

The Staff Experience

Camp is a Real Job

Many people think that working at summer camp isn’t a “real job.” Being a camp counselor will provide you with hands on experience and skills that you will use in almost any job or activity you do as you continue through life. Camp leadership is one of the most important types of work experience you can have before entering the full-time work world. At Fernwood Cove our staff learn and practice group management, motivation, cooperation, teambuilding and teamwork, problem solving and much, much more. Many employers recognize the responsibilities involved in being a summer camp counselor and the character benefits that can be gained. We hope that you view being a camp counselor as a positive step in your career future. Perhaps the best part is that you are doing all this in the great outdoors, with children you will come to truly love. We care as much about our counselors as we do our campers, and you will find that we provide you with all the support and encouragement to help you do a great job here.

About Fernwood Cove

staff-5Fernwood Cove offers spirit, philosophy and a traditional camp experience, in two separate 3 1/2 week sessions. Fernwood Cove girls develop long lasting friendships, appreciation of the outdoors, and experience a high quality of activity instruction. The two sessions, each about 200 campers, give staff the opportunity to meet and work with two different groups of girls.

Fernwood Cove, set among rolling meadows, streams and woods, offers a full range of camp and waterfront activities and excellent facilities. Campers select weekly “focus activities” for specialized instruction. There are weekly out of camp trips, overnights and intercamp sports events. Our unique community of girls and caring, mature staff create a diverse and supportive atmosphere in which each girl may reach her individual potential.

Activities include, but are not limited to: archery, arts/crafts, basketball, canoeing, ceramics, crew, dance, digital photography, fabric arts, field hockey, gymnastics, kayaking, mountain biking, natural horsemanship, nature, painting, rock climbing, ropes course, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, water-skiing and wakeboarding.

Working at Fernwood Cove

staff-6Counselors teach 6 focuses in their respective areas per day. Some staff teach in more than one activity area. All counselors are involved, as either leaders or participants, in other planned aspects of the day, including flag raising, assemblies, meals and evening programs. Creativity and willingness to help are always appreciated. Once a week campers and staff are divided into groups for our weekly out-of-camp trip day. Trip groups enjoy activities such as hiking, canoeing, cliff jumping, overnight camping, and many other outdoor and nature based trips in nearby Maine and New Hampshire. Counselors act as trip leaders and supervisors on trips.

No written information can fully convey the warm, friendly feeling that our campers, CITs and counselors experience together each year. Only camping with us can provide a true understanding of the spirit at Fernwood Cove. You can find many more pictures and information throughout the website. Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail if you have any questions.