All Staff (excluding Work Crew and Junior Counselors) are expected to take part in staff training before the beginning of the summer. Staff will receive a partial salary and all certifications necessary to complete their job this summer.
All Staff will be asked to be available for the duration of staff training, with the exception of Work Crew and Junior Counselors, who will be trained on the first day of their term.
Leadership, Health Aide, Office Assistants, Photographers, Videographers, Writer, and Band: Arrive Friday, May 12
Lifeguards, Challenge Course Technicians, Activities Team, Boat Drivers and Boxwoods Team: Arrive Wednesday, May 17 for Recreation Training
Counselors and Trading Post: Arrive Thursday, May 18
Training goes through May 27 for all staff.
Dates of Employment:
Many of our positions can be flexible in which dates are worked, especially counselor positions. We typically ask that staff work a minimum of 5 weeks, plus staff training. See position descriptions for more information on which positions require all summer.
Full Summer, Lifer: May 28 – August 13, 2023
Lifers receive at least one week off during the summer.
If you aren’t able to work all summer, we suggest working either the first half or second half. But we can be flexible if those dates don’t work exactly. Talk with your interviewer about options.
First Half: May 28 – July 8 (6 weeks, plus 2 training weeks)
Second Half: July 2 – August 13 (6 weeks, plus 2 training weeks)
Hear from a former staff member, now a business owner, how his journey and camp have made an impact on his life:
Our base salary is as follows:
- First Year Staff: $240 a week
- Second and Third Year Staff add an additional $15 per year, per week.
Meals and Housing
All meals and housing are provided with the summer staff salary.
We believe in the importance of rest and rejuvenation for our staff, so, yes, you get off-time!
All our staff will get from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning. You will have time to do your laundry, eat a good meal or run to Houston, which is only about an hour away.
Most staff have around 10 hours off throughout the week. They may be a combination of morning, afternoon and evening off times. This is the perfect amount of time to recharge and feel energized to get back to your campers and finish the week strong.
Scholarships and Internships
We want our staff to succeed in their future, so we are passionate about helping them do so. We have a summer staff scholarship that any staff member that has completed a summer serving at Cho-Yeh can apply for in order to help with tuition expenses. Applications are available in April and May. Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also want to help you get internship credit for working at Camp! Believe it or not, there are a variety of different positions available at Camp that can help you further your career. Talk with your advisor or professor and let us know how we can help! Have questions? Email email@example.com.