Mandatory Staff Training
All Staff are expected to take part in two weeks of staff training before the beginning of the summer. Staff will receive $100 for these two weeks of training 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, who will be trained on the first day of their term.
Recreation Team (Lifeguards and Ropes Course Facilitators): Arrive May 14 for Lifeguard and/or Ropes Course Training
Leadership and other roles needing a Prep week: Arrive May 16
Counselors and other Support Staff Roles: Arrive May 24
Training goes through June 5 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: June 6 – August 15, 2021
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: June 6 – July 16 (6 weeks, plus 2 training weeks)
Second Half: July 4 – August 15 (6 weeks, plus 2 training weeks)
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Our salaries are as follows:
- First Year Staff: $235/Week
- Second Year Staff: $250/Week
- Third Year Staff: $265/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 one night off and two afternoons off or one night off and one morning off every week. 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.