Youth Development Counselor (Cabin Counselor and Activity Instructor)
Typically a rising college sophomore, counselors are the primary caregivers to each camper. Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Counselors will be assigned to a cabin in one of three areas: Hillside (ages 5-9), Lakeside (ages 10-11) or Hilltop (ages 12-15). They will assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their cabin, within activities, and throughout the camp in order to make the campers’ three weeks at camp, the best three weeks of the year! Typically, Counselors will teach up to two different skills with other members of the camp staff. Here are a few of the specialized activities taught at Camp Ton-A-Wandah.
Both first-time and returning Youth Development Counselors are expected to stay the entirety of the summer season: late-May to mid-August. By attending the full summer, staff experience camp as intended, grow exponentially, and get additional full summer committment compensation.
Activity Leader/Youth Development Counselor
An Activity Leader, a minimum of two years field experience and required certification, is responsible for the daily operation of one or more activities. In addition to their cabin duties, these activity leaders are in charge of a specific activity. They will oversee the calendar planning, staff assignments, equipment and safety checks, program evaluation, inventory, etc. Staff in this role must have expertise, experience and appropriate certification in their activity area(s) for which they are leading.
Junior Counselors (JC) are one of the primary caregivers for each camper. JCs are typically 17 years of age or are rising seniors in high school. Additionally, they have successfully completed Camp TAW’s CIT program or have participated in a similar leadership experience. JCs are responsible for assisting and leading in the planning, teaching, and executing activities, guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Typically our JCs spend one - two sessions at Camp TAW.
Housekeepers, Kitchen Preps, and Cooks, etc., are available for seasonal hire (mid-May to mid-August). While requirements may vary based on job, applicants are expected to be a minimum of 15 years of age, take heed in the mission of Camp TAW, and value dependability, hard work, and sisterhood. Please contact Camp TAW (
Leadership Team: Program Staff
Our leadership team at Camp, this core group of women help lead our Program Areas: waterfront, adventure, arts & crafts, activities, and more! While program development and execution are their primary goals, program staff mentor both campers and staff, as well. By helping our team build confidence and independence in themselves and others, our camp team can truly fulfill the mission of camp: creating a community that builds women of substance! Applicants need to be available for the full summer (mid-May through mid-August) and typically 21 years old. If you are interested one of these positions and wish to know more, please reach out to
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Looking for a summer internship? Needing academic credit? Almost any position available at Camp TAW can be modified to obtain academic credit. If you would like more information, please contact Juliet Taft at