As a TAW staff member, not only will you experience the summer of a lifetime, but you’ll receive some practical experience that is translatable across all professional fields, as well. With an open mind, you can learn anything at camp and discover what matters to you.
Ton-A-Wandah's pay is competitive in the industry. Weekly salary is dependent upon the position, years of experience, certification, and other factors that you bring to camp. These factors create a staff members weekly base line salary. Staff members are paid their total salary at the end of the summer; however, staff may request a pay advance during their time at camp. Click HERE to learn more.
Room and Board
Youth Development Counselors live in a cozy cabin with the wonderful and excited campers each session. Each counselor is provided with a single bed, a dresser, and international staff are given linens (sheets, pillow, comforter, and bath towels). Each cabin houses up to 12 campers and is equipped with its own bathroom and has electricity. Staff and camper showers are located in separate facilities.
Other staff members, including our leadership staff, support staff, and equestrian staff do not live in cabins with campers. They live in separate facilities where they are provided their own room or share with a roommate and a shared bathroom.
Costs for room and board are not deducted from final pay.
Professional Development & Certifications
Camp Ton-A-Wandah provides extensive professional development to all summer staff. This development begins right when you contact Camp Ton-A-Wandah! Ranging from childhood development to giving/receiving critical feedback to how to make the perfect s’more, your experience at Camp TAW sets you up for any path in life you decide to pursue!
All staff members, except Junior Counselors, are required to attend Professional Development training at the end of May (please see “Will I be prepared?” section for more information on skills cultivated during onsite training). During this intense 10 days, you’ll not only learn the procedures and routines of camp, but the value of developing soft-skills (independence, communication, emotional intelligence) for yourself and your campers!
Depending on which activities you are leading, certification can be obtained during the training process. Most certifications required by Camp TAW are fully or partially subsidized by us! CPR/First Aid/AED certifications are required for a majority of domestic staff and are obtained outside of Camp TAW.
Alumni Network & Lasting Connections