What is a typical day like for a counselor?
- Care for campers in the cabin and guide them at activities
- Teach and lead activities
- Participate and lead camp traditions
- Work individually and in a group
While specific arrival and departure dates are determined each year, counselors will arrive about one week before campers arrive for pre-camp training. Counselors can expect to stay at camp a few days after campers depart to help with end of summer duties. Please email us for more specific dates.
It is common for counselors to travel together after camp. We will work with you to coordinate your arrival and departure from camp.
Living at Camp
Counselors live with one or two co-counselors in a cabin and have 13-15 girls in their cabin. For information about our cabins see here
Junior Directors live in the cabins and some have separate living quarters. All male staff live in separate quarters.
Staff Pay Scale
All employees are compensated based on prior experience, qualifications, and level of education; as well as position and availability dates. Camp Jeanne d’Arc salaries are competitive and include room, board, and laundry. Internet access is available to be used during a free period or days off only. Cell phone coverage is limited.
Smoking, Alcohol, and Drug Policy
Consuming alcohol, vaping, smoking, chewing tobacco and using other controlled substances are not allowed on camp property. In addition, employees are not to return to camp property under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Breaking this policy is grounds for immediate dismissal.
Time off and Free Time
During the total employment period, staff members will receive 24 hours or more each two (2) weeks in blocks of no less than 12 consecutive hours. There are no days off during the first and last weeks of camp. Certain exceptions are made for important family events, school events or religious worship, within reason. Catching the bus to Plattsburgh must be coordinated with the Head Counselor.
You will be permitted to access the internet during free periods or days off in the Chalet; however, you will not be permitted to keep your device on you or in your cabin. For the most part, we are a tech-free environment.
We would love to accommodate your desire to carry out an internship at Camp Jeanne d’Arc. Give us a call or send an email, and we’ll work out the details.
Religion and Faith
We are a camp of inclusion, acceptance, and respect. On Sundays we provide an opportunity for campers and staff to worship according to their faith; we also provide a non-religious/values based meeting option. Campers and staff are asked to choose one of the following 1-hour activities: 1) Non-religious Inspirational Service, 2) Catholic Mass or 3) Bible Stories. At the end of campfire each night, we recite the Lord’s Prayer together (sometimes in multiple languages). Singing grace before and after each meal is also part of our camp tradition.
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