Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Information for Staff

01/27/16

Are you ready to challenge yourself, create an energetic, positive experience and earn the rewards of making a difference in someone’s life? 

Many staff speak of the personal growth that working with special needs campers can bring. Some staff discover a passion for making a difference and identify a career path that was previously not considered. The work is not always easy, but the rewards can be transformational.

To work at Camp Wilton is to work as part of a team of people who are always kinder than necessary and who motivate you to work harder. Every member, from our directors to our kitchen staff and office support work together with dedication and pride in making Camp Wilton a memorable experience.

Counselors make a nine week commitment which includes one week of orientation, training, and program planning prior to camp opening. Counselors are required to live at camp during the week throughout the camp season. You’ll be living, eating, playing and sharing your time with the campers and fellow camp staff.

Even though our staff work hard, the recreational nature of camp inspires an air of playfulness and fun. Your infectious enthusiasm and positive energy can have a profound impression on the experience for our campers. As a staff member, the happiness and safety of the campers are your first priority. Primary attributes we look for include patience, respect and a willingness to learn. Additional requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to work mentally and physically with limited breaks.
  • Able to provide complete, independent personal care for yourself.
  • Able to provide personal care for our campers including bathing, toileting, changing diapers, dressing, etc.
  • Able to keep the camp grounds free from alcohol and controlled substances

Staff benefits:

  • Room and board are included at no cost to the staff.
  • Medical care for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Laundry facilities and supplies
  • Weekends off
  • Opportunities to learn new skills
  • Job experience
  • Comprehensive job training
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Support and feedback during employment