Staff FAQs for Camp Marimeta How old do I have to be to be a counselor? You should have completed at least a year in college to apply for a job at Marimeta. We do have Junior Counselors, but they were previously campers. Where do Marimeta staff and counselors come from? We have staff from around the world! Although the majority of our counselors are American, many come from as far away as England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Columbia, Israel, and many other countries. We believe having staff from overseas creates a priceless aspect to camp. We are very proud of our international contingent and diversity. What are the specialty positions available? Most of our counselors are classified as general counselors. This means that they live in the cabins with the campers and teach activities too. All of our staff need to be comfortable in leading various activities. We do have a few specialty positions that we hire for each summer. Specialist counselors also live in cabins with the campers. These unique positions are for: Waterfront Director Arts and Crafts Director Waterski Director Swim Director, and Tennis Professional We also hire 2 camp nurses each summer. Do you hire male counselors? Because all of our counselors live in the cabin with the campers, we cannot hire male counselors. We do employ male kitchen staff.\ What training is involved for counselors? Training starts before the summer for our counselors. We use the website “Expert Online Training,” which has been developed by a child psychologist, Dr. Chris Thurber. There is a set of videos and quizzes to complete before the summer begins. Staff is required to arrive at camp a week before the campers to participate in our pre-camp training week. This is an essential ingredient in becoming the best counselor you can be! There is ongoing training throughout the summer, as well as weekly meetings. Will I receive any time off? During regular activity days, you will get an hour off per day. You will get the choice of 2 nights and a late-night (from 10:30 pm onwards) or a day off and a late-night off per week. The first and last weeks of camps are different, and time-off is limited during this time. Are there opportunities to make extra money? If you are an American staff member and wish to work for an extra week before pre-camp starts, there is the chance to earn some more money. It is a great week of setting up camp! It. is a lot of hard work but also time for fun and getting to know some fellow staff members! Please contact us if you are interested in this great opportunity If you are from overseas, don’t feel left out. You will most likely be staying for the postseason, consisting of a week of family camp and a few days of closing camp. This is a great way to make some extra cash! Do I need any certifications to work at camp? If you wish to work on the waterfront, it certainly is a huge bonus to have your lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, swim qualification, or boat driver’s license. You will learn CPR and First Aid during the pre-camp training week, and any previous experience with working with children is a bonus! Be sure to let us know what special skills or certifications you have. What if I have more questions? Please feel free to email or call us at any time! You are crucial to our campers having a phenomenal summer, and we are here to help always!