All counselors that are hired have a dual role. You live in the cabins with campers and teach/coach in one or more activity areas during program time. We’ve outlined our program areas below and would be happy to delve into the specifics of each area with you individually. We look for proficient teaching skills in one specific area, but you will be expected to teach or coach in more than one area. We can help you do that! Our Program Heads will train you to lead engaging activities while our Division Heads will help guide you to be a great bunk counselor! Our leadership team is onsite and available to supervise, train, and provide continual support and feedback throughout the summer.
Activities: Baseball, Basketball, Disc Golf, Fitness, Gaga, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Ninja Warrior, Roller Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Street Hockey, Volleyball, Yoga, Zumba
Our sports programs are well-appointed and the facilities are outstanding. Boys and girls participate separately in athletics. Campers attend instructional activity periods on a regular basis. Campers may also elect to participate in competitions regularly during activity periods through intra-camp leagues including Weequahic Basketball League (WBL), Weequahic Football League (WFL), Weequahic Soccer League (WSL) or Weequahic Dodgeball League (WDL). Intercamp and tournament programs where campers compete against neighboring camps are also offered through our membership with the Wayne County Athletics Association.
Counselors work directly with the Athletics Head to develop curriculums prior to camp and revise with practice coaching during the staff training week. Previous experience coaching and playing, and the ability to work with all skill and age levels is important. Athletics staff must come with lots of stamina and energy, and be well prepared to lead, teach in their activity area(s). Most important is a positive attitude, and the ability to teach our values of gratitude, attitude and courage through sport coaching.
Activities: Swimming, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding
Camp Weequahic is lucky enough to be situated on Sly Lake. It is home to a large waterfront offering numerous water sports, inflatable lake toys, and incredible bass and perch fishing. Steps away from the lake is our large 25 meter heated pool. American Red Cross swim instruction and pool fun are both offered at this venue daily.
Aquatics staff are required to be fully lifeguard certified in the most current ARC (American Red Cross) methods and qualifications. Training is provided on-site by our ARC instructor certified Aquatics Director. All waterfront staff must have an instructional background in at least one of our main aquatics program areas.
Waterski Staff will teach skiing and wakeboarding on our ski boats. We are well-equipped with a variety of skis and wakeboards for all sizes. Sailboats include sunfish and phantoms. All sailboats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are seaworthy and ready for a fun summer on the lake.
Activities: Archery, Back Country Cooking, Climbing, Camping Trips, Camper versus Wild, Low Ropes, High Ropes, Hiking Trips, Nature, Outdoor Living Skills, Zip Lining
Camp Weequahic has a vast Outdoor Adventure program with multiple archery ranges including a 3-D range, on-site camping on our forested 100 acres, a 3-track 40 foot climbing wall, 5 high ropes elements, and a zipline. In addition, we offer many classes with graduated levels of outdoor skills. Examples include nature walks and salamander hunts, local plant identification, basic fire starting and cooking, camouflaging/ trap building, and wigwam construction.
Local hiking includes trips to Ricketts Glen State Park, Salt Springs State Park, and Marli-Sarnoski State Park. The Pocono Mountains also offer Appalachian Trail Hiking for our oldest campers who trek up to 15 miles on this 60 year old Camp Weequahic hiking tradition. Other traditional trips include white water rafting and off-site overnight camping for our senior campers.
All outdoor adventure staff are led by our very experienced Outdoor Adventure Head and Ropes Head. They spend the off-season creating curriculums and provide excellent outdoor adventure staff training during staff training. .All outdoor adventure staff are required to attend our onsite ropes certification course. Staff must be fit enough to belay during the warm summer months, and have a love of the outdoors.
Activities: Arts/Crafts, Ceramics, Computer Animation, Computer Programming, Cooking, Dance, Digital Photography, Drawing, Fashion/Sewing, Music, Painting, Radio, Rocketry, Robotics, Set Design, Theater, The Fort, Woodworking
Our Arts and Science programs span a wide variety of visual, mixed-media, performing arts and STEM based programs. We offer activity periods in all the disciplines listed above. All campers are encouraged to foster their creativity through these outstanding programs. Our theater program offers both musical theater and improvisation classes. Campers participating in musical theater will perform a 30 minute all camp show at the end of each session.
We are also especially proud of our woodworking program which boasts a large woodshop complete with a large variety of manual and electric tools. Both the instruction and project creation are top-notch in the camping industry.
The Fort is another great example of how we design creative spaces and STEM opportunities while staying true to our values of being present and connected to those around us. Campers in The Fort can be seen experiencing hands-on science experiments, playing an intense game of RISK on camper-built tables and scooter chairs, lego building with Nimuno loops on the walls, cartooning, circuit building, graffiti art or curling up in one of our swing chairs to read a favorite book.
Camp Weequahic operates a 100 acre facility for 450 campers and it takes a lot more than counselor staff to administer AMAZING. Other operations areas to consider, which don’t require you to live in a bunk with campers include:
- Office Staff
- Program Office
- Health Center (RNs, LPNs, Nurse Assistant (must be 21 and able to drive)
- Food Service
- Bus Drivers (Must have CDL with passenger endorsement)
- Security / Front gate Greeter
- Nanny (We have several full time staff have children under 7 and need full time care)
Internships and College Credit
Many jobs at camp can help fulfill internship or practicum requirements, and provide college credit while getting paid. Please see our Internships Page and contact us for more details.