Welcome to Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp. We are very proud of the staff we hire to work for our camp.

Our full-time staff positions require that you be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate. However, we are excited to offer limited Junior Counselor positions for rising high-school seniors who have attended at least one year of Leadership Challenge and completed one year of Whippoorwill’s CIT program.

About the Position

As a Junior Counselor, you will work with our 6-9 year-old campers in various activities.

You will be paired with a full-time staff member and supervised at all times. But you will also be given more opportunity to try things on your own and grow more as a counselor. You will help lead activities, songs, and games and you will also share lunch and snack time with campers.

We will promote you from CIT to Junior Counselor only if we have seen mature responses to the job and feel confident in your ability to take the next step. In our selection process, we look for advanced, responsible candidates who will follow all camp rules and staff procedures and assist the Counselors in enforcing those rules.

As part of your development, you will receive formal feedback from Program Directors so you can grow and learn from your summer experience. After completing a summer with us as a Junior Counselor, you will be invited to join the Whippoorwill staff as a full-time counselor the summer after your senior year of high school.

We hire Junior Counselors for a consecutive 5-week period and you are required to attend staff training in May (or arrange with the Executive Director to make up the staff training if your school schedule does not allow).

Junior Counselors are paid a weekly stipend as well as receiving many other benefits:

  • Gain leadership experience
  • Experience 5 weeks of camp at no cost, including bus transportation
  • Learn to work with others
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities
  • Receive valuable feedback which can be applied to future job opportunities
  • Obtain Child Development skills
  • Create lasting relationships with both campers and fellow staff

How to Apply

If you are interested in the Junior Counselor position:
1. Fill out the staff application and the 2018 Junior Counselor Availability Sheet.
2. Mail the documents to the Whippoorwill office by March 1, 2018.

Once we receive your materials, we will contact you for an interview. There are a limited number of Junior Counselor positions available and all positions will be filled by April 1, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director, Shanelle Lambert-Rauh, at 615-799-9925 or camp@whippoorwill.com. Thank you and we look forward to working with you this summer.

To apply, send these completed forms to the camp office.