Your most important role at Sloane is leading your tent. You'll live in one of our canvas-walled, platform tents with 6-7 campers and you may have a co-counselor. Your job is keeping campers safe and healthy, being a positive role model, helping campers learn & grow, cultivating friendships & belonging, & making sure everyone has fun.
Tents are grouped into ‘Villages’. There are 4 Villages in Hill Camp (Girls+) and 4 Villages in Valley Camp (Boys+). We also have our ‘Teen’ Village. Each Village has its own bathroom. Each Village is led by an experienced Village Director who supports camp counselors and plans special village programs.
In addition to living with a tent group, all our counselors also teach in an activity area. As an instructor, you’ll work with other counselors in your activity, under the guidance of an Activity Director. Your Activity Director will help you draw on your own experiences, as well as teach you new skills, that will enable you to plan and run classes successfully. See a list of our Activities.
|7:15am||Wake up||Wake up your campers|
|8:00am||Morning Flag||Attend flag ceremony & morning announcements|
|8:15am||Breakfast||Sit & eat with your tent group|
|9:00am||Village Time||Get campers ready for activities|
|9:20am||Areas of Responsibility||Lead campers in a clean-up of camp|
|9:30am||Activity Period 1||Teach a class|
|10:30am||Activity Period 2||Teach a class|
|11:30am||Activity Period 3||Teach a class|
|12:20pm||Village Time||Tidy tent, change clothes|
|12:45pm||Lunch||Sit & eat with your tent group|
|1:30pm||Oval||Recess. Supervise & have fun|
|2:00pm||Rest Hour||Be with your campers in your tent|
|3:00pm||Free Swim||Supervise & play at pool or lake|
|3:55pm||Tent Bonding Time||Lead an activity for your tent|
|4:45pm||R&R||Supervise & play in Village|
|5:30pm||Eventide||Lead/attend reflective session|
|5:50pm||Evening Flag||Attend flag ceremony & evening announcements|
|6:00pm||Dinner||Sit & eat with your tent group|
|7:00pm||Evening Program||Lead/participate in Village activity/all-camp event|
|8:30pm||Bedtime Preparations||Get campers ready for bed|
|9:00pm||Vespers||Lead bedtime chats with your tent|
|9:40pm||Village Duty/Free Time||On duty in Village/enjoy your free time|
|11:30pm||Staff Curfew||Be back in Village and go to bed|
*These times reflect a day in the life of a camp counselor in Overnight Camp. Day Camp counselors follow a similar schedule just with slightly different timings e.g. Day Camp have two activity periods in the morning, eat lunch at 11:45, and have 3 activity periods in the afternoon. Day Camp counselors will re-join their tent and village for dinner, evening program, and nighttime duties.
Does it seem a little overwhelming? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know during our 10-day Staff Orientation, before campers arrive.