Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 7th to August 14th, 2021. For more on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document!
We are looking for some talented male OR female Office Assistants for our summer season 2021. Similarly to any communication / administration role the office assistant has a range of daily tasks, autonomy and variety in their work. They will work 8-hour shifts within a small but hyper-social office staff dealing with incoming / outgoing mail, parent communications and camper logistics.
There will be a lot of interaction with everybody in our community. The office is the brain of the Cobbossee operation and it’s from here that the office staff provide scheduled announcements for everyone on camp. This role is super dynamic, on the same day you might be speaking with parents, responding to emails, helping a camper change his schedule and counting Cobba-cash for one of our special events. You will have a load of interaction with leadership staff, counselors and our hilarious boys. Outside of your working shift we want you to get as much as you can out of the camp experience. In your free time you can use our gym, hang out in our air-conditioned staff lounge, swim in the lake, climb in our trees or join in any of our sports or activity sessions alongside the rest of the community.
You can do an office job anywhere but this role will be a lot more than that. Working in a beautiful log office in the middle of Maine we want you to be as much a part of the community as our counselors and campers. This role is vocational, you will bunk with other adults and everyone lives and works on campus for the summer season.
Cobbossee will provide you with Covid testing, PPE and best practice training will all be covered by the camp. You will be able to live, work and enjoy yourself in our safe bubble on site this summer. You will be able to live, work and enjoy yourself in our safe bubble on site this summer.
Ever wanted to see New England? Don’t stay at home this summer. Get out of your COVID imposed home or school arrest and make something special out of Summer 2021. You’ll make a great salary (around $3300 for the summer) whilst building relationships with our entire community.
Further, days off and nights out are spent with other adventurous folks like you. Our counselors make lifelong friends at Cobbossee. Many return year-to-year.
OTHER POSSIBLE BENEFITS
We can configure your employment this summer as job training, an internship, or just a really great summer job, ask Jonesy about our Internship specifications. Our director, Josh Holland, is a former academic and can make sure your experience is converted into internship credit if that’s what you want. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any sports-related field (sports management, kinesiology, movement, physical-education), this experience can be one of the best paid internships you can find, in person, interacting with our community without social distancing in your cohort.
THE BOTTOM LINE
“Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. Get you out of your room or home where you’ve spent the past year. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives.
You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop counselors like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You should immediately head to https://www.campcobbossee.com/experience/#work and apply online. Our Staffing Director, Matt “Jonesy” Jones will be in touch very quickly. You can also call us at 800-473-6104 if you have more questions.
For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows:
All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.