Counselor-In-Training (CIT) positions
Students aged 14 (Must be 14 by June 1, 2023) may apply as CIT’s in camp programs where the oldest campers are 13 years old. CIT’s attend camp on half-tuition which allows them to help out in entry-level camp activities and also have an opportunity to improve their own skills in a program that they are passionate about. They must apply online and be interviewed by the camp director.
Camp KO offers unpaid volunteer opportunities for students who are aged 15 and up. Applicants must have a high level of mastery in a specific field and will work with the lead instructor to learn how to teach or coach in this area, act as a role model for the younger campers and assist in the morning and afternoon fitness and conditioning programs. These students will receive 40 hours of community service per week of camp.
Camp KO offers a few paid positions to former volunteers or long-time campers based on their leadership and teaching ability. Applicants must be rising seniors or higher. Applicants must apply online and be available for all staff training prior to camp.
How to Apply
CITs, Volunteers or Paid Staff must complete this online form by March 25. Upon review, an interview will be scheduled and decisions will be made by April 30th. Applicants will receive an email once their application is reviewed to schedule an in-person interview with the camp director. CITs, once accepted, will be given a special code to register and pay for their assigned program.
All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted by the start of camp.
Mandatory training for all hired positions will include an online course in Social Emotional Learning training and an overall camp orientation in early June. There will be one designated date for the orientation and each applicant must attend that session in order to work at camp. All volunteers and CITs over 18 will sign an authorization/waiver form and for those under 18, parent signatures are required.
For the safety and welfare of all campers, Camp KO reserves the unrestricted right to dismiss any hired staff whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Camp Director, is detrimental to the best interests of the camp.
Top 10 Reasons You Should Join Us
- Work alongside a teacher or coach who is an expert in the field.
- Participate in a program (sport, academic or art course) that you love.
- Kingswood Oxford students receive credit for community service hours. If your school requires a community service component, this will qualify.
- Volunteering looks great on your college resume.
- Camp is incredibly fun!
- Form new friendships with campers, staff and other volunteers.
- Free bagels or donuts every Wednesday!
- You will love our staff shirts.
- No weekend or nighttime hours!
- Free ice cream everyday!