Day in the Life

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Working at Jacobs Camp is the best! Here’s what a day could look like for a summer staff member.

Cabin Counselor:

Start the day off with breakfast with your campers in our energy-filled dining hall. Then you might make your way to the pool or lake for swim if you’re a lifeguard, head to the art room to do some arts and crafts with your campers or head to the Jacobs Performing Arts Center to do gymnastics, play music or perform in theater. In the afternoon, you’ll spend time with your campers during rest hour and continue on with the day by going to play sports on the Upper Athletic Field like kickball or flag football or make your way to our adventure area to climb the alpine tower, build fires and zipline. Of course, you’ll have time off during the day too to spend in our staff lounge, the Pierce, which has a TV, pool table, a video game room, a soda machine and snacks. In the evening, join your campers for fun evening programs like messy night or bunk night. Then conclude your day with cabin prayers where you and your campers get to spend time recapping the day and building community in your cabin. And after campers go to bed, staff get to hang out around camp!


Out of Cabin Specialists:

Start the day with breakfast in the dining hall and get ready for a fun-packed day! You’ll spend your day leading programs in your specialty area. Sports specialists will lead all kinds of games, drills and other activities. Adventure specialists could lead biking, climbing the alpine tower, outdoor cooking, zipline, adventure games and more. Art specialists will lead art activities for our campers ranging from friendship bracelet making and sewing stuffed animals to painting, ceramics and pottery. In the evening, you will have time off most nights to prepare for the days ahead or working with cabins to support their evening programs and counselors.


Staff Engagement and Support

There’s so much to do at Jacobs Camp for our staff including events planned for staff, special staff snacks and food trucks and a dedicated Staff Engagement Coordinator to plan events and listen to staff feedback. Here are some examples of the Jacobs Camp difference with our staff:

  • “Stalendar” events planned for staff like Strisbee (staff frisbee) every Friday night, Stower and Stower Swing (tower and tower swing), Stovie (staff movie), Stwim (Staff swim) and so much more.
  • Staff snacks and food trucks (Raising Cane’s, sushi, taco truck, dessert truck, etc.)
  • Swag and clothing (sweatshirts, fanny packs, t-shirts, scrunchies, hats)
  • Special guests brought into camp (musicians, comedians, etc.)

Summer staff receive two days off per session, one day off during Orientation Week and time off during intersession. Want to learn more about being on staff or have questions? Email Ben Cohen, or text him at 601-885-2887