Camp Turk staff and counselors have been
selected based on their background, experience, training, and
interest in children. They have completed a comprehensive one
week training session in their activity area as well as in
counseling. The health and welfare of the campers is a primary
consideration, therefore, issues such as contagious diseases,
child abuse, homesickness, and specific safety concerns are a
part of the educational program for staff and counselors.
Many of our staff will be ARC trained in First & CPR.
We search for staff
through colleges and educational institutions, as well as
local advertisements. Many staff use camp as a beginning step
toward a degree in education or child care. Some of our staff
have evolved from campers to C.I.T.'s to counselors. All staff
have previous childcare experience, their backgrounds are
checked through the New York State Criminal Justice Services.
We also employ international counselors through Camp America,
Camp Leaders, Camp Counselors USA, and BUNAC. These are
organizations dedicated to providing camps with highly
qualified staff from countries around the globe. In past
seasons, we have had staff from England, Scotland, Holland,
Germany, Russia, Poland, Australia, Czech Republic, etc. These
staff members provide campers with exposure to a variety of
cultures. They provide camp with a fresh and unique
perspective about the world around us.
To apply for a Staff position at Camp Turk
please complete the following form: