Applications open up September 1, 2019
Welcome Camp Alleghany’s JOBS page
Hi, I’m Elizabeth Shreckhise, Director of Camp Alleghany for Girls. Together with our Program Director, Casey Tucker, I’d like to welcome new applicants and returning applicants to our jobs hub. It’s here that you’ll begin your summer job search by reading through our company process for mandatory summer work dates, information on our mission, values, and camp culture, and what you can expect out of a job with Camp Alleghany.
And on that note, I’d first like to share with you one of our most important company culture elements — that of being a Fully Connected Camp.
What does that mean?
Fully Connected Camp
Retreat-based summer camps, that is, camps “away” from the hustle and bustle of life, and situated in nature for the purpose of connecting with nature, have been a part of American culture since about the 1870s. Our camp itself is nearly 100 years old — our anniversary is in 2022!
As a Fully Connected camp we recognize that the same need that people saw over a 100 years ago to take time to slow down, retreat from everyday modern life, seek nourishment from the natural world, and really embrace the culture of a special camp place, is every bit as potent a need today as it was back then. In fact, with the proliferation of cell phones, and the hyper-plugged in realm of social media, we’d argue that this need may be even more urgent today.
It’s for that reason that we want applicants to understand that working at Camp Alleghany means that being Fully Connected is being fully connected to camp, and not to the outside world. We are a cell phone-free, Internet-free, e-device-free girls summer camp for our campers and all our staff.
The beauty of being Fully Connected is that we are entering into our camp world committed to working closely and in a supportive way with one another. We’re committed to seeing each other face to face, talking and dialogging about our work and camp needs, resting into place and simply being fully present and alive to that process in an open-minded and open-hearted way. We know that it brings out the best in us in our work.
We want our staff to see their time at camp not simply as a summer job, but also as a time for personal self-renewal, reflection, and deep connection to others and with and through Mother Nature.
Of course we allow cell phones during fully off days/time, just not during breaks on regular work days. If this is an approach that you, too, are looking for in order to find balance and a deeper connection to yourself and others, then Camp Alleghany for Girls might be just the summer job for you.
To really understand what else it means to work here, we ask that you choose your area of interest and your level of experience from the job buttons below. Once you click the correct area for you, you’ll go through our staff learning process to understand what is required to work here for your area of interest. After reading through each step, we welcome you to apply.
As we fill positions you can see a growing gallery of our Summer 2020 Staff here.
New Counselor and JC Applicants
If you’ve never worked at ‘Ghany before (even if you were a camper here or worked in a support staff capacity), please click on the button below to learn about what we require, mandatory dates for 2020, and our hiring process.
Returning Camp Alleghany Counselor Applicants
If you’ve been a Junior Counselor or Term Counselor with us previously for an entire summer, please click this button to check out our mandatory 2020 work dates and then follow the subsequent buttons to read updates to our requirements for 2020. If you like what you see, get ready to apply for another summer with us! We’d love to welcome you back!
Head of Leaders-In-Training
If you’ve been previously employed as a counselor at Camp Alleghany for Girls, and put in a summer in a leadership position, you might want to look at the job description for the Head of Leaders-In-Training. It’s a position that requires proven experience, superior organizational skills, attention to detail, a love of teaching and inspiring girls, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Alumnae Mini Camp Counselors
This is a special area of volunteer service open only to Camp Alleghany for Girls alum who are over the age of 25 and who do not have a camper attending Mini Camp during the summer of your service.
Join our Facilities Team
Our Facilities Team includes the Green Team, Kitchen staff, and Housekeeping.
The Green Team is comprised of heavy-lifters…literally. You must be able to regularly lift 50-100 pounds, be on your feet for long periods of time while out-of-doors, and work with a sunny attitude to keep the facilities at Camp Alleghany for Girls working cleanly and efficiently. At the same time, it’s a great team, full of camaraderie and fun!
Kitchen staff attend to meals both in our Dining Hall and for picnics and special events.
Housekeeping staff keep common areas and facilities clean and perform other light site cleaning duties.
Our support staff comprises a range of positions, including medical staff (weekly doctor and nurses), managing the store and post office, managing the Hoppers (wait staff), barge lifeguard, nannies, and more. Often these suit applicants who would like to return to camp but cannot make an all summer commitment.