Counselors at Camp Alleghany for Girls
Working at Camp will be the best job you’ve ever had and may ever have. It’s hard work, but well worth it. Make new friendships that will last a lifetime. Connect with coworkers and campers in meaningful ways. Be a mentor and a friend to the young women who will continue to change the world. Empower yourself and others, because “empowered women empower women.” Is Camp Alleghany the right place for me as a counselor?
Counselors must be able to work the entire summer. Applicants can contact Program Director Stephanie Astley with specific time-off requests for graduations or college orientations that conflict with our mandatory dates.
2023 summer dates for staff: June 11 – August 5
- Head Counselors arrive June 8
- International Staff arrive June 10
- Domestic Counselors Arrive June 11
JC applications are due by November 1.
We are currently accepting applications for counselor and leadership positions. Interview via video call within two weeks of submitting your application
If you think you have what it takes to make a difference at Alleghany, apply now!
Training and Professional Development
All staff participate in our mandatory training program, including certification in First Aid and CPR if you’re not currently certified. Training is designed to give you the skills that will help you succeed throughout the summer and is in alignment with the American Camp Association’s standards and expectations.
During training, each staff member receives specific training for the activities she’ll teach that summer. Applicants with other certifications are eagerly welcomed including Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, Ropes/Challenge Course Facilitator, and Rifle Instructor.
During the summer we also hold supplemental In-Services for staff. These professional development events have included resume workshops, outside speakers from various industries, budgeting workshops, and more. We also send able and interested staff to a one-day Camp Con in Falls Church, Virgina, held each year for frontline camp staff.
Working at Camp is a proven way to build your resume and gain an array of marketable skills that easily translate to any field or profession — skills like collaboration, communication, creativity, flexibility, leadership, event planning, lesson planning, public speaking, and so much more!
Policies and Expectations
In taking care of children, and setting an exceptional example for them, we hold extremely high expectations for our counselors’ personal conduct both onsite and during off hours. Please read through our policies and expectations to ensure you are ready to commit to being a ‘Ghany Girl.
Counselors at Camp Alleghany commit to being “Fully Connected” to Camp Alleghany and the Camp community. This means being fully present and alive in the moment in an open-minded and open-hearted way. It also means not using your phone except on your days off (one day a week during term camp). At camp we connect face-to-face with campers and staff members to build the community we cherish and embrace when we’re on the Greenbrier River, check out our daily schedule. Read more about how our Fully Connected Camp offers you a digital detox and a deep personal reset during the summer.