FAQ's

  • What positions are available for summer 2013?
    Group leaders, counselors, lifeguards, activity specialists and activity assistants.
  • What are the dates of camp  for summer 2014?
    The 2013 camp season will run from July 1st to August 23rd.   
  • What are the work hours each day?
    Most staff work between 8AM and 5PM. The specifics of your position will be outlined during the interview process.
  • What are the best things about working at Mount Tom?
    • The professional skills you develop such as teamwork, organization and leadership.
    • Making a difference in the lives of your campers by being a role model.
    • The Benefits: competitive salary, supportive working conditions, an extensive training program, delicious meals and lots of spirit.
  • How much will I get paid?
    Salaries are based on different factors including position and experience.
  • Is there a training/orientation program?
    Yes, there is a mandatory training program for all staff.
  • What is the hiring process?
    You must complete an application on line.  If your skills and experience meet our needs, we’ll contact you for an interview at our New Rochelle campsite.
  • How will I get to camp each day?
    Some staff serve as bus counselors. Some drive. Your situation will be discussed during the interview process.
  • I have camp-age children. Can they participate in the camp program?
    Yes. Many of our adult staff members have their children at camp.
  • What skills are you looking for in a Mount Tom staff member?
    Kindness
    Fairness
    Patience
    Camp spirit
    Friendliness
    High energy
    Good humor
    Good listening skills
    Ability to work within a group structure
    Ability to teach social, athletic and other skills
    Responsibility to children, parents and colleagues
    Willingness to ask for help
    Ability and willingness to accept constructive criticism
    Willingness to go beyond the job description
    Interest in helping children become strong individuals and cooperative teammates
    Ability to relate to the everyday needs and concerns of children