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Camp Sequoia is located in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (one hour northwest of Philadelphia, PA) on the campus of The Perkiomen School (The Perk). The Perk campus is regarded as one of the best boarding schools in the United States and its facilities live up to its reputation. Unlike most overnight camps which are located in rural areas, Camp Sequoia’s suburban location makes it an ideal place for your time off. Philadelphia is an hour away from camp. Many recreational opportunities such as movies, restaurants and an array of outdoor activities are within walking distance.
Staff will live in their own dormitory room with another staff member while supervising a group of campers approximately the same age. Our dormitory is modern and spacious and, unlike most overnight summer camps, provides staff with their own climate controlled space. Everyone eats meals together in the dining room which offers a wide array of healthy food options. Buffet meals, salad and sandwich bars and a frozen yogurt machine make for a great variety of options. A health center is located on campus as well.
Salary and Time Off
Our competitive salary package is commensurate with experience and includes housing and all meals while on campus and on trips. Trips include baseball games, theme parks, laser tag, and numerous local excursions from bowling to golf. We appreciate how hard our counselors work and believe that time off is extremely important to maintaining a happy, motivated staff.
Staff enjoy weekly “SUPER-DAYS” off (36 hour periods) during the summer. The allows for easy access to NYC (2 hours), Philadelphia (1 hour) and Baltimore (2.5 hours). Additionally, staff enjoy reliable campus wide broadband wifi, buffet meals (including special camp-wide meals such as the steak and lobster ravioli which is a camper favorite), air conditioned rooms, access to our indoor heated pool, gyms, lighted tennis courts, theater, and STEM labs during time off (want to see our facilities? Check out our Virtual Tour). Camp is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and a movie theater.
We welcome you to talk to our fantastic returning staff as part of the application process and check out our staff testimonials.
Join Our Staff
To apply for a position at Camp Sequoia you must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Have completed at least one year of college, or the equivalent.
Provide Camp Sequoia with current federal- and state-mandated clearances.
Our staff members are undergraduate and graduate students, counselors, teachers and professionals who have experience instructing in one of our activity areas and/or have experience working with our camper population. They are provided with extensive training and support throughout the summer and though off-season web-based training modules.
Our staff selection process is competitive as we receive many more applicants than available positions. We are looking for staff who come with solid experience and are interested in learning more about working with children who fit our campers’ profiles. Staff who are selected to work at Camp Sequoia are willing to work hard and understand that overnight camp is not a typical summer job. It requires long hours and very hard work. Our staff are excited about the opportunity to work with great kids, learn some valuable skills they can use in the future, have a lot of fun and make long lasting friendships. Our staff become a very close-knit family at camp and keep in touch throughout the year.
Our staff has found that having Camp Sequoia on their resume has helped them obtain jobs in today’s competitive job market and give them a significant advantage when applying to graduate school programs. If you are looking to gain college credits, internship or practicum hours we would be happy to work with you to make this happen. Our director has significant experience supervising college coursework during camp.
Camp Sequoia is an equal opportunity employer.
This is a great, super, camp for your son with ADHD. I can say this as I have been a teacher for over 25 years and when I was invited to Camp Sequoia to teach STEM. This was the highlight of my years of teaching. Great, safe, learning camp. None better. Sequoia Staff
Positions at Camp Sequoia
Activity specialists play a dual role at camp. They work alongside General Counselors on a dormitory floor and have part-time responsibility for the well-being of those campers. Specifically, they help out in the bunk at morning clean-up, during rest hour, and in the evenings. In their other capacity, specialists teach or coach in their specific program area during activity periods. Activity Specialists are flexible, enthusiastic and well-organized people who can confidently instruct campers (ages 7-17).
Camp Sequoia’s focus on helping campers develop their social thinking skills is integrated into all aspects of the Activity Specialist’s role. We encourage our Activity Specialists to apply their experience to designing their own lessons based on the ability level of our campers. Activity Specialists receive extensive training and ongoing guidance from our Senior Staff. Each Activity Specialist has at least one period off each day, as well as time off as described above.
General Counselors are invaluable staff members whose role is to support their campers throughout the camp day. Because they spend their whole day with their division (group of same age campers), they really get to know their campers and are integral to building their camper’s self-confidence and social thinking skills. General Counselors assist, support and motivate campers throughout the day while participating in the division’s daily activities and weekly trips. Each General Counselor has at least one period off each day, as well as a rotating schedule for evenings off.
Whether an Activity Specialist or General Counselor, each member of our staff is a role model who shows patience, compassion, flexibility and enthusiasm for working with kids who need help developing their social skills and self-confidence.
Please note that due to our all-male camper population and the need for live-in supervision, our openings for our General Counselors are for males only.
Nurses at overnight camp serve a special purpose. Aside from providing medical care to our campers, communicating with camper’s parents and dispensing (pre-packaged) daily medications our nurses also provide T.L.C. to our campers. We highly value what our nurses bring to the Camp Sequoia experience and believe they are in integral part of our staff.
Open Administrative Positions
We are always open to speaking with highly qualified candidates to supplement our leadership team, as Camp Sequoia believes that that best talent provides our campers with the best summer experience.