Staff training at 4-H Camp Wabasso
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4-H camp Wabasso 2021

Join our Camp Staff!

Sure, you could make copies or find another seasonal job, but wouldn’t you rather maker a difference in the lives of youth? Camp is a real job! You’ll learn valuable 21 st Century skills such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking, while also having the opportunity to be a leader from a young age! Need more convincing? Check out American Camp Association’s “Project Real Job” for great resources on building your resume through camp employment. Think it sounds great, but you really need an internship for the summer? Camp jobs can easily be adapted to meet the requirements of internships! Contact us today to find out more!

About 4-H Camp Wabasso 

4-H Camp Wabasso is a residential summer camp located in Jefferson County just outside of Redwood, NY. This 177-acre facility is situated along 2/3 of a mile of pristine waterfront on Millsite Lake. Youth ages 6-16 will find exciting opportunities during the six weeks of residential camp or during one of our other programs. Residential camps are six days, five nights for ages 8-16. Cloverbud camps are three days, two nights for ages 6-8.  

Join the 4-H Camp Wabasso Staff

Are you ready for a summer of amazing experiences and memories that last a lifetime? We’re looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and spirited individuals who can serve as role models and mentors at camp. Working at 4-H Camp Wabasso is a beneficial experience. You will be contributing to many wonderful memories for our campers and helping our campers build valuable life skills, while also having the best summer ever and growing your own skills!  

2022 Camping Season 

Our program will run from July 3 - August 30 with the weeks of June 20 - June 24 and June 27 - July being required for staff training. We understand many of our staff are young and may not be available for all of staff training due to school requirements, and that is okay! We have additional training opportunities for staff unable to attend part of training! 

Open Positions

Note: Overnight accommodations and meals are provided for all camp positions. 

Kitchen Manager/Cook - This position serves as the Food Service Manager/Cook for 4-H Camp Wabasso. The primary responsibilities include directing all kitchen functions, planning menus, ordering food and supplies, and coordinating three balanced meals and one snack each day camp is in session. (NOTE: This position does not include cabin responsibilities, lodging and meals are provided) 

Kitchen Assistant - This position helps the Kitchen Manager prepare all meals and snacks at 4-H Camp Wabasso. The kitchen assistant also helps staff to serve meals to our campers. Duties could include occasionally helping staff with cooking classes and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. This position does not currently include cabin duties. 

Ropes Coordinator – Our ropes coordinator trains our staff in teambuilding on our low-ropes, and oversees all programming on the high ropes. Experience facilitating team-building, previous ropes course work, and an ACCT certification is requires. This position does include cabin duties. 

Lifeguards - Our lifeguards serve as counselor-lifeguards for 4-H Camp Wabasso. The primary responsibilities are teaching and helping to coordinate the waterfront, boating and swimming activities and helping to maintain standards that lead to a quality program. Our lifeguards must have a waterfront lifeguard certification, but there are opportunities available to get trained prior to camp season. This position does include cabin duties. 

Senior Counselors - Senior Counselors (ages 18+) assist with weekly program design and implementation of all 4-H programs and activities. Senior counselors provide overall supervision to youth participating in camp programs and activities. This position does include cabin duties. 

Junior Counselors - Junior Counselors (age 17) assist with weekly program design and implementation of all 4-H programs and activities. Junior counselors assist in providing overall supervision of youth participating in camp programs and activities. This position does include cabin duties. 

Last updated May 11, 2022