You must read the following three pages of information prior to completing a staff application.

Staff information for 2017 (New Staff Applicants)


  • Day Camp hours with evenings and weekends off
  • Working in the great outdoors
  • Making friendships
  • Working with children
  • Developing communication, leadership, and management skills
  • Possible internship credit
  • Having Fun!

 Camp Dates: All Staff Orientation is May 22-26, 2017. The camp season is from May 30-August 4, 2017. Specialty instructors must also attend specific training to be scheduled prior to May 22.

 Important Staff Information: (Additional policies will be discussed during orientation and training. Complete Personnel Policies are available at

  • Orientation and Training are required for everyone unless specific arrangements are made in writing with the camp director prior to accepting employment. Staff are not paid hourly for training, however, staff attending all of orientation and training will receive $50.00.

  • Staff members may have up to one week of unpaid vacation time. Days must be used consecutively, i.e. M-F, and requested in writing before May 1, 2017. Individual work schedules will be determined based on camp enrollment and the needs of the camp. All staff members, except for certified teachers reporting for inservice, must work the last week of camp (July 31-August 4) unless an agreement is made in writing with the director prior to accepting employment.

  • Staff members are expected to work all overnight campouts unless one of these events falls within the staff person’s scheduled vacation week, or unless a director schedules staff “off” due to the enrollment of a campout.

  • Staff members are not paid hourly for campouts but will receive $35 for working the campout.

  • Thursday night, weekly staff meetings are mandatory unless that is the staff person's scheduled vacation week. Staff meetings are not paid hourly and a $50 bonus is paid at the end of the summer for attending all scheduled staff meetings. (Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.)

  • Body Piercing Policy: Females may wear up to two small earrings in each ear. No other visible body piercing is allowed including tongue or nose rings. Males may not display any visible type of body piercing. Inappropriate tattoos (including but not limited to references of death, drugs, sex, or violence) may not be displayed at camp.

  • As outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act Section 13 (a) (3), Tate's Day Camp, being a seasonal recreational establishment and "not operating for more than seven months in any calendar year" is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements.

  • Personal websites such as Facebook and other social media sites are acceptable as long as they do not detract from your image as a positive role model for children. Inappropriate information, blogs, messages, and/or photos are prohibited.

  • All staff members must pass a background check and drug test. After the initial test, random tests will be conducted throughout the summer.  The camp will pay for both the background check and drug test.

 Other Important Dates:

  • Applications are accepted year-round.
  • May 22-26 (Monday-Friday) All Camp Orientation and Training (MANDATORY)
  • May 30 (Tuesday) First Day of Camp
  • June 23 (Friday) Camper Campout
  • July 4 (Tuesday) Camp is Closed
  • July 21 (Friday) Family Campout (Rain date is July 28)
  • August 4 (Friday) Last Day of Camp
  • Staff meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.


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