Staff Positions - Banner Day Camp

Staff Positions

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Staff Spirit

We take great pride in our staff. Our counselors are carefully selected for their maturity, enthusiasm and commitment to children. All staff members are expected to give their fullest effort each day of the summer. They must participate actively in all staff development, orientation and training sessions. Our staffing season begins in late fall as we select the most qualified and child oriented individuals. To become part of the Banner team, you must have experience working with children and skill knowledge in a variety of camp activities.

The Staffing Process

The first step in applying for a job at Banner is to fill out our online application. Our application inquires about personal background and experience working with children and being in a camp setting. All applicants must also submit multiple personal and work related references which Banner carefully checks. Once Banner reviews your application, we may select you to come in for a thorough interview with a member of the Leadership Team. Every person interested in a position at camp must have a face-to-face interview and multiple reference checks.

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Banner Day Camp only hires the most highly qualified individuals to work at camp. Banner provides our staff the finest training available so they can excel in our camp setting. All staff members undergo an intense, week-long orientation which includes training in safety, child development and camp procedures. Throughout the summer, staff development continues during evening staff meetings and through daily mentoring by the Leadership Team. There are a variety of positions at camp for applicants with different interests and skill levels.

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Group and Roving Counselors

Group and Roving Counselors work with a specific age level. They assist and participate in all daily activities, lunch and swimming. All staff members are nurturing and positive individuals who provide care, support and encouragement to campers. They also help forge important bonds between all members of their group.

Group and Roving Counselors are needed in each of Banner’s age level divisions:

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Program Leaders & Specialty Counselors

Program Leaders instruct a specialty area on their own. They lead campers in instruction and follow curriculum specific for the area they are teaching. Staff with previous teaching experience and expertise in leading areas are Program Leaders. Areas such as dance, nature, cooking, baseball, basketball, soccer, drama, STEM, pioneering, sewing, yoga, due buggies, climbing wall and high ropes all have one program leader guiding campers all summer long. (See areas in bold below.)

Specialty counselors work daily in their area of expertise and passion with a team of other staff. They instruct skills and lead campers in the activities listed below. Specialty areas at Banner are staffed with highly trained and talented individuals who love working with children. (See areas non-bold below).

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bumper Boats
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Canoeing
  • Ceramics
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cooking
  • Creative Movement
  • Creative Play
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Dune Buggies
  • Farm
  • Fishing
  • Floor Hockey
  • Football
  • Games
  • Go-Karts
  • Gymnastics
  • High Ropes
  • Kayaking
  • Lifeguards
  • Musical Theater
  • Nature
  • Paintball
  • Pom Pon
  • Pioneering
  • Rocketry & Model Building
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Singing
  • Sewing
  • Soccer
  • STEM
  • Storytelling
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Zip Line

Support Staff

Support staff help organize camp and keep Banner running efficiently. Banner is looking for organized individuals with strong communication skills. From the Banner office to the infirmary, many people work behind the scenes to pull it all together.

Office Team

  • Desktop Publisher
  • Lunches
  • Newsletters
  • Overnights
  • Photographer
  • Receptionist
  • Transportation
  • Website Updates

Program Support

  • Bus Assistant
  • Errand Runners
  • Program Runners
  • Front Porch Greeter
  • Program Assistant
  • Security

Support Teams

  • Food Service
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Kitchen Team
  • Maintenance Crew
  • Nurses
  • Sound Technician
  • Snack Station