There are several different types of jobs available at Danbee each summer. Please read through the following descriptions, and if you are interested in working for us fill out our online application or contact us for further information. We look forward to hearing from you!
All of the counselors at Danbee work in a dual role — both as a bunk counselor living in a bunk with kids, and as a specialty counselor teaching in a specific program area. Counselor applicants must have completed at least one year of university. We are looking for people who are caring, patient, fun-loving, energetic, and who truly love working with children. As a counselor you will be sleeping in a bunk with campers. You will help supervise them during meals, rest hours, during evening activities, on trips and during special events. Many of our counselors are education and recreation majors at school, looking for further experience working with kids. At the same time, we are looking for people who are skilled and experienced in one (or more) of our many program areas. You will be teaching classes during the daytime, to girls of all ages and varying levels of experience, in the area(s) where you have experience. Applicants must have strong knowledge and skills in their specialty area and must have relevant experience teaching/coaching children. Being a counselor is an extremely rewarding, and at the same time challenging, position at camp. Your days will be long and tiring, and at the same time you will form close bonds with the girls in your bunk while having an experience that you will never forget!
Athletics (tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, golf), Gymnastics, Swim Instruction, Lakefront (waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing), Theater, Dance, Equestrian (English Only), Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Archery, Ropes, Cooking, Woodcraft, Piano, Nature, Camping & Hiking, Cooking, Fitness, Aerobics, Jogging, Camp Mom (for the youngest girls).
There is a Program Head in charge of each one of our activity areas at Danbee. Program Heads do not live with campers. They are responsible for developing lesson plans, ordering supplies, organizing schedules, training and supervising staff, teaching, and doing whatever else is needed to make sure that their area runs smoothly and safely. Program heads are also involved in the special events and evening activities that we run at camp — you never know when you may be asked to help put together a haunted house or plan for our upcoming “Leagues” (color war) break! Applicants must demonstrate extensive experience and specialization in their program area — most of our Program Heads are teachers and coaches who love working with children and enjoy bringing their expertise to camp each summer.
Our nurses live on-site for the summer and work pre-scheduled shifts each day. Primary responsibilities are administering medications and tending to day-to-day bumps and bruises. Nurses may be asked to accompany campers to the local Emergency room or Doctors office if needed for x-rays or follow up exams. We also have a doctor on-site at all times during the summer.
Every summer we hire people to work in our busy camp office. These positions include answering phones, organizing mailings, greeting visitors, helping with projects, and anything else that comes up throughout the day.
We have several support staff positions available, including: working in the kitchen, helping out with maintenance, assisting with laundry and porters.