When Rich and Stephanie speak with parents about Lenox, they stress enrichment, safety, physical growth, and emotional well-being for children. That’s what you’re expected to provide.
Remember: you’re taking care of other people’s kids. Your own personal actions speak louder than words when working with children. We expect you to uphold the ideals of Camp Lenox and be a great role model.
Lead by example! There won’t always be someone around to tell you what to do, and we love self-starters. Figure out what needs to be done, then get out there and do it.
Lenox is not a spectator camp, and we expect you to be a role model by participating in all group activities. Camp is fun, but it will also be demanding.
Your activity should be something you love and have some expertise.
Just because you’re good at something, doesn’t mean you’re qualified to teach it.
You will be expected to make your activity fun and engaging while providing plenty of opportunities for kids to excel.
Be ready to contribute at camp with confidence, understanding, experience, and enthusiasm.
You will be expected to maintain a clean and professional appearance at all times and to respect the buildings and facilities as if they were your own.
Camp spirit means a lot at Lenox, and you should be prepared to keep things upbeat with your infectious enthusiasm.
Your body language is a powerful form of communication. We expect you to be enthusiastic and to look it. You should smile, not frown. Your speech should be free from profanity or other harmful words.
Expectations and Responsibilities
Meet Our Staff
Camp Counselors & Support Staff
Each summer, the directors hire more than 140 staff members — around half of them returning and the other half new, many of them former campers.
There’s no substitute for meeting these exceptional men and women in person, but the profiles below give a taste of the talents, interests, and enthusiasm they bring each summer.
TAKE TIME TO
Days at camp are long, with a busy schedule to maintain. Periods of rest and renewal are vital to a good summer.
You will receive three nights off per week and five days off through the course of the summer.
We want you to take full advantage of your time off so you’ll stay refreshed during the summer.
Becoming a camp counselor at Lenox requires a very special skill set and may not be for everyone. Prospective staff need to be mature, responsible men and women ages 19 and up who’ve completed at least one year of college. They also need to enjoy working with children in a residential setting and have strong social skills. Staff members will go through a 1-week orientation program and a 7-week full camp experience during the summer.
"As a first time counselor, I had a new role in camp. Whether it was in the bunk, at AICs or at group periods, I found it very rewarding to help campers get better and/or solve their problems.”-Josh Cooper, Staffer
"The thing I found most rewarding about Lenox: The friendships. No matter what, the friends you make at Lenox will be there for you until forever”-Rachel Weiss, Staffer