When Should I apply?
The earlier you apply, the better your chances will be of getting the job you want. We start our hiring process in November. By having your application in early, it helps to find the best position for your qualifications.
How long is the camp season?
Staff training begins the third week of June, and camp runs until the middle of August. Please look under Info for an updated yearly calendar.
How often are days off?
Golden Slipper Camp runs two separate sessions each summer. Each session there will be one day off from 12:35 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. the next day. You will also receive two early nights a week (6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.). Staff members are allowed to leave camp on four nights each week, in the evening after their campers have gone to bed (after 10:30 p.m.). All staff have a 12:30 a.m. curfew.
How old is most of the staff?
Most staff members at Golden Slipper Camp are between 18 and 25 years of age. We do have many staff members in their late 20’s and 30’s. Most counselors are in college and the average age is 20. Virtually all Village Leaders and many of our specialists are college graduates and professionals who are able to take the summer off and come to camp.
Where does most staff come from?
Many staff members are from the Greater Philadelphia area. But we also have staff from all across the United States such as Florida, Texas, Colorado etc… with a smaller percentage coming from Europe and Australia. Golden Slipper Camp is the ideal place to meet and make friendships with people from all corners of the earth.
Do Staff live with campers?
All counselors live with and care for campers. Specialists and support staff live in staff cabins.
Does the camp provide laundry service?
Staff can send their laundry out with our laundry service for free. This is a weekly service. We also have laundry facilities on camp grounds connected to our Counselor Retreat.
How much and when will I be paid?
Golden Slipper Camp offers competitive salaries. Your salary will depend on you age, position, certifications and experience. Golden Slipper Camp also provides room and board. Your contracted salary is divided in two and paychecks are distributed at the end of each session. Any mandatory deductions (due to government regulations) will be withheld from your total salary.
Are there computers and internet access at camp?
Yes, we have computers in our Counselor Retreat with wireless connections. As well as a large screen TV and a lounge area.