Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) (Grades 9-10)

Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) (Grades 9-10)

  1 or 2 week sessions       8:30am - 3:30pm       $265-$525

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The Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) is a hands-on leadership program designed for high school students looking to gain professional experiences through working with young children and adults. The CAPs are under the mentorship of a director and lead counselor as they progress through the program. CAPs will be able to experience, first-hand, the roles and responsibilities of acting as a counselor for campers. Additionally, they will participate in weekly seminars that will serve as a foundation for working in a camp and professional environment.

We currently offer our Counselor Assistant Program as part of three of our day camps: Explorer Day Camp, Soccer and Handwork Studio. Below you will find further descriptions of each program’s CAP as well as dates and fees.


Explorer Programs CAP

Counselor assistants in the Explorer programs will be able to experience, first-hand, the roles and responsibilities of acting as a counselor for campers. Additionally, they will participate in weekly seminars that will serve as a foundation for working in a camp and professional environment. CAP participants will assist lead teachers and counselors with daily activities and behavior management. They will also assist counselors with homebase, lunch procedures, and carpool. Counselor assistants will work with campers in Explorer Day Camp (Grades 2-5). Since activities and schedules vary based on classes and workshops, please visit the Explorer Day Camp webpage for more information on each group’s schedule. Please note: each session of the Explorer CAP is 2 weeks, and the hours of the program are 8:30am-3:30pm.

2019 Dates – Explorer CAP
Session 1 June 24 – July 3 (No camp July 4 + 5) $425
Session 2 July 8 – 19 $525
Session 3 July 22 – August 2 $525

Handwork Studio Programs CAP

Participants in the Handwork Studio CAP will work with campers in any of the other Handwork Studio programs: Handwork Day Camp, Glamorize Your Doll, and Sew-Tech Camp.  Enhance your leadership skills, develop your sewing and crafting expertise, and gain firsthand experience with the roles and responsibilities of a summer camp counselor.  For more information about the Handwork Studio, click here. Please note, each session of the Handwork Studio CAP is 2 weeks, and the hours of the program are 8:30am-3:30pm.

2019 Dates – Handwork Studio CAP
Session 1 June 10 – 21 $525
Session 2 June 24 – July 3 (No camp July 4 + 5) $425
Session 3 July 8 – 19 $525
Session 4 July 22 – August 2 $525
Session 5 August 5 – 16 $525

Soccer Program CAP

The Soccer Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) is a hands-on leadership program that provides soccer players with leadership experience through working with young children in a familiar setting – the soccer field!  The soccer Counselor Assistants will work with experienced coaches and counselors. They will be able to experience, first hand, the role and responsibilities of acting as a counselor for campers. Such responsibilities include greeting campers in carpool by opening car doors and walking soccer campers to the meeting area, helping put away lunches, helping younger campers get shin-guards and shoes on, setting up cones for drills, assisting during breaks and lunch time, playing games with campers during rest time, etc. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to create coaching sessions including planning drills and activities. These skills help serve as a foundation for working in a camp and professional coaching environment.

2019 Dates – Soccer CAP
Session 1 June 24 – 28 $265
Session 2 July 1 – 3 (3-day week, No Camp July 4 + 5) $185
Session 3 July 8 – 12 $265
Session 4 July 15 – 19 $265
Session 5 July 22 – 26 $265
Session 6 July 29 – August 2 $265
Session 7 August 5 - August 9 $265