Our team of counselors is quite possibly one of the most important aspects of Camp Awosting. Our role models are friendly, driven, passionate, and responsible. They are caring, creative, and energetic. They dedicate their entire summer to live and breathe Awosting, and our campers absolutely adore them! We are proud to have an amazing staff return rate each summer, with many staff returning for several years, helping keep our camp traditions alive.
Awosting staff are awesome! We are proud to say that year after year, parents continue to tell us that our staff is one of the key things that make us different from other camps. Sure, they are fun, characters that will do crazy things like play mud soccer in the rain, make an absolute fool of themselves at a campfire, and generally become the coolest person your son has ever known. But at the same time, they are caring, conscientious, and responsible individuals we search long and hard for all winter long. They are hyper-aware of the safety and well being of all campers and they value the fact that you, as parents, are entrusting them with your most prized possession. The staff to camper ratio varies from 1:4 to 1:5, depending on the age of the campers.
Our staff is an international one – coming from as close as CT and the Tri-State area to as far away as the UK and New Zealand. We take staff recruiting very seriously and background checks are performed on all staff before they start. One of our directors interviews and hires all the staff – so we are sure that they meet the Awosting standards.
All of our staff members are activity specialists. In the areas like Archery and many of the Waterfront activities, we require that all staff members be certified. For example, all waterfront staff are American Red Cross Lifeguard certified. We have no general counselors, except for our Counselor-in-Training (CIT), Counselor Assistant (CA), Junior Counselor programs. Those programs are for former campers (age 16+) that are not old enough to be a counselor but too old to be a camper.
All staff are required to attend a 10-day pre-camp training program.