Staff FAQs

Where are you located?
We are located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Awosting is on Bantam Lake and Chinqueka is on Mt. Tom Pond. New York City and Boston are a two hour drive South and East, respectively. The Atlantic Ocean is an hour south.

Whom do you hire?
Awosting and Chinqueka employ about 120 counselors seasonally and hire fun, energetic and highly qualified staff members. Our counselors are expected to establish personal relationships with our campers, participate 100% in camper’s experiences at camp, plan and organize activities with small and large groups, act as a team member of 50+ staff, and be a model of the values and philosophy of our camp. All staff are required to have completed one or more years of college or university or have comparable experience. The average age of our staff is 21. We hire staff from all over the United States, Canada and the world.

What are the campers like?
Our campers come from all over the world and from a diversity of backgrounds. Many camper come for two or four weeks at a time.

What are the dates of employment?
Staff are employed for the entire season. Our season typically runs from the middle of June until late August. Online training begins in April and continues until camp orientation a week prior to camp.

What is the salary?
Salary depends on position and experience. Our salaries are above the national average.

When do we have time off?
All staff are scheduled for one day off per week. Additionally staff have 2 evenings off each week. We provide transportation into town a few evenings each week.

Is there a staff lounge?
Yes. There is internet access, access to phones, and the lounge is equipped with 300+ movie collection, pool table, and exercise equipment.

How do I get to and from camp?
Staff make their own travel arrangements. Depending on where you are from you may receive travel compensation.

Where do staff live?
Almost all of our staff live in cabins with campers. Cabin placement is decided upon during camp orientation. A cabin holds 6-12 campers and 2-3 staff members. All cabins have running water (sinks & toilets) and electricity. Showers are located centrally on camp.

How do I do my laundry?
You don’t. We provide a laundry service one time a week while the campers are at camp. The entire cabin’s laundry goes out together and is cleaned and folded by our laundry service. Coin-operated laundry machines are also available for staff use on campus, should you have a desire to do your own laundry.

What is a typical day like?
A day starts at 7:25 am and lasts until your campers are asleep at 9:00 pm. Each day is made up of 3 morning activity periods and two afternoon activity periods. For a more detailed schedule, click here.

How do I get an interview?
You must submit an online application, found here. After an initial review, interviews will be set up in person or over the phone to further qualify candidates. You must provide three professional references. If you have any questions about our hiring process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.