Thank you for expressing your interest in a seasonal staff position at YMCA Camp Carson. We hope you will take the time to consider whether this is the summer for you to join our camp family. For over 75 summers we have been serving the children of the tri-state and beyond through our camp facility, on the edge of Princeton, in southwestern Indiana. This longevity has only been possible because of the people like you, who choose to give their summer to working with youth and making a difference in their lives.
We are a small staff (about forty in the summer) and run programs through all of June and July. As a cabin counselor and activity leader, you’ll find the hours long, the work hard, (no heat or A/C except for the dining hall), and you’ll be exhausted at the end of it all!
So why would we include an introductory letter with this kind of opening? We want to be honest! Camp is a whole lot of fun and you will make lifelong friendships, but we need people who are dedicated to working hard and having a positive influence in the lives of children. The work is hard but the rewards are a blessing. You will see lives change! Children will develop new skills, grow in confidence and consideration, they’ll laugh and have fun in a safe environment, and they will look to YOU for guidance and leadership. Ten, twenty, thirty, forty years from now when they look back at camp, the things they will remember will be time with their counselor. Every year we meet Camp Alumni who talk about the influence camp had in their life and always there is a particular cabin counselor who played a key role, and what’s more nearly 100 % of the time they remember their names! So, that is why we share it’s exhausting but fun and rewarding.
We are here to serve the children that come through our gates, it’s a great environment, we’ll all grow, and the rewards are eternal. If you believe you’ve got what it takes, pray about it, then complete the attached application and send it to the address at the top of the form. Summer 2016 is right around the corner, the campers’ applications are already coming in, and the camp staff will soon be assembled!
We look forward to receiving your application.
Sarah Hooper Hayden Ponsar
Program Director Program Director