Day Counselors

Counselors assist the Day Director by providing a specific group of campers with physical and emotional safety, enjoyment, and an overall positive program experience.

Employment Options:

Half Day: Monday through Friday. 8:15 am-1:00 pm
Full Day: Monday through Friday. 8:15 am-5:00 pm


  • Provide for the physical and emotional safety of all children.
  • Be in charge of a group at meals.
  • 5-day Staff Orientation Training, the week before camps starts.
  • Most day counselors assist with daily activities, which are held in sixty minutes intervals ranging from 4 to 15 campers per activity.
  • Assist Activity Head in helping children have fun and develop skills.
  • Work with Activity Head creating a lesson plan for the activity based on our program offering description/guidelines.
  • Meet with the Activity Director for feedback at least two times during the summer in the afternoon.
  • Registration Day, the Sunday before the first day of camp.
  • In charge of a day group of between 10-20 children.
  • Day group leader responsible for the daily check-in, check-out, and sitting at lunch with your group.
  • Responsible for organizing day community building time.
  • Check-in and check out of day group each weekday.

Activity Head Counselors

Activity Heads are day and residential counselors that possess experience coaching or leading a specific activity at the program. Throughout the day, they instruct five 60 minute periods and are responsible for creating and leading activities that engage campers ages 8-15 in their particular activity. Activity heads are responsible for supervising their activity’s assigned counselors.

  • In charge of a particular activity: sports, drama etc.
  • Take attendance each period.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff working at that activity.
  • Keep the students engaged and active for the entire 60-minute period.
  • Prepare a day-to-day activity plan, according to the Program's guidelines, that must be submitted to the Summer Program Office by May 1.
  • Final practice plans to be turned in electronically to the Activities Director at end of summer.
  • Meet with the activity staff to coordinate their efforts during orientation week.
  • Meet with the Activities Director weekly to coordinate each week and receive feedback

6 & 7 Program Counselors

The counselors to the 6&7-year old program works under the direction of the Director of the 6&7 Program. The day  includes taking them to different areas of the camp, assisting/leading different activities, and helping the Director achieve the goals of the program. The 6&7 program runs from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. At 1:00 pm, the counselor will meet with the 6&7 staff until 2:20 and then assist with office work and/or another activity in the afternoon until 5:00.

Lifeguard/Swimming Counselors

(Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate; WSI preferred)

  • Teach Swimming 5 periods a day
  • Be a positive role model, team player and possess a good attitude
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Put Safety first on a busy swim dock
  • Be able to create lesson plans
  • Come ready to have fun, learn and teach.

Sailing Counselors

The sailing program sails on Sippican Harbor and the fleet consists of Optis, Sunfish, and Quests. Campers are rated on their ability once they arrive at the program and there is an advanced sailing program in the afternoon that travels to other camps and clubs during the summer to race. Come join our team and experience a Tabor Summer Camp summer.

Job Qualifications

  • Finished first year of college or older (unless approved by Sailing Director)
  • 2 or more years of sailing small boats (particularly Sunfish, Optis, and Quests)
  • Team oriented
  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Desire to work with children!
  • Solid sailing experience (US Level 1 preferred)
  • Understand and explain rigging and knots
  • Handle a boat with 2 to 4 inexperienced campers aboard in a busy harbor
  • Able to create a fun and safe environment on the waterfront
  • Prior teaching/coaching experience a plus

Health Center Nurses

(Positions cover all of our summer programs at Tabor, from June 18 to August 19)

Interested applicants would work in close conjunction with the Head Nurse and the Director of the Summer Program in promoting the health and well being of the students and staff. Nurses will assist the Head Nurse in supervising a 24 hour/ 7 day a week health office. The ideal candidate would have experience working in secondary schools. The Head Nurse will determine staff organization and scheduling. Must be in compliance with all state, federal, and American Camping Association regulations. Responsibilities for a nurse would include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the seasonal move-in, setup, and move-out of the health office at Tabor Academy.
  • Assess students/staff on site and determine whether in house treatment will be sufficient or if necessary, send the student/staff member to a local health care provider.
  • Work in close coordination with the Director to assess students and address parent concerns.
  • Cover regularly scheduled shifts as well as on call duty as assigned by the Head Nurse.
  • During orientation week, work 40 hours to complete paperwork and preparation for the program.
  • Comply with all state, federal, and American Camping Association regulations.