Camp Counselors (Day & Residential)

Counselors assist the Residential Director and the Day Director by providing a specific group of campers with physical and emotional safety, enjoyment, and an overall positive program experience. Duties include dormitory supervision for residential counselors and aiding the Activity Heads (both day and residential counselors) in weekly activities. On trip days, counselors lead students on off-campus trips such as Faneuil Hall, baseball games, or the aquarium.

All Counselors:

  • Provide for the physical and emotional safety of all children.
  • Assist Activity Head in helping children have fun and develop skills.
  • Be in charge of a group at meals.

Day Counselors:

  • Monday through Friday. 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
  • In charge of a day group of between 10-20 children.
  • Responsible for organizing day community building time.
  • Check-in and check out of day group each weekday.
  • Weekend responsibilities include two registration Sundays and an orientation week Saturday.

Residential Counselors:

  • Provide a warm, safe, and inviting dormitory environment.
  • Supervise a dormitory with other residential counselors.
  • Assist the Residential Assistants in supervision of the dormitory.
  • Assist and lead evening activities.
  • On trip days, assist or lead various trips throughout the region.

Enrichment Course Instructors

(Enrichment course instructors also serve the role of counselor during the day and/or evening. Teaching experience preferred)

Typically, academic instructors are hired to teach a major course for three 60-minute sessions each day, Monday through Friday. They are expected to develop and submit their own curriculum for courses.

  • Teach classes that are held Monday through Friday in sixty minutes intervals from 8:30 to 12:20 and run a half day group.
  • As a day group leader responsible for the daily check-in, check-out, and sitting at lunch with your group.
  • Responsible for class size ranging from 4 to 15 campers.
  • Preparing lesson plans for courses based on the Program's guidelines. Submitting completed syllabus to the Summer Program Office before May 1.
  • Write home a set of comments during each session.
  • Submitting a revised syllabus at the end of the summer.
  • Meet with the Academic Director for feedback at least two times during the summer in the afternoon.
  • Participate in faculty meetings in the afternoon (no more than one a week).
  • Participate in both scheduled Camper Registration Days.

Residential Assistants

The residential assistant works with the Residential Director and Residential counselors. He/She is responsible for working closely with the Residential Counselors to create bonding activities, maintain a warm and safe environment in the dormitories, and address any student life issues. From waking the students up in the morning to turning off their lights at night, everyday will bring many opportunities to make a difference.  Varied responsibilities also include leading inter-dorm activities such as Banners, Lip-sync, and Talent Show contests. Residential assistants will communicate with parents, both in person and on the phone. Provide for the physical and emotional safety of the students in the dormitory.

  • Must be 21 years of age and have a driver’s license to fulfill this position
  • In charge of 2-3 dormitories of between 25-50 children.
  • Supervise, provide feedback, and support residential counselors.
  • Organize Wednesday “Dorm nights” for the campers, with help from staff
  • Develop inner-dorm and campus wide activities.
  • Meet with the dorm staff on a regular basis.
  • Meet daily with the Residential Director.
  • Responsible for communicating with parents regarding residential issues.

Activity Heads

(Activity also serve the role of counselor during the day and/or evening)

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

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.

During orientation week, nurses work 40 hours for the opening of camp and work both registration days on Sunday, June 26, and Sunday, July 17.

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 Instructors

(Lifeguards and Swimming instructors also serve the role of counselor during the day and/or evening. 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 Instructors

(Sailing instructors also serve the role of counselor during the day and/or evening)

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