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Staff FAQ

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES?

2024 Season: Thursday, June 24 through Friday, August 16.

The camp will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.

The hours for staff members are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

In addition, Winnewald holds a series of mandatory pre-season training sessions in June.

AM I REQUIRED TO COMMIT TO ALL 8 WEEKS OF CAMP?

We require that our staff commit to a full camp season of 8 weeks. However, there are a limited number of positions for employees that require an early departure due to college or work commitments. Please let our hiring team know your schedule at the time of your interview.

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

Winnewald Day Camp takes every precaution to prevent exposure to products that might be harmful to campers and staff with severe food allergies. Outside food and beverage are permitted on the campus as we do NOT offer lunch except for special events. Winnewald provides snack each day. Please notify our staffing team if you have medical, religious, or other dietary restrictions.

WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THROUGHOUT THE DAY?

Group staff will be able to participate with campers in all of the fun activities that Winnewald has to offer!  Staff are also expected to be in the pool with campers and assist the swim staff with camper safety and swim lessons each day. Your pre-camp orientation will include some training with our fantastic swim staff, so you’ll be ready for the first day of camp!

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIRED TO WORK AT WINNEWALD?

In order to work at Winnewald Day Camp, you need to be 15 years old by the first day of camp. Staff under 18 years of age by the first day of camp, you will need working papers, which can be obtained through your school.

ARE THERE ANY TRAINING DATES THAT I AM REQUIRED TO ATTEND?

Yes, we want to make sure that you are excited and thoroughly prepared for the first day of camp! We have multiple training dates planned throughout the month of June. We will share this schedule with you during your interview.

HOW DO I GET PAID?

Our payroll is processed every two weeks. You will need to fill out an I-9 and W-4 in order to be added to our payroll.

ARE THERE ANY WAYS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY?

Yes! We have a referral program where you can earn up to $100 for each person you refer who completes the summer. We also have pre and after care each day, if you would like to be involved please let us know.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CAMP EACH DAY?

Our staff members are role models for our campers, therefore they are expected to maintain a neat and professional appearance. Staff are provided with Winnewald Day Camp shirts to wear each day. Staff (except for lifeguards) must wear sneakers and athletic or casual shorts each day. Group counselors are required to swim with their campers and must be prepared to wear bathing suits while at the pool.

DO YOU OFFER A REFERRAL BONUS?

We love it when you refer your friends and family to work at Winnewald Day Camp, and we offer bonuses to say “thank you” for spreading the word about us.