It is just the time of year when The Fresh Air Fund begins preparing for the summer full of summer camps filled with happy faces and lots and lots of kids from the cities who get to spend their summer vacation out of the city and in the country. It is also a very important time for finding and hiring camp counselors for the summer as well as locating, vetting, and securing host families as well. All of this information is collected on a little informational web site you can check out, but I will excerpt some of this below.
Fresh Air Fund Needs Counselors for Summer 2009!
You love working with children, and that's probably what we like most about you. Running across the ball field, washing off the glitter glue, or swimming in the lake - with your cabin group laughing around you - you'll be in your element.
Are you going to be the counselor the children learn to paint with? The one they play soccer with? The one they want to hang out with? Or perhaps the one they read a bed-time story with? Whatever your role becomes, you'll thrive on the challenge and commit yourself to the cause.
You've got to be 18 or over by June 20th to apply, and you'll usually have completed at least one year of college by the summer. Any previous work with children should always be included on your application.
The experience you're about to apply for will be like no other, and it's going t o take patience, flexibility, creativity, and a whole lot of self-motivation. But the rewards will be great... overcoming challenges, meeting new friends, playing games in the sun, jumping into the cool lake, painting face masks, hitting a home run, telling stories around a camp fire... ...and then seeing that smile brighten a child's face.
We're looking for counselors and program staff for all five of our summer camps - but places fill fast, so get your application in today.
We are now accepting applications for the 2009 season.
What I think the fine people at Fresh Air Fund are looking for is Camp Counselors right now, so if you're interested in applying to become a Fresh Air Fund camp counselor, please apply here. And, if you are on the fence, be sure to check out this video, seen through the eyes of some Fresh Air Fund counselors.