Office Assistant / Intern
– Camp Cobbossee for Boys –
Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 11th to August 12th, 2023. For more information on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document!
We are looking for talented male OR female Office Assistants to work and intern in our summer team. This is a customer service role with daily duties in all forms of communication and administration. Office Assistants work 8-hour shifts within a small and social office staff dealing with incoming / outgoing mail, parent communications and camper logistics. The Office Manager will train you through an onboarding process at the beginning of summer and provide formal feedback throughout the summer to help you to develop your professional skills.
The office is the brain of the Cobbossee operation and it’s from here that the office staff provide scheduled announcements for everyone on camp. This role is dynamic and variable. On the one day you might be speaking with parents, responding to emails, helping a camper change his schedule and counting Cobba-cash for one of our special events. You will have a load of interaction with leadership staff, counselors and our hilarious boys.
Outside of your working shift we want you to get as much as you can out of the camp experience. In your free time you can use our gym, hang out in our air-conditioned staff lounge, swim in the lake, climb in our trees or join in any of our sports or activity sessions alongside the rest of the community.
You can do an office job anywhere but this role will be a lot more than that. Working in a beautiful log office in the middle of Maine we want you to be as much a part of the community as our counselors and campers. This role is vocational, you will bunk with other adults in same gender accommodation and stay on campus for the summer season.
The food is famously good at Cobbossee. No, really, it is, our chef, Louis has been here for 33 years creating delicious food for everyone at Cobbossee. We also provide great vegan and vegetarian options.
Further, days off and nights out are spent with other adventurous folks like you. Our counselors make lifelong friends at Cobbossee. Many return year-to-year.
We can configure your employment this summer as job training, an internship, or just a really great summer job. Our director, Josh Holland, is a former academic and can make sure your experience is converted into internship credit. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any business-related field (Communication, Administration, Business Studies, Parks and Rec, Tourism), this experience can be one of the best paid internships you can find.
THE BOTTOM LINE
“Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives.
You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop staff like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You should immediately head to https://www.campcobbossee.com/experience/#work and apply online. Our Staffing Director, Matt “Jonesy” Jones will be in touch very quickly. You can also call us at 800-473-6104 if you have more questions.
For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows:
All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.