Summer Programs
Staff and Employment

Job Descriptions

Counselor

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  • Qualifications

    •  18 years or older (by 6/18/16)
    • Previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual. Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers in order to have a great time.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
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Specialty Counselor

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  • Qualifications

    • 18 years or older (by 6/17/17)
    • Previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual. Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from a lead instructor and camp administration.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers in order to have a great time.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
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Head Counselor

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  • Qualifications

    • Background in early childhood development, college degree or equivalent life experience.
    • Previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Proven interest in working with preschool-age children.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, punctual, team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers in order to have a great time.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
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Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

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  • Qualifications

    • Current LGT, CPR, and First Aid certification required. WSI certification preferred.
    • 18 years of age
    • Previous waterfront experience preferred.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual.
    • Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers about swimming.
    • Ability to keep campers safe in the pool area.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
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Head Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

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  • Qualifications

    The Head Lifeguard is in charge when the Pool Director is absent.  This person teaches swimming lessons, and supervises the afternoon recreational swim times. 

Activity Specialist

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  • Qualifications

    • College Degree or equivalent life experience.
    • Background in childhood development and previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in the activity area. Possess strong leadership skills.
    • Willing and able to instruct children ages 3 to 12 years. (Age range could vary depending on specialty area.)
    • Good health and physical stamina. Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual.
    • Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors, as well as act independently.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers in order to have a great time.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
    • Additional qualifications/certifications and/or specialized training may be necessary depending on the specialty.
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Lead Teacher (of 3 year old group)

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  • Qualifications

    • College Degree or equivalent life experience.
    • Day Care/Preschool teaching experience with 3 year olds.
    • Previous experience in a camp setting is preferred.
    • Background in Early Childhood Education or equivalent experience.
    • Professional Certification and/or Professional Licensure preferred.
    • Possess strong leadership skills.
    • Willing and able to relate to 3 year olds.
    • Strong group management skills.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Emotionally mature, creative, responsible, and punctual.
    • Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from the Director of Summer Programs, as well as act independently.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
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Support Counselor (work 1:1 with a camper)

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  • Qualifications

    Support Counselors should have interest and experience working with youth with special needs, and may be in an undergraduate or graduate program for psychology, social work, or a related field.
    • College Student or College Graduate
    • Previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual. Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
    • Ability to create positive, effective relationships with campers and staff.
    • Accepting of differences in others.
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Nurse

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  • Qualifications

    The Registered Nurse is a vital person on the Camp  staff each year.  Tenacre Day Camp hires 1 Camp Nurse.  The nurse oversees the health and wellness of 200-275 campers each day (ages 3 to 12 / co-ed) and about 110 staff members.
    • RN or RN with BSN
    • Current CPR and First Aid certifications.
    • Proof of Malpractice Insurance
    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    • Child-Friendly
    • Ability to institute emergency procedures in the absence of a physician to offset life threatening situations.
    • Ability to identify health problems serious enough to require a physician's attention.
    • Provide a stethoscope, proof of current license, and professional nurse’s malpractice insurance.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • Physical ability to get to locations on camp quickly / lift or assist campers or staff.
    • Oral and audio ability to use a phone, walkie-talkie, and other emergency communication devices.
    • Ability to observe and assess unsanitary or unhealthy conditions at camp.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, organized, and punctual.
    • Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors, and work independently of supervision in making observations and nursing judgments.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
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Specialty Instructor

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  • Qualifications

    • College Degree or equivalent life experience.
    • Background in childhood development and previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in the specialty area.
    • Possess strong leadership skills.
    • Willing and able to instruct children in the age group that is assigned to the specialty program. (Age range varies depending on specialty area.)
    • Good health and physical stamina. Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual.
    • Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors, as well as act independently.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers in order to have a great time.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
    Additional qualifications/certifications and/or specialized training may be necessary depending on the specialty.
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Assistant Directors

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  • Qualifications

    Assistant Camp Directors are leaders, partnering with the Camp Office Staff to ensure happy campers and a happy staff.  Assistant Camp Directors support the smooth operation of camp by supervising staff, programs, campers, and more.
    • College graduate (over the age of 21)
    • Administrative experience
    • Demonstrated leadership experience
    • Experience working with children
    • Experience working in a camp setting is preferred
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Pool Director

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  • Qualifications

    • College Degree or equivalent life experience.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Experience working with children.
    • Previous experience in a camp or school setting is strongly preferred.
    • Prior supervisory experience (not necessarily at a waterfront).
    • Possess strong leadership skills.
    • Good health and physical stamina. Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual.
    • Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from the Director of Summer Programs, as well as act independently.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
    • Current Certifications in First Aid, CPR, and American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
    • Water Safety Instructor Certificate from the American Red Cross or an organization with equivalent standards.
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Aftercamp Child Care Director

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  • Qualifications

    The Aftercamp Child Care Director works from 2:00PM - 6:00PM or until all campers have been picked up. The campers that attend Aftercamp are 3 - 12 years old.
    • College Graduate
    • Must be 21 years of age
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Floater

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  • Qualifications

    • College Graduates preferred.
    • Minimum age/education requirement: 18 years old by 6/17/17 and completed a minimum of 1 year of college.
    • Previous experience working at Tenacre Day Camp is strongly preferred.
    • Good health and physical stamina.
    • A flexible nature. Adaptable to any role that may need additional assistance.
    • A can-do attitude!
    • The ability to tolerate uncertainty.
    • Be ready to quickly jump into action when the camp needs you.
    • Emotionally mature, responsible, and punctual. Team player and willing to work hard.
    • Ability to take direction from Camp Directors.
    • The desire and ability to motivate and excite campers in order to have a great time.
    • Ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
    • Ability to teach activities when a specialist is absent.
    • Ability to work 1:1 with campers that need extra support.
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Camper Profile

We typically have 200 - 250 campers a day. Our campers are 3 - 12 years old, and most come from Wellesley and neighboring towns.  In any given season, approximately 500 children will participate in our camp and specialty weeks.  Tenacre Day Camp has a highly regarded swim program and most of our younger non-swimmers will learn to swim at Tenacre.


Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.