Summer Programs
Staff and Employment

Available Positions

TENACRE DAY CAMP has Lifeguard/Swim Instructor openings for summer 2017.  Staff Applications can be filled out and submitted online.

Minimum Age/Education Requirement
  • 18 years old by June 17th
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
  • 18 years old by June 17
  • Lifeguard and CPR Certification required
  • Full Day Hours: 8am - 4pm
  • Half Day Hours: 8am - 12:30pm
Counselor
  • 18 years old by June 17
  • Threes Program (3 year olds) 8am - 1:30pm
  • Fours Program (4 year olds) - 3 full days & 2 half days
  • Full Day Program (K - 6th Grade) 8am - 4pm
Head Counselor (for 4 year old group)
  • College Graduate
  • Experience with Preschool Ages in a group setting
  • Fours Program (4 year olds) - 3 full days & 2 half days
Lead Teacher (for 3 year old group)
  • College Graduate
  • Experience with Preschool Ages in a group setting
  • Threes Program (3 year olds) 8am - 1:30pm
Support 1:1 Counselor
  • College Student or College Graduate
  • Background in Special Ed
  • Full Day Hours: 8am - 4pm
Activity Specialist
  • College Graduate
  • Full Day Hours: 8am - 4pm
  • Activities include Sports, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Science, Yoga, Archery, Ropes Course, Music, Storytime Theater, Dance, Clay, etc.
TO APPLY
Please apply online by submitting an application form if you would like to apply for a summer position.  Most positions are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Tenacre will allow you to gain valuable skills working with children, and it's a place where you will meet lots of incredible people and make many great friends!


Tenacre Day Camp is a coeducational camp and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, family structure or sexual orientation in the administration of its admission, financial aid or policies. 

Who works at Tenacre?

Tenacre Day Camp counselors are dedicated, fun, enthusiastic, caring, and dependable people. Our staff is composed of approximately 100 teaching professionals and college students, who serve as strong leaders and positive role models.  All staff are at least 18 years of age, and most staff have completed one year of college or more. Our Activity Specialists are college graduates and many of them teach during the school year. We are proud to say that we have a high rate of staff return each year.

Where do most staff come from?

Our staff mostly live within a short driving distance from camp. They live in Wellesley and nearby towns within a 30 - 45 minute drive.

What is a Typical Day?

Each day begins with arrival from 8:00AM - 8:25AM. The morning meeting and rally begins at 8:30AM. The Full Day Activities run from 8:50AM to 3:15PM. The Half Day Activities run from 8:50AM - 1:00PM.  The Full Day and Half Day program includes a snack and lunch time.  The camp provides a mid-morning snack, and most campers and staff bring their own lunch. Tenacre is a peanut/nut aware campus.

Each day includes a variety of activities (i.e. sports, crafts, story time, music, music & movement, yoga, gaga ball, and choice periods for the older campers).  The Full Day campers swim twice per day in our outdoor, heated pools. The first swim time is instructional, and the second swim time is recreational.  The Half Day campers have a swim lesson each day. 

Aftercamp child care is available until 6:00PM.
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.