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Tennis Instructors / Counselors

**THE JOB**

Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 9th to August 14th, 2021. For more on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document!

Cobbossee is looking for a few talented and motivated Tennis Instructors / Counselors. Situated in the middle of our huge, green campus lies our professional Tennis Program. With six hard courts and five clay courts tennis is one of most popular program areas at Cobbossee. This is all down to our veteran Head of Tennis, Lloyd Johnson whose accolades include coaching the Jamaican National team earlier in his career. He's not alone, our Pro Lessons instructor (also from Jamaica) Davian Burrell has competed in the Davis Cup. This is why our program is especially professional and developmentally run. Everybody loves tennis at Cobbossee!

Each Tennis Instructor/Counselor lives in a bunk with (and cares for!) a set of campers and works at the courts during the day, teaching tennis to a range of age groups and skill sets, all under the watchful eye of Coach Johnson. This position is also responsible for the upkeep of the courts, inter-camp tennis competitions and generally contributing to a strong team. You want to belong to an amazing crew, develop as a coach and do good work all summer? This is for you.

**THE BENEFITS**

Ever wanted to see New England? Well, in addition to your salary and bonus, Cobbossee will provide you with a travel stipend so you can get out to Maine without spending your own money. We will also provide COVID testing and run with best practices to keep everyone safe within our camp bubble.

Room and board is also provided ALL SUMMER LONG, so you won’t have any outgoings whilst at camp and on-site laundry, gym and all of our facilities are there for you to enjoy free of charge. You’re also in luck. The food is famously good at Cobbossee. No, really, it is, check out Louis on our website.

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 have a very rich social scene over the summer and we will be much freer to socialize WITHIN our bubble than we can currently enjoy in normal life.

**OTHER POSSIBLE BENEFITS**

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 that’s what you want. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any sports-related field (sports management, kinesiology, movement, physical-education), 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 counselors 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.
Posted
02/24/2021
Salary Range
$24,000.00 - 56,000.00
per Year
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Location
Harrisonburg, VA 22807, US