Sports Coach / 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! Check out our short Sports trailer here: https://vimeo.com/250980916
Cobbossee is looking for a few talented and motivated Sports Coaches / Counselors for our return to a camp summer in a COVID era. If you have experience in playing or coaching Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf or Handball then this is the job for you. Cobbossee prides itself on its Sportsmanship. We have a ton of fun all summer long, but we also want to teach our boys about hard work, competition and sportsmanship. As a staff member, you will be part of a diverse team of young people from all over the states and the world. Our Counselors and Coaches make friends for life and will be free to socialize in a Covid safe environment on our beautiful campus.

Each area of our sports program is managed by a Head Coach, usually from a collegiac background. These Coaches will take point on the summer program with your assistance. You will learn a lot from them about coaching and instructing with a range of aged boys. If you play at a high level or have experience coaching then this is the job for you!

Each Instructor also fulfils the role of a Counselor throughout the summer, working their day at their sport of experience and looking after a bunk of campers outside of the activity periods . This means living in the bunks with (and caring for!) a set of campers who will grow hugely from their close relationships with you. You will make great relationships with these boys and entertain each other all session long.
One thing that cannot be beaten at camp is the social scene. We simply have a ton of fun and we will be COVID safe this summer. We hire both male and female staff and will provide testing for everyone in the community this year. Jonesy (Our Staffing Director) will tell you much more in detail about how we intend to manage COVID this year when you connect over the phone.


**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
07/20/2021
Type
Part time
Location
Paterson, NJ 07501, US