Staff Life & FAQ

What are my responsibilities as a counselor?
Counselors at our camp are responsible for the health and welfare of the campers, especially those with whom they live, and also teach in a specialty area (like tennis or arts & crafts) during the regular camp day schedule.

What is the staff day like?
Each counselor spends the bulk of their time during the day in their activity area, but has responsibility for bunk supervision and dining hall duty throughout the rest of the day. Staff receive one period off duty during the day. Counselors usually live in cabins with their campers, although we do have some opportunities for day staff who can offer specialized skills. Staff are expected to participate in, and often lead, evening activities. Our more senior staff members, many of whom have families of their own, provide specific activity skills, manage departments and supervise teaching staff.

Who is on The Cohen Camps’ staff?
Staff members come from all over the world, though mostly from the northeast United States. We also have staff from Canada, the UK, Eastern Europe and Australia. Each summer we host a delegation of counselors from Israel. Many of our counselors were campers with us for many years.

Who are the children I will be working with?
Campers range in age from 7 to 15. Most campers come from the Northeast portion of the United States. Our campers are passionate about camp, the day and evening activities, their bunkmates and friends, and the camaraderie they share. If you will live in a bunk, we will assign you to an age group we think will be a great match based on your skills.

How many counselors and campers share a bunk?
The American Camp Association standards guide our camper:counselor bunk ratios. The number of counselors varies from 2 to 4, depending on the number of campers in the bunk and the age group. Each bunk typically has 10-18 campers.

If I have questions, can I speak with anyone prior to camp?
Please do! Start with the Cohen Camps Recruiter at 781.489.2070 or email If you are looking at several of our job postings and would like help deciding which one might be the best fit for you, we will be happy to talk with you.

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