Unit Leaders are teachers and adults who supervise an entire age group/ unit. They are responsible for everything in the unit and directly supervise the counselors and campers in every aspect of their camp experience. Unit Leaders meet with the Directors before and after camp each day to review all pertinent information that arises regarding group dynamics, food issues and scheduling.
Unit Leaders also serve as the liaison between the camp and camp families. Unit Leaders are also responsible for all contact with parents from the pre camp phone call through the last day of camp. Because Unit Leaders are always around their campers, they know everything about them and are able to communicate with parents about personal situations which may arise.
A Senior Counselor is in charge of a group of 15 campers. They supervise the staff working under them and make sure that the group dynamic is positive and that the group is safe and enjoying camp! All Senior Counselors must be entering the equivalent of their sophomore year of college. Each Senior counselor stays for one or two late nights or overnights over the course of the camp season.
Every camp group has a counselor(s) who are active participants in every aspect of every camper’s day. The bond formed between camper and counselor is extremely important and often dictates how a camper likes camp. Willow Lake counselors are active, patient, warm, friendly, fun, energetic and responsible. They also must demonstrate good listening skills and be able to relate to children and sincerely care about their needs. Counselors must be entering either 11th grade or 12th grade. Each counselor stays for one or two late nights or overnights over the course of the camp season.
Lifeguards teach swim instruction each morning to campers in small groups. In the afternoon, lifeguards are in charge of guarding our heated pool complex. We also have opportunities for lifeguards to make additional money on weekends guarding private parties. Lifeguards must be certified through the last day of camp.
Specialists are in charge providing instruction to campers in a specific activity area with the support of the group counselors. While we have curriculum in place for each activity, we tend to hire specialists who want to add their own ideas and continue to develop the program further staying within the camp’s philosophy.
- Martial Arts
- Pedal Karts
- General Crafts
- Model Building
- Candle Making
Outdoor Adventure Specialists
- Climbing Tower
- Ropes Course
- Zip Line
- Grounds / Maintenance
- Website / Photographer