Counselor FAQs

How long is Camp Stanislaus?

Counselors typically arrive a week and a half before campers for orientation and training.  Campers will be here for four weeks, followed by one week of cleanup after all the campers leave.

Do I have to be lifeguard certified to work camp?

There is a lifeguard course that we conduct at camp during the training week.  The course is no cost to you and if you complete the course you will receive an extra $200 bump in pay.

Is there any down time during the day for counselors?

Typically, counselors have off from 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday while the campers are at electives.  Counselors also have off from 9:30-11:00 if they are not on dorm duty.

How much will I get paid?

Please see Camp Stanislaus’s salary pay scale.  Your pay will vary depending on your experience and qualifications.

How many campers will I be working with?

Each group typically has 30-40 campers and within the group there are 7-8 counselors assigned.

What type of training will I receive?

Counselors will be required to attend the week and a half of staff training which is held immediately before the first week of camp (this is when lifeguard training is held). During that time counselors learn all the skills and leadership they will need to be an effective counselor at Camp Stanislaus.

Do I have to be Catholic to work at camp?

No. We are looking for great Christian role models to set the correct example for our campers to follow. We lead from a Catholic perspective (because that’s who we are) so you will have to be prepared for that, but we invite any faith to apply to work at Camp Stanislaus.

Why should I work Camp Stanislaus as opposed to other camps?

Camp Stanislaus is a great place to work! Working together with a team of other counselors is an experience not to be missed. Our dorms are set up to have multiple counselors and campers, so you will almost always have a co-counselor to share planning and leadership responsibilities. Plus Camp Stanislaus offers counselors access to camp facilities in their down time.