Are you interested in working at Summer Camps For children with special needs? – Everything you need to know about interviewing and working at Camp Lee Mar.
“Camp Lee Mar is an incredibly special place, I have been privileged enough to work here for two summers now. There is so much love, hard work and understanding that goes in to this camp – I can’t recommend it enough!” – Current Camp Lee Mar Staff Person.
Any of our returning staff will tell you that Camp Lee Mar is the camp for you if you…
- Have a genuine interest in children with special needs and wish to help them learn and grow
- Believe you can live in a very structured atmosphere
- Don’t mind long hours, hard work and great satisfaction
- Desire to grow personally and professionally
- Would like to gain valuable experience for college or your future career
- Love a challenge that will create memories to last a lifetime
Working at Camp Lee Mar is an amazing opportunity, it helps our staff grow into knowledgeable professionals with first-hand experience regarding the development of daily living skills, social skills and a deep appreciation of the day-to-day challenges our campers face and overcome.
Working at Camp Lee Mar is by no means an easy summer position. Our staff are aware that they will use their current skill set, acquire new skills during our staff orientation week, and they will be living and working with our campers for seven weeks.
“Being part of this incredible camp has by far been the best decision I have made. I can’t wait to be returning for my third summer as Staff- 2nd as speech staff. This is the most nurturing and supportive environment for children and young adults with additional needs I have had the pleasure to work at.” – A current Camp Lee Mar staff person
To be considered for a position at Camp Lee Mar you need to be very comfortable living in a group environment. You need to be comfortable working on daily living skills with the campers (showering, dressing, teeth brushing, etc . . .) We are looking for counselors who have patience, energy, and the ability to see the best in every camper. We want our campers to have a great summer, but we also want them to grow and learn new skills.
As directors, when we interview potential staff for our summer camps for children with special needs we are looking for individuals who can make a lasting impression on our campers. Our staff are outstanding because they see the ability in every child, this is why our parents appreciate our staff so much!
“Camp Lee Mar has been life changing for our family. It is truly the MOST special place. The staff is beyond incredible. Every day my daughter asks when she can go back to camp. When you have a child with special needs, it is hard to imagine them away from you, safe, properly cared for, and thriving. This is the place where you can feel 100% comfortable that your child is in the best possible hands. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lee Mar. I HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!” – A current Camp Lee Mar Parent
If you feel like you could be a potential Camp Lee Mar staff person please visit our website at www.leemar.com and fill out a staff application. Get ready to be pushed out of your comfort-zone and learn new skills while having the best summer with the most amazing kids!
“Being a nurse aide for a summer at Camp Lee Mar was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The campers and staff are incredible and truly made me feel at home. I had no idea how much of an impact the camp would make on my life and feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to spend a summer at this special place. It is incredible to watch the campers grow so much while having so much fun. I learned and grew so much myself and it has greatly benefited me in graduate school. Thanks for everything Camp Lee Mar!” – A past Camp Lee Mar Staff Member
Written by Lynsey Trohoske
My name is Lynsey Trohoske, I am the assistant director at Camp Lee Mar. I have three amazing children, my middle child happens to be on the autism spectrum and is a camper at Lee Mar. I joined camp as a counselor in 1998 and loved the campers and their families so much that Camp Lee Mar became my second home!