ADV: Reunion Camp Bates Counselor (S9997C )

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities


Reunion Weekend is a weekend-long event, bringing over 1,200 alumni together across 14 classes. The Camp Bates program allows alumni to bring their children to Reunion, so that the next generation of Batesies can experience what makes the Bates community so special. Camp Bates Counselors work from Thursday, June 11th through Sunday, June 14th. Reunion is an exciting time for alumni, especially those seeing their friends and the campus for the first time in 50 years. Camp Bates Counselors aid the Camp Bates Coordinator in preparing and facilitating activities for the children’s program and are responsible for the care and needs of the children registered for Camp Bates. We will provide housing and meals for counselors during Reunion Weekend; housing and meals for the two weeks prior to Reunion Weekend are negotiable.


How To Apply:

In addition to submitting the online application via the link below, please submit a resume via email to with the subject line “Reunion Camp Bates Counselor”

Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, March 13, 2015.

The Basics

Department: College Advancement
Supervisor: James Patefield
Office Location: Lane 310
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 20-30
Workers: 10-12

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Must have prior education including a High School degree and some college education. Must have previous experience with children in a professional setting. Be able to work in a high-energy setting while maintaining a positive attitude, be able and willing to adapt to changes.



-Greet and play ice breakers with children registered for Camp Bates

-Be responsible for 4-8 children for the weekend: each counselor is assigned an age group: 4-6, 7-9, or 10-13

-The counselor must know where these assigned children are at all times, and be aware of any allergies or health conditions they may have

-The counselor must inform the Coordinator when one of their children has been signed in or out by their parents

-Counselors are also required to distribute snacks

-Serve as a knowledgeable resource and face of the college to alumni and their families – be professional, helpful, and flexible

-Being able to walk all over campus over the course of the weekend and have very long days i.e on Saturday they work from 7am-12am with only a three hour break in between