ADV: Reunion Camp Bates Counselor (S9997C )

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

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.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

There is an incredible amount of walking and activity involved in this position. During programming “down-time” or during the break on Saturday when children eat lunch with their parents, counselors are responsible for cleaning up the site and preparing for the next activity. They walk all over campus over the course of the weekend and have very long days. On Saturday they work from 7am-12am with only a three hour break in between.

We will provide housing and meals for counselors during Reunion Weekend; housing and meals for the two weeks prior to Reunion Weekend are negotiable.

Special application instructions:

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”

The Basics

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

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Education: High School degree, some college Skills and attributes: Customer service, sense of humor, must have previous experience with children in a professional setting, high-energy, positive attitude, be able and willing to adapt to change and the unexpected.


Reports to: Camp Bates Coordinator, Staff Officer Coordinates/Works closely with: Coordinator, Staff Officer, parents and campers.


Environment: Pettengill Hall; various sites on-campus, including outdoor locations. Travel Requirements: Walk across campus as upon request and climb stairs.

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