Dear Potential Staff,
It is with a profound sadness that we are postponing Camp Quinebarge until Summer 2021. This is among the most difficult decisions we’ve ever made about Camp and just the second time in our 85 years that Quinebarge has not opened. Our full letter to families can be read on our Facebook page.
Please be safe, healthy, and, above all, be kind to each other this summer.
Who We Hire
At the very core of Camp Quinebarge is our staff, made up of teachers, education students, college athletes and coaches, artists and other young professionals. We select only the best, most dedicated, and qualified staff, many of whom grew up at Quinebarge as campers or CITs. Our counselors come from the United States and from all over the world.
Quinebarge counselors are fun, mature, and knowledgeable people, whose first priority is to provide a safe, high quality program to our campers. They provide group and individual instructions in our activities, and act as mentors and role models to our campers. In short, our counselors are a huge part of what makes Quinebarge great!
We’ve found that the best counselors are leaders who know how to work very well in groups as well as on their own while enjoying learning from an experienced leadership staff as well as the campers they live with every day! Beyond teaching and leadership skills, we look for maturity, trustworthiness, dependability, flexibility, and a willingness to put campers before themselves. Our expectations and standards are high for experience and certifications, as well as behavior in and out of camp.
Counselors spend a full week or more before campers arrive receiving intensive training and learning the ins and outs of Quinebarge policies, games, culture, and how best to care for your children. Plus, with a 2.5 : 1 camper to staff ratio, we ensure every camper gets the care and attention they need.
All of our counselors lead activities as well as supervise cabin life, with support staff providing medical or office support, working in facilities and maintenance, or serving great food. In doing so, all staff contribute to the culture of Camp Quinebarge. As we have a small and tight knit staff, you will take on leadership roles in planning events, leading trips, and being an integral part of camp life. We are looking for people who want to be a part of something great.
Traditions (Staff Training)
The full staff arrives one to two weeks ahead of our campers, during which time they undergo extensive training on all things Quinebarge as well as various certifications. Staff training, what we call Traditions, is busy and fun, giving staffers a chance to bond as a group and prepare for Opening Day. During this time you, like all our staff before you, will begin to develop a love and connection to Quinebarge that will only grow throughout the summer. At the end of Traditions, our Directors assign counselors to their camper cabins, based on individual skills and personalities, so that each age group’s counselor is a perfect fit.