Camp Counselors and Staff

Who works at Hummingbird?

What do they do?

Teachers: Hummingbird teachers range from undergraduate, graduate students and professional teachers. The majority of Camp teachers also teach in public and private schools throughout the year. Most of our teachers teach two weeks at camp and return year after year.

Head Counselors: The head counselors are freshman and sophomores in college, hired for the summer. They not only have  attended camp for several summers (most of them since they were 8 or 9), but they also had to go through the staff system (staffer, CIT, counselors). They are talented musicians, responsible, dependable, and experienced leaders at camp. The head counselors help run each week of camp, lead the campers in all of the recreational/daily activities, and most importantly, help the campers have the best time at camp!

Counselors: Counselors are juniors and seniors in high school.  They have to have been CITs in order to be a counselor. Each has his/her own group of campers for whom they are responsible.  They have received outstanding performance evaluations from their peers and the directors at camp.

Counselors-in-Training (CIT): CITs are fifteen year olds who have previously served as staffers or have previously attended. They assist counselors in being there for the camper, they serve meals, and they even help keep the dorm bathroom sparkling.

Staffers: Staffers are 14 or going into the 9th grade. Staffers are, typically, previous campers. They  are responsible for setting-up meals, cleaning the dining area, doing dishes, and running Cavity Cave. Staffers build character, develop great skills, and have fun doing it.

Click here for details on how to apply for Staffer, CIT or Counselor positions. Staffers are placed into their position by first-come-first-served basis, as this is their first year in a staff position. Counselors and counselors-in-training are placed into the weeks they requested on a first-come-first-served basis and an outstanding evaluation report.