Camp Counselors and Staff

Who works at Hummingbird?

What do they do?


Directors:  Directors are full time employees of Hummingbird Music Camp and are members of the Higgins Family. Our three current directors have had their own professional careers and have returned to help manage Camp under the principles set down by their father, K.L. Higgins.

  • Les Higgins directs the camp and is the main man in charge
  • Sally Chapman hires all of the staff, music and chess teachers and directs the music and chess camps
  • Teena King hires art teachers and directs the art camp

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. The average staff return rate is 95%.

Head Counselors: The head counselors are freshman and sophomores in college and have attended camp for several summers. They are fine musicians and dependable, experienced leaders at camp.

Counselors: These young people are juniors and seniors in high school and have held staff positions previously at Hummingbird Music Camp.  They have received outstanding performance evaluations from their peers and the directors at camp.

Counselors-in-Training (CIT): Fifteen year old campers who have served as staffers are eligible to be counselors in training. They work closely with the counselors to ensure that each camper’s individual needs are promptly met.

Staffers: Staffers are 14 or 15 years of age and going into the 9th grade. All staffers are previous campers and have applied for this position. The staffers are responsible for a variety of kitchen chores. Staffers also attend all camp activities and classes.

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.