Be a Counselor
OWjL Camp Counselors are what set us apart from other camps. Be a part of an amazing staff of people who make an impact on and difference in the lives of over 500 campers this summer! Camp counselors are carefully selected to represent the interests and experiences of the campers. Many of our counselors in the summer program each year are former OWjL campers.
Interested applicants can read the Camp Counselor Job Description (PDF).
We are aware that some may be trying to get their internships for the summer. However, if being an OWjL Camp Counselor would be a alternate option for you, please go ahead and submit your application. You can always withdraw your application or decline the position at a later date.
Please be sure you are prepared when you start the application process, as you will not be able to go back and change any information once submitted.
To apply: Starting December 1st, applicants may access the Counselor Application by clicking on this link. Applicants must make sure their complete counselor application is on file with the OWjL Office by January 31, 2024.
All applications received on or before the deadline will be considered for interviews. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on the counselor wait list and will only be considered if additional positions become available.
A complete application for a new camp counselor applicant include:
- A completed new counselor application
- A current resume including information about experience working with teenagers or children as well as other work, camp, and leadership experience. Specify pertinent certifications in areas of CPR, Life Saving, and Water Safety Instructor, including expiration dates.
- Two counselor reference forms provided by individuals other than family members. Here is a google form for them to complete. Camp Counselor Recommendation Form
Be a Head Counselor
Interested applicants can read the Head Counselor Job Description (PDF).
Please email your resume to email@example.com before December 10, 2023.
Be an Instructor
Come teach with us! Since you are passionate about your subject area; share it with campers who are eager to learn. OWjL offers 4 weeks to teach. We are excited to have you be a part of camp for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks.
Residential Camp for students in grades 6, 7, & 8:
Week 1 - June 10 to 14, 2024
Week 2 - June 17 to 21, 2024
Week 3 - June 24 to 28, 2024
NEW Day Camp for students in grades 4, 5, & 6:
Week 4 - July 22 to 26, 2024
Each year, university professors, certified teachers, or experts in their field are invited to submit course proposals. Selection of courses to be included in the curriculum guide depends on the number of proposals received in each area and any duplicates. Ultimately, student enrollment determines whether there is enough interest for the class to be taught.
We are looking for proposals in these areas:
- Creative Development
OWjL instructors are responsible for one 75-minute class each day, Monday through Friday, with a typical class size of 12-16 students (teachers may instruct a maximum of 4 courses per week).
Courses are designed to provide intellectual challenge, active involvement, problem solving, and group activities.
Campers select their own courses from a curriculum guide listing class titles and descriptions. The appeal and accuracy of this information is important for campers to gain a sense of the content of each class. A sampling of previous class course descriptions can be found by going to Course Examples.
To apply: Starting December 1st, interested instructors should follow this link to provide your information and receive the Course Proposal Form. Please do this as soon as possible, but no later than January 31, 2024.