Boating Counselor(Canoeing & Kayaking) - Everwood Day Camp


Job Description

If you love working with children, are hard working, a team player and have a desire to constantly learn and grow, both personally and professionally, this is the place for you! Working as part of our organization, consistently ranked in the top 5 Camps in MA, you will positively impact the lives of children and adults and become part of our wonderful camp community. Our positions are a perfect fit for teachers, educators and students who aspire to be them one day! We also need Bus Counselors from many towns (see list below) from all over MA and RI, so even if you don't live near Sharon you can easily work here.

Our Boating Counselor will create and teach curriculum for children, aged from 4 to 15. You will be responsible for working on small projects to teach the fundamentals of boating while keeping it fun, diverse, educational and age-appropriate. You will be responsible for running 45 minute activity periods for groups of up to 15 children at a time, assisted by 1 or 2 of their counselors. The Boating Counselor position is perfectly suited to a student or teacher(or similar) who has some boating experience. We will provide lifeguard certification for the right Boating Counselor candidate. The upkeep and basic maintenance of the lakefront beach area and docks is also part of the job.


A work day of 9:00am to 3:30pm, Mon-Fri (this includes a 30 minute break per day).

Dates of Camp are from June 26th to August 25th (9 weeks, preferred) or August 18th (8 weeks). Staff training in late May and throughout June are also required (on evenings and weekends).

Salary range is $2300+ for nine weeks, plus two visiting nights and all staff training.

There are also multiple opportunities to make extra money for the summer, in addition to your salary! Being a Bus Counselor will make you up to $440 (and also save a ton of gas money)! Working our "Extended Day" before or after regular work hours (7-8:30am or 4-6pm) will make an extra $500+ to $700+!

*We are looking for bus counselors from all over MA and RI, including: Attleboro, Brookline, Canton, Chestnut Hill, Franklin, Mansfield, Medfield, Milton, Natick, Newton, Needham, Norfolk, North Easton, Providence, Randolph, Sharon, Somerville, Walpole, Wellesley, West Roxbury, Westwood.

**Housing is not provided. Staff must live locally.**

Apply by: April 22 2017


Camp/Organization: Everwood Day Camp (ACA Accredited)

Location: Sharon, MA

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal



  • An enthusiastic, motivated individual. 
  • The knowledge and ability to explain and demonstrate boating fundamentals and techniques through drills and games (for canoeing, kayaking and sailing). 
  • The ability to communicate, with patience and clarity, with children and co-workers. 
  • 18+ years of age. 
  • Current lifeguard qualification.(will provide if you do not have one)


  1. Experience of working with children
  2. Experience of teaching boating (canoeing, kayaking and sailing) 
  3. Teaching certification

Everwood Day Camp is an outdoor focused summer camp featuring many physically demanding activities on land and water. Staff members are regularly required to walk, hike and otherwise move in woods, fields, beaches, and lakes. In order to perform the job, each staff member of Everwood Day Camp must be physically able to travel around a large rural environment (fields, woods, beach, etc.) over uneven ground on a regular basis. Everwood Day Camp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Jennifer Kaplan

125 Lakeview Street
Sharon, Massachusetts 02067