Housed Staff FAQ.

Housed Staff FAQ

I'm a Housed Staff member, where do I stay?

Housed staff members stay in communal housing units with shared bathrooms, personal space and everything in between! Please understand that all camp rules and policies apply to our staff housing facilities (i.e. no smoking, no drinking, etc.) and we have a strict 12:00am curfew before all camp days. All Housed Staff Rules will be included on your camp contract and reviewed at a specific housed staff orientation upon your arrival in June.

What are my working hours for camp?

With some exceptions, counselors work from 8:30 am- 4:15 pm Monday thru Friday. All housed staff have nights and weekends off.

Do we need additional health insurance?

American staff members are covered under the New York Workman’s Compensation Law for injuries sustained while on the job or in the performance of one’s duties. The treatment of any injury incurred in an activity which is not sanctioned by the camp will be at the expense of the employee. Staff members should carry their own comprehensive accident and health insurance for any non-work related injuries or illnesses. International staff must be covered by private insurance provided by the sponsoring agency.

Where does the staff come from?

Hampton Country Day Camp attracts a culturally diverse staff. While most of our staff is American, we have a number of counselors joining us from Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and beyond!

How are we paid?

Total Compensation as per your contract is divided into two equal parts: Salary and Completion Bonus. Salary is 80% of your Total Compensation and your Completion Bonus is 20%. Salary checks will be distributed bi-weekly (every second Friday) and your salary will be pro-rated for time worked during each 2-week time period. Once you have completed the summer, you will receive your final salary check and your Completion Bonus. Please note that Total Compensation  will be pro-rated for time missed and our Perfect Attendance Bonus ($100 for completing the 43-day contract) requires perfect attendance for all orientation and camp days. All required camp forms (i.e. medical) must be turned in prior to receiving your check.

What should I bring to camp?

Linens and towels are provided for all housed staff. A more comprehensive packing list will be provided, along with a list of things that you might find useful to bring, once you are hired.

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