|International Staff Arrival:||June 5, 2023|
|Ropes & Lifeguard Training & Key Staff:||June 9, 2023|
|Domestic Staff Arrival:||June 14, 2023|
|Half Summer Staff Departure:||July 17, 2023|
|Full Summer Staff Departure:||August 7, 2023|
Camp Weequahic is hiring for summer 2024!
Thank you for your interest in working at Camp Weequahic. A summer job at Weequahic is anything but a “job” – it’s an adventure! From the relationships you form with your fellow counselors, to the fun activities you will create and all the new experiences you will encounter, you are assured to have an AMAZING summer at Camp Weequahic!
At Weequahic, it’s our mission to create an amazing experience for everyone we meet through gratitude, attitude and courage. To fulfill this mission, we do our absolute best to staff our camp with the most skilled, responsible, and enthusiastic individuals. Working at a summer camp can be best described as the “toughest job you’ll ever love.” We expect that our counselors are committed to delivering their campers a fun and safe experience by placing the needs of the campers first, as it is the responsibility of the staff to help make the summer a success. If you arrive at camp with these ideals in mind and a great attitude, you will have one of the most fantastic and unforgettable summers of your life!
All counselors that are hired have a dual role. You live in the cabins with campers and teach/coach in one or more activity areas during program time. We’ve outlined our program areas below and would be happy to delve into the specifics of each area with you individually. We look for proficient teaching skills in one specific area, but you will be expected to teach or coach in more than one area. We can help you do that! Our Program Heads will train you to lead engaging activities while our Division Heads will help guide you to be a great bunk counselor! Our leadership team is onsite and available to supervise, train, and provide continual support and feedback throughout the summer.
More About Camp Weequahic
Camp Weequahic was founded in 1953 by Art and Mollie Lustig. A member of the Weequahic High School staff in Newark, NJ, Mr. Lustig searched for the perfect place to start a summer camp. Our wonderful property by Sly Lake certainly fit the bill.
From 1953 until the 2008 season, members of the Lustig family directed Weequahic. Known for its caring atmosphere, excellent facilities, creative activities and wonderful lake, Weequahic became a popular camp in the northeast.
Cole and Kate Kelly took the torch so ably held by Lustig family in 2009. Having run private camps in the northeast for many years, they wanted to find a place with deep traditions where they could bring their years of experience and their family.
- Deep traditions since 1953
- Choice of one 3-week session or 6-week full summer
- Emphasis on values: Gratitude, Attitude and Courage
- Choice-based activities within a structured day
- 2.5 hours from New York City