WHY SPEND YOUR SUMMER AS A CAMP COUNSELOR?
Summer camp is a special place where children and adults come together to form a unique cross-cultural community. Rim Rock staff have summers to remember for the rest of their lives. We encourage a fun, supportive and accepting environment.
“Camp Rim Rock is an amazing place to work and live. I can’t believe how fast time goes when I’m at camp, and how slow the time goes in between summers. I see campers and staff growing up and developing, whether they stay 2 weeks, or the whole summer. It’s a place where you wake up in the morning glad to be there, and excited to see what the day will bring. It’s a place where I feel at home, a family around me, and friends that will always be there, the richness in Rim Rock diverse multi-cultural staff has enabled me to somehow feel at home, wherever in the world I find myself. I would never have believed one place could change a person so much, but I see it in myself, and I couldn’t hope for better”
- Jeana Hollands, UK, 2010, 5 Summers at Rim Rock
“There’s no place like home…” is how I’ve come to feel about Camp Rim Rock. In my past two summers, I feel as if I’ve found my place in the world. You always feel like you’re needed and are making a difference whether you’re aware of it or not. It’s not just the kids you have a ball with and become somewhat attached to, your fellow counselors are probably the most significant factor in your time at camp. I’ve made some of my best friends at Rim Rock, who I know will be around for many years to come. Working at camp isn’t like any other job. Where else can you dress up as a Flintstone, celebrate Halloween in July and play with horses in the West Virginian sun all day, and call it “work”? I can honestly say that the environment Rim Rock and it’s diverse and culturally rich environment has taught me more than any employer, university or book could and has had a huge impact in becoming the person I am today!”
- Amy Whitton, Australia, 2010, 4 Summers at Rim Rock
“CRR became my second home: they are my big family, all my world wide sisters! This was the best decision in my life! I never forget the camp: my friends, the ponies, the hills, and the Cacapon River. I can’t wait to return and do my job and learn more about the world! I miss the morning barns, the picnics, and all the fun I had at camp. Best camp for the girls and best camp for the staff!”
- Dora Horvath, Hungary, 2009, 2 Summers at Rim Rock
There is an important overlapping of duties and responsibilities in the Camp Rim Rock staff. This overlapping cements the supportive and open team work environment.
“Since I’m from Sweden the summer of 2010 was a big adventure for me. I learned so much about culture, both from the kids and counselors who were all eager to tell me their stories of history and tradition. Every week we worked together as a big family. All the fun stuff and activities gave me the perfect balance between being a responsible role model for the kids and actually doing all the fun stuff you never get to do as an adult. By that I mean dressing up as King Louie from the Jungle Book or singing songs like a crazy person while riding on trail. Now I’m only waiting for the summer to begin!”
- Miriam Franzen, Sweden, 2010, 3 Summers at Rim Rock
Get an edge in the job market! As a Camp Rim Rock counselor:
You will gain a high level of motivation and an ability to overcome challenges. You will also
learn how to use your initiative by thinking and working creatively. You will possess and develop strong leadership and communication skills and an ability to work intensively as part of an energetic and enthusiastic international team.
“Rim Rock has been my second home for 12 summers. The opportunities and experiences this camp has given me are endless. From giving young girls the best summer of their lives to meeting and working with great people from all different backgrounds and all over the world. Having worked with staff from across the world I have been exposed to a level of multiculturalism that otherwise would have escaped me. Rim Rock offers countless and exciting new possibilities.”
- Molly Zigo, USA, 2009, 12 Summers at Rim Rock