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200pixpic072If you've gotten this far, hopefully it means that you're thinking seriously about applying to join our team! We're happy to hear that and look forward to your application. Please note that our staff to camper ratio is an essential part of what sets our campers up for success, and being there on a camper's last day is just as important as being there to welcome them at drop off. Due to the importance of this aspect of our program, Starfish requires all hired staff to make the full-season commitment
Click the drop-downs below to learn more about the dates for this summer, salary and benefits.
2020 Staff Dates

The Commitment You are Making
When you accept a job for the summer at Camp Starfish, you'll be committing to stay at camp for the full length of the summer dates. All staff members are required to work the entire summer, because the children's successes are largely contingent on our ability to provide them with consistency and individualized, 1-to-1 programming. Also, because we're a small camp (approximately 65 overnight and 12 day campers, with 110 staff), we hire only the staff we need for the summer. Each person's role is therefore incredibly important to the success of our team and to ensuring that camp runs safely and is fun for all. Please double-check the dates below (or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions) before applying, to save yourself from being disappointed that no partial-summer work is available. These dates include paid time off.
2020 Staff Contract Dates
Waterfront & Support Staff:
June 4 - August 21
Program Instructors & Lead Specialists:
June 5 - August 21
Group Specialists, Other General Specialists (Including Crescent Staff):
June 7 - August 21
Administrator (Leadership Staff) Dates
May 21 - August 21 
Optional, paid, post-camp work as a "Groups Ambassador" for rental/retreat groups is available for many staff from August 22 - late September. Please inquire during your interview if interested in this opportunity!
2020 Schedule of Staff Arrivals
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We do not recommend booking tickets for travel until you have confirmed your role with our Director of Staff Experience (DSE). Specific travel details will be provided to you once you are officially hired which will add clarification to the arrivals and departures process, allowing you to make the best decision about travel. Staff are responsible for confirming their start dates with the DSE and booking travel so as to arrive ready for training.

Salary, Bonus & Benefits

aaphoto3We know you're not in it for the money. Still, it helps to know as you're considering a position with us how we will pay you. Here's how the benefits break down:
Room (Housing), Board (All Meals) & Laundry
All room, board, and laundry is provided to staff free of charge. You may choose to do your own laundry if you prefer, but you will be expected to live and eat on camp. You may choose to go off camp on your time off, as well, however we will still make sure meals and housing is available to you during that time (for example, on intersession weekends). 
Paid Time Off (Daily & Weekly)
You receive time off each day - one activity period during the camp day and some time each night, after kids are in bed, as well. You also receive 24 hours off for every 7 days you work, and this "day off" usually lasts from 7 AM to 7 AM the following day. In most cases, we are able to pair this with a night off, which means that you are off duty, for example, Tuesday night, all day Wednesday, and not back on duty until Thursday morning - which actually works out to more like 36 hours off. During time off, you are welcome to stay on site or leave, and if you have traveled from afar to camp, don't worry: we offer staff transportation to get off-camp. 
We offer all staff free transportation to and from camp at the beginning and end of the summer from our closest city hub: Boston, MA. Additionally, we run a daily shuttle from camp to the local shops, to nearby towns and to the MBTA train line into Boston for use on your day off. If you need to get to Walmart for the latest People magazine...or you need to get to Boston for an awesome day off, we've got your ride covered. 
Certifications & Credits
Any certifications we offer you - such as Care Specialist (Level I or II), Lifeguarding, etc., are at our cost and for you to keep and benefit from indefinitely. :) Additionally, we will work with you to get school credit for the training and work you do at Starfish.  
Salary & "Boosts" (Bonuses)
Our payscale is structured so you can see what you'll be making, based on your experience, education, certifications, skills and even your ability to recruit friends to work with you (referral bonuses). Download a PDF or click the image below to view a larger JPG:
2020 Seasonal Staff Salaries

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