From the Mailbag: Fresh Air Fund Needs Counselors for Summer 2009!

Media Release from The Fresh Air Fund!

You love working with children, and that's probably what we like most about you. Running across the ball field, washing off the glitter glue, or swimming in the lake - with your cabin group laughing around you - you'll be in your element.

Are you going to be the counselor the children learn to paint with? The one they play soccer with? The one they want to hang out with? Or perhaps the one they read a bed-time story with? Whatever your role becomes, you'll thrive on the challenge and commit yourself to the cause.

You've got to be 18 or over by June 20th to apply, and you'll usually have completed at least one year of college by the summer. Any previous work with children should always be included on your application.

The experience you're about to apply for will be like no other, and it's going to take patience, flexibility, creativity, and a whole lot of self-motivation. But the rewards will be great... overcoming challenges, meeting new friends, playing games in the sun, jumping into the cool lake, painting face masks, hitting a home run, telling stories around a camp fire...

...and then seeing that smile brighten a child's face.

We're looking for counselors and program staff for all five of our summer camps - but places fill fast, so get your application in today.

We are now accepting applications for the 2009 season.



Camp Dates

The Staff Arrival Dates for 2009 are:

Waterfront Staff: June 14, 2009
Administration, Village Leaders, Head Counselors, Program Staff, Instructors, Farmers
and Ropes Course Staff:
June 16, 2009
Nurses: June 16, 2009
General Counselors: June 20, 2009

Transportation was provided from Manhattan to camp on June 14th, 16th and 20th at 3:00pm.

The Encampment Dates for 2009 are:

Camps Hayden-Marks Memorial, Tommy, ABC & Hidden Valley
Session 1               Monday, June 29 –          Thursday, July 9
Session 2               Monday, July 13 –           Friday, July 24
Session 3               Monday, July 27 –           Friday, August 7
Session 4               Monday, August 10 –      Thursday, August 20

Camp Mariah
Session 1: Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 22
Session 2: Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, August 20

Employment is for the whole summer only, ending on August 20, 2009.

We are now accepting applications for the 2009 season.

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