Camp Towanda – Tennis Instructors

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Join our camp family this summer for a challenging and rewarding job experience that will give you the skills you need for your future. Make a difference in the lives of our campers, while enjoying our beautiful outdoor facilities and working with people from around the world.

Positon Overview:

Camp Towanda is looking for experienced, enthusiastic and diligent tennis instructors to teach our campers campers ages 7-17 on skill development, match play, fitness and developing a love of the game. Camp Towanda attracts a wide range of campers, from those who are picking up a racket for the first time, to those who will be training for inter-camp tournaments and who are nationally ranked. We follow the “10 & Under” progression system for their younger players, using just-right racquets, balls and net-sizes to help our players feel confident and successful on the courts. Specialists help teach groups of 20-40 campers at a time (boys and girls, ages 7-17). 

Check out our facility on our virtual tour on the website!

We also offer many types of internships if that is what you are looking for. They are be incorporated into the job experience and are tailored to your major (psychology, sports management, hospitality, outdoor recreation, education, you name it!)

Learning Objectives:

  • Build upon the knowledge of your sport and strengthen your coaching skills while applying classroom learning, theories, and experiences in a real world setting.
  • Improve self confidence and initiative by working with a diverse, multicultural staff. 
  • Manage multiple participants and coordinate activities.
  • Understand logistics in transportation, programming and coordination within the organization and working with other camps.  
  • Strengthen leadership, teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the importance and impact of being a positive role model to hundreds of children.
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities from our Leadership Team, Alumni and Parent Network.

Daily Responsibilities:

Your primary role will be working with the campers as a counselor, living in a cabin with campers and other co-counselors. Working at camp simply as a counselor, in-and-of-itself, provides hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that hiring managers are looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility. 

There are typically six, 50 minute long activity periods per day; you will be directly involved with the curriculum planning, participant engagement and execution of a successful program related to your sport with various age groups (boys and girls). When you are not at your specialty, you will be with your assigned group as a counselor, ensuring safety, team-building, growth and development in all activities and in life at camp.

Job Requirements:

  • Available mid-June thru mid-August.
  • High School or College level tennis experience
  • Youth coaching experience a plus!
  • Qualified references

Benefits of working at Camp Towanda:

  • Individually tailored experience to meet your goals.
  • Hands on program, working directly in your discipline. 
  • Real world work experience in the outdoors vs. an office or corporate setting, getting coffee or pushing papers.
  • Work with a diverse team from around the world, impacting and inspiring today’s youth.
  • Work on the set of the movie “Wet Hot American Summer”. Yup, it was filmed here! 
  • Join a vast network of Staff, Alumni and Parents that can connect you with future endeavors.

The next step is to fill out our online application and then we will connect to set up an interview over Zoom. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. 570-253-3266 or jared@camptowanda.com

About Camp Towanda

Inspire kids, experience personal growth, build your responsibility and accountably skills, work outside, get out of your comfort zone, have some fun and make some lifelong relationships.

Camp Towanda is the premier family-owned and operated, co-ed, 7 week sleep-away camp for children ages 7-17. Founded in 1923, we are nestled on over 400 acres in the rolling countryside of Northeast Pennsylvania. At Camp Towanda, we provide a well-rounded experience for our campers and staff in a nurturing, safe environment with endless opportunities for them to try new things and feel great about themselves! Our program offers professional instruction in all land and water sports, fine arts, theatre, STEM, nature and adventure.

We are looking for outgoing, hardworking and high energy individuals. We offer many types of positions from Sports Instructors, Coaches and Activity Specialists, General Counselors, Group Leaders, Department Heads, Nurses, Student Nurses, Doctors to Kitchen, Maintenance and Support Staff! We also integrate internships into the work experience to help further build your resume on top of the worthwhile experience of being a counselor. As you can tell by our job and internship listings on Handshake, there is a lot we offer!

We attract down-to-earth, friendly and spirited campers, families and staff. There are close to 500 campers and we hire approx. 300 staff from over 30 countries and all across the USA. When you work at Camp Towanda, you make a real difference in camper’s lives, while building your resume and career-building skills (things like…leadership, work-ethic, public speaking, management, responsibility and a whole lot more ) with the support of our dedicated Senior Staff and Directors. The job of a counselor is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. When at camp, it is a 24-hour job as you are living and working at the same place. Flexibility, responsibility and stamina are key attributes to succeeding at camp. Working with kids is a challenging job, but one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.

When you work at Camp Towanda, it’s so much more than a summer job- it’s a family, network and community that will change your life forever. Thank you for considering Camp Towanda for your best summer job experience yet!

Check out our website for more info including a Typical Day, Virtual Tour, some FAQs and much more! All meals, room and board, laundry and travel reimbursement are provided with scheduled time off.

We are located in the popular summer destination of the Pocono Mountains and less than 2 ½ hours away from New York City and Philadelphia.

Competitive salary, room and board, all meals included, travel reimbursement

Paid Internships Available

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