Being a camp counselor is probably the most fun job you can possibly have in the summer. If you like being outside, if you like working with kids, if you enjoy being a role model and if you enjoy giving back, working at Briarwood may be for you.
Great camp counselors can come in all shapes and sizes. Some are loud, some are quiet, some are athletic, some are artistic, some are funny, some are musical, some make bracelets for all of their campers and some make up crazy handshakes or nicknames or dances. One thing they all have in common, however, is they all like being around kids. Good energy, a great heart and a desire to do the right thing and help kids grow are the biggest things we look for in our staff.
Briarwood is an eight-week summer camp. Our junior and senior staff positions generally break down into the following three categories.
These are the staff members assigned to the various bunks. The bunk counselor travels with the bunk to the various activities and is also the primary contact with campers’ parents.
These are the staff members who are at various activities. They teach or lead activities such as swimming, art or archery. At the various specialties, the specialists are assisted by bunk counselors.
Floaters aka SUPERS
(Super Utility Professionals for Every Reason)
These are staff members who sometimes act as bunk counselors and sometimes act as specialists. Their jobs will vary from day to day.
Other Things People Want To Know / Staff FAQs
Briarwood runs Monday through Friday. The camp day is 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. No nights. No weekends.
We serve lunch every day (it’s all the mac and cheese you can eat or whatever it is that we are serving that day – click here for a sample menu) plus there are always salad, yogurt, cheese sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches available. Campers and staff also get a snack (such as an ice cream sandwich, a popsicle or a soft pretzel) at the end of each day.
Our junior counselors are people in 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the school year before camp starts. We provide transportation for our junior counselors who live in our transportation area (Central Bucks, Council Rock, New Hope Solebury, Morrisville and parts of Pennsbury and Neshaminy School Districts).
Junior counselor salaries start at $2400 for the summer and go up from there, depending on age and qualifications. Senior counselor salaries start at $3000 for the summer and go up from there, depending on age, job title and qualifications.
Briarwood is hands down the most fun summer job you’ll ever have . . . and it’s meaningful and memorable, too!
Senior Staff Application
Applicants who are old enough to be entering their sophomore year of college in Fall 2023 – or older.