Job Descriptions

This could be a very lengthy section detailing every department; however, we prefer to speak with you personally if you would like more information regarding specifics to an individual activity area.

It also makes sense to look throughout our website to get a better look and feel about our program and facilities.

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General Counselor

Your specialty is the campers in your bunk (or cabin). You are the leader or assistant of a wide variety of daily activities. You are a listener, surrogate parent and above all, a role model. We want you to be able to help out from time to time in a specific area as well. So be sure to tell us what you are capable of! You need lots of stamina and energy!

Activity Specialist

You instruct in a specific area in sports, the arts and/or the outdoors. You must be qualified to prepare, teach and lead in the specific activity. Your curriculum must be developed and brought to camp ready to put into action. When you are not instructing in your area of expertise, you will work with the group that you live with, as a General Counselor. You need lots of stamina and energy!

Group Leader

You are in total charge of a group of campers (20-45) who live in several bunks. You also supervise 8-12 staff. You need to be resourceful, have leadership experience and high quality motivational skills as a General Counselor and be a planner, organizer, creator, mover and shaker! You need lots of stamina and energy!

Department Head

You must be highly skilled in the activity area and have excellent supervisory and organizational skills. You are expected to instruct children, ages 7-17 and train the counselors to assist in your area. You need lots of stamina and energy!

Kitchen Maintenance or Office

You need to possess necessary skills in these areas and want to work in a youth setting. You need lots of stamina and energy!

Internships & College Credit

College credit and paid internships are available. We also have courses available through our own program. Please CONTACT US for more details.

ACA Accredited

ACA Accreditation means that the camp you are considering for your child cares enough to undergo a thorough (over 300 standards) review of its operation – from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth service agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

ACA helps accredited camps provide:
Healthy, developmentally appropriate and learning experiences and activities;
Discovery through experiential education; Caring, competent role models;
Service to the community and the environment; Opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children.

ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, including camp staff from director throughout counselors, emergency management plans, health care, and management. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as waterfront, adventure and travel.

Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time by visiting ACA’s website www.ACAcamps.org or by calling 1-800-428-CAMP.
If the camp you are considering is not ACA accredited, ask WHY NOT?


Camp Towanda is not only accredited by the American Camp Association, but has staff members that serve on the ACA Board of Directors as well as one of their Accreditation Inspectors of other camps. Mitch is a former board member himself, of the ACA as well as a Steering Committee member and speaker at the annual camp association conference. He is actively involved and on the boards of several charitable organizations (SCOPE, L.O.V.E. and VisionWalk) that he gets the campers involved in.

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