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Junior Staff

Position Type: Volunteer

Position Description

If you are applying as Junior Staff, please select "Camper" when beginning your application.

Junior Staff is an ideal position for campers who are 17 years of age looking to experience Camp Lilac from the staff perspective. Junior Staff pay reduced tuition of $475, as they have staff-related responsibilities. In addition to kitchen/dining room duties, Junior Staff will cover the cabins of staff having their evening off.  Junior Staff are also welcome to participate in, and/or assist with activities as they would like, when off-duty. This is a one-week position. Seventeen year olds are also welcome to register as regular campers.

If you are applying as Junior Staff, please select "Camper" when beginning your application. There will be an opportunity to indicate interest within the application.


Junior Staff will: 

  • Live in their own cabin together

  • Report to the Junior Staff Crew Lead

  • Cover nights off for cabin staff

  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with coworkers and campers

  • Give and get support through regular check ins with other junior staff and Crew Lead

  • Perform all duties considerate of a range of experiences and needs, with a focus on creating an accessible environment and experience for all

  • Attend staff training  beginning on Friday before camp

For 2 meals per day:

  • Bring family-style dishes to tables and return them to kitchen to be refilled during meals

  • Reset the dining space after meals (wash dishes, sweep/mop, wipe down tables, take out trash)  

Physical Requirements

  • Traversing up to half a mile at a time (with or without reasonable accommodation), likely multiple times a day

  • Navigating uneven terrain (with or without reasonable accommodation) such as muddy trails with tree roots, gravel paths, inclines, stairs

  • Accurately exchanging information with other staff members and with campers in a timely way

  • Remaining present for all assigned shifts.

  • Read our Accessibility Policy, including common and available accommodations and accommodations we are unable to provide.

Exceptions to these requirements can be made with permission from the director, and as long as all camper and staff needs are met.

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