Why Camp Echo? It’s all about THE PEOPLE!
There are lots of places you could choose to spend your summer. So, why choose Camp Echo? What makes us so special? The PEOPLE! Beyond our great facilities and location is the quality of the people who spend their summers here. This includes our campers, of course, and our exceptional staff. All these people come together at Echo to form a close-knit community where everyone is accepted, supported, and challenged to be their best.
What else? The list goes on and on – keep reading to find out more about our one-of-a-kind community . . .
Diversity – Our staff is incredibly diverse, often representing more that 25 states and 20 countries! Some staff members will be coming for their first summer, and some have been at Camp Echo for over 25 years!
Fun – Camp Echo is fun! There are new activities to try, great areas nearby to explore on your days off, and memories to make that will last a lifetime. We spend a lot of time outdoors – playing, exploring, and discovering the adventure of Camp Echo. We look forward to welcoming you!
Making a Difference – You will be amazed at the changes you create in the campers’ lives. They will look up to you and emulate you. What you say and do may stay with a child for years. They’ll remember the way you cheered them on at the ropes course when they thought they couldn’t go any further or how you read stories at night when they missed their parents or their dog (and they will!). They’ll go home with new skills, new friends, new awards, and new role models, and they’ll attribute a lot of their success to you.
Benefits – We provide top-notch perks for our first-class staff, including: a very competitive camp salary, comfortable accommodations, an extensive training program, and delicious all-you-can-eat meals. We also have a high staff-to-camper ratio (1:2), which allows us to offer ample time off. And, if you want to leave camp when you are off, we regularly provide bus transportation to Middletown. If you choose to spend your time off in camp, you’ll find: many activities open for staff; a staff lounge complete with vending machines, kitchenette, phones, personal lockers, free high-speed Internet access, satellite TV, and couches for lounging. And so much more!
Our Appreciation – Without you, we wouldn’t exist! Our staff is the single most important aspect of our operation. You’re the ones changing the world for our campers, and we treat you with the respect and appreciation that you are due. You’ll be part of a team whose watchwords are consideration and kindness. The best memories of your life, and some of the best friendships, will be made at camp.
Future Career Skills and Experience – Camp Echo is a place where you will develop professional skills – teamwork, tenacity, loyalty, strong organizational skills, experience talking to groups, and the ability to lead. After a summer at Camp Echo, you’ll have experience that’s incredibly valuable no matter what road you choose in life. And, we’ll be glad to provide you with a letter of recommendation detailing the skills you’ve fine-tuned.