Mowglis Camp Counselors
Everyone who works at Camp Mowglis is committed to continue the traditions that have defined this special place for more than a century.
All of our counselors are of strong character, are exceptional role models, and have completed at least one year of college. During our rigorous application process, we perform thorough interviews, reference checks, and criminal background checks in order to select the best men and women for the job.
Yes, you read that correctly — we said “women”. About ⅓ of our staff is female — from our TripMaster to all of our Cub Moms (who live with our youngest campers).
We take our responsibility of caring for your son very seriously. Every staff member goes through our comprehensive 14-day orientation before campers arrive. They are trained in many areas, including:
- Wilderness First Aid certification
- CPR certification (we also have a full-time nurse on staff and the hospital is only 15 minutes away)
- Homesickness training
- Crisis management
- Archery and Riflery Instructor Certification
- American Red Cross lifeguard certification (waterfront staff)
- Water Safety Instructor certified (swim instructors)
Our staff members consist of college and graduate students, school teachers, wilderness specialists, educators, and prior Mowglis campers.
Most of our counselors stay with us for a handful of summers. But they don’t stay forever. After all, our staff are going places — they’re getting internships, they’re exploring career opportunities, they’re growing into the good men and women Mowglis taught them to be.
But hey, we always know we’ll see them again on Crew Day!
“It takes a village to raise a boy and Mowglis is the village I trust to send my boy to.” – Kitty Li
Every day, our staff members lead the boys through different activities and stations. Click here to experience a day in the life at Camp Mowglis.
How we Hire, Train and Prepare our Senior Staff
Contrary to the common depiction in movies that shows summer camp work as an easy job full of goofing off and shenanigans, being a member of the Mowglis Senior Staff is serious business. It is super rewarding, and is definitely a lot of fun, but the level of responsibility for and the influence on our campers that Senior Staffers have mandates that we hire, train, and coach the best of the best.
Learn more about How We Hire, Train and Prepare our Senior Staff.