Written by: Amanda Praet, Assistant Camp Director
Every year, our programming team seeks 20 college aged individuals with varying skill sets to work as Activity Leaders from mid-May to mid-August. If you’re wondering whether or not you might be a good fit for the position or wanting to learn more about the role, just keep reading!
What does it mean to be an Activity Leader?
An Activity Leader’s job is to enrich the lives of campers with special needs through unique camping, environmental studies, retreat experiences and other programs. Activity Leaders are trained to facilitate a variety of activities including, but not limited to: arts and crafts, archery, high and low challenge courses, sports and games, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, fishing, swimming, nature sessions and more, all summer long!
What can a summer at Camp Aranzazu do for you?
- Experience working with children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses
- A weekly stipend, room and board from May to August and work opportunities year round
- Potential to satisfy fieldwork and internship requirements in specific fields of study
- Beneficial experience for students in the following fields: Education, Special Education, Kinesiology, Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life, Health Professions & many more!
- Networking opportunities with hospitals and other Non Profit Organizations
- The opportunity to foster lasting, personal friendships with people from all over the country, and the summer camp experience of a lifetime!
Activity Leader Testimonials
"Camp has brought me closer to the ideal human I want to be. It forced me to realize how much better I could be to myself and those around me."
Tomiwa Oderinde, Activity Leader 2017, 2018, 2020
“Camp Aranzazu offers a remarkably raw and memorable experience for every person, campers and staff, that come through the gate. It is truly humbling to be a part of a community that is full of acceptance, vulnerability, and selflessness. You leave camp a better version of yourself, with a stronger and deeper appreciation for life."
Kendall Seiler, Activity Leader 2018, 2019