Trail Blazers Overnight Camp Staff Application
Are you ready for the best summer of your life? Adventure awaits at Trail Blazers!

You'll work exceptionally hard this summer -- harder than you probably have anywhere else! -- and, in turn, you will be rewarded by extreme personal growth, life-long friendships with folks from around the world, and pride in knowing that you've made a significant impact in the lives of your campers.

Be sure to check out the job descriptions for our overnight camp positions here:
https://tinyurl.com/y2jxft9b

PLEASE NOTE: This is the Overnight Camp Staff application. If you are interested in being considered for our Brooklyn Day Camp team, please apply here: https://forms.gle/7L2g1cvisxSmHhKv7
First Name *
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Last Name *
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Current City/Town and State *
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Have you worked at Trail Blazers before?
Email *
Email is our primary method of communication, please make sure this is an email address you check regularly.
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Phone number *
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When you work at camp, you become a celebrity! What does your Facebook or Instagram say about you? Share your link here. *
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How did you find out about Trail Blazers? *
If a friend referred you, let us know who. If you've worked with a Trail Blazers program before, tell us which one. Overall, please be as specific as possible.
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Job(s) you are interested in: *
(Be sure you've read the position descriptions above!)
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Why are you interested in this role? *
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Our programs involve a mix of outdoor skill building. Tell us about your experience with camping, hiking, backpacking trips, waterfront activities, fire building, orienteering, mountain biking, challenge course -- or any other outdoor pursuit that comes to mind. *
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Please answer the following two questions, and elaborate below if needed.
Camp dates are June 18 - August 23 for most positions. Lifeguards and leadership staff begin June 11. Our camp is located in Montague, NJ, and staff are required to live on site. Does this work for you? *
Back to basics living is a hallmark of our program: canvas teepees/tents, mosquito nets, latrine toilets, black bear sightings, when it rains you get wet, cell phones used during time off in the staff lounge only…are you into that? *
Additional thoughts on the above?
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We'd like to get to know you better!
Tell us a little about yourself. *
This question is open-ended -- we want to get to know you! Are you currently employed or in school? What experiences have you had working with kids? Have you been to summer camp before? What unique skill or talent do you have that you think would be fun to use at camp?
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What are some of the reasons young people enjoy spending time with you? *
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Why are you perfect for this job? *
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Think back to a time as a child when you made a mistake and got into trouble -- maybe pretty big trouble. Tell us about the adults who were involved in correcting your behavior and helping you through that situation. Looking back, what do you think they did well? What do you think you would do differently as an adult if a child in your care made a similar mistake? *
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What age group(s) are you interested in working with? *
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Will you be 18 or older before June 30? *
Will you be 21 or older before June 30th? *
Are you currently certified in any of the following?
Returning staff applicants: What is something that you accomplished in your last summer at camp that you are particularly proud of?
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Returning staff applicants: Tell us about a challenging situation last summer that you would approach differently this time around.
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Thank you for your application!
The next step in the hiring process is an interview, typically via Skype. We'll reach out to you soon!
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