Camp Parsons Staff
So you want to serve on the Camp Parsons Staff?
Having been around for so long, Camp Parsons has a fair amount of traditions, and one of those traditions is the outstanding staff that work each summer season. Since 1919 the staff chain has been unbroken. That is to say that each year, one staff overlaps with another with regards to personnel. As a result of this, traditions have been handed down from year to year. The staff that join today will be in the same long line as those who began in 1919.
Camp Parsons is a resident Boy Scout camp. The staff come into residence in mid-June and live at camp until towards the end of August. The staff is housed in buildings and usually paired with a roommate. Each living area has a bathroom facility with flush toilets and shower. Mattresses are supplied and bedding is encouraged over sleeping bags. There are laundry facilities. Salaries are provided for staff aged 16 and older. Food is also supplied and cooked three times a day for the staff. However, much more importantly, each scout that works for us will walk away with experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime. Most of our staff continue in Scouting because they gain a new interest in the scouting program while staffing at summer camp. Many most likely would have never completed their Eagle requirements. Summer camp staffing develops character and self confidence. How many 16 year-olds do you know that have to put in 12 plus hours each day, six days each week, maintain class schedules and instruct scouts in various skills much as any school teacher would, and be responsible for the safety of scouts within their areas? This along with personal management such as maintaining their living spaces, laundry and keeping to a strict work schedule.
Any registered scout/scouter aged 15 and older can apply for the camp staff. Although we do hire 15 year olds, salaried positions begin at 16 years of age and are based on years of experience, position and special training. A list of positions as well as applications can be found here. Go ahead and down load the application and send int to the address listed on the application form. Interviews are generally held the first weekend of February and March, but special arrangements can be made if you are home from college or require some other time. Interviews can also be held at camp at mutually agreeable times.
2012 Camp Staff Interviews
Friday, February 10th
Saturday, February 11th
Friday, March 9th
Saturday, March 10th
These will be held at the Scout Office, 3120 Rainier Ave. South, Seattle, WA
Call camp at 360-796-4427 to make an interview appointment
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