Join Academy Camps: A modern approach to the traditional residential sports camp!
Academy Camps is an overnight sports-specific and fun sleepaway experience! We are a team of high-performance coaches, nurturing counselors, and experienced camp professionals that are passionate about athletics and developing our youth athletes on and off the court. We will deliver an excellent camp experience and have fun too!
The beautiful state-of-the-art campus of Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT in Northern Connecticut.
About Academy Camps
At Academy Camps, our staff is a TEAM. We are building a culture of growth mindset where we are always learning together. Some things to consider:
Our great location is convenient to Boston and New York City.
State-of-the-art campus with exceptional athletic facilities, modern dorms, and delicious & healthy food.
Daily programming includes traditional camp sports & adventure activities with appropriate downtime to connect, recover and reenergize. Facilities are available to staff to use during their time off.
Personalized end-of-session assessment provides staff members with a roadmap for continued success and growth.
Our staff will be coming from around the world. We all bring unique experiences and have a passion for sports and growth and development - for our athletes and ourselves.
The Employee Experience
They say working at camp is the hardest job you'll ever love. In general, we'll rise just before our campers and we'll end the day with them and do it all over again. Along the way, we will have staff meetings to ensure the camp experience is excellent for everyone. We'll have a substantive staff orientation from June 20 - June 25th.
A DAY @ AC
- 8:00 AM WAKE-UP CALL
- 8:30 AM BREAKFAST
- 9:00 AM MORNING MEETING
- 9:30 AM ACADEMY SPORT SESSION 1
- 11:30 AM REST, SNACK, POOL
- 12:30 PM LUNCH
- 1:15 PM ACADEMY SPORT SESSION 2
- 3:15 PM REST, SNACK
- 3:30 PM ELECTIVE PERIOD
- 4:45 PM PERFORMANCE, WELLNESS & LEADERSHIP
- 5:45 PM PRE-DINNER WASH-UP
- 6:15 PM DINNER
- 7:00 PM AC CUP EVENTS
- 9:00 PM AC SNACK SHACK
- 9:30 WAVES TO 'LIGHTS OUT' FOR THE NIGHT
* Staff time off daily. Time depends on the position. Extended time off, depending on role, is scheduled between sessions.
The ideal candidate for Academy Camps is energetic, enthusiastic, curious, flexible, optimistic, a team player, mature, likes to be all in, and above all - has a passion for youth's social & emotional development.
Room and Board
Room & Board is available for our staff and is included in the compensation package - residential dorm living. We pride ourselves on our dining hall's healthy food options and the well-kept grounds & residential living options. Depending on the role, dormitory living is single & shared with another counselor. Dorms have shared bathrooms on each floor with individual bathroom stalls and showers and lounge space in every dorm. Laundry service will be complimentary to staff.
There will also be a staff-only lounge on the campus for time off.
Complimentary room, board, and laundry service for staff residing on campus. Camp facilities are available to staff during designated times/ staff time off. Excellent dining hall food with respected chefs creating healthy and diverse meals. Counselor-only lounge with TV, wifi, and other amenities.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Travel to and from Camp - within designated arrival and departure dates
There are three options for getting to camp:
- Pickup at Boston, Massachusetts Logan Airport.
- Pickup at Hartford, CT Bradley Airport.
- Driving by car.
Staff can keep their car in staff parking. The town of Enfield, CT is nearby for amenities & recreation. Boston and NYC are two hours away.
Staff can take advantage of the state-of-the-art campus facilities during their time off. Suffield, CT is idyllic in natural surroundings, yet close in proximity to metro centers like Hartford, CT, Boston, MA, and New York, NY.
How to Apply
You can visit the Academy Camps website to fill out a staff inquiry form and then we will email you to set up a 15-30 minute Zoom call to explore the role and fit.