Join our Community and nanny adorable boys in a beautiful place in the world this summer!
Our facilities are beautiful and available to enjoy in your off time.
- Monmouth, Maine
- up to $1,200.00 / month
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts soon! (Jun 11, 2023)
Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine. The dates for this position run from June 11th to August 12th, 2023. For more information on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of this document!
We are looking for a caring nanny to look after two infant boys this summer. These boys are the sons of a returning Canadian couple on our leadership staff, one boy is newborn and the other is 3. These staff members hold leadership positions on our team and have done for multiple years. The mother is not employed this year and will be a full time caretaker of the boys and will need assistance with them or to take breaks throughout the day and summer starting from July 1st, when they arrive.
Outside of the nannying hours and before the family arrive July 1st, we would like this role to attend full staff orientation to be professionally prepared to work with all of our boys. The right applicant will join in our daily program, especially with our 2nd-4th grade campers. This would be a counselor position, with nannying hours scheduled directly with the boys whilst enjoying periods off and a role in the wider community of camp.
Outside of your working shift we want you to get as much as you can out of the camp experience. In your free time you can use our gym, hang out in our air-conditioned staff lounge, swim in the lake, climb in our trees or join in any of our sports or activity sessions alongside the rest of the community. This is a nannying position, but also much more.
A salary in line with childcare experience, an end of season bonus and a travel allowance to cover the cost of traveling to work in Maine this summer.
Bed and Board is covered all summer, same gender shared accommodation is provided for all staff. Every meal is provided by camp. The food is famously good at Cobbossee. No, really, it is, our chef, Louis has been here for 33 years creating delicious food for everyone at Cobbossee. We also provide great vegan and vegetarian options.
Further, days off and nights out are spent with other adventurous folks like you. Our counselors make lifelong friends at Cobbossee. Many return year-to-year.
We have an on-site laundry facility and provide transport for days off out into Maine, which is a paradise in summer.
We can configure your employment this summer as job training, an internship, or just a really great summer job. Our director, Josh Holland, is a former academic and can make sure your experience is converted into internship credit. If you are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or any business-related field (Communication, Administration, Business Studies, Parks and Rec, Tourism), this experience can be one of the best paid internships you can find.
THE BOTTOM LINE
“Summer jobs” are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job is going to challenge you. You are going to give of yourself, have an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and really make a difference in young people’s lives.
You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best. We develop staff like we develop campers. You will change for the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You should immediately head to https://www.campcobbossee.com/experience/#work and apply online. Our Staffing Director, Matt “Jonesy” Jones will be in touch very quickly. You can also call us at 800-473-6104 if you have more questions.
For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in New England, it works as follows:
All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean choice! “Don’t they like their kids?” the question goes. Of course they do. They love their children and it’s hard for them to be away from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance, and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at sports, and living away from home. It isn’t always easy. But it is worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact, you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for campers.