Aside from the very limited time-off, Mayhew is very much a FULL-TIME job. We wake up at 7:30 am and we’re pretty much on-duty non-stop until the boys are in bed at 9:30 pm. Counselors should come to Mayhew because they’re eager to contribute their time and energy to making the Island community as positive and supportive a place as it can be for the boys of the program.
Our summer programming runs from June 10th - August 15th, 2023.
The Adventure Counselor facilitates all challenge-course activities including group initiatives and high-element climbing events. This position requires prior facilitation experience and technical expertise with both low-rope and high-rope activities. Adventure on the Island emphasizes group cooperation, group problem solving, and group trust.
Counselors for the athletics program will help direct coaches, serve as referees/umpires, and teach basic athletic skills in softball, basketball, floor hockey, and soccer. Sportsmanship and team play are heavily emphasized.
Cabin Counselors are responsible for leading the boys through the daily Island routine. This role is restricted to our male staff. The best analogy for this job is that of the stay-at-home parent. Usually, each cabin group will have two counselors, with one staff member leaving the group during the day to facilitate an activity (athletics, swimming, etc.) and the Cabin Counselor staying with the boys to lead them from activity to activity.
The Hiking Counselor, as well as the Cabin Counselor, leads each cabin up and down the mighty Mt. Cardigan and Mts. Welch & Dickey through the course of a session. These day hikes challenge the boys and bring the best out of them. A hiking counselor will lead approximately 20 hikes throughout the summer. WFA or WFR training would be a plus. A clean driving record and being 21 (to be an approved driver) is a must.
This position requires Water Safety Instructor & Life Guarding certifications (or willingness to acquire them before the start of the Mayhew summer), along with strong swimming skills, good communication skills, patience, and common sense. Swim counselors are responsible for instructing the boys in American Red Cross certified swimming at all levels.
How to Apply
Please thoroughly investigate our website, www.mayhew.org, for more program info and to apply online.
You may also contact Grayson Richey, Mayhew’s Program Director, for more information.
293 West Shore Rd. // PO Box 120
Bristol, NH 03222