Eagle's Nest Camp and Hante Adventures Staff 2024

Welcome to the eagle’s nest camp staff 2024!

Our Core Values: Community — Confidence — Compassion — Nature — Joy

Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Thank you for spending your summer helping us fulfill our mission this summer. This will be a challenging, rewarding, and FUN experience unlike any other!

This page will help you get set up and ready for the summer. You’ll find information on onboarding, direct deposit, transportation to camp, and all of the things that need to get done before you start work.

You’ll also find information about staff training, perks and benefits, information about Eagle’s Nest and its rich history, and all sorts of other things you might be interested in about your new summer home.

Announcements:

Wednesday June 19th  

 

Dear Counselors – 

 

THANK YOU for all of the great work that you’ve done this session!!! Oh my GOODNESS! It’s been a busy week, you’ve worked SO HARD, and the kids seem to be so happy.  

 

Following is the schedule for tomorrow and Friday along with some tips and how tos: 

 

Thursday morning: 

  • Flag Raising, Breakfast, Cabin Clean-up and 1st and 2nd period – as usual
  • Lunch and Lost and Found – we will be passing out Lost and Found at lunch. Please bring ANY lost and found to the PO ASAP TODAY or first thing tomorrow so that we can hand it out at lunch. 
  •  Rest Period: After lunch tomorrow we will have a rest period until 2:15 at which time we’ll ring a bell to start packing and cleaning time. Please use the rest period and then activate the campers and your Junior Counselor to start packing as soon as rest period ends.
  • Packing and inspection:  All counselors will need to be in the cabin and actively involved in helping campers pack. For some cabins it’s easiest if you pack with them one at a time. Please make sure that trunks look neat. Once campers are packed and the cabin is clean, send someone to the Salt Mines to sign up to be inspected by a member of the A-team.
  • 3:45 Quidditch – we’ll play a short game of Quidditch. Gather at the Old Lodge  
  • 5:00 shower and get ready for Dinner – Make sure kids are clean! 
  • Dinner is at 5:30Counselors please jump in to help with dishes and pots so that we can all get to Kindred Gathering. 
  • Kindred Gathering will happen after dinner. 
  • Candle light ceremony will happen at the end of Kindred Gathering. 
  • After Goodnight Circle and goodbyes gather your kids and head back to cabin for final Starlight time. One counselor should pick up Nest News on the way back to the cabin. 
    • Cabin Duty – Everyone is on duty this night (including JCs) – this includes staying in the cabin after lights out. Have your eyes open for any suspicious activities.
  • Thursday night, with your cabin – complete a “tag” for the Wishing Gate (you can get one from the office). 

 

Pro-Tips:  

Cabin Lost and Found – Get a box for cabin lost and found, if you don’t have one already. As you’re packing, put any cabin lost and found in the box. When everyone’s done, gather the cabin and hold up the items.

Wet Clothes: Get a small plastic bag for every cabin member and use those for wet clothes. 

-Don’t forget about the clothes on the lines, shoes on the porch, etc. 

Have the campers and JCs STAY in the cabins – even when your packing is done. Exceptions are for kids that need to go pick up things like arts and crafts, musical instruments, etc.  

Make sure campers leave out CLEAN clothes for the morning. They should be showered and in clean clothes for pick up. 

Clean Up: After packing you should do a cleaning of the cabin. This tends to be a time when you find things that haven’t been packed. During this time you should throw out any trash, look for graffiti (this will need to be sanded off by the campers or you will need to sand it on clean up day between sessions), check under the beds, sweep well, etc. 

 

Friday morning:

  • Parents will be coming to cabins in waves to pick up their kids. Please greet them and tell them nice things about their kid’s experience at camp. Please also have someone help them get their trunks, etc. to their cars.  
  • Molly will give you a list of names of campers that are shipping trunks. Please bring those trunks to the Salt Mines. Make sure that they are labeled. 
  • If a camper checked a pocket knife in with you, make sure you give it back to them. 
  • If you have a camper flying home, Molly will let you know. 
  • Once all campers have left the cabin, please start cleaning your cabins. You WILL NOT take the mattress covers to the laundry; instead please spray them with bleach solution. Any lost and found that is left in the cabin should go to the laundry ASAP. 
  • Enjoy the last morning with your campers! Once they are gone, start on the deep cleaning of your cabin and then come to the Salt Mines to get a new cleaning job. The more we get done before lunch the earlier we’ll be able to go on time off. 
  • After lunch we will have a short staff meeting to prepare for afternoon clean-ups.

Staff Resources, Links, Perks, and other important info!

Staff Flyers

The Staff Flyers for the week

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Pre Camp and Orientation Information

Here you’ll find information about Pre Camp (on boarding, packing list, etc.) and everything we’re doing during staff training this summer.

 

Staff Bio Form
PACKING LIST FOR STAFF 2024
ORIENTATION SCHEDULE 2024
Staff Perks

Being and Eagle’s Nest counselor comes with some pretty sweet perks. Here are just a few:

HELP US RECRUIT SUMMER STAFF
ProDeals

More Coming Soon!

Have any questions?

Contact Lia at lia@enf.org

General Daily Camp Schedule

7:30 — Wake up

8:00 — Flag Raising!

8:15 — Breakfast

9:00 — Cabin Clean Up

9:30 — First Period

10:40 — Second Period

11:45 — Cabin Time

12:15 — Lunch

1:15 — Rest Period

2:15 — Third Period

3:25 — Fourth Period

4:30– Cabin Time

5:00 — Dinner

6:15 — Twilight

7:30 — Goodnight Circle

8:00 — Evening Activity

Bedtimes vary by age

11:00 — Lights out for whole camp

enf_icon_-19-2I just wanted to send a message to tell you how much I appreciated everyone this summer. I enjoyed every opportunity and I feel so lucky to have worked at such an amazing place. It changed me in all the best ways and I miss it so much already. Eagles Nest does the most amazing things for young people and their staff and I am coming away with the best memories and friendships, and the feeling of being loved.

-International Staff Member

enf_icon_-24-2The best part about camp is that acceptance and community are open to everyone. At camp, every person can be their authentic selves without the fear of judgment that they might have at home or school. One of the first activities that campers participate in is “Air Guitar”. Many new campers are often afraid or nervous to perform in front of the whole camp. However, due to the inclusive and supportive environment of camp, those same nervous kids then go on to participate in things like performing in the camp play or doing comedy routines at “Coffee House”.

– Counselor 2021-2023