APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS
After my application is submitted, what is next?
Keep an eye on your email for correspondence from Jake, Katie, Marina, Jeff, or Peter. We will be in touch as soon as we have reviewed your application. Please note that the high volume of applications limits our ability to review applications right as they are submitted. Thanks in advance for your patience.
I submitted an application and haven't heard anything for a while. What's going on?
Go here and sign in with your username and password. Click on "Staff Application" and make sure it's complete. We're unable to review applications until they're completed in their entirety.
What are the age and education requirements for Team Leaders?
Team Leaders must be at least 19 years of age with a high school diploma (by June 15th the summer of employment), OR 18 years of age with one complete academic year at a college or university.
Who can provide my three references?
References can be from anyone other than family members. Past or current employers, co-workers, and professors are great resources for references.
Facilitators, your references must include one student, one peer, and one supervisor, for a total of three recommendations.
What does the timeline for applying and interviewing look like?
Once we have your application we will send emails throughout your application process to let you know your status and next steps.
Who should be contacting the SuperCamp Programs Department during my application process?
Your application information (contract, pay, etc.) is only discussed with you. We would like to build a connection with you prior to your arrival at site and request that you call personally with any questions or concerns you may have. Please let any other parties know that you will be handling your employment so they are not perturbed when we inform them we can not disclose your information.
How much do I get paid?
If your application is accepted for an interview, information about pay and benefits will be discussed therein.
What if I am not selected for employment?
We get hundreds of applicants each year and have only a limited number of positions available. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! All applicants are encouraged to reapply in the future.
Who should I contact if I have any other questions about employment?
Call our main office at (800) 285-3276
New Team Leaders: Jeff at ext. 118
Returning Team Leaders: Jake at ext. 131
Facilitators: Marina at ext. 146
Lead Facilitators: Marina at ext. 146
Site Administrators: Marina at ext. 146
Wellness: Marina at ext. 146
Logistics Coordinators: Peter at ext. 139
Office Coordinators: Peter at ext. 139
Site Counselors: Katie at ext. 134
HIRED – WHAT'S NEXT
What is Paperfun?
Paperfun is our fun word for paperwork (W-4, I-9, travel receipts, etc.). These are federal and state mandated forms that we must collect in order for you to work.
When do I need to have all of my Paperfun in?
June 1st is the deadline. If you are having issues with the deadline please call and let us know why (call Peter at 800-285-3276, ext. 139). If we do not receive your Paperfun by June 1st and we have not heard from you, your contract could be cancelled and subject to a financial penalty, but we will contact you first to give you notice of this possibility.
I am in great physical health. Why do I need to get a physical?
SuperCamp requires healthy staff so they can be fully present for campers during camp. Long hours coupled with high energy can be taxing. We want to ensure you are cleared to work hard and be your best prior to arriving at camp. Getting that clearance from a doctor gives us the green light to have you work. (Religious exemptions must be accompanied with appropriate forms. Self-proclaimed statements of health are not acceptable forms of a physical.)
Do I get to choose my campus?
All applicants are asked to submit their top three campus choices. The SuperCamp Programs Department will make every effort to ensure that staff members are placed at their desired sites.
PREPPING FOR CAMP
What training will I receive before campers arrive?
All roles will receive an instructional manual to support them in their role prior to arriving at camp.
Team Leaders will participate in four days of staff training prior to the arrival of campers. This on-site training will answer many of the questions that exist for new staff members.
All other roles (sans Team Leaders) will participate in conference calls in conjunction with their manual.
Site Counselors, Site Administrators, Lead Facilitators, and Facilitators will all attend in-person trainings at QLNs headquarters in addition to receiving their manual and participating in conference calls. Please see the role specific page for more information.
How do I know who I am working with this summer?
We have pre-designated Facebook groups set-up for our site teams to get to know each other. Jump online and go to: https://www.facebook.com/SuperCampStaff
Will I need a car? Can I drive other staff members?
SuperCamp provides two vehicles for the transportation of staff and campers during camp.
You will not need a car, but staff members are welcome to bring vehicles to their SuperCamp site. However, please bear in mind that you will be required to purchase a parking permit for the vehicle. Prices for these permits vary depending on the campus. Quantum Learning Network will not pay any parking fines received by staff members.
Staff members who choose to bring their vehicles are not permitted to use them for SuperCamp purposes, including transporting campers.
Staff members who drive with another staff member in their own vehicle do so at their own risk.
What will my accommodations be on site?
SuperCamp will provide you with room and meals throughout your contracted dates. Staff and campers stay in the university dorms in order to supervise campers in the evenings.
How do I get to site?
Go to Locations and Dates
Click on the “Calendar” option
Choose the site you are working
Click "Google Map"
What do I need to bring to camp with me?
We will make sure you are sent a packing list before summer. Start gathering modest and comfortable clothing options now, including closed toe shoes. Not all universities have laundry facilities adjacent to the dorms.
WORKING AT CAMP
What does a typical day at SuperCamp look like?
While every day at camp is completely unique, staff members can expect to wake up around 6:30am to be ready to get campers up and moving at 7:00am. From there, the day could go in many different directions, but will always include three meals, afternoon activity time, team bonding, sweet academic skills, lots of moving, and lots of learning. Camper "lights out" time varies, but is usually between 9-10:30pm. Staff go to bed a bit later.
Will I have time off?
Staff members are provided with times throughout the program when they can go on breaks. In addition, time is provided between programs for much-needed R & R.
Who attends SuperCamp?
SuperCamp is a place where campers learn self-confidence, academic skills, and life skills. Kids who come to SuperCamp are from a variety of backgrounds, including those who do well in school, those who are struggling, some who are incredibly confident, some who are working to gain more confidence, those who have tons of friends, and those who are hoping to be more sociable.
What if I cannot fulfill my contract because of an emergency?
Due to QLNs high investment costs for staff members, those who do not fulfill the requirements of their contracts may be subject to a financial penalty. We understand emergency situations do arise, and those will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
If I fly in, will someone be there to pick me up from the airport?
Yes, a staff member will be at the airport to take you to site. There is a list of approved airport codes in the travel portion of your Paperfun. Make sure you fill in your online travel itinerary in your Paperfun so we know when you will be there.
Can I work internationally?
Prerequisites for international staff include at least two years of stateside SuperCamp experience and a history of distinguished evaluations. Check out this website for more info: http://www.supercamp.com/international_summer_camps.html
All applicants interested in working our international camps must possess a valid passport that does not expire for at least 12 months.