APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS
After my application is submitted, what is next?
Keep an eye on your email for correspondence from our team. 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 (aka Camp Counselors)?
Team Leaders must be at least 20 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 Human Resource Operations 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 surprised 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 Megan at our main office at (800) 285-3276 ext. 140
HIRED – WHAT'S NEXT
What is Paperfun?
Paperfun is our fun word for paperwork (W-4, I-9, Physical Exam, etc.). These are federal, state, and SuperCamp mandated forms that we must collect in order for you to work.
When do I need to have all of my Paperfun in?
The due date for all Paperfun will be outlined in your contract and/or specified by your hiring manager. If you are having issues meeting the deadline please email email@example.com and let us know why. If we do not receive your Paperfun by the specified date and we have not heard from you, your contract could be cancelled and your position may be filled by a different candidate. We will however contact you first to provide notice of your new employment status.
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. SuperCamp is required to have physical exams on file for each employee dated no more than one-year prior to contracted employment dates. (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?
The HR Operations Department will make every effort to ensure that staff members are placed at their desired sites, however it cannot be guaranteed. Our goal with placement is to create well balanced teams with a variety of experience levels in order to create a successful experience for all staff. To do this, we maintain a proactive approach that sets both sides up with a reasonable timeline to get you materials, training, and adequate time to prepare. Three factors that affect placement are as follows:
1. Flexibility with your Availability - more availability for longer periods of time that align with the calendar. This allows us to run several scenarios for your placement. Although we would like to work with your interest in mind as well, submitting your availability for only the sites you are interested may limit your placement options.
2. Level of Experience - this refers to the number of camps you have worked with consistent growth and feedback on your evaluations. This allows us to place staff with a variety of skill level with you at site. Think coaching and mentorship, levels of ability and experience in your position, and who your position interacts with.
3. Knowledge of our Curriculum (Facilitators and Senior Team Leaders) - your familiarity and level of depth of knowledge both in main room and academic curriculum, preparation history (do you know our material in a timely manner) determines if we can give you new curriculum, or have different levels of mastery at one site collaborating.
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 (aka Camp Counselors) 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 is not responsible for 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?
Pursuant to the written agreements signed by SuperCamp and staff members, 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?
Part of your Paperfun will be an electronic Welcome Packet, which will include a packing list for 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, life skills, lots of moving, and lots of learning.
Who attends SuperCamp?
SuperCamp is a place where campers learn self-confidence, how the brain works 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?
We understand emergency situations do arise, and eligibility for future reemployment will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Staff who are unable to fulfill their full contract will have their pay prorated based on the time worked. Any costs associated with departing site prior to contract completion are the responsibility of the employee.
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?
To be considered for international programs we look for a history of distinguished evaluations and prefer at least two years of stateside SuperCamp experience. Check out this webpage for more info: http://supercampstaff.com/Locations_and_Dates/International.aspx
All applicants interested in working our international camps must possess a valid passport that does not expire for at least 12 months from the start of the program.