We are very proud of our amazingly talented staff! During the offseason we receive over 300 job applications and meet with approximately 150 potential staff members. Steve and Gary interview teachers, college and high school students and other youth development professionals.
Many people ask, “how do you know a person is right for Playland?” We want warm, loving and nurturing people who have a love for working with children. We cannot teach certain qualities; empathy, kindness, and how to be a good role model to campers. If we can find a person with these qualities, we can teach them the Playland way!
Our 2015 counselors really made up our best staff yet! While there is no way to capture this staff on paper, here are some statistics:
188 Total Counselors
118 Returning Counselors from 2014 (63% return rate)
56 Teachers and Professionals
72 College Students
60 High School Students
46 Former Playland Campers
12 Red Cross Certified Life Guards
5 Certified Archery Instructors
5 Project Adventure Trained Ropes Course Instructors
6 Musicians as members of the Playland Band