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Sleepaway Camp Counselor


Writopia Lab, an award-winning 501(C)(3) nonprofit that runs the country's best creative writing workshops for kids and teens, is looking for creative, passionate, and hard-working counselors to assist at WriCampia, our 12-day sleepaway camp in late August 2023. WriCampia is a creative writing and arts-oriented sleepaway camp for kids ages 10 to 18. Our young campers produce a range of works including stories, poems, plays, graphic novels, songs, and more, and share their work through showcases at the end of camp. 


 WriCampia 2023 will be held at Camp Danbee in the Berkshire Mountains. Transportation between New York City or Washington, DC and camp will be provided by Writopia Lab.


Sunday, August 13th through August 25th. There will be an additional 12 hours of training held via Zoom in early August.


Stipend of $630 plus room, board, and meals plus 12 hours of training at $17 per hour.

What Does a Counselor Do?

  • Counselors support and lead elective activities, which range from filmmaking, zine making, and spoken word, to roleplaying games, playwriting, novel writing, and more!
  • WriCampia counselors are teaching assistants who serve as role models to our young writers while cultivating their confidence in  —  and love for  —  writing. 
  • While in our writing workshops, counselors provide typing, editorial, and moral support to our writers.
  • Counselors sleep in a bunk and eat meals with their campers and provide support and guidance throughout camp.

What Are We Looking For in a Counselor?

  • People who are passionate about creative writing and working with young writers. 
  • People who are hungry to work in a hands-on, collaborative, and fun environment.
  • People who are excited by the idea of joining a community of writers and fostering literacy and joy in children and teens through creative writing!

Who Will You Work With?

You will be working on a team of 60 counselors, and you will be supported by our experienced Division Heads and Camp Directors.

Are You Ready to Join WriCampia?

  • Please apply online! (Don't forget to attach your resume and cover letter.)
  • Must be fully vaccinated including at least one booster
To find out more about who we are and what we do here at Writopia Lab, please visit our website.
Writopia Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Writopia Lab does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or on any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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