Listed below are some frequently asked questions about summer job opportunities at the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp.
- Where is Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp Located?
Located on 270 acres in Pomfret Center, CT, the Windham-Tolland 4-H camp has been serving children and families since 1954. Woodland, cabins, recreational areas, scenic ponds and an updated main lodge.
- How old do I have to be to apply?
Staff must be at least 18 years of age or graduated from high school. If you are looking to be a Counselor-in – Training you must finish your Junior year in high school.
- Where can I apply?
You can apply directly on our website through our online staff application.
- Where do I live?
Staff live in cabins with campers.
- Where do most staff come from?
While most of the staff come from the New England area, we also have staff from other states and International staff as well. Many of our staff are former campers themselves.
- What type of Training will there be before campers arrive?
Staff will receive necessary skill training prior to camp. In addition to skill training, staff will attend 10 days of staff training.
- What are meals like at camp?
Camp WT4H’s Dining Hall is situated in the center of camp overlooking the lake. Boys and girls are typically seated by cabin, except once a week where they can sit where they want giving them an opportunity to sit with new friends they have made while at camp. Our kitchen serves a family style breakfast complimented by cereal, yogurt, and toast. We have a family style Lunch and Dinner. An extensive salad bar is available for lunch and dinner everyday, with the entire camp eating at the same time. On Fridays, we have a cookout for the entire camp held outside and campers eat picnic style at the pavilion, picnic tables or front porch. Healthy snack options and water are available throughout the day as well.
- How much time off do I get?
Staff receive 2 hours of time off each day. Staff have weekends off from 10:00pm Friday night through Sunday at Noon most weeks. ( Return time on Sundays can vary)
- Will I have access to the internet?
Staff has access to internet only during their time off. We have a strict no electronic policy.
- What does a day at camp look like?
A great day at WT4H begins with reveille at 7:00 a.m. Mornings begin with Flag raising at the flagpole, After breakfast, there is scheduled time for bunk cleanup. Each bunk works as a team by sharing the cleaning responsibilities. There are three camp program activity periods in the morning, followed by a free time/free swim period before lunch. Lunch is followed by rest hour. During this time, resident campers recharge for the two afternoon periods. After the 2 afternoon activities, campers have some down time in their cabins with their counselors followed by dinner and the Flag lowering ceremony. Campers then spend some time at “Time For Thought.” At the end of the day, there is an all camp evening program followed by a snack and then evening cabin time. Lights out at 9:45 pm. We believe a good night’s sleep is essential for children to experience daily camp program activities to the fullest.