What are the dates during which I need to be at Camp?
For summer 2018, staff training will begin on June 10th and most staff agreements will go until August 5th at least. If you are hired, you will receive this information via letter from the Director.
Can I take summer classes online while I’m at Moose River Outpost?
Regretfully, two things make this difficult. First, in our remote location our internet access is restricted and must be preserved for office use and minimal personal staff use. Second, our counselors work long hours. Counseling at MRO is an immersive experience and there just wouldn’t be time for classes on the side. Internships can work with your camp experience though, depending on the requirements of the program. Just ask and we’ll be happy to coordinate that with you.
Do I need to have lots of outdoor experience in order to work at MRO?
Not necessarily. One way or another, you will finish staff training as an experienced outdoor leader. If you arrive with existing skills, this improves your chances of being hired and makes your transition easier, but it is not a “must.” A love for Jesus Christ and a desire to serve kids is the one thing you cannot do without as a staff member at MRO.
Can I bring a car to MRO?
Yes. This will be useful on your days off. You won’t be allowed to drive around camp with it, but you can use it to get around on your time off. You’ll find the commute from your cabin to the dinning hall is not too bad on foot.
What should I bring with me to camp?
Once you are hired, you will be sent a packing list to help with this.
Do we get days off?
Yes, every staff member gets one day off and one night off each week. Additionally counselors get one period per day free from camper responsibilities.
Can I do my internship at MRO?
Yes. Many college programs require internships or practicum these days. Every summer we have several students on staff where their responsibilities are crafted to satisfy an internship requirement at their college. Be sure to ask our Director in the interviewing process if this is something you would like to explore.