1. Where is Caribou located?
2. Where do staff members come from?
3. What is the weather like at Caribou?
4. How do I get there?
5. What type of kids will I be working with?
6. How many counselors and campers are in a bunk?
7. Is there internet and phone access at camp?
8. How much time off will I have off?
9. What should I bring to camp?
Camp Caribou is located in Winslow, ME about 3 hours north of Boston, MA in the central part of Maine. Waterville, ME a city of 25,000 (Home to Colby College) is 6 miles from camp.
Caribou staff is from around the world. You will be living and working with people from over 15 different countries and a dozen states in the U.S.
Summer days at Caribou are generally in the 80's (Fahrenheit) or mid 20's (Celsius). The nights can be cool during the beginning and end of camp. We do get summer showers so be sure to bring a raincoat too!
We will pick you up at Boston's Logan airport during the afternoon the day before orientation starts. You can also take a bus to Waterville, ME where we will pick you up.
The campers at Caribou are boys from the ages of 7-15. They come from all over the United States and from around the world. Our campers are full of energy and always on the move. We call them the, “what's next?” kids. Keep them busy & they'll be happy!
The bunks generally have 6-12 campers and 2-3 counselors in every bunk. We keep a 1-4 ratio staff to camper in each bunk.
We have 6 computers and two pay phones in our counselor lounge. Staff members are able to take advantage of these services on their time off. You can purchase a calling card at the camp office. Also, many staff get a cheap Verizon Pay-as-you-Go Phone from Wal-Mart for the summer. Wal-Mart has everything you need! J
Staff members get every other night off and 1 day off a week, except for the first and last week of camp. Nights off go from 9:00pm – 1:00 am. Days off are from 9:00 pm the night before your day off to 9:00 pm on your day.
Counselors should bring tee shirts, shorts, bathing suits, athletic shoes, and any athletic equipment needed to instruct your specific sport. You might need a few nicer things to wear out on your time off, but Maine is very casual!