Our Staff, Care, & Supervision
Cedar Brook Summer is managed and run by a full-time team of dedicated professionals with over 30 plus years of summer camp experience. Our top-notch summer staff are called our “Positive Motivators” (PMs). We understand that the success of our summer camps depend, in part, on having the best summer camp staff in the area. During our extremely thorough hiring process, we seek exceptional teachers, counselors, role models and coaches with years of experience working in education and/or coaching. Our PMs are certified teachers, college and graduate students studying or working in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or physical education.
Cedar Brook’s quest is to secure the best and brightest camp professionals during the off-season. Just having a ppulse and a winsome smile isn’t enough to qualify as a Cedar Brook team member. Our screening process involves challenging job-interview questions, contacting all provided references, and thorough background checks. This exhaustive process results in us hiring team members who do much more than help kids play kickball or draw pictures. Our Counselors and Specialists are youth-development professionals that foster an atmosphere of trust and respect, promote learning, and trying new experiences. We don’t hire teachers, and college students who just want a summer job; we want a team that’s passionate about working with young people.
Our seasonal staff has a high return rate year after year as we continue to provide them with an opportunity to work in a fun, safe and positive camp environment with plenty of growth. We aim to “over-staff” our programs to provide a unique environment where campers benefit from individual and small group learning and instruction. In our programs we aim to maintain a counselor-to-camper ratio of approximately 8:1 to 12:1 depending on age of campers. This low counselor-to-camper ratio helps us maintain a safe and supportive environment.