2022 Summer Team


Welcome to the Team! We’re so excited to be building our 2022 Cub Creek Team and that YOU will be a part of it! Working at camp will be unlike anything you have done before. This is likely to be the most challenging, yet rewarding, summer you’ve ever had.

This page is a portal to everything you need prior to starting at camp with us. You can find answers to questions, work on paperwork and pre-camp training, and even contact us! Don't forget there is a staff community growing in the Private Facebook Group, too! So use all the resources you need to get ready for this summer.

Remember, we are here for you! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or to clarify anything.

If you are a Reference for a future team member, click here!

Counselor Talking to Campers- Cub Creek Science Camp


2022 DATES AND REMINDERS


On-Line/Virtual Staff Training

MAY 21 TO MAY 24

Virtual staff training will be held for staff leading up to camp. This training is *required* for all staff and we expect that if you cannot attend seminars live, that you will watch the recordings before arriving to camp.

In-Person Staff Training

MAY 26 TO JUNE 3

All camp staff will meet at Cub Creek on May 26th for our in-person staff training. You should arrive to camp prepared to start your summer stay with us. Details on arrival times and schedule will be given prior to the summer.

Summer Camp Dates

JUNE 4 TO AUGUST 14

Our first campers will arrive June 4th! This is the offical start of the summer camp weeks for campers.


Staff Manual

The Staff Manual is your best insight into camp prior to the summer. It was written for you by someone who has once been in the shoes you are about to walk in! Read this manual, it will help you! Also... you will be quizzed on its contents 😉

Teaching

Each counselor over the summer will be an Instructor of some of camp’s activities. DON’T WORRY! We will be training everyone on what they will be teaching during our 2-weeks of Staff Training. No previous experience is needed for anything we lead at camp, but it is helpful! Start reading up on what you can be teaching this summer.

Camp Paperwork

In order to work with us, you are required to fill out paperwork for proof for employment. This paperwork includes tax information, proof that you can work in the US, and other things we MUST have prior to campers arriving. *International staff, be mindful the paperwork process is a little different for you.* ALL PAPERWORK IS DUE BY MAY 1st. Paperwork is live now at Campwise!

Online Training

We use a specialized Online Training service for all our camp staff. This is another way we allow for our counselors to become more comfortable and prepared prior to campers arriving. Videos are REQUIRED and MUST be done prior to the start of staff training.

Reference Checks

All of our applicants must have two references before being hired to work with us at camp. You are one of two references for a future team member! To fill out your personal reference for a future Cub Creek Staff member, please click the button.

FAQs for Staff

Once you're hired, you probably have loads of questions! We hope you can refer to this space leading up to camp to get prepared (and excited!).

How can I get the referral bonus?

Did you know that for every person you refer to camp you get $200?! You can help us spread the word about camp jobs and help us recruit! For evey staff member who you bring to camp you get $200. You can spread the word however you like, but in order for you to get the bonus, the referred staff must use your full name.* $200 is paid to staff members at the end of the summer season. The full amount of $200 is only available if the referred staff member works all 10 camper weeks. If they work 5 camper weeks, you'll receive $50.

How do I discuss turing this into an Internship?

First, make sure that you have read about camp Internships here and have read camp counselor requirements here. If you have read these pages and you would like to discuss getting internship credit this summer, send an email to office@bearriverranch.com to discuss this further.

Where can I get help with Campwise?

If you need help with something in Campwise, feel free to reach out to us. If it's something tricky, we will forward your issues onto the Campwise team so they can help us problem solve.

What should I pack for camp?

A staff specific packing list is in the Staff Manual. Leading up to camp, we will be discussing the specifics of packing for camp. But to get you started, here are some beginning tips:

1. Do not over pack! We suggest packing clothing for about 1-2 weeks. You will be able to do laundry on your days off. We are also close to town and we can get deliveries, so if you're in need of something you can purchase or have something sent to you.
2. Dress code is enforced for everyone when on camp property. Articles that do not fit our dress code may not be worn at camp, even on your time/days off.
3. We suggest all staff bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Camp provides a fitted sheet for our XL twin beds, but if you prefer to bring your own bedding you may. **For international staff, we provide you will a sleeping bag and pillow! So don't stress about not packing those.

Who do I contact for questions?

You can reach out to any member of the full-time camp team with questions! If you have the contact information to the person you interviewed with that may be your best start. But you can always send an email to office@bearriverranch.com with your questions; We have a chat feature on the website (8 am to 5 pm) ; and you can call as well (573-458-2125).

Who do I contact for questions?

You can reach out to any member of the full-time camp team with questions! If you have the contact information to the person you interviewed with that may be your best start. But you can always send an email to office@bearriverranch.com with your questions; We have a chat feature on the website (8 am to 5 pm) ; and you can call as well (573-458-2125).

2019 Summer Team - Ropes course staff - Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp
Counselor Instructing Camper in Physics- Cub Creek Science Camp