Join Our Staff

If you would like to join Dream Day’s team for summer 2020, please contact Jake at cd@dreamdayoncapecod.org.

Camp Staff

A team of dedicated, special individuals is perhaps our greatest resource at camp. Our team fulfills our mission of providing free and and life-changing experiences to seriously ill children and their families through the joy, comradery, and respite of camp, helping families create lasting memories that transcend pain and illness.

We will begin accepting applications for 2020 Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe staff in February/March. Positions open may include nurse, counselor/junior counselor, kitchen staff, and waterfront director/lifeguard positions (descriptions below). Please check back for updates.

Residential Positions
Check for position openings in February/March of 2020.

Residental positions run approximately June 17 through August 17.

Nurse/Health Manager/EMT – Our lead health/first aid attendant on staff. Duties include:

  • Provide first aid for various camp related incidents including but not limited to cuts, scrapes and other wounds, poison ivy, ticks, sunburns, allergic reactions, etc
  • Serve as primary health informant on staff; educating staff about needs of campers week-to-week based on their conditions
  • Oversee the Emergency Action Plan; responsible for educating staff about the plan and implementing the plan
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times

General Counselor – Carry out the social and recreational programming of camp. Duties include:

  • Facilitate and support positive camp experience of all campers
  • Lead local excursions and activities
  • Be sensitive to needs of all campers and accommodate those needs as appropriate
  • Lead games, swimming, boating, arts/crafts, skits, and more

We look for counselors who are positive, upbeat, hardworking individuals with enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control. Due to the small nature of our organization, it is assumed and expected that all staff work together as a team to carry out our program as well as completing various facility chores (as-needed cleaning, dining prep, etc.). Sensitivity and professionalism when dealing with confidential matters are imperative. Certifications in areas such as ropes course, lifeguard, archery, and more are helpful but not necessary.

Lifeguard/Waterfront Director – Keep our campers safe while they enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and other water activities. Duties include:

  • Maintain oversight of staff while at water activities ensuring they adhere to policies and procedures
  • Designate stations for staff and volunteers so they may assist you in keeping water activities safe both at camp and offsite at local beaches
  • Lead other camp activities when not supervising the waterfront

Lifeguard Certification from the American Red Cross with waterfront designation or equivalent, CPR, and first aid certifications required. Open water, surf, and WSI highly desired.

Head Cook/Assistant Cook

Check for position openings in February/March of 2020.