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Camp Cobbossee

Cabin Counselor/ Football Instructor

June - July 2021 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

Camp Cobbossee was an awesome experience. Everyone was super nice and helpful throughout my time there. In terms of coaching it was a blast teaching the very basics of the game to kids who have never played while also helping kids who have played elevate their game in various ways. In the beginning due to COVID-19 there were scheduling issues but these were handle well by the leadership staff that also were open took the opinions form everyone of the staff.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be ready for anything when working with kids, and be ready to love naps again.
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Bunk Counselor

June - August 2020 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

Cobbossee was unlike any experience I had ever had before. It was easily the most fun and most influential "job" I've ever had. The kids are a ton of fun to be around and you connect with the staff as soon as you step foot in camp. It's a beautiful property and has well run programs. For how unstable COVID-19 was, the camp managed to make it safe and comfortable for campers and staff alike. Truly an incredible experience.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish could have been different would have been warmer mornings!

Advice

If you aren't sure if this would be the right fit, just try it out. I was extremely unsure of how the camp experience would be because I never had one like this as a kid but it's awesome. It's a ton of fun and absolutely worth the trip.
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Cabin Counselor and. Tennis Instructor

May - August 2021 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

At Cobbossee I got to work with the most amazing other staff members who come from a largely diverse experience. Additionally, I was supervised by some of the best leaders I have ever met. Teaching a teacher can be one of the hardest jobs, and I thought they did phenomenally. In addition, leadership was always very flexible with me and prior commitments and I really appreciated this throughout.

What I wish was different

I think that COVID-19 made this experience more difficult. Decisions had to be made by leadership, which I think could've been made better. With this in mind, going into our second session they did well adjusting these decisions to create a better environment for campers and counselors alike. I look forward to seeing how camp is run this summer with (hopefully) less of these restrictions.

Advice

Do this! Take the time to be a kid again and meet friends for a lifetime in your co-counselors.
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Permanently Assigned Counselor/ Waterfront Staff

June - August 2021 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

Learning to live in the middle of a pandemic was quite a challenge, and something I felt I lacked more than anything else was a strong sense of community. That is why when one of my friends told me about a job opportunity at Camp Cobbossee for boys I was thrilled to apply. As I was told by one of the leadership staff during my interview, "being a camp counselor will be one of the hardest, but one of the best, jobs you will ever have." I feel this encompasses what it was like to work at Camp Cobbossee. Every day, the staff dedicates all their energy and hard-work to cultivating a fun-filled, tight-knit community for the boys who have had their lives flipped upside down by COVID-19. However, this is not something you do alone. You work side by side with the other staff members, who quickly become your best friends and closest confidantes for the months that you spend at camp. When it comes down to it, I wouldn't trade my time at Camp Cobbossee for the world. If you are hard-working, fun-loving, and ready to have the summer of your life, this is the place for you!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have more time at camp!

Advice

Remember that leadership is ready to help you out and support you all along the way; you are never alone!
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Kitchen Staff

June - August 2020 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

What I liked most about my time at Camp Cobbossee was getting the opportunity to work alongside a truly amazing leadership staff. The year round staff was incredibly welcoming and it was clear they all truly love and care about what they do. Their dedication to making sure that the Camp is the best it can be is truly admirable.

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Assistant Waterfront Director

June - August 2020 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

Camp Cobbossee was an amazing place to work and I truly hope to work there again! Due to Covid 19 I had a different experience on the beautiful shores of Lake Cobbosseeconte but regardless I was able to make lasting memories, relationships and learn new skills that'll last a life time. Summertime in Maine is like no other, if you want to feel like a carefree kid again (AND get paid) this is the job for you!

What I wish was different

I wish I could've stayed longer!

Advice

Don't be nervous, everyone was so welcoming and kind. Just be yourself, work hard and have fun!
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Personally Assigned Counselor

May 2018 • Augusta, ME

What I liked

With staff and campers from all over the United States and from various countries you are always experiencing something new! If it wasn't for Camp Cobbossee I wouldn't have met some of my best friends or made memories of a lifetime. Nothing will ever compare to spending a summer, far away, in the middle of Maine!

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to trying new things and having to go outside of your comfort zone! It'll pay off in the long run!
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Office Assistant

June - August 2019 • Monmouth, ME

What I liked

Camp Cobbossee is really an amazing environment! This camp has an amazing history and has kept strong values of brotherhood, sportsmanship and community for years. It was amazing to see kids grow, learn and thrive in this outdoor and fun environment, as well as seeing growth in myself and learning more about jobs that I enjoy.

What I wish was different

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