In the Pioneers, each group is headed by a licensed teacher, with Assistant Counselors, Junior Counselors.
Pioneers have the most staff than any other group, as this age group requires the most individualized attention.
In the Adventures (grades 1 – 2) and Stars Camps (grades 3 & 4), groups are limited to a 1 to 8, with a Head Counselor, Assistant Counselor and Junior Counselor. Many campers attend only part weeks, making the counselor/camper ratio even smaller on most days.
In the Explorers Camp grades 5 & 6, each group is limited to a 1 to 9, with a Head Counselor and Assistant Counselors and Junior Counselor.
Teen Quest Camp grades 7, 8 & 9, each group has 2 – 3 Head Counselors that are specially chosen to work with the Teens based on prior experience.
It should be noted that many of our campers do not attend camp 5 days a week or for a full 8 week summer. Therefore, there are days when the groups have smaller numbers of campers. Also, most of our Head Counselors if they are not returning from the previous summer have worked at Mill Basin Day Camp for years.