Our staff generally hail from the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries throughout Europe.
We have approximately 140 staff members supervising 250 campers, aged 6-16 years.
Staff members must be present for the entire 7-week session, following our mandatory 10-day staff orientation period.
We have one, single session for campers.
We are located in the town of Hinsdale, Mass, approximately 3 hours north of New York City, 2 hours west of Boston and 1 hour east of Albany, New York.
The camp is situated 1600 feet above sea level. Weather can be very warm during the day (~85°F/~30°C) and cool at night (~65°F/~18°C).
Assistance is provided in arranging transportation to Romaca. We provide pickups from nearby airports, train and bus stations.
The smaller, 1st – 6th grade bunks generally have 6-9 campers with 2-3 counselors. The larger, 7th – 9th grade bunks typically have 30-36 campers with 8-10 counselors.
Daily life is balanced between athletics, arts, outdoor adventure programs, and special events.
Our Fitness Center, which is open daily, is equipped with state of the art Cybex strength training machines, free weights, Spinning bikes, True treadmills, and Octane ellipticals. We also have a wide array of fitness balls, stretching equipment and TRX. For those who prefer, we also have an extensive network of outdoor trails - just picture yourself running in a Nike ad!
We swim daily in beautiful Plunkett Lake.
It depends. Younger campers follow a pre-determined schedule with one elective period each day. Older campers, on the other hand, enjoy a completely elective program. Whatever the age, the last period of each day is extended and serves as a skill enhancement opportunity.
Simply awesome! Vegetarian options are plentiful and our kitchen staff work hard to accommodate special diets.
Campers and staff participate in special themed events, plays and weekly campfires. Musical instruments are encouraged!
Staff members are actively supervised in teaching areas by department heads and in bunk areas by group heads. These heads are known as Advisory Staff.
Uniform shirts are provided at no cost. Generally, comfortable casual and athletic wear is most appropriate.
Salaries are competitive and are based upon experience and position.
All staff may draw on their salary in cash form on a weekly basis. Check and direct deposit options are also available for US residents on a bi-weekly basis.
Computers with internet access and satellite television are available in our staff lounge. Please do not bring personal laptops or tablets to camp.
All staff enjoy 5 days off during the course of the season — each day off includes an overnight. Many counselors use this time to explore Boston, New York City, or New England. In addition, staff normally enjoy 3 out of 4 nights off (9pm ~ 1am) over the course of the summer.
15 passenger camp vans are made available for staff use after 9pm on most nights.