Staff Positions


Descriptions of Positions

  • Area Director:  CPLV Area Directors are responsible for overseeing a program or activity area at camp.  This could include Athletic areas such as the Football or Baseball Director.  It also refers to Administrative roles such as Drivers, Program Directors and Office staff.  Area Directors are selected based on their ability to lead, mentor and develop our younger staff to excel.  In order to be considered for an Area Director position, applicant must have relevant leadership experience, along with signifciant playing or instructional experience in their requested role.  Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate the ability to work with and manage staff successfully.  We select people from within camp or from the outside world who display the skill set and attributes this important role requires.
  • Division Head:  Division Heads are typically young teachers or seasoned camp veterans who are responsible for leading a division of campers and managing the college-aged staff assigned to work in their group.  This role requires leadership and management experience.  While Division Heads and Area Directors are of similar backgrounds and skills, the Division Heads are directly responsible for managing the lives of their campers and coaching their counselors through the ups and downs of the summer.  Division Heads are selected based on their skills, experience and overall leadership qualities.
  • Counselor Specialists: Specialists live in a bunk with campers and work at an assigned program area throughout the day.  They work side by side our General Counselors and serve as big brothers/sisters to our campers.  During the day, our Specialists are out and about camp, teaching and instructing.  The CPLV daily program consists of 6 periods a day and instructors are expected to help provide creative, fun and interactive ways for campers to learn, grow and develop new skills.  From athletes to artists, we pride ourselves on providing a nurturing environment for our campers to engage successfully on a daily basis.  Our Specialists work to help campers feel good about themselves by encouraging them to try new things.  We use sports and activities as a way to build self-esteem.  Activities are age-appropriate and teach both new tangible skills as well as life-long values including teamwork, creativity, individual identity and confidence.  In addition to division/bunk activities, CPLV offers “Chug” or electives to help our campers customize their summer.  Learn more about CPLV Activities here!  Counselor Specialists must have significant playing and/or coaching experience in their chosen area.  Each Specialist must have completed a year of college prior to the summer or have successfully completed our LIT Program.
  • General Counselors: General Counselors also live in the bunk with the campers and provide the minute to minute leadership and older sibling mentorship to each camper on a daily basis.  Our General Counselors are in a unique position to postively impact the life of our campers by helping them create lifelong friendships.  Our General Counselors create the bonds that make CPLV a second home for both campers and staff. Each bunk includes between 1 and 3 General Counselors depending on the age group. Each General Counselor must have completed a year of college prior to the summer or have successfully completed our LIT Program.

 Staff Positions at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village

Supervisory Staff

  • Boys Division Heads
  • Girls Division Heads
  • Leaders-in-Training Division Head
  • Head Counselors
  • Outdoor Adventure Director
  • Waterfront Director
  • Art and Crafts Director
  • Area Directors
  • Program Directors

Waterfront Program Staff

  • Swim Instructor
  • Sailing Instructor
  • Kayak Instructor
  • Canoeing Instructor
  • Lifeguards
  • Motor Boat Drivers

Outdoors Adventure Program Staff

  • Climbing Wall Staff
  • Zip Line Staff
  • Vertical Playpen Staff
  • Nature Specialist
  • Archery Instructor
  • Science Instructor

Sports Program Staff

  • Soccer Instructor
  • Baseball Instructor
  • Softball Instructor
  • Tennis Instructor
  • Lacrosse Instructor
  • Basketball Instructor
  • Tae Kwon Doe Instructor
  • Hockey Instructor
  • Football Instructor

Theatre and Fine Arts Program Staff

  • Drama Director
  • Dance Instructor
  • Arts Assistant
  • Cooking Instructor
  • Photographers
  • Music Instructor
  • Video Director
  • Social Media Counselor/Director


  • Kitchen Support Staff

CPLV, my home, my first love. It’s so hard to truly express how I feel about this place, because words can’t even describe how much I truly love camp. CPLV has shaped me into the person I am today. Camp gave me the confidence I need to succeed in the real world, and has shown me what it’s like to be independent. Whenever I talk about my experiences at CPLV, it brings tears to my eyes. I get very emotional because of how passionate I am about my job, the staff and especially the campers. I first started out as a camper in Lewis Village, not knowing anyone, and now 15 years later, I still fall in love with the camp summer after summer. I have met the greatest people spending my summers at CPLV, and I know they will be in my life forever. When I see the same campers and counselors return every summer, it makes me so happy, because I know they love camp as much as I do. I would recommend to anyone who has the opportunity to be a camper, and staff member at CPLV, because this place will change your life forever.  – Brooke, Staff