When Should You Apply?

February is that twixs and between month.  It’s the time of year when we are teased by the weather into thinking spring is just around the corner.  Certainly with the drastic temperature changes we just experienced from -15 degrees to 54 degrees proves this fact.  Despite these fluctuations, we are lured into hoping that it will be a short winter and summer also is not far away.  It is these reminders that should encourage you to begin thinking about applying for summer positions.

Those of you who will be needing summer employment, NOW is the time to start filling out applications.  Because Pompositticut operates under the guidelines of the local and state regulations, proper applications and affiliated forms are required to initiate the job process.  These forms are currently available on this website and should be filled out entirely before consideration can be given to an applicant.  You may include a resume, but the full job application and references must be included. 

In the past, the March college break has been the perfect time to arrange for a personal interview.  Both returning and new staff should take advantage of this time frame to communicate with the camp office about arranging appointments.  You don’t have to wait until March though, as we are available to speak with you as soon as you contact us. The whole process begins and ends with you. Decisions on summer staffing are often on a first-come, first-served basis, so time is of the essence in applying for a specific position.  You can never be too early to think about and plan for your future!

As you can see here, Gaby will be enjoying another summer with her fellow staff and campers at Pompositticut.  As one of our international staff she was required to return through a global recruitment agency. These applicants complete similar paperwork requirements and go through the process of a personal interview by the agency as well as by the hiring camp.  With the advent of Skype and FaceTime interviewing is more efficient than just a phone call. The camp’s preference is an in-person interview at the UK camp recruitment fairs which are arranged for this specific reason:  to meet applicants and see from both perspectives if it’s a good fit.

So whether you are from the US, the UK, or anywhere in the world the requirements for summer employment are the same:  mandatory paperwork and an interview.  From there, it’s up to you.  If you are that exceptional individual looking to share your summer with children, we want that smile and laughter here at POMPOSITTICUT!

Gaby Richardson 2016

Safety is Our Camp’s Priority

Pompositticut Farm Day Camp is proud to boast we have once again earned the prestigious Safety 1st designation from Markel Insurance.  For over 15 consecutive years we have been honored with this recognition and are the longest continual recipient of the Safety 1st Award in the United States!

According to Michael Swain, Senior Management for  Markel Corp of Glen Allen, Virginia, states that in order to receive this award, “Camps and clubs must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation. They must have a proven safety record, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs. These facilities deserve to be recognized for keeping safety a top priority.” 

Despite the repeated years as an honoree, PFCD Continues to strive for excellence in all areas of scrutiny and does not Take the honor for granted and accepts the this honor as affirmation of our staffs hard work and continued dedication to their job.  We continue to make camp safety our top priority, ultimately making Pompositticut a special place for all to explore, learn and flourish within a dependable environment!

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