Seasonal Staff FAQs
The mission of Flying Horse Farms is to enrich the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families by providing magical, transforming fun through medically-safe, cost-free camping experiences.
Seasonal staff must be at least 19 years of age.
For those 16 years of age or older, we offer both paid and volunteer lifeguard positions throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Seasonal staff members provide regular support to full-time staff, volunteers, and campers. Each year, we rely on short-term staff members, paid and unpaid interns, and part-time employees to help keep camp running, squeaky clean, and environmentally green. These team members know camp inside and out, as they are at camp for the duration of the summer season.
Seasonal staff members are expected to be at camp for every summer session, as well as a week-long training, and midsummer professional development days. While there is time off provided between sessions, seasonal staff members can expect to be at camp from May to the end of August.
Of course, we understand that you may have commitments throughout the summer. If you have any known commitments, be sure to specify these when you fill out the application.
We have the following program and medical positions available:
- Activity Team (run our activity areas!)
- Entertainment Team (plan and lead full group programs!)
- Cabin Life Team (be a cabin counselor or village leader!)
- Seasonal Nurse
- Psychosocial Team (provide behavior support to our campers)
Seasonal staff members are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from camp, however, on-site parking will be available.
We keep camp low-tech so our campers are focused on exploring and having fun. You can bring your cell phone and laptop, but we ask that you not use it when in camp around campers.
Other valuable items should be left at home. Flying Horse Farms is not liable for lost or stolen property.
Seasonal staff members will be housed in the Big Red Barn or cabins. Rooms in the Big Red Barn will house 3-4 staff and include a private bathroom. Cabins are comfortable but modest and include semi-private bathrooms and showers. Seasonal staff members are expected to eat meals in the dining hall with campers but will have access to a kitchen for off-meal hours.
Accommodations include heat and air conditioning. Towels, linens, and bedding are provided.
Our application is brief. However, if offered a position, the following will be required:
- 3 professional references
- BCI and/or FBI background check
- Basic health history and recent physical
- Proof of up-to-date vaccines including Covid-19 vaccination. Specific vaccination requirements will be shared during the hiring process. Please reach out to with any questions.
Food and linens are all provided by Flying Horse Farms. You should bring all clothing, toiletries, and medical supplies with you to camp. Cameras, props, and costumes are also welcome!
WE WANT CAMP TO BE A SAFE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE FOLLOW OUR DRESS CODE:
- Closed toe shoes are required to participate in many outdoor activities
- You may wear sandals with sturdy straps and a thick sole - flip-flops can be worn in the shower or at the pool
- Make sure your shorts touch below your fingertips
- All clothing must cover your stomach/midriff
- Keep necklines of shirts appropriate, and wear tank tops with wide straps
- Please bring only wear one-piece full-coverage swimwear
- Clothing and any visible tattoos that reference drugs/alcohol/obscenities/anything offensive are not allowed
- Avoid wearing perfume or cologne as some campers are sensitive or allergic