The leadership team at Perlman includes the professional staff, area supervisors, division leaders, social worker, and other administrators. This team manages camper care, oversees program areas, and runs the day-to-day camp operations.
This team is responsible for keeping camp safe, supervising staff, helping campers who need extra support, and executing camp programs.
Leadership staff are selected based on their extensive experience in the role, their ability to contribute to camp’s mission, and their commitment to acting as a role model to campers and staff
General counselors and specialists live in a bunk with campers. They are responsible for the overall well-being of the campers in their care. Bunk staff are charged with identifying and meeting the needs of each camper in the bunk, as well as the needs of the bunk group as a whole. They develop positive relationships with each individual camper, and create an environment where each camper feels both physically and emotionally safe.
Bunk staff are responsible for managing their bunk of campers. They ensure bunk cleanliness and personal hygiene, enforce safety regulations and adherence to camp policies, and supervise all aspects of the camp day including wake-up, bunk clean-up, meal times, rest hour, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duties.
General counselors spend their day with their assigned bunk, including bunk activities and bunk time. General counselors are expected to participate in activities with their campers, and lead hobbies throughout the summer. Since general counselors spend the majority of the day with their campers, they are often the point people for developing and fostering a health community within the bunk.
In addition to their bunk responsibilities, specialists are also responsible for running a camp activity or program area.
Specialists spend their day running their area or activity. They must keep the activity fun and engaging, while teaching the campers new skills and allowing them to build on their current level of experience. The specialist maintains the cleanliness and safety of their program area.
Specialists at Perlman include Outdoor Adventure staff, Arts staff, Waterfront staff, and some Athletic staff. Specialists duties sometimes extend beyond hobbies and bunk activities, and may take place during rest hour, shower hour, or other times of the day.
Administrative staff includes office staff, the camp tours manager, and camp drivers. The camp office coordinates all of camp’s communication, scheduling, and transportation on a daily basis. These staff answer the telephone, organize incoming and outgoing mail and packages, and arrange for all camp transportation needs.
Health Center Staff
Perlman Camp’s qualified medical staff attends to the physical well-being of all campers and staff throughout the summer. The round-the-clock team includes three registered nurses, a licensed physician, and a health center administrator.
The support staff team at Perlman Camp includes food service, housekeeping, and facility-management. Kitchen staff are responsible for the preparation of three nutritious and delicious meals each and every day of the summer. Kitchen staff work in food preparation, cooking, and cleaning. The housekeeping team attends to the cleanliness of camp’s common facilities and bunks on a daily basis, ensuring that camp remains clean well-maintained for all campers and staff. Our year-round facilities team ensures that the property is safe and looks beautiful – overseeing all areas from building repairs to landscaping and trash removal.