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WHY OAK TREE CAMPS?

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Our Program

Summer is a very special time when a child seeks to learn, explore and develop new skills, hobbies, and interests. Our program is specifically designed to meet the diverse and ever-expanding interests and recreational needs of our campers. Because our emphasis is on participation, personal achievement and skill attainment rather than on competition alone, campers of every age and skill level are made to feel comfortable and successful.

Through the use of scheduled activity periods and structured electives, each camper can experience a well-rounded program that includes athletics, aquatics, creative arts and outdoor adventures. Our elective program allows each camper to have direct input into their daily schedule. During elective periods, campers may wish to try new activities, concentrate on their favorite ones or enhance their existing skills by participating in individualized instruction or clinics.

Our Staff,
Our Biggest and
Greatest Asset. 
Providing nothing but the best for your camper.
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Neekisia Jackson - Oak Tree Camps Co-Director

Hello, my name is Neekisia Jackson and I am Co-Director of Oak Tree Camps. I am a recent law school graduate and I am excited to be returning to Oak Tree for another phenomenal summer with all our campers. The campers are what bring me back year after year, because they keep the day lively. Throughout my time as both a counselor and as a co-director at the camp I have had so many amazing experiences throughout camp and I look forward to making more this summer.  

Ray Sun

Hi, I am Ray Sun, a fresh graduate from University of Georgia. I major in Sport Management and was a summer camp counselor at La Mirada High School, California in 2015. I enjoy working with kids and I am ready to bring self-development and a lot of fun to your kids! Welcome to be a part of #Oaktreecamps family!

Jordan Anderson

My name is Jordan Anderson. This will be my 4th year working for Oak Tree Camps and my 2nd year as a Head Counselor. I love sports and getting active. I like playing around with/experiencing new things, I can also be goofy at times. I like working with kids alot as well.

Tatiana Anthony - Oak Tree Camps Counselor

Hi, I am Tatiana Anthony! Next fall, I will be in my 3rd year at The University Of Georgia! Previously, I have volunteered as an activity leader at Camp Jordan events hosted by the former Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcon player, Brian Jordan. As a Psychology major, who has a interest in Child Development, I am most excited to spend time and build relationship's with each one of my campers! This is my first summer at Oak Tree and I cant wait to see y'all this summer! 

Our Staff

Our Team possesses extraordinary skills in working with children, a deep commitment and a profound sensitivity to the development of each camper. Our limited camper enrollment and low camper-to-staff ratio ensure that each child receives the individual attention he/she deserves to flourish in a safe and supportive environment. Our Team encourages campers to learn and grow, to trust in their abilities, and to believe in themselves so they all reach their fullest potential.

Our selectivity in Team Members combined with our formidable training and leadership development programs has already made our camps known throughout the camp industry and has earned us well-deserved local recognition.

Oak Tree Camps carefully selects the men and women of our staff for their interest and commitment to working with children. Each staff member meets a high standard of dedication and skill. Interviews are conducted, references are checked, and rigorous background checks are completed. Staff members attend an in depth orientation, which emphasizes counseling skills, group dynamics, safety procedures and activity skills. Our staff forms a strong, committed team with a single focus: a safe summer filled with fun, learning and growth opportunities for each camper.

Bria Jarrell - Oak Tree Camps Co-Director

My name is Bria Jarrell and I received my degree from Emory University and am currently teaching at Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy. I am a strong advocate for increasing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education. I have worked for Oak Tree Camps for the past 6 years and have experience as both a Counselor and Director. I am excited to work another year of Oak Tree Camps and I hope you are excited to become a part of our Oak Tree family!

Nia Freeman

My name is Nia Freeman and I am a Camp Lead for Oak Tree Camps. I am a rising third-year at the University of Georgia. My major is Human Development and Family Science, as I am passionate about youth services and counseling. This will be my 3rd year with Oak Tree Camps and I am most excited to reunite with our amazing campers. My favorite color is green, my favorite sport is gymnastics, and my favorite activity is arts & crafts!

Fowzio Jama - Oak Tree Camps Counselor

Hello, my name is Fowzio Jama and I am a recent law graduate. I am thrilled to be a camp counselor at Oak Tree Camps.  I have worked with summer enrichment programs in Metro-Atlanta with students of various ages and backgrounds. I greatly enjoy working with kids and look forward to working with your kids this summer! 

Join our Team

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We're looking for the best and brightest counselors.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, creative, hardworking, responsible, punctual, and resourceful and have a genuine love for children. Counselors must be a minimum of 18 years of age and already attending college. Those under the age of 18 will need a work permit, Junior Counselors/ must be at least 15 years old.

Camp Lead

The Camp LEAD is responsible for overseeing a designated program area, acting as a unit lead and/or providing program administrative support at camp.  Examples may include but is not limited to arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, check in campers, bus coordinators, etc.  The Camp Lead may support camp counselors as a unit lead as well as direct service to campers.  The camp lead provides high quality experiences for campers that focus on the OTC core values: caring, honesty, respect and accountability.

Qualifications 

  • Minimum of 18 years of age and already attending college.

  • Upon hire, completion of OTC provided First Aid and CPR certification.

  • Minimum of one (1) season experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.

  • Possess or acquire the required certifications for specific program areas.

  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records and organize program area logistics.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Counselor

  • Assist in directing group of 8-12 children in a manner that promotes safe behaviors and improves the quality of the children’s interaction with one another.
  • Participate in all activities with their groups, making camp fun for their campers, teaching skills, providing encouragement and support, etc.

  • Serve as a role model to young children by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct.

  • Guide junior staff assigned to group. Responsible for campers’ safety on bus, on a trip, or at any activity. Reports any accident to proper camp personnel.

  • Is attentive to and follows administrative notices defining camp procedures and routines.

Counselor-In-Training 

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at OTC is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and program skills.

Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Those interested in the program must complete an application process, which includes an application, references, and a phone/video call interview.

  • Applicants must be at least 15 years old at the time of participation.

  • Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the camping/youth development field, and in working with younger campers, and be willing to commit the required energy, enthusiasm, and cooperation in all aspects of the training and hands-on portions of the program.

  • A positive and cooperative attitude and pleasant disposition are critical personal attributes for the position.

  • Apply online by using the online camper application below.  Once you have submitted your application we will email you with the next step in the application process.

  •  Your parents will also have to sign the application.  This will be a more in-depth questionnaire for the applicant to complete online.