Step 1 (Applications & Screening): January through May 1st, we screen through nearly 200 applications to invite 100 of the best applicants to be invited to our first round of group interviews.
Step 2 (First Round Interviews: April through May we hold 3 sets of First Round Interviews with about 30 candidates each. We are looking to see how outgoing and exciting our candidates are in front of a group of strangers.
Step 3 (Invitation): We call reference checks and do criminal backgrounds checks to select 30 candidates total to move on from the group interviews and then to be invited to our Second Round Interview.
Step 4 (Second Round Interview): End of May we hold our Second Round Interview. On this day we simulate a full day camp experience in order to see our candidates in action, playing sports, leading activities, and making a memorable experience. Through this we help some candidates realize this is not the kind of job they want. Out of the 30 invited, we hire about 20 of the candidates.
Step 5 (Training): Early in June we hold 2 days of training on a variety of topics, including the Monarch Method, Best Practices, Emergency Procedures, and Safety.
Step 6 (Team Building): The week before the first day of camp: Annual Staff Bonding Camping Trip. Our staff embark on a voluntary 5 day camping trip to work on team building and personal growth.
Step 7 (Begin Work): Mid June: First Week of Camp
Step 8 (Focused Training): After the first week of camp our counselors have gotten experience working in the field. We have our final training day in the style of a Monarch Camps Conference. We offer several different sessions through out the day and staff are able to choose the sessions with topics they feel they’d like more information on or struggling with.