Arowhon staff work ten times harder at camp than they do during the school year, but then the subjects are a little more important - the growth and development of children. Everything at camp depends on the staff, which is why we hire only experienced staff who have demonstrated competence and caring with children. The majority of our staff grew up at Arowhon. For new staff, we scrutinize ten candidates for every job, looking for sensitivity, experience working with children, and the motivation to support them. A full week of Pre-Camp training equips our staff with tools like active listening, conflict mediation and the skills to nurture both individual children and groups. During the summer Director Joanne Kates works daily with staff to help them support every camper and every cabin group.