Our counselors range in age from 16 to 55, though typically counselors are college juniors and seniors. We also have college graduates, young teachers, and veteran teachers on our staff. Most of our counselors have worked their way up in the DCD Camp ranks from being a Counselor-in-Training when they are entering 10th Grade, to being Head Counselors when they are in college. Historically, more than half of our counselors are DCD graduates who come back summer after summer. Activity Specialists (Archery, Woodworking, etc) tend to be older, and have special certifications.
All DCD Camp Staff members must submit personal reference, as well as CORI and SORI screening before being hired. Parents have the right to review our background checks, health care, discipline and grievance procedures upon request.
Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to be certified by the American Red Cross and have First Aid/CPR/AED Training.