Harbor Haven group counselors are truly the cream of the crop!
Carefully selected and screened from a large pool of applicants, our counselors are college graduates, undergraduates and young professionals who are inspired and motivated to work with children with special needs. Many have received degrees or have majors in the field of special education or related fields such as speech, occupational and physical therapies, social work, psychology, mental health counseling and other areas. Most have come to Harbor Haven having had experience working with special needs children. Prior to each summer, all counselors receive extensize training at Harbor Haven.
Each group at Harbor Haven has a lead counselor and assistant counselors. The groups are arranged by division and each division is headed by a supervisor. As each group follows their schedule, they visit specialty areas where a specialist leads the group in activities along with the help of the group counselors.
Harbor Haven is proud to maintain a high staff to child ratio. Occasionally it is determined that a child needs to have a dedicated counselor for focus and redirection. We call these staff members “one/one counselors.
Counselors at Harbor Haven are extremely dedicated, committed and hard working. The effort, energy and enthusiasm they put forth every day transmits to the campers and makes for an amazing, successful, fun and memorable experience for all!