Camp Mowglis is a seven-week residential summer camp for boys ages 7-14 founded in 1903. Mowglis is located on the shores on Newfound Lake in Hebron, New Hampshire. The camp gets it’s name from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The names of characters in the book are found around camp naming places and buildings, and there are some camp traditions which draw from the written stories. There is one session, seven weeks long, with campers and staff in camp for the entire time. Mowglis offers many traditional summer camp activities in addition to Crew and a tripping program. Mowglis gives boys the opportunity to grow into young men making their own decisions in a structured, community-based environment.
Mowglis’ location is ideal for the program we run. Our campus consists of 155 acres of field, pine and hardwood forests, 1,300 feet of shoreline We’re in the foothills of the White Mountains, where lots of time is spent on day and overnight trips. The campers are grouped by age and live in one of the six dorms. Dorms hold the entire age group (8-16 boys) along with several staff. The structure of each day is busy, but there’s free time built in for the boys to play as well as for the staff to relax or do prep work. Mowglis has 95 campers each summer, making it a relatively small camp where a community comes together every summer to share in another “Best Ever Summer!” The campers are exposed to many new activities without the pressure of competition. Though in the sixth week of camp ‘Crew Week’ does spark competition and sportsmanship.
Camp is a non-stop, high paced, extremely fun environment. You will be required to do many tasks each day. Living in and supervising dorms means, for instance, waking up and folding your sheets and blankets just like the campers do. The following is a list of some basic camp responsibilities:
1. Run one of the various camp activities (generally you specialize in one area, ie. Swimming)*
2. Create a safe learning and living environment
3. Be an active participant during dorm chores
4. Be prepared to give a one-hour long evening presentation at the campfire circle
5. Promote safety, health and welfare of each person in the Mowglis community
6. Co-Lead day hikes and possibly backpacking trips
7. Be an active member of camp when you not leading an activity.
8. Dorm Coverage is the most important of all camp duties for a Senior Staff member.
9. Lead at least one evening campfire program.
All Positions that are open are for dorm counselors who instruct one or more activities. Listed as follows:
Camping and Hiking