Counselors are the very heart of Neringa, since they put Neringa’s mission into action. Please read below how counselors nurture and uphold Neringa’s mission. Contact the Summer Camp Director Dana Vainauskienė at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding employment at Neringa.
Neringa is a Lithuanian cultural immersion camp. We strive to create a Lithuanian ethnic atmosphere, to teach our campers as much as we can about our common heritage, and to instill pride and love for the Lithuanian culture.
Faith and Spirituality
We entrust all of our camp activities, every camper, counselor, and person at Neringa to Our Lord. We constantly turn to God in praise and thanksgiving, commending to God our needs and intentions. Faith is an ongoing inner journey. While at Neringa, counselors are asked to take advantage of the various opportunities to nurture their own faith in the Roman Catholic tradition. In sharing our faith experience and being open to growth, we ourselves help create God’s kingdom in our midst.
Tradition has evolved that Thursday night the counselors gather in the chapel for Mass or prayer. We take this time to pray and to reflect on our own mission at camp in God’s presence. Many former counselors remember this Thursday night prayer tradition and join us in spirit and prayer.
Cooperative and Community Living
To work cooperatively and to support one another is the ‘golden rule’ of Neringa. The uniqueness of Neringa is that we do not limit ourselves to our own designated and primary tasks. Each one looks for ways to help with another’s responsibilities. By working together we enable each other and balance out our own weaknesses. Thus, counselors come to demonstrate initiative, an awareness of each other’s needs, assistance, encouragement, educational challenges, and constructive feedback. It is precisely this kind of cooperation and working in a community that makes Neringa so rewarding for counselors.
With the safety of campers, staff and their families as our primary objective, Camp Neringa, Inc., with thorough research and extensive consultation, has developed a COVID-19 protocol in order to provide the safest possible onsite camper experience for the summer of 2021. CNI is monitoring rapidly changing information and circumstances and will adjust the protocol accordingly.
1. All participants, including campers, staff and volunteers, who are eligible to be vaccinated will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to be able to participate at Neringa in 2021.
2. We will be following the State of Vermont travel requirements. As of April 9, 2021 there is no quarantine required for unvaccinated visitors with a negative test within 3 days prior to arrival.
An updated COVID-19 Safety Plan (a summary of the Protocol) can be found here.
We are confident that with clear protocols in place, we will be able to create a meaningful, joyful and cherished Neringa experience for everyone. We are a creative, responsible and resilient community. Onwards!