Camp Counselor
Job Type
Part-time, Temporary

Responsible to: Director of Camp Experience and/or Director of Teen and Community Education

Function: To directly supervise their cabin group, encourage campers to participate in all activities, and guide the campers throughout their stay at camp with attention to safety at all times.


· Plan and implement daily activities with your group.

· Communicate and work with a cabin group and provide necessary instructions to campers.

· Observe camper behaviors, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.

· Plan, conduct, and teach activities to campers.

· Guide individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.

· Administer necessary medications per camp nurse instruction at appropriate times.

· Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.

· Develop daily activities with, not for, the campers.

· Communicate plans and needs to Unit Leader.

· Supervise all aspects of the camper’s day, including flag raising, cabin clean-up, mealtimes, swim time, evening activities, overnights, getting ready for bed, etc.

· Physical ability to participate in all camp activities (i.e., hiking, swimming, ropes course, etc.)

· Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid and to assist campers in other emergency situations.

· Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, clean up and chores, and table manners.

· Follow camp rules and regulations as outlined in personnel policies and procedures and staff training.

· Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.

· Submit all required reports on time.

· At the end of each session, clean your cabin area and assist others with clean-up of your unit and other camp areas.

· All other duties and tasks assigned to you by the Director of Camp Experience and/or Director of Teen and Community Education

· If qualified and interested, train, successfully pass, and adhere to Lifeguard Training and pool rules


Position Requirements

· Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent

· Ability to work well with children of all ages and interests

· Ability to work in close proximity with others

· Patience

· Love for outdoors – in all weather conditions

· Ability to take charge and motivate others

· Creativity

· Ability to be supervised by peers of close age

· Ability and willingness to be a positive role model

· Appreciation and respect for all races, cultures, religions, and abilities

· Willingness and ability to foster self-esteem, cooperation, courage, and responsibility

· Work, play, and sleep with the same people in a cabin group

· Willingness to work long hours with little sleep

· Ability to deal well with little privacy in community living accommodations

· Ability to possess physical endurance

· Ability to swim