Day Camp Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-708270
    • Job Location: Hartland, WI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 20, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: June 1, 2020
    • Average Weekly Hours: Seasonal
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Job Description:

Job Summary:

Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counselor is responsible for planning,

teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth

and daily living skills. Day camp counselors will also be responsible for daily communication with


Job Responsibilities:

Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.

Assures campers are properly supervised at all times. Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities. Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

Provide for a progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.

Assist in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed.

Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff. Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.

Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by Health Care Manager.

Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems: discuss with camp health manager and/or camp director when appropriate.

Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to: report repairs needed promptly to day camp director.

Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.

Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.

Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.

Provide supervision for campers while campers are transported to and from camp or during scheduled field trips off camp property.

Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communications as requested.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environment and other hazards related to the activity.

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.

Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Experience and Skills


Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with youth campers and their parents.

Ability to lead and teach programs.

Ability to interact with all age levels.

Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.


Must be 18 years of age and at least an incoming senior in high school.

Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR

Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work.


Understanding of the development needs of youth.

Demonstrated knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.


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