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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.