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. The counselor is responsible for living in the cabin
with the campers for the duration of their stay at camp.
- Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers
in their living unit, 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.
- Assure 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 and assisting with the teaching of activities.
- Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
- Provide for the 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 adults.
- 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
- Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal
and/or health problems, and discuss with Camp Health Coordinator
and/or Resident 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 Camp Director.
- Be a role model to campers and adults 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
- Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication
- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning,
and leading those as assigned.
- Participate as a member of the camp adult team to deliver and
supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and
other all-camp activities and camp functions.
- Serve as a bus counselor to supervise youth traveling to and
- Other duties as assigned.
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.
Some physical requirements of a General Counselor position could be
endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping,
walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires
eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor
equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and
eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper
activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to
live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple
equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat,
and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
The service environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The noise level in the service environment is usually moderate.