Work At Camp

General Counselors

General Counselors are guides and role models to a group of up to 12 campers. Two counselors accompany campers to daily activities, plan programs and supervise them in their cabins, dining halls and evening activities. Counselors are required to provide 24-hour-a-day supervision of campers and participate in rigorous outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming.

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Position Description

  • Provide 24-hour-a-day direct supervision, leadership and guidance to twelve campers with assigned co-counselor.
  • Assume responsibility for campers’ safety and well-being.
  • Live in a cabin with 6-12 campers and co-counselors for the full duration of each camp session. Time off during each encampment will be arranged by a supervisor.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of campers.
  • Plan the overall activities for the village with camper input.
  • Be an active member of the camp community by participating in all camp programming including camp-wide events, overnights, hikes, swimming, ropes courses, activities, and village meetings.
  • Maintain records on each camper to help evaluate their needs, goals and progress during their camp experience.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer Salary:
Salaries start at $2,200 and include room and board.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least one year of college is preferred but must have a high school diploma by the summer.
  • A minimum of one-year experience working with children is required.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.