Camp Counselor job description

Job brief

We are looking for a Camp Counselor to supervise young campers and make sure they learn and have fun.

What do Camp Counselors do?

The most important out of all Camp Counselor duties is to ensure campers are safe at all times. You’ll be responsible for overseeing their activities and ensuring they don’t get lost or hurt. The job duties of a Camp Counselor also include planning summer camp games, educating children and teenagers and setting up equipment.

Camp Counselor qualifications

Being reliable and able to build good relationships with children are two essential traits of a Camp Counselor. You also need to have knowledge around outdoor activities, like hiking, canoeing or caving. If you’re patient, energetic but strict when needed, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Plan outdoor activities or sports for groups of campers
  • Create weekly or daily schedules taking into account children’s age groups and interests
  • Lead recreational and educational activities (such as swimming, caving or crafting)
  • Escort and oversee children
  • Educate campers through games and explorations
  • Set up and maintain equipment (like camping sets)
  • Resolve occasional fights between children and address behavioral issues
  • Make sure all safety rules are followed
  • Ensure camping site is clean and that campers don’t litter recreational areas or nature
  • Perform first aid or take care of injuries as needed
  • Keep accurate incident logs

Requirements

  • Proven experience as Camp Counselor or similar role working with children
  • Familiarity with camping and various outdoor activities
  • Patient and reliable
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • A love for children
  • Energetic and positive personality
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (strength and stamina to follow strenuous activities like hiking, running, crouching or carrying children)
  • First aid- and CPR-certified preferred
  • High school diploma
  • You may need to pass a drug or background test according to local laws

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