Camp Counselor Job Description

What is a Camp Counselor?

Camp counselors plan, organize, implement, and lead age-appropriate activities for children. Activities generally include arts and crafts, sports, nature, songs, and an element of education. Aside from leading children through activities, camp counselors are also responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of campers. Camp counselors usually have a knack for creating an accepting, positive, and wholesome environment.

Camp counselors must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). In addition, most camp counselors must be CPR and AED certified, have completed some first aid training, and can pass a background check. Most people working as camp counselors do so seasonally, usually during the summer. The best camp counselors have a passion for working with children, strong communication skills, and are able to multi-task.

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Job Overview

Come work at Acme Corp, a leader in our industry in the Capital City area. We're proud to have a 3.9 Glassdoor rating. We are looking to hire a talented Camp Counselor to join our growing team. If you're serious about your next job, Acme Corp is a perfect place to get ahead. Apply now!

Responsibilities for Camp Counselor

  • Ensure a group of assigned campers is supervised and safe
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Prepare and lead a variety of activities that are age-appropriate
  • Model good behavior for campers as it relates to sportsmanship, manners, and respectfulness
  • Identify teachable moments and capitalize on them
  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that guarantees the safety of campers
  • Facilitate and encourage participation in camp activities
  • Interact with parents in a professional and polite manner

Qualifications for Camp Counselor

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 1 year of experience supervising and working with children, preferably as a camp counselor or teacher
  • Certification in CPR and AED
  • First aid skills and training
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • General mobility including, but not limited, to walking, kneeling, and standing
  • Proven ability to maintain a safe environment for others in adherence with provided protocol and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and lead activities for large groups of children
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

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