Camp Counselor Job Description

Camp Counselor Job Description

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Camp counselor provides support to the overall operations of the summer camp where needed; to also include assisting in the set up and break down of camp.

Camp Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective camp counselor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included camp counselor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must be courteous and exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with the Members/guests and their children showing good judgement at all times
Must monitor and actively participate with children at all times
Assists with lunch activity, keeping children hydrated and sun-screened when outdoors
Responsible for seeing that daily assignments is completed in their respective areas, to meet Club standards and as communicated in the Star Service FOCUS expectations (ie orderly/organized work areas, straighten/arrange entry area, picking up trash/debris)
Perform general scheduling, clerical duties, paperwork, and office work pertaining to the operations of Adventure Camps
Managing 5-8 campers
Fixing basic tire leaks
Fitting campers with helmets and goggles
Teaching campers basic ATV riding skills
Leading campers safely on trail rides

Camp Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Camp Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AED

Education for Camp Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the camp counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Early Childhood, Teaching, Counseling, Communication, Management, Science, Environmental Science, Child Development, Science Education

Skills for Camp Counselor

Desired skills for camp counselor include:

Computers: MS Word
Data base management
MS Excel
Developmentally appropriate practices
Any field trip sites
Getting around the park
Child development
Camp rules / operations
Accidents
Emergencies

Desired experience for camp counselor includes:

60 semester hours of college level course work with 6 credits of early childhood education or CDA preferred
CDA, Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred
60 semester hours of college level course work with 6 credits of early childhood education or CDA strongly preferred
Bachelor's Degree or Assoiciate's Degree preferred
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED
The Delaware First Early Childhood certification is required (Assistant or Teacher)

Camp Counselor Examples

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Camp Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a camp counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for camp counselor
  • Keeping campers on schedule
  • Participate in swimming, fishing, canoeing and all other events
  • Assist in set-up, preparation, and clean-up of all camp events
  • Properly grooming and tacking up horses
  • Fitting campers with helmets and boots
  • Teaching campers basic riding skills
  • Leading campers safely on trail rides and small cattle drives
  • Keeping barn, stalls and horse-holding areas clean
  • Keeping camp staff informed of any issues with horses, equipment or facilities
  • Responsible for the overall safety/well being of campers grades 5th - college in the park, behind-the-scenes, overnight and during off-site field trips
Qualifications for camp counselor
  • A BA or AA preferred
  • Willingness to adapt and work in a high-energy environment
  • Pursuing a degree in recreation, teaching, early childhood education, or another closely related field
  • 2 full time years (2,500 hours) of documented professional teaching experience with young children required
  • A minimum of 2 years of documented professional teaching experience with young children required
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED with a minimum of one college level ECE course preferred, with a BA, AA or CDA preferred
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Camp Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a camp counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for camp counselor
  • Facilitate interactions between campers and park staff
  • Anticipate and willingly participate in designated camp duties including activity materials and equipment set-up and breakdown, classroom set-up and clean-up, team-building exercises, and advanced preparation for incoming campers' needs
  • Provide camper transportation
  • Perform as a role model for younger students by displaying team spirit and enthusiasm throughout the summer program
  • Complete assigned resident camp duties and assist camp team as needed
  • Carries out activities and teaches animal information as outlined in the camp curriculum (including in-park and out-of-park activities)
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting is required
  • Enthusiastic and high energy individual who enjoys working with children
  • Assist Camp Director and Camp Coordinators in program needs
  • Other duties as assigned by camp leadership or Camp Directors
Qualifications for camp counselor
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED with a minimum of one college level ECE course or related field, with a BA, AA or CDA preferred
  • Lifeguard certified preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years (2,500 hours) of documented professional teaching experience with young children required
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED with a minimum of one college level course, with a BA, AA or CDA preferred
  • CPR, AED and First Aid certification preferred
  • Past experience and interest in the camp activity
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Camp Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a camp counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for camp counselor
  • Developing an activity that will include creating the actual activity, camper instructions and handouts, a teaching manual, a presentation to introduce the activity
  • You will be given approximately a $1000 budget to develop your activity
  • You will be required to undergo a criminal background check, FBI clearance and child abuse clearance (costs covered by the program)
  • Carries out the activities outlined in the camp curriculum (including in-park and out-of-park activities)
  • Supervises campers throughout the day and night
  • Dines with campers and sleeps in the dorm facility
  • Meets and assists parents and campers
  • Assists in the arrival and departure of campers
  • Transports campers to out-of-park activities
  • Supervises basic health and safety of campers
Qualifications for camp counselor
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Must be seeking a four-year degree or Master’s degree at an accredited college/university
  • Must have completed at least one semester at a college/university at time of application
  • Must have completed at least 12 credit hours (not including dual-enrollment) at time of application and be in good academic standing
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to maintain professional etiquette
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and adapt to changes in a fast-paced work environment
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Camp Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a camp counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for camp counselor
  • Assists Zoological staff with campers and work areas
  • Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies inventory of all materials
  • Must accompany and supervise children while in lessons (golf, tennis, swimming )
  • The Camp Counselor is responsible for providing safe and quality camp experience through different teaching styles and techniques
  • Counselors should have a thorough knowledge of the program that they are instructing and different learning styles for various age groups
  • Camp Counselors must also communicate well and have superior leadership and public relations skills
  • Monitor dogs in play yard
  • Be active and attentive to dogs and pet parents at all times
  • MUST LOVE DOGS - the love, the noise, the hair, the messes and the smiles!!!
  • Be active and attentive to dogs and Pup Dates
Qualifications for camp counselor
  • Must be able to work indoors/outdoors with or without A/C for entire shift
  • Must be able to respond quickly to safety issues
  • Must have full availability with no restrictions during camp periods
  • Must be available to work varying shifts/ hours based on business need, to include opening, mid, closing and overnight shifts
  • Seeking a degree in Education, Recreation or Biological Science
  • Must have at least 6 months of experience working with children in an informal or formal environment
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Camp Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of camp counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for camp counselor
  • Keeping the Leads up to date on any camper information
  • Supervise and assist children attending camp
  • Maintain a safe fun environment for all campers
  • Maintain current fist aid/cpr accredidations
  • Assist director in planning and carrying out camp activites
  • Assist in serving lunch/dinner to all campers
  • Maintain a clean/organized area in the lighthouse
  • Attend camp counselor training sessions
  • Help with daily set up and clean up of camps, including preparing supplies, sweeping, mopping, arranging classroom
  • Assist camp lead during camps by working directly with campers on camp activities
Qualifications for camp counselor
  • Must have at least (1) one year of college experience
  • Must be able to stand and walk outdoors in a variety of weather conditions for prolonged periods of time
  • Must have at least three (3) months of prior experience working in an ACA-accreditied residential camp facility
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Must be CPR/First Aid/AED certified
  • Must be Child Abuse Recognition trained under the Texas Department of State Health Services

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