Day Camp Counselor
Season: Monday – Friday, June 10 – August 2, 2019
Training: June 10 – 14, 2019
Are you an enthusiastic and friendly person that loves working with diverse groups of people in a natural outdoor setting? Day Camp Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper and responsible for the well-being of an assigned group of campers, guiding them through daily activities and fostering a sense of cooperation, respect, and community.
- Lead, Supervise, and Direct an assigned group of 10 – 15 campers through environmentally-based,
non-competitive team building and recreational activities for a diverse camper population.
- Create, Submit, Implement, and Review lesson plans (including rainy day activities) as required by the Supervision Team.
- Assist and Co-Facilitate programs with areas that are directed by Camp Specialists.
- Lead campers in your assigned group from one Specialty Area/Activity to the next ensuring a safe and timely transition.
- Maintain high standards of health, security, and good judgement in all activities for campers, families, and staff.
- Provide the daily care of each camper in your assigned group including personal health needs (medications) and assist with personal/health concerns. Immediately notifying the Supervision Team of any situations you are unable to handle.
- Know where each camper in your assigned group is, what s/he is doing, and ensure they’re supervised at all times.
- Be alert and adhere to proper utilization, care, and maintenance of equipment and facilities. Report repairs needed promptly to Supervision Team.
- Represent Common Ground and be a role model to campers, families, and staff in your attitude and behavior.
- Follow and uphold all safety and security rules, policies, and procedures.
- Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and respect.
- Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.
- Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.
Requirements / Qualifications:
- Enthusiastic and self-motivated with strong communication skills.
- Contribute to a positive and supportive team culture with many personalities.
- Desire to work outdoors.
- Ability to work with a diverse population/age groups.
- Flexible schedule.
- Must successfully complete the appropriate Summer Camp Training.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must possess a keen attention to detail and the ability to remain calm and collected while facing stressful situations.
- First Aid/CPR Certification provided.
- FBI/BCI Criminal Background Check provided.
- Possibility to train and work as a Canopy Tour Guide and Recreational Tree Climbing Facilitator.
NOTE: While the attempt was made to present an inclusive listing, other responsibilities may arise.