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.

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Common Ground is located in Oberlin, Ohio. Head to our Explore the Area page and find out about other things to do and places to stay in the area, or you can learn more about our organization, which has always proudly been not-for-profit.