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Be a Camp Counselor

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Rescue Day Camp Counselor Job Description

Job Summary:

The Camp Counselor will perform a variety of tasks in a summer camp setting including recreational activities, arts and crafts, sports, games, animal care, and hobbies.


Oversees the daily operations of recreational facilities.

Leads activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.

Enforces camp rules and regulations and ensures safety in the recreational facilities.

Performs first aid following prescribed procedures and contacts emergency medical personnel when required by the situation.

Demonstrates use of recreational equipment and teaches participants the principles, techniques, and safety procedures for each activity.

Greets new arrivals and introduces them to other campers; explains camp and facility rules.

Reports camper complaints to leadership and works to resolve issues.

Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to learn and enforce the camp’s safety and operating rules.

Must attend staff meeting and orientation

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Previous experience working with children preferred.

Must pass reference checks and background screenings, which include fingerprint check and sex offender registry check.

Physical Requirements:

Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.

Able to maintain attention and high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

Must be able to spend majority the of time outdoors and tolerate a variety of weather conditions.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references via email to

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