Summer Camp Counselor Jobs

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Are you ready for an amazing summer experience full of memories that will last a lifetime? Sleep away camps usually begin hiring for general camp counselor positions in the January prior to summer. Applicants are encouraged to get their applications in much earlier than that!

A responsible, enthusiastic, and energetic person who wants to spend their summer acting as a mentor and role model for kids is what summer camps are looking for.

You will work, play, and live in a structured outdoor environment as a summer camp counselor, emphasizing a sense of fun, family, friendship, and belonging. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure campers are safe at ALL times
  • Participation in staff orientation and training before camp begins
  • Plan or manage activity schedules for groups of campers
  • Lead recreational and educational activities
  • Being a role model for children
  • Guide children through their summer activities in a positive, fun, and healthy manner
  • Supervise and lend assistance to campers, with an emphasis on safety
  • Assisting campers in personal care and hygiene
  • Carrying out duties assigned by supervising staff
  • Enjoying summer camp!
Summer camp counselor jobs in USA

Typical Summer Camp General Counselor Requirements

  • Must be available to work from early-mid June through mid-late August, depending on the camp program hiring
  • At least one year of college, high school diploma
  • A love for children
  • Leadership: Counselors must be able to guide children through their summer camp experience in a healthy and positive way
  • Flexible attitude with strong skills working in a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Friendly, empathetic attitude
  • First aid- and CPR certifications are a big plus
  • Must be able to pass a drug and/or background test according to camp policies and local laws
  • Experience and passion for caring for children and young adults

General Summer Camp Counselor Salary

Typically, summer camp counselors can expect to make $400 – $600 a week during the summer, or around $2,000 for a typical 4-week session, and $2,800 – $4,800 for a typical 7-8 week session. Salaries depend on credentials and experience and vary from one camp organization to the next.

Typical Camp Counselor Job Benefits and Information

  • Begins in early-mid June, about a week before camp is in session, and ends when camp ends or just after, usually in mid-late August for a 7-8 week program.
  • Communal housing
  • Paid days off
  • Staff only SWAG
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Valuable leadership experience
  • Networking within large and diverse staff and alumni communities

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Summer Camp Counselor Positions

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