Camp Counselor


  • Supervise a group of 10+ campers along with a co-counselor(s) focusing on behavior management, safety, security, and personal/skill development
  • Work effectively with co-counselors and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  • Promote and actively participate in all camper activities including but not limited to: art, science, drama, swimming and sports
  • Assist Activity Specialists/Teachers with camp programs
  • Complete assigned paperwork
  • Serve as a positive role model to campers
  • Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
  • Have fun
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Position Competencies for Success

  • Understand and support the mission of the organization
  • Commit to the growth and development of youth
  • Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
  • Be responsible, reliable and safe
  • Always have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Be patient, caring and creative
  • Produce consistent, high-quality work
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
  • Be a flexible, adaptive and a team player
  • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

Experience Requirements

  • Prior experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; teaching, coaching, babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, etc.
  • Previous camp counselor experience preferred

Education Requirements

  • Minimum of seventeen (17) years of age
  • Must be a rising High School senior
  • Enrolled in or successfully completed an education-related or child-related major/course of study preferred

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
  • Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
  • Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions responsibilities listed above

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